Hong Kong has seen a rapid erosion of its freedoms and human rights recently.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns about China’s intentions towards Taiwan.
Beijing has form in using the arrival of a new government as an opportunity to undertake a face-saving adjustment.
What can China do to resolve a crisis that threatens not only the health and security of its people and economy, but the future of Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping?
A new survey shows there is no material difference between the major parties’ China policies. Style and tone might be what matter, whoever wins the election.
Beijing and Moscow have had a cozy relationship of late. A scholar of China-Russia diplomacy explains how Ukraine might affect that.
China’s policy of strategic ambiguity could allow it to mediate the conflict at an opportune time, while furthering its long-term geostrategic goals.
The Chinese leader’s alignment with Putin would have sat awkwardly with previous leaders, who understood China’s best interests were served by avoiding costly entanglements.
Although Russia does not need Chinese military assistance in any potential invasion of Ukraine, Beijing’s political and economic backing is encouraging for Putin.
Richard Nixon’s visit sparked a new era of collaboration but now the relationship between US and China is beginning to unravel.
In differentiating himself from the Morrison government on China, the Labor leader would do well do study Julia Gillard’s record.
It remains to be seen what the reset of the relations between the two countries will actually mean for the rest of the world.
China is at a crossroads: it is retreating from the world’s major economies at the very moment it arguably needs to open up.
A strong turnout by Chinese teams during the 2022 Winter Olympics could help build national pride in China — and, in turn, help Xi Jinping’s bid for a third term this year.
The Games are a potent political symbol of the Chinese state’s ambitions and authority.
In the past, the lack of a succession plan for China has led to political unrest in the country. If it happens again, it will also affect the world.
The International Olympic Committee’s position is clear. Human rights be damned. Refugees be damned. The Games must go on. The rest is window dressing.
China is trying to stimulate bank lending – but it also has longer term problems.
The western media has been reporting on Xi Jingping’s supposed ideological turn on bringing prosperity to all of China’s people. But his rule has seen sustained and large tax cuts on the wealthy.
What happens when a Chinese #MeToo moment meets authoritarian legality?