Australia desperately hopes this week’s AUSMIN meetings will see greater practical American support against ongoing trade strikes by China. But this might not be in Canberra’s best interests.
The recently signed RCEP trade agreement encourages even closer ties with China, but this puts New Zealand’s long-term interests at risk.
Biden’s soft approach to China is expected to accommodate Southeast Asia countries to make both US and China as allies.
Trump launched his trade war to save American manufacturing. An economist explains why it hasn’t worked out as planned.
US farmers have suffered billions in losses due to the trade war and the coronavirus pandemic, yet surveys suggest they still back the president by a wide margin.
Australia’s increasingly fractious relationship with China has taken another blow after the ‘Quad’ meeting in Tokyo.
China presents the US with lots of security concerns but TikTok isn’t one.
African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
The deal represents a trade war truce but doesn’t resolve the underlying tensions that led to the two-year-old conflict.
The US and China have reportedly agreed on a partial deal to ease tensions in the two-year old trade war. Does that mean it’s almost over? Fat chance, an economist says.
New tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese goods including smartphones and sneakers are set to take effect on Dec. 15.
So far, New Zealand exporters have not been affected by the trade war between the US and China, but the Hong Kong crisis could easily embroil any foreign company.
Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
American farmers have suffered the most as a result of China’s retaliatory tariffs yet surveys show they still back the president and his trade war.
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
The Trump administration’s tendency to follow rules only if they’re in its interest could end up hurting the US in the long run.
In its mirroring of the US position, the government is indicating it believes China needs to have its wings clipped, while Labor has taken a different view.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the big stories in politics this week.
It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.
During his week in the United States, the PM tied himself to Trump to a remarkable degree. Though, the Washington days were better than later appearances, which saw Morrison open the China debate.