Powerful waves of nationalist sentiment have endured since the second world war and continue to pose difficulties for the leaders of Japan and China.
The fog of the second world war and the murkiness of the post-war settlement laid the contours of Asia's complex and uncertain strategic landscape.
The Dalai Lama has been coy about his successor.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
The cut to China’s reserve requirement ratio (RRR) can also be seen as a move against China’s unregulated shadow banking sector.
The 100 basis points cut by the People's Bank of China is as much as about containing unregulated credit within China as a bolster to slowing growth.
Chinese workers are often aided by NGOs and usually receive little to no help from the main Chinese trade union.
The growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising against incredible odds.
Big guns for big jobs.
With three billion internet users and rising, a device that turns surfers into shells is a dangerous development.
A group of Chinese villagers has been raising hell over a corrupt local boss – exposing an unedifying contradiction at the heart of the Chinese system.
A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a bank in Nantong, Jiangsu province.
The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a blow against US influence in global financial markets.
China’s made it clear, all nations allowed.
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The US has only itself to blame for the growing number of allies that have agreed to join China's development bank despite American objections.
China’s demand for infrastructure finance cannot be met by existing development banks.
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Australia may be a little late to the party, but the it still has a lot to win as it negotiates its position in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
A still from a NSW election ad, run on television and online, which says “selling the electricity network is wrong; selling it to another country is just not on”.
Labor and the unions have decided to play the China card in the NSW election. Such scare campaigns ignore the facts, including that Australia has invested almost as much in China as China has here.
Even for a government that has recently made an artform of policy backflips, the Abbott government’s belated, but seemingly inevitable decision to join China’s proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment…
Treasurer Joe Hockey makes the opening remarks at the Australia-China Business Council.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has indicated the government is preparing to announce Australia will enter negotiations to join China's infrastructure bank.
China: capital of a new world order?
The cascade of US allies looking to join China's new development bank should come as no surprise.
Even in retirement, the late Lee Kuan Yew cast a long shadow from which Singapore has yet to fully emerge.
Lee Kuan Yew literally helped put Singapore on the map. Its subsequent influence far outstrips the tiny island’s geopolitical significance.
Attendants wait to serve delegates with water during the opening of the annual full session of the National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 5, 2015.
Once China claimed to lead the way in equality for women. Today, women are warned they will be "leftovers" if they don't produce children.
In the end, Tony Abbott – pictured with Xi Jinping and mining magnate Andrew Forrest – can’t ignore the economic consequences of snubbing China’s investment bank.
The US gravely miscalculated in trying to get China to accept the existing global order. Forced to make a choice, America's closest allies are joining the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.
China’s government says it plans to tackle smog, but has also moved to shut down criticism on the issue in the wake of a popular online documentary.
Under the Dome, a hugely popular online documentary about China's smog crisis, could be as influential as 1962's US pesticide exposé Silent Spring - but only if Chinese officials allow debate to flourish.
Since the founding members signed on to the the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in China last October, more Western powers have agreed to join.
It makes sense for Australia to join Britain and New Zealand in the newly created AIIB, but it's unlikely we will have any significant influence over the organisation.
China could be returning to Mao’s idea that students should be both ‘red and expert’.
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Debate is raging in China on what kind of ideas should be shaping the next generation.
China has been the manufacturer to the world on the back of low wages. But authorities are now targeting innovation.
Once the world's factory, China is shooting up the innovation rankings. There are important lessons there for Australia.