Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
Old retail might be dying in the West, but it's been given new life in China.
There's a very unflattering historical parallel for Xi Jinping's move to lift term limits. The Chinese Communist Party is having none of it.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Any naive hopes for a peaceful evolution to democracy in China are shattered against the reality that it's now a one-man dictatorship. What does it mean for the West?
Xi Jinping is now ruling without term limits. That's bad news for corrupt officials – and perhaps for the Chinese people.
With all eyes on China's intentions in the Arctic, Singapore is flying under the radar. But the tiny Asian nation is also pursuing its own interests in the Arctic.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
When he meets the US president this week, the prime minister will talk about the North Korean nuclear threat, the rise of China, and the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership.
A high-ranking Chinese official was reportedly just in Canada getting China-Canada trade talks back on track. If true, that means Canada is blithely selling out liberal values.
Donald Trump doesn't have one foreign policy – he has several, and they all clash.
Russia is a major global power in outlook and reach, locked in a values-based confrontation with the West. But it still lacks all elements of a developed superpower.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
Saudi Arabia is the most recent country to grant women the vote. Pakistan has some serious work to do. And Vatican City really needs to get with the programme.
The UK’s best prospects for a favourable trade agreement with China are to be found by remaining within the EU.
ABC's The New Legends of Monkey puts a fresh spin on the '80s cult classic Monkey' continuing a long tradition of culture crossing.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.