They need the rest of the world less than they have in decades, and are in firm control of their population.
As a hugely diverse continent, one thing has united Asia in the last 50 years: economic development.
In complaining about China’s alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia’s Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn’t really there.
As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
The US and China must work together to reform the global trade system. Their economies are too entwined for a trade war.
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
The future direction of the Chinese Communist Party will be decided at this year’s National Congress. The leader may not change but there are key roles up for grabs.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
China’s private property market is to blame for rising debt, not government owned or controlled businesses, new research shows.
Trump is only the latest U.S. politician to bash China over its trade and currency policies. Is the criticism fair?
GDP growth that doesn’t translate into income is no cause for celebration.
The history of middle incomes countries shows China’s “miracle growth” probably won’t continue.
Growth in China’s services sector remains solid, a good sign for Australia.