With the US exercises in the South China Sea, the security and political environment is treacherous at a moment when China itself feels under siege.
The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing's focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
It's not just the coronavirus that is upping the ante, but tensions over Huawei and other technologies that are threatening to create a new cold war. And Australia will be caught in the middle.
Justin Trudeau's government should assemble a strong, non-partisan China team led by the West to build a uniquely Canadian Asia strategy, with China at its core.
The US defense community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world's military power balance.
US actions do more than just keep Huawei away from critical infrastructure. They choke off the supply of semiconductors to China.
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.
The espionage allegation against the Australian writer comes against a backdrop of rising trade and political tensions – and the Australian government's response is hardening.
Trade wars are symptoms of underlying economic problems rather than their cause.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
The US has raised its tariffs on Chinese imports, bring the two nations to the brink of a trade war.
Countries may be forced to choose whether they side with the US or China when it comes to Huawei.
Italy is neither the first, nor will it be the last European economy to follow its own national interest and look for Chinese support.
No matter who forms government after the next election, managing Australia's relationship with China will continue to be a major challenge, and vitally important in a region remaking itself.
Trade wars are generally bad. But far worse for Australia is that the US and China make peace through a deal to establish a bilateral world order.
China has reneged on past promises it has made to the US. With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, the solution may lie in learning from a global organization the president hates: the WTO.
The clock is ticking before the US ramps up tariffs on Chinese imports.
Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Canada has caused further tensions in the strained relationship between China and the US.
Despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the two sides offered differing depictions of their trade war truce that show a lasting peace may still be out of reach.
We may be on the cusp of a full-blow trade war that could reconfigure globalisation.