US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet again at the G20 in Buenos Aires, at a pivotal moment in world economic history.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
A student does his homework near a solar power kit in remote PNG - apparently charging his phone or looking up something on the internet.
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PNG is enjoying unfamiliar global attention after the APEC summit earlier this week, and the rivalry between the United States and China to exert influence in the region.
US Vice President Mike Pence with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden. PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Japan’s Shinzo Abe and Australia’s Scott Morrison were among the leaders of the 21 economies making up APEC.
Summit season is usually a bit of a bore - worthy subjects lost in acronyms and diplomatic niceties. Not so this year as US-China tensions tore at the fabric of multi-lateralism.
Much attention will be on the next meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the G20 in late November.
Ongoing volatility is causing intense debate about how to manage relations between the two powerful nation, which is only likely to become more challenging.
The US and China find it extremely difficult to see the world from the other’s perspective.
Cold War 2.0 may not be fanciful: The US and China are plainly entering a period of significant geopolitical rivalry, and each has ambitions that are mutually incompatible.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
In this July 2018 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen at a news conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.
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Vladimir Putin may well have something on Donald Trump. But their close ties could also be about oil prices and Trump's efforts to get Russia to ends it alliance with China.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen here in a February 2018 photo, has a beef with trade deficits. Yet running trade deficits with Asian countries has long spurred American spending and consumption.
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Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Brexit Britain should be especially concerned.
In it together.
The US and China must work together to reform the global trade system. Their economies are too entwined for a trade war.
The brewing US-China trade war is probably linked to the Chinese government's attempts to revamp its industry.
From an Australian perspective, Donald’s Trump Asian tour could hardly be more important.
Expectations for Trump’s engagement with the region may be low, but the same could not be said for the stakes at a time of considerable uncertainty and risk.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to make China great again. US President Donald Trump has expressed similar hopes for his own country.
The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
China's conventional military assets are intimidating enough, but its latest technological advances could transform the military balance in its neighbourhood.
More in common than you might think.
Why we can expect Xi Jinping and Donald Trump's meeting at Mar-a-Lago to be a success.
North Korean cyberattacks may increase as the country comes under greater international pressure.
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The international community – and the U.S. and China in particular – should give serious thought to what might be North Korea's cyberattack equivalent of a nuclear weapons test.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet next month in Florida.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia offers some insights into how the Trump administration might deal with China.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
While Xi Jinping will no doubt continue as general secretary of the party, the question is whether he will be able to install enough people loyal to him.
There are many key events to watch for this year in China, but by far the most significant is the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, likely to be held in November. The congress is held…
A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
The growing Arab military, political and religious influence is only the latest example of an external force taking hold in the Horn of Africa.