Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
Taiwanese premier Tsai Ing-wen converses with Donald Trump.
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The frenzied response to this year's most examined courtesy call played right into Beijing's hands.
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
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.
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China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
Trump is only the latest U.S. politician to bash China over its trade and currency policies. Is the criticism fair?
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Reports suggest President Xi will meet with US tech leaders this week. Will that overshadow his meeting with President Obama?
While the timing of the planned forum is not ideal, it continues a long tradition of Chinese leaders engaging with US tech leaders and may prove beneficial to overall relations.
A change in the scales isn’t likely to put a major dent in the growth in US exports to China.
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China's interventions to cheapen its currency relative to others will hurt US imports in the short term, but the country's surging "mainstream" will easily offset the impact.
Will the US-China relationship devolve into Spy vs Spy?
The protection of trade secrets is an area of concern for both countries and is more likely to lead to an agreement.
Containment or engagement?
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The irony is that Chinese misunderstanding of America's motives may lead Washington to reconsider its policy of engagement – to China's detriment.
“No longer undervalued”
China’s RMB has been deemed “no longer undervalued” by the International Monetary Fund. This is a milestone for the Chinese government, which is keen to bolster domestic consumption and make the RMB a…
Big guns for big jobs.
With three billion internet users and rising, a device that turns surfers into shells is a dangerous development.
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: capital of a new world order?
The cascade of US allies looking to join China's new development bank should come as no surprise.
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.
Can the West look the Dalai Lama in the eye?
Liberal values are under siege around the world. Their most dogged defender must not be left out in the cold.
Taking no chances: a joint US-Philippines military exercise.
China is building artificial islands to exert military influence in the South China Sea. Could this bring military conflict back to a long-peaceful region?
Presidents Obama and Castro instigated rumors of a thaw when they shook hands for the first time at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in December last year.
This past December, Presidents Barack Obama and Raoúl Castro ended over fifty years of economic and political isolation between the US and Cuba with their shock announcement that they intend to re-establish…