• Back to the future

    Rowan Callick     |      September 5, 2021

    Xi Jinping dominates China’s Communist Party as completely as Chairman Mao before him, but as he eyes an invasion of Taiwan and ever greater global power, he may struggle to take a younger generation along with him.

  • Dealing with a different China

    Colin Chapman     |      August 5, 2021

    China’s fortification of the South and East China Seas, crushing of Hong Kong’s freedoms, oppression of Uyghurs and other minorities, and extension of Xi Jinping’s leadership from a decade to life signal the need for a strengthening in allied policy to contain its growing ambitions.

  • Fighting back

    Michael Shoebridge     |      July 21, 2021

    There can be no return to a trusting ‘win–win’ relationship with Beijing at the same time as we are being spied on and robbed blind by its hackers. It’s time to fight back.

  • Red zone

    John West     |      June 16, 2021

    Peter Hartcher’s new book provides a forensic analysis of the deterioration in the Australia-China relationship, with insights and insider information to support his argument that Australia needs to toughen its protections against China.

  • Standing up to China

    Yan Bennett     |      May 30, 2021

    It is not racist or ‘anti-Asian’ to oppose China’s bullying affronts to human rights and the international rule of law.

  • China’s actions, not Australia’s words, are the problem

    Michael Shoebridge     |      May 2, 2021

    Naming the problem is a prerequisite to finding a solution and so a ‘country agnostic’ approach to the causes of regional insecurity is not credible and distorts public debate.

  • Closing Australia’s China policy gaps

    Michael Shoebridge     |      April 27, 2021

    The policy shift that has been underway since 2015 recognises that Australia’s previous policy can’t work in a world where China is asserting its power so overtly in ways that bring security and strategic differences into the foreground.

  • Australian clarity, Chinese bluster and Kiwi equivocation

    Peter Jennings     |      April 25, 2021

    Australia’s strong stance against Chinese bullying stands in stark contrast to New Zealand’s increasingly mealy-mouthed approach.

  • Federal government quashes Victoria’s foreign deals

    Michelle Grattan     |      April 23, 2021

    Foreign Minister Marise Payne has used new powers to end Victoria’s controversial trade agreements with China, Syria and Iran.

  • In the shadow of the dragon

    John West     |      March 30, 2021

    Sebastian Strangio’s new book argues the emergence of a more powerful and belligerent China poses the most serious foreign policy challenge that the Southeast Asian region has faced in a generation.

  • China fights for every drop of water

    Connor Dilleen     |      March 20, 2021

    China’s mega-dams are badly affecting other Asian nations dependent on natural river flows.

  • Supply chains critical to Taiwan’s security

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2021

    While communist China works to isolate Taiwan in preparation for invasion, Taiwan’s vital importance to global technology supply chains offers another reason for the west, and the USA in particular, to defend it from attack.