• How China will lose the world

    John West     |      October 20, 2021

    China seems to be on a path towards global leadership. However, according to Luke Patey’s new book How China Loses, with middle powers and developing countries pushing back against China’s overreach, China is unlikely command influence over global affairs.

  • 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.

  • Turning the page on China

    Michael Shoebridge     |      June 11, 2021

    This weekend’s G7 leaders’ summit in Cornwall could mark a turning point in the free world’s response to China, replacing a bilateral economic approach with a united strategic vision.

  • Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage

    David Uren     |      June 3, 2021

    Climate change has emerged as a rare zone of cooperation and civility between China and the West this year, but it remains to be seen if this will last through to, or beyond, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

  • 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.

  • What really happened in Wuhan?

    Peter Jennings     |      May 29, 2021

    An American review into the murky origins of the pandemic which has disrupted the world over the past 18 months may help light on some issues the Chinese Communist Party would rather stay hidden.

  • 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.

  • The long winter ahead

    Andrew Carr     |      March 7, 2021

    The recent freeze in relations between Australia and China seems set to continue, with uncertain results for this country.

  • Business changes tune on China

    Andrew Forrest     |      February 19, 2021

    It has taken years of blatant bullying from Beijing for Australian firms to finally realise that nothing short of complete capitulation would get Australia back on China’s good side.

  • Cuckoo in the nest

    Open Forum     |      December 13, 2020

    Australia’s measures to limit Chinese influence are long overdue. All democracies have an interest in strengthening their internal and external arrangements against the PRC’s relentless predation.

  • The unwinnable war

    Shiro Armstrong     |      December 7, 2020

    China’s politically motivated trade war against Australia will harm both countries, but the downward spiral in relations is not irrecoverable – yet.

  • Australia’s options for pushing back against Beijing

    Peter Jennings     |      December 6, 2020

    Capitulation to the bullies of Beijing is unthinkable, but after years of being lulled into complacency, we need some policy imagination and decisive decision-making to secure our future interests.