China’s rupture with the West
China’s rupture with the West now seems firmly entrenched, with little hope for reconciliation
Off to Shangri-La
Shangri-La is a place of dreams, created by author James Hilton. in his 1933 book, Lost Horizon.
The World of Suzie Wong
To take my mind off other matters, I recently read "The World of Suzie Wong".
The World According to China
Following the recent 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China will likely accelerate efforts to transform the rules-based world order in its favour.
Australia's China Odyssey
As Australia’s new government attempts to reset the country’s troubled relationship with China, James Curran’s new book reminds us that there have always been ups and downs in the relationship.
Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party
Neither Xi Jinping nor the Chinese Communist Party are as all-powerful and domineering as they might seem.
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping
The more contested strategic relationship between China and the West will likely only deteriorate in the period ahead.
What lies ahead for China and the US?
Could a framework for “managed strategic competition” minimise the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the US and China?
CHINESE CONTAINER PORTS
Glen Robinson argues that the international container ports in China are among the best in the world.
Is US leadership really in decline this time?
Michael Pembroke offers a scathing criticism of America’s postwar foreign policy, in his new book, “America in Retreat: the decline of US leadership – from WW2 to Covid-19”.
Where Is the US-China Relationship Heading in 2022?
The relationship between the U.S. and China is complicated. Yet, the countries remain economically entangled. John West explains how the countries' dynamic may evolve in 2022.
Covid-19's murky origins
The origins of COVID-19 are rather murky, as Jasper Becker argues in “Made in China.” We need an independent inquiry COVID-19 that also examines America’s cooperation with China on coronaviruses.
AUKUS makes waves for the Indo-Pacific regional order
John West reports from Australia on the enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS”, between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
COVID-19 — China’s crime of the century
Will we ever know the exact origin of COVID-19? In all likelihood, no, never. But a growing body of evidence points to a negligent “lab-leak” being the most likely cause.
How China Loses: The Pushback Against Chinese Global Ambitions
Middle powers and developing countries are pushing back against China’s overreach such that China is unlikely to command influence over global affairs.
Australia’s China challenge
Within the space of just a few years, Australia's strategic partnership with China has disintegrated, and there is little hope it can be salvaged in the near future.
Book Review: China Panic: Australia's Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering
David Brophy’s new book, China Panic, offers a nuanced and insightful analysis of the deterioration of Australia’s relations with China.
‘The great decoupling’
Nigel Inkster’s new book is that he traces China’s long-term technological development in the broad context of China’s history, civilisation and evolving identity.
Book Review: China Coup: The Great Leap To Freedom
Roger Garside predicts that China’s strongman leader Xi Jinping will soon be removed from office in an internal Communist Party coup.
Can China’s three-child policy solve its demographic dilemmas?
Changes in China’s birth control policies do not address real concerns, writes John West.
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