Commentary

Sceptics may scoff, but building trust with China is crucial

  • Wed, 07/11/2012 - 20:58

Can political trust exist between Australia and China? I've heard several sceptical comments since publishing a Lowy Institute Policy Brief about Australia-China relations.

Beijing Stirs Ethnic Hatred in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:50

Three years after riots in Urumqi, China continues to tighten controls.

China’s war drums

  • Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:16

There is a serious advocacy in China by influential persons, institutions and publications to wage war against the Philippines.

Why China is no longer predictable

  • Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

The United States has had it easy over the past third of a century in regards to China.

China shows the world its vicious economics

  • Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

China spent the best part of the last two decades sweet-talking the world about its intentions. Its rise supposedly is peaceful for investment and trade, and a concomitant military buildup is only for defense.

China’s expanding core is worrying its Asian neighbors

  • Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

China is now engaged in bitter disputes with the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, both located far beyond China’s 300-kilometer-wide territorial waters in the South China Sea.

China’s expansive territorial claims

  • Mon, 05/28/2012 - 22:46

Given its mushrooming military budget and secretiveness, its assertiveness has set off alarm bells among the other countries bordering the South China Sea

Zhou’s Route From Xinjiang to Party Congress Reveals Bloody Connection

  • Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:00

On May 18 it was announced that Zhou Yongkang would be a “representative” from Xinjiang Province, the restive Uighur autonomous region in the northwest

China and Turkey revive Silk Road

  • Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:00

The implications of the burgeoning Sino-Turkic relationship in Central Asia remain unexplored. Washington must act to guarantee everyone's strategic objectives in the region

Don't marginalise the Uighurs

  • Wed, 05/16/2012 - 00:00

Chinese government's repression of ethnic minority is leading to mindless bloodshed

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