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Confronting China

  • Mon, 08/24/2009 - 12:00

How could ancient China’s worldview pose a threat to modern India?

Can Beijing Bring Order to Its Restive Provinces?

  • Mon, 08/24/2009 - 12:00

Recent violence in China's western provinces shows that the state's dual policy of migration and development has failed. A political solution for Xinjiang and Tibet, however, could be closer than Beijing may think.

Uyghur Women Step Forward

  • Sun, 08/23/2009 - 12:00

Women take on a bigger role after deadly riots and hundreds of detentions in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Beijing needs to rethink its failed ethnic policies

  • Fri, 08/21/2009 - 12:00

A year ago, just before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, ethnic riots broke out in Xinjiang, threatening to rain on China's international coming out party.

Libs roll over for China's bullies

  • Fri, 08/21/2009 - 12:00

JOHN Howard famously exploited the people smuggling issue in the 2001 election campaign by proclaiming: "We will decide who comes to this country."

Speak truth to power

  • Fri, 08/21/2009 - 12:00

CHINA today is Janus-faced. In the contradiction of the two faces of China sits the present Australian crisis in our relations with the Middle Kingdom. China today is a contradiction in statehood.

Asian democracy and Australia

  • Fri, 08/21/2009 - 12:00

The summer of 1985 was a beautiful time in Beijing. Not because of the sweltering heat, or the relentless pollution, or the ubiquitous cigarette smoke, often mixed with garlic, which you inhaled at seemingly every meeting.

Shock of the new

  • Fri, 08/21/2009 - 12:00

A PARADOX has befallen China. Its vindication from the global financial crisis is mocked by internal political tensions, frustrations with resource suppliers such as Australia, worry about keeping its economic growth and paranoia over ethnicity and human rights.

Australia and China: it's strictly business

  • Thu, 08/20/2009 - 12:00

WHAT a relief. China may not love us any more, but it still loves what we dig up, as demonstrated by oil giant PetroChina's signing of a $50 billion deal to buy liquefied natural gas from ExxonMobil's share of the Gorgon project off the coast of Western Australia.

Pragmatism will rule ties with China

  • Thu, 08/20/2009 - 12:00

It may be eager to flex its political and economic clout, as it seeks acknowledgement as one of the world's most important powers.