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Afraid new world

11 November 2016

When he did mention Asia, it was to threaten tariffs on Chinese imports, and less military support to Japan and South Korea. Southeast Asia was not mentioned. Therefore whatever we can say about the...

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

1 November 2016

“The Chinese are playing a pretty smart game of carrot and stick in the region,” said Hugh White, professor of strategic studies at Australian National University. “Reports that Beijing is allowing...

Philippines’ China swing muddies the Western Pacific

25 October 2016

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s shift towards Beijing has allowed China to appear as a magnanimous power in the region while potentially making it harder for the US to stop nuclear-armed...

Duterte's China visit: President aims to strike balance between investment and settling territorial dispute

18 October 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s state tour to China, his first outside of Southeast Asia, is a stern test for the leader’s strongman image as he attempts to navigate a hot-button territorial...

Does China get what it wants in East Asia?

17 October 2016

East Asia’s regional order is in the throes of a remarkable transition, but the nature and potential results of this transition are deeply contested. By mobilising developing countries, a...

China's South China Sea stance must be able to withstand the Singapore test

7 October 2016

Singapore has neither the ability nor intention to hurt China. If China is willing to listen to its Asian neighbours and make adjustments, it will be the stronger for it. Relations between Singapore...

Hugh White, 4corners

Four corners: China rising

4 October 2016

China Rising: The challenges for Australia as China and the US struggle for supremacy in Asia. On Monday night, reporter Peter Greste joins Four Corners for a special report on the rise of China and...

South China Sea

Balancing act: Experts warn we can’t stay out of China’s conflicts

4 October 2016

Australia faces an increasing challenge as tensions escalate between China and the United States over the Asia-Pacific region. For the past 20 years, Australia has been trying to balance its...

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A ham-fisted hegemon

28 September 2016

Despite its economic and military might, China lacks the finesse to shape Asia to its liking It is already being described as the moment when America’s “pivot” to Asia was seen to have gone awry....

Japanese anti-war protest. Image from Flickr, courtesy of jarnocan.

Political concerns fuel Japanese business pessimism in China

26 September 2016

The Japanese business community is increasingly pessimistic about the Japan–China relationship. For the past three years the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the...

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