China’s North Korea problem

A weak North Korea might suit Beijing for the moment, writes Kerry Brown, but the longer-term problems facing the creaking communist regime aren’t going away

16 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Enemies within the gates

China’s reaction to the disappearance of flight MH370 reflects a feeling that the world is a threatening place, writes Kerry Brown

18 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

The China dream runs into ethnic reality

The violence in Kunming shows how China’s ethnic policies conflict with Xi Jinping’s reform plans, writes James Leibold in Beijing

11 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

Picnics and politics

Chinese-Australian community leaders created a new perception of the Chinese in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writes Kate Bagnall

24 Jan 14 | Comments (2)

Trouble at the Chinese rumour mill

Beijing is cracking down on media and internet dissent, writes Duncan Hewitt. Corrupt local authorities are likely to be among the beneficiaries

13 Dec 13 | Comments (0)

China’s post-election manifesto

Markets and urbanisation are key themes to emerge from the central committee plenum in Beijing, writes Kerry Brown. And then there’s the question of political reform…

20 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

Same bed, different dreams

China’s approach to science research could advance the country’s strategic objectives while doing little to advance science, writes John Fitzgerald. This poses challenges for collaborations between Australian and Chinese researchers

31 Oct 13 | Comments (1)

Tony Abbott’s win attracted little interest among Beijingers. Does it matter?

The contrast with Kevin Rudd couldn’t be starker, yet the Anglophile PM might have a certain edge, writes James Leibold in Beijing

02 Oct 13 | Comments (0)