Politics

China’s appetite for resources, most notably iron ore and coal, has made it Australia’s biggest trading partner. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

What Does Beijing Want From Australia?

Splitting the Australian-U.S. alliance and guaranteeing access to resources are Beijing’s main goals in Australia, says a former Chinese diplomat, following media reports of Beijing’s covert campaign of influence in the land down under.

Given the stresses that the Chinese economy are under, Beijing needs stable Sino-American bilateral relations.(Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why China Needs to Play Nice

Last week saw the Trump Administration soften its public stance on China. After months of an openly hostile approach, President Trump changed his stance and acquiesced to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s request to honor the prevailing One China Policy that…

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What Does Beijing Want From Australia?

Splitting the Australian-U.S. alliance and guaranteeing access to resources are Beijing’s main goals in Australia, says a former Chinese diplomat, following media reports of Beijing’s covert campaign of influence in…

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Banned Books Become Hot Gifts for Chinese Officials

Since Hong Kong adhered to the free tourism policy for mainland Chinese tourists, books banned by communist authorities from the mainland have become highly sought after by Chinese tourists, including…

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The Untold Farce Behind Nixon’s China Visit

In 1972, when President Richard Nixon visited China, which was on the verge of economic collapse, people in China were in the late period of the Cultural Revolution, facing severe…

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A Rising Princeling: Deng Xiaoping’s Grandson

Deng Zhuodi, grandson of Deng Xiaoping, was named the party chief of Xin’an, a township administrated by Pingguo County. Deng Xiaoping, who died in 1997, was widely credited for leading China’s…

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Author Pearl S. Buck’s China

Pearl Buck was a baby when her parents relocated to China. What she babbled was Chinese; what she experienced were Chinese customs and lifestyles. She was so attached to traditional…

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Why China Needs to Play Nice

Last week saw the Trump Administration soften its public stance on China. After months of an openly hostile approach, President Trump changed his stance and acquiesced to Chinese President Xi…

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What Do Chinese People Fear?

What are Chinese people afraid of? Web-based Baidu Knows recently published a survey enumerating the top 10 fears of the Chinese people. For men, most were afraid of poverty, while…

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Trump’s Chinese Booklist

Donald Trump’s recent telephone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tzai Ingwen aroused considerable concern regarding the One-China policy. Many believe that he is too inexperienced in diplomacy and doesn’t have a deep…

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Hong Kong Lawyers March Against Beijing ‘Meddling’

Approximately 3,000 legal professionals participated in a silent march on November 8 in Hong Kong. The protest was in response to Beijing’s most recent intervention into the special administrative region that…