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    1. November 24, 2014

      China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine

      For centuries European navies roamed the world’s seas – to explore, to trade, to establish empires and to wage war. So it...

    2. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    1. November 11, 2014

      China shows off its new stealth fighter

      China’s new stealth fighter roared out of the smog hanging over the country’s premier air show on Tuesday, as its makers...

    2. November 10, 2014

      Xi and Abe hold landmark summit

      China and Japan took a significant step towards mending their abysmal relationship on Monday as President Xi Jinping and...

    3. November 7, 2014

      China and Japan to resume security talks

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday his government was laying the ground for a bilateral summit with China on...

    4. October 28, 2014

      Senior Chinese military figure admits taking ‘huge’ bribes

      At the end of a crucial meeting on legal reforms, the Chinese Communist party revealed that one of its most senior military...

    5. October 19, 2014

      China and Vietnam to resume military ties

      China and Vietnam have agreed to resume military ties and curb their maritime dispute, according to Beijing’s official...

    6. October 5, 2014

      ‘Occupy’ protesters brace for police action in Hong Kong

      Tens of thousands continue to protest for democracy in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are bracing for a...

    7. October 3, 2014

      Hong Kong: Playing with fire

      When Joshua Wong made his way through crowds of protesters outside Hong Kong’s government offices on Thursday night, the...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Hong Kong activists defiant but still fearful of China

      Hong Kong democracy activists on Monday morning suddenly started laughing. It was a light moment after a night of tension...

    9. August 27, 2014

      Taiwan scrambles jets after Chinese spy planes breach airspace

      Taiwan scrambled fighter jets this week to shadow Chinese military aircraft that had entered its aerial defence zone, just...

    10. August 25, 2014

      The past of a foreign country is an unfamiliar world

      The years before 1914 were a turbulent time in China. A series of treaties imposed by imperialist powers extorted 130m taels...

    11. August 20, 2014

      A sense of destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

      China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of...

    12. August 13, 2014

      America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas

      Do the events that led to the outbreak of the first world war carry lessons for the Sino-American relationship? A century...

    13. July 31, 2014

      Beijing-appointed imam killed as violence in Xinjiang grows

      The government-appointed imam of China’s largest and most prestigious mosque has been stabbed to death in an apparent...

    14. July 24, 2014

      China air rage as military manoeuvres force flight cancellations

      Long-suffering Chinese air passengers now have even more to rage at after unheralded military exercises forced domestic...

    15. July 9, 2014

      US strategists face dilemma over Beijing claim in South China Sea

      In June 2012, senior US and Chinese officials met in a hotel in southern Virginia to discuss a dangerous two-month stand-off...

    16. June 30, 2014

      Senior Chinese general falls victim to Xi’s corruption crackdown

      The anti-corruption campaign launched by Xi Jinping, China’s president, has brought down its most powerful figure so far,...

    17. June 19, 2014

      South China Seas: Troubled waters

      When Wen Jiabao visited Japan as Chinese premier in 2007, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to make the East...

    18. June 18, 2014

      China accuses Vietnam of ‘hyping’ islands dispute

      China has accused Vietnam of “hyping” a tense dispute over the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, as the neighbours...

    19. June 17, 2014

      China seeks to deploy shorter, fatter but brainier army

      China’s army is relaxing recruiting standards to allow shorter, fatter and more myopic soldiers to enlist in an effort to...

    20. June 16, 2014

      China deports artist Guo Jian in Tiananmen crackdown

      Beijing deported a prominent Chinese-Australian artist on Monday, capping one of China’s most severe crackdowns on dissent...

    21. June 6, 2014

      US warns on China air force modernisation

      China is modernising its air force on an “unprecedented” scale and is “rapidly closing the gap with western air forces”, the...

    22. June 5, 2014

      Ex-student leader Zhou slips into China for Tiananmen vigil

      The Chinese Communist party’s efforts to erase all trace of the Tiananmen Square massacre have proved a little too...

    23. June 4, 2014

      Hong Kong commemorates Tiananmen

      Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday evening for a candlelit vigil to commemorate the victims of...

    24. June 2, 2014

      Artist Guo Jian detained in latest Tiananmen clampdown

      Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian has been detained in Beijing the day after the Financial Times published an extended...

    25. June 1, 2014

      China clampdown ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

      China has detained dozens of people and launched an unprecedented security operation in central Beijing to stop anyone...

    26. May 28, 2014

      China is stealing a strategic march on the US

      Is China being stupid? Or is it being really clever? That in a nutshell is the foreign policy debate over Beijing’s...

    27. May 27, 2014

      China and Vietnam trade accusations over boat sinking

      China and Vietnam fired accusations at each other on Tuesday after the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat near the...

    28. May 26, 2014

      Japan condemns China over jets’ close encounter

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and senior Japanese officials have criticised China over two weekend incidents in which Chinese...

    29. May 20, 2014

      China’s rampant commercial spying

      The US Department of Justice’s indictment of five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking this week is unlikely to...

    30. May 20, 2014

      US takes moral high ground over ‘good’ espionage

      As the US Department of Justice announced it was charging five Chinese military officers for cyber theft on Monday morning,...

    31. May 20, 2014

      Cyber espionage concerns rise up US business agenda

      The number of companies reporting concerns about cyber security to US regulators has more than doubled in the past two...

    32. May 19, 2014

      US cyber charges risk retaliation from Beijing

      After President Barack Obama hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for eight hours of talks in California just under a...

    33. May 16, 2014

      Apple supplier halts production in Vietnam

      Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufacturers iPhones and iPads for Apple, is shutting operations in Vietnam for three...

    34. May 14, 2014

      Philippines accuses China of stoking tensions on contested reef

      The Philippines has accused China of reclaiming land around a contested reef in the South China Sea, sparking another...

    35. May 7, 2014

      US slams China over Vietnamese vessels dispute in South China Sea

      The US condemned China on Wednesday for moving an oil rig into waters disputed with Vietnam, calling the decision...

    36. April 28, 2014

      US and Philippines sign defence pact amid China tensions

      President Barack Obama has welcomed a defence pact with the Philippines that will allow the US to base ships and aircraft in...

    37. April 20, 2014

      Barack Obama aims to use trip to revive ‘pivot to Asia’

      President Barack Obama will use a trip to Asia this week to expand military arrangements with two US allies as he tries to...

    38. April 10, 2014

      Report links Chinese military to cyber hacking

      The Chinese military is accused of continuing to hack western companies despite denying the accusations last year after a...

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