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    1. April 16, 2015

      America and China are rivals with a common cause

      When China’s economic output eventually surpasses America’s some time in the next decade, it will be the first time since...

    2. April 8, 2015

      China: Projections of power

      China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate,...

    1. April 1, 2015

      Pakistan nears deal to buy 8 Chinese submarines

      The most expensive Chinese arms export deal in history appeared set to go ahead on Wednesday after Pakistan’s government...

    2. March 24, 2015

      China military parade poses dilemma for the west

      European leaders have been thrown into a diplomatic quandary by an invitation from China to a military parade marking the...

    3. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday, even...

    4. March 20, 2015

      China’s PLA dismisses US hack accusation

      China has hit back at allegations that its army was behind a recent hacking attack on a US-based internet domain registry,...

    5. March 18, 2015

      FBI probes possible China military involvement in cyber attack

      The FBI is investigating possible Chinese military involvement in a cyber hack at Register.com, which manages more than 1.4m...

    6. March 17, 2015

      China graft tsar plans US visit amid drive to extradite fugitives

      China’s anti-corruption tsar is preparing to visit the US as Beijing steps up its drive to extradite corrupt officials who...

    7. March 16, 2015

      Chinese arms sales surge 143% in 5 years

      China lifted exports of military weapons and equipment by 143 per cent over the past five years to usurp Germany as the...

    8. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as part...

    9. March 10, 2015

      China media confirm second aircraft carrier

      China has come its closest yet to confirming that it is building a second aircraft carrier, as Beijing seeks to extend its...

    10. March 4, 2015

      China keeps defence spending up to narrow ‘gap’ with adversaries

      China’s defence budget will rise 10.1 per cent this year, keeping just ahead of projected economic growth, according to the...

    11. March 3, 2015

      Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption purge takes aim at China’s military

      Not long after Chinese president Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign in 2013, a western military delegation...

    12. February 11, 2015

      China and Pakistan make an oddball but enduring couple

      You could call them the odd couple. China and Pakistan have one of the closest yet least understood relationships in...

    13. February 10, 2015

      Chinese hackers attack blue-chip groups via Forbes website

      Chinese hackers hijacked the Forbes website and used it to target thousands of computers linked to blue-chip companies,...

    14. February 8, 2015

      China seeks private sector help to streamline bloated army

      Wang Zegang makes mining machinery for the coal industry at his factory in Shandong province. But by next year he plans to...

    15. December 8, 2014

      Top ‘tigers’ in China’s sights

      President Xi Jinping has pledged to take on both “tigers and flies”, a reference to corrupt officials of all levels,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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