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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. April 8, 2014

    Beijing bristles at Hagel warning on Chinese maritime claims

    The US and China traded tough words over Beijing’s increasingly assertive stance on maritime claims during a visit to...

  30. April 4, 2014

    US warns China not to use force in maritime disputes

    The Obama administration has warned Beijing not to use force or coercive tactics to pursue its territorial claims in Asia,...

  31. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  32. March 31, 2014

    Huawei buoyed by enterprise and consumer divisions

    Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecoms equipment company, posted record sales and its strongest net profit in three years...

  33. March 30, 2014

    China rejects Philippines case on ‘nine-dash’ line

    China has criticised the Philippines for forging ahead with an unprecedented international arbitration claim against Beijing...

  34. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  35. March 19, 2014

    US Pacific Fleet commander warns Asia it risks Crimea-like crisis

    The commander of the US Pacific Fleet has hit out at China’s “revanchist tendencies” and warned that Asia-Pacific nations...

  36. March 17, 2014

    How wars can be started by history textbooks

    When political leaders start rewriting the past, you should fear for the future. In Russia, Hungary, Japan and China, recent...

  37. March 6, 2014

    Xinjiang leader says online videos spark China separatist attacks

    The top Chinese official in the frontier Xinjiang region blamed online videos and technology used to bypass China’s internet...

  38. March 5, 2014

    China extends run of double-digit military spending increases

    China said it would bolster its military spending by 12.2 per cent in 2014, continuing an almost unbroken string of...

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