Region-China and North East Asia

Storm warning: Chinese grey zone futures inbound

PETER LAYTON | As competition with China deepens, the nation’s use of gray zone techniques is becoming of increasing importance and interest. China has been… Read More

Countering China’s grey zone strategy

PETER LAYTON  | China’s grey zone activities grind remorseless on but in so doing are creating an opposing pushback. As is customary, the … Read More

Chinese warplanes overhead Taiwan (or maybe not)

PETER LAYTON | China’s PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) latest flights into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have gained people’s… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

Australia’s wartime seaborne trade: Insights from before

PETER LAYTON  | The cargo, not the ships, should guide Australia’s responses to potential threats against seaborne trade and supply. China’s maritime warfare capabilities become… Read More

How long can the CCP dominate China?

ROWAN CALLICK | The Chinese Communist Party is at the peak of its power as it enters its second century. But how long can it remain at… Read More

Common prosperity should be valued in China and not disparaged by critics

COLIN MACKERRAS  | Recent news on China has been replete with items about “cracking down” on the rich, celebrities, the use of video games by… Read More

Helmsman Xi takes China back to the future

ROWAN CALLICK | The general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, has been inspired by his own scrupulously scripted celebrations of the… Read More

China’s ‘surveillance creep’: how big data COVID monitoring could be used to control people post-pandemic

AUSMA BERNOT, ALEXANDER TRAUTH-GOIK AND SUE TREVASKES | China has used big data to trace and control the outbreak of COVID-19. This has involved a… Read More

How much does China benefit from the Taliban victory over the United States?

COLIN MACKERRAS | The mainstream Western media have questioned numerous Taliban assurances that it has changed in the twenty years since it was last in… Read More

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Storm warning: Chinese grey zone futures inbound

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