Region | China and Northeast Asia

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View our expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest developments in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Hong Kong.

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. 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… 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… 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… Read More

People love pandas but what’s really behind China’s panda diplomacy?

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  There is no question, the world loves China’s giant pandas. The enigmatic, reserved herbivores evoke goodwill wherever they travel. With… Read More

Advancing foreign investment in APEC

TONY MAKIN | Since the early 1990s, international trade growth has persistently eclipsed foreign investment growth in the Asia-Pacific. Over this time Asia-Pacific… Read More

ANZUS and China

ROWAN CALLICK | China was front of mind as the ANZUS Treaty was framed, was signed and came into force. The Chinese Communist Party… Read More


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