China

Culture of China puts emphasis on international harmony

In 1964, I was privileged to attend the National Day parade to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China’s founding. This year,… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | State of play in cyber-space: risks and implications of struggles for power in cyberspace

On Thursday 19 September 2019, The Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) at QAGOMA welcomed the sixth seminar… Read More

Time to rethink Australia’s strategic milling over China

Australia’s strategic, economic and political apprehension about the rising power of China in the Indo-Pacific has dominated recent national debate – with the growing competition between… Read More

The trouble in the air on a tense Tuesday in Northeast Asia

The ruckus after South Korea fired warning shots at a nosy Russian spy plane marks a significant rise in tensions. Last Tuesday (23 July)… Read More

Beyond ‘balancing’: alternative US grand strategies for dealing with China and Russia

It’s time to start paying attention. The US–China spat is doubling down. The hardline speeches given by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and… Read More

Rethinking US grand strategy

Great power competition is today’s defining strategic issue.  Crucially this competition is seen as remaining below the level of great power armed conflict,… Read More

Ghost of Tiananmen still haunts

However high China’s skyscrapers soar, however huge the economy grows, however hurriedly the belt and road girdle the earth, the blemished history of the country’s… Read More

Hun Sen’s natural bilateral “bestie”

On the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum in China last month, Cambodia’s Hun Sen was busy. He secured a further $90 million… Read More

New Japanese Air Force emerges

The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) lives in a tough neighbourhood. In the south, China is trying to gain control of the Senkaku Islands… Read More

Japan’s very busy fighter force

By international standards, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force is very busy. It scrambles fighters daily to intercept multiple aircraft penetrating Japan’s Air Defence Identification Zone… Read More