China

From the archives: Peregrine Worsthorne on Bush 41

December 4, 2018 2:03 pm

‘On opening my bag, I found a bottle of Jack Daniels with a note from the future President of the US’

The US and China are headed for a showdown. Do the American people care?

December 1, 2018 11:00 am

Tensions can spawn a crisis when you least expect them

How China views the Xi-Trump summit today

December 1, 2018 9:30 am

They are reduced to putting their hopes on the president’s desire to come out with a deal

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated

November 15, 2018 9:25 am

Social credit and a high-tech, all-seeing government will keep every citizen in line

Peter Navarro slams Wall Streeters as ‘foreign agents’ hindering the White House

November 10, 2018 10:48 am

Factionalism within the White House itself and in-fighting over Washington’s China policy was on full display

The failure of globalization and the return of inflation

November 7, 2018 11:35 am

Globalists beware: inflation is a tax on the poor

How China sees the trade war

September 26, 2018 8:26 am

Beijing will seek friends in defence of globalisation and the other mantras Xi likes to unroll

Why ‘we’ got Turkey wrong (and China. And Russia. And Iraq)

August 21, 2018 9:09 am

Another foreign policy item bites the dust

How blockchain can beat state censorship

August 6, 2018 11:18 am

Information which might otherwise have been lost in the ether now lives on in an all-but indestructible form.

Bruce Lee: weird, gruesome and oh-so-cool

July 26, 2018 9:11 am

From his early street fights to his friendship with Steve McQueen, from his cha-cha to his one-inch punch, Bruce Lee was made to be Bruce Lee.

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

July 26, 2018 9:04 am

Only 55 per cent of Australians trust Uncle Sam to ‘act responsibly in the world’ — the lowest level recorded in polls.

Steve Bannon: ‘We have to end the Cold War with Russia’

July 18, 2018 6:38 pm

The former White House strategist thinks China poses a much greater threat.

Has Tibet finally lost out to China?

June 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Religion remains at the heart of Beijing’s determination to subdue and transform Tibet.

Trump’s ZTE talks have Congress wondering if he’s putting America first

May 18, 2018 10:19 pm

Finally House Republicans are standing up to the president  and all it took was a Chinese phone company.

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

April 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

Are you a winner or a loser in Trump’s trade war?

April 2, 2018 4:26 pm

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

April 2, 2018 2:44 pm

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs against US products feel like the…

What are Kim Jong-un’s motives in meeting Xi?

March 30, 2018 12:29 am

Kim Jong-un surprised the world—once again—by making an unannounced trip to China earlier this week, and observers in the United…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

March 22, 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

March 19, 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

March 15, 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

March 2, 2018 12:00 pm

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

January 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

November 11, 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…