China Special

Canberra’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China in December 1972 and the subsequent establishment of diplomatic relations resulted in an agreement to permit the stationing of Australian correspondents in Peking (now Beijing). The following year, Paul Raffaele became the first Australian correspondent, and the first foreign broadcaster, accredited to Mao’s China

Will a newly assertive Beijing seek to “decolonise” Hong Kong of the last visible signs of its colonial past?

Chinese propaganda plays on the manifest faultlines of American society

A global pandemic has shown how beneficial it is to have a strong nation state

No one can sensibly doubt that American primacy is much more agreeable to us than Chinese hegemony

The culture clash between East and West is complicated by interdependence

How should America deal with a newly aggressive and expansionist Beijing?