Turmoil In The Indo-Pacific
The Indo-Pacific is in turmoil, argues John West.
The Chinese Communist Party celebrates – but for how long?
Lavish centenary celebrations marked 100 years of the CCP, but they mask several internal tensions and insecurities, writes John West.
Book Review: Decoding China’s Export Miracle
Participation in global value chains has been the key factor driving China’s exports and economic development, according to Professor Yuqing Xing's new book, as reviewed by John West.
Book Review: Red Zone – China's Challenge and Australia's Future
Peter Hartcher’s new book provides a forensic analysis of the deterioration in the Australia-China relationship, with insights and insider information, writes John West.
Two fragile superpowers struggle for dominance
The prospects for a stable relationship between the US and China based on confidence and competitive interdependence look very slim, writes John West.
Book Review: Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Kishore Mahbubani challenges America to think the unthinkable -- that China might win!
China’s innovation dilemma
Tech advances have been impressive, but constraints on business productivity and imagination are a major obstacle, writes John West.
Book Review: Rivers of Iron - Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia
Rivers of Iron shines a lot of new light on today’s China, and it should be required reading for all China-watchers and scholars, according to John West.
Book Review: The Invention of China
According to Bill Hayton, the modern Chinese state was constructed, or “invented,” at the end of the Qing Dynasty, based on Western ideas of nation, race, history, and territory.
Clouds of precarity brewing over Australia
Australia faces an uncertain economic future if it does not successfully reduce its dependence on China, and resources.
The end of Australia’s China boom shouldn’t be such a surprise
Australians have never been much good at admitting the good times will end, argues Michael Shoebridge.
Book Review: China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order
Australia’s very future could be threatened by the deterioration in relations with China. A former Australian ambassador offers some new thinking and clear advice for salvaging the situation.
Book Review - China: The Bubble That Never Pops
One of the great puzzles is why China's bubble economy has never popped.
Book Review: Superpower Showdown
The US/China relationship — arguably the most important in the world — is on a downward spiral. The authors of Superpower Showdown describe it as a “romance gone bad”, as John West reviews.
China’s Coming Upheaval
Minxin Pei's Foreign Affairs' article, "China’s Coming Upheaval: Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping", is certainly worth a read, writes John West
The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order
In their Foreign Affairs article, Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi argue that China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters.
Is Taiwan the Next Hong Kong?
In their Foreign Affairs' article, Michael Green and Evan Medeiros argue that China is Testing the Limits of Impunity.
Geopolitics in a post-pandemic world -- Podcast
Neither the US nor China have come out of Covid-19 very well. We need more time to work out who comes out on top, if either indeed do. They are both losers at the moment.
Do middle powers have a China dilemma?
Andrew Peaple moderates a feisty debate between Kerry Brown and Matthew Henderson, on how middle powers should deal with the rise of China.
TED Bill Gates on Coronavirus
Bill Gates on corona virus
Bill Gates outlines what he thinks world is learning about pandemics
The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates
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Urban farming in Tokyo
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In the media
Australians’ trust in China plummets to record low
19 July 2020
Factory Asia ‘disrupted’
November 28, 2019
For all the focus on Asia’s high achievers
Lowy Institute, The Interpreter
6 December 2019.
Australia & Asia
Australia: fit for the Asian Century?
Australia & Asia's noodle bowl of trade negotiations
Australia's Asian Century Strategy receives plaudits
Australia faces weaker Asian economy
Message from the Executive Director
Johnny's true colors
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