China

By Cognitus Academy | These articles provide analysis and news on China's political, military, diplomatic, economic and social affairs.

China's Push Into Western Pacific Alarms U.S. Allies in Asia

With the Trump administration warning of a possible war with North Korea, U.S. allies in Asia are sounding the alarm on another risk: a clash with …

China has no comfortable answer to US tax cuts

The US Republicans’ tax cuts, which recently made it through Congress and will be implemented this year, will have deep and far-ranging consequences. …

Is Mekong River set to become the new South China Sea for regional disputes?

Foreign ministers from the six countries through which the Mekong flows met in southwestern China last month to approve a draft of a five-year …

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a …

China

Palau holds out as China squeezes Taiwan’s allies

Palau, a tiny Pacific nation of just 21,500 people, has vowed to resist renewed pressure from Beijing to cut its diplomatic links with Taiwan.<p>One of …

China’s Communist party raises army of nationalist trolls

Dark Sunshine is proud of his country — and keen to take on its detractors.<p>“China has become a strong nation and I want the whole world to see this,” …

China’s Ambitious New ‘Port’: Landlocked Kazakhstan

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan — China’s largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations around the world. But the location of its latest big foreign investment has given a curious twist to the expanding ambitions of the China Ocean Shipping …

China

What if Singapore has to choose: China or US?

The question "What if Singapore has to choose between China and the United States?" featured prominently at a conference yesterday.<p>Professor Joseph …

Beijing warns of pro-independence turmoil in ties with Taipei in 2018

Beijing’s top policymaking body on Taiwan says the situation facing cross-strait relations will be “grave” this year as risks created by the island’s …

China can fill diplomatic void created by Trump

The world’s nations need to work together if global challenges like climate change, nuclear proliferation, terrorism and instability are to be …