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How Well Does Australia Know China?
In the first of three articles on the state of Asian studies and language teaching in Australia, Anne McLaren highlights the decline of university Chinese Honours programs, cutting of a vital pipeline of China talent.
China’s Precarious Balancing Act
In its efforts to maintain ties with both Russia and Europe, China is wading through a briar patch of conflicting interests and rapidly changing sentiments, writes Yu Jie.
China Is Dying Out
Chinese policymakers must somehow implement policies to reduce the cost of raising children without crashing the economy, writes Yi Fuxian. But even if they manage to increase the number of births, they will almost certainly be unable to reverse demographic trends.
State of Southeast Asia Survey 2023: It Takes Three to Tango
If ASEAN can’t tango with China or the U.S., who else? Pragmatic as always, ASEAN’s favourite choices for hedging partners remain the EU and Japan but attention appears to have also fallen on India as its third choice this year, writes Sharon Seah.
Avoiding Divots in the U.S. Pivot to Asia
While the Americans have made noticeable progress in their “pivot” to Asia, the crux of successful regional engagement rests on Washington’s ability to work with and around China’s indisputable links and influence in this part of the world, while managing its own relationship with Beijing, writes William Choong.