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China and Vietnam: The Power of Party Ties
Despite appearances that Vietnam is drawing closer to the U.S. with the recent upgrade in ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, Vietnam-China relations, especially party-to-party ties, remain strong, writes Lye Liang Fook.
India’s Quiet Rise
The stalling of China’s four-decade-long economic boom has thrown into relief the emergence of India, Asia's other demographic giant, as a geopolitical and economic force, writes Brahma Chellaney.
America’s “New” China Narrative
The common China narrative of US politicians and commentators until recent times was one of fear over the inexorable rise of Chinese power; now they now see a threat in gathering economic decline, writes James K. Galbraith. This misses the real story – how the China rivalry plays into the 2024 elections.
Unlike China, India Cannot Be an Economic Superpower
Indian and international observers once thought that the Chinese Communist Party would mismanage economic policy, leaving democratic India to emerge as the bigger and more developed economy of the two. Instead, writes Ashoka Mody, India is now paying the price for underinvesting in its human capital and gender equality.
Albanese’s Trip to China: A Question of When Not If
The quiet diplomacy to revive Australia-China relations received a boost when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last month visited Beijing. Colin Heseltine assesses the impact on the prospects of Anthony Albanese making his own first trip to China as PM.