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Is Pax Sinica possible?
China’s ambitions for modernisation and global leadership by face enormous internal and external challenges. Economist Lee Jong-Wha asks, what will it take for leader Xi Jinping to achieve the dream of a Pax Sinica?
What China’s Australia poll tells Aussie businesses about the Mainland Chinese market
Beyond official trade restraints and embargoes penetrating the Chinese market is going to prove tougher for Australian exporters, writes Dan Hu. Chinese consumers have taken their lead from Beijing and cooled on brand Australia.
The consequences of China's "Comprehensive Jurisdiction" over Hong Kong
A year on from the enactment of a national security law, the politics of a once freewheeling Hong Kong is undergoing a historic transition. Veteran local political commentator Sonny Lo maps the new political landscape.
The Chinese Communist Party and the people
As the Chinese Communist Party a week ago revelled in its accomplishments a century after its birth, on display were some unpopular features of the modern party. China scholar John Fitzgerald argues nepotism and a 'structural' divide between the top of the party and ordinary people provide fuel for future grievances.
Xi Jinping's CPC centenary speech: Is there cause for alarm?
A speech to commemorate 100 years of the Communist Party of China by its leader Xi Jinping prompted another flurry of anxiety in the Australian media over the ‘China threat’. But former diplomat Colin Heseltine argues Xi’s speech was aimed at a domestic audience and departed little from standard lines on national security issues.