Tony Wright In Canberra, like every national capital in the world, the spookery never stops.
John Garnaut The Rudd government's defence white paper of 2009 exploded like a bomb beneath the China relationship.
Gerard Henderson Perhaps the most compelling of the paintings in the 2013 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW is Xu Wang's Self-portrait (interviewing Maoist victims).
Hugh White Whether you see last week's new ''strategic partnership'' with China as a diplomatic triumph or another policy stumble depends on your view of the relationship between America and China.
Daniel Flitton Australia must find its place in a world with the rising powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Kevin Rudd has told officers at Beijing's main defence academy it's in China's interest to use its influence to quell North Korea's aggressions.
Malcolm Fraser The ownership of islands in the East China Sea now represents a highly sensitive and dangerous issue.
John Garnaut Western world is once again hoping China will lean on its bellicose ally, North Korea, and prevent it developing a credible nuclear weapon, after the North proclaimed its third test on Tuesday.
Monica Tan The Dalai Lama, Ai Weiwei, Liu Xiaobo and Tiananmen Square. When the international community brings up ''human rights'' with China, the story plays out with a script so familiar one need only swap...
Peter Hartcher Isaac Newton wasn't thinking about Chinese assertiveness when he wrote his famous third law of physics - that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Phillip Coorey Blessed with the thickest of political hides, John Howard has never been one to react to every criticism made of him.
Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash So in the same week it is revealed to us who will be the next leaders of both superpowers.
Hugh White America is drifting blindly into a dangerous rivalry with Beijing.
Geoff Garrett China and the US will never be friends. But they need each other desperately.
Chris Zappone To adjust to its global competitor, America will need to focus its domestic politics towards a broad ideological middle ground, rather than pandering to the extremes.
Mark Baker The venal actions of the party elite belie all the talk of modernisation.
Hamish McDonald It's a testing month ahead for the 80 million members of the Chinese Communist Party, and the country's more than 1 million millionaires, a largely overlapping list since the former party chief Jiang...
Roseann Lake BEIJING: When Xiaobo Zhang got married in the early 1990s, he and his bride, like millions of other couples across China, were given a small room to live in by his danwei, or work unit.
Paul McGeough There are idiots - and then there's the Chinese government.
Peter Hartcher Question. Which country will have the world's fastest-ageing population from 2050? Answer. China.