In the foothills of the Himalayas, where the ancient Yarlung civilisation established the first Tibetan Empire, China has plans to build the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam. In November of last year, China’s state-owned media shared plans for a 60-gigawatt mega-dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo river… Read More
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Are young Australians being turned off China as diplomatic ties grow frostier?
Before serving as Australia’s Consul-General to Hong Kong, Jocelyn Chey made the bold choice to learn Mandarin at university. Arriving from Europe with her parents as a teen in 1954, she’d made her mind up to learn an Asian language. But unlike today, she says… Read More
China’s LGBT community expresses disappointment after Shanghai Pride cancelled indefinitely
Amy Yang always wanted to travel outside of China, but she didn’t expect her life to change as much as it did. Having now completed her studies, the 27-year-old owns her own accessory business and says her current life, living with her girlfriend in Melbourne’s… Read More
China is a vast and diverse country, so vast in fact, the task of choosing an ideal study location is made particularly difficult. From the famously picturesque south-western province of Yunnan, to the icy northern region of Heilongjiang, there’s sure to be something for everyone. … Read More
Journalist ditches newsroom to cover human rights
Since becoming a reporter for The New York Times in 2016, Vicky Xu has lost faith in the ability of traditional journalism to report effectively on human rights issues. As a journalist, Ms Xu covered a range of human rights allegations, including the detention of Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese province… Read More
The NBA-China Twitter Feud Represents a New Era of US-China Contestation
A Twitter storm over basketball is representative of the hostility present in the US-China relationship today, where a rapidly changing political landscape has made conflict the new normal. Read the full article here.
When in China, take the slow train
I had only the frigid Beijing air and my large suitcase for company as I waited for the 7.30 train to Chongqing. 30 hours and over 1,800 kilometres separate Beijing from Chongqing via the slow train. Of course, I was well aware of the direct… Read More
Is concern over ‘Made in China 2025’ justified?
From playing cards and plastic straws to new energy vehicles and advanced robotics, China is looking to drastically transform its manufacturing industry. For years China’s economy has been driven by cheap export items that have found there way into the homes of people around the… Read More
Why the China model won’t work magic in Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s proud population, stabilising governance, improved infrastructure and a steady economic growth rate has led some observers to suggest the East African state may be the next to experience an economic miracle of Chinese proportions. Read the full article here.