- Daily Brief
- August 21, 2019
A focus on short-term gains may lead to blowback for Beijing and Russia’s state-owned oil company.
Xi is hastening military reforms by ousting officers who may oppose his joint force vision.
This week’s high-profile gathering will be the greatest test yet of President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
In trying to escape Australia’s neocolonial attitudes, Pacific nations may become indebted to China.
China and Russia champion ‘cyber sovereignty’ but the idea may collapse under its economic weight.
Beijing’s blue water naval ambitions are taking hold in the Indian Ocean region.
Armed conflict is unlikely but New Delhi and Beijing won’t reach an accord anytime soon.
China’s cooperation with ASEAN for a code of conduct is a stalling tactic—and it’s working.
The muted Russia-China rivalry has extended to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Chinese investment in Myanmar is making the government nervous – but it can’t ignore the assistance.
Sino-Syrian cooperation may secure Chinese national interests – but it will cost Beijing friends.
Tensions are still rising on the Korean Peninsula but China will continue to support Pyongyang.