Former US president Bill Clinton meets with his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, during a visit to China in 1998. Photo: Reuters

China’s economic rise under Jiang Zemin offered lessons that resonate today

When China was at a critical crossroads in 1989, Jiang helped lay the groundwork for an economic transformation, and it largely hinged on improving relations with Western countries.

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‘No secret US deal’: Taiwan denies TSMC plant will hurt island dominance

Joseph Wu, responding to queries in legislature meeting, dismisses speculation that TSMC’s American plant was the result of US pressure and blames Beijing for spreading fear.

Joseph Wu, responding to queries in legislature meeting, dismisses speculation that TSMC’s American plant was the result of US pressure and blames Beijing for spreading fear.

5 Dec 2022 - 9:22PM

Is Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia another step in SCO’s expansion?

Riyadh is interested in becoming an observer and Tehran is on its way to becoming a member of the China-led group.

Riyadh is interested in becoming an observer and Tehran is on its way to becoming a member of the China-led group.

5 Dec 2022 - 12:16PM

Human rights group says China has more ‘police stations’ abroad than first reported

Madrid-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders first revealed the existence of 54 such stations in September and said it had now found evidence of 48 more.

Madrid-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders first revealed the existence of 54 such stations in September and said it had now found evidence of 48 more.

5 Dec 2022 - 3:56PM

US, Japan bases of Taiwan chip giant TSMC spark fears for island’s No 1 status

TSMC’s US$12 billion Arizona plant and US$7 billion Sony joint venture in Kyushu have triggered talk of hollowing out Taiwan’s semiconductors industry.

TSMC’s US$12 billion Arizona plant and US$7 billion Sony joint venture in Kyushu have triggered talk of hollowing out Taiwan’s semiconductors industry.

4 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

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As I see it | Is China’s obsession with zero-Covid an opportunity for the US?

29 Nov 2022 - 7:30PM

On Balance | Biden-Xi summit? China should decide after results of US midterms

To set the negotiating table at which Biden and Xi might sit, both sides must recognise that there’s no way back to the old bilateral relationship. China has stopped moving away from its authoritarian past, while the US is about to be a country where election deniers may prevail in the midterms.

8 Nov 2022 - 5:58AM

Opinion | As North Korea cosies up to Russia, China has one good policy option

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China’s government is looking to its provinces to spearhead trade with Africa. Photo: Xinhua

How Chinese provinces are taking the reins of trade with Africa

Some Chinese regions have a long record of involvement with the continent and their companies are investing billions in commercial projects.

4 Dec 2022 - 4:00PM

How China’s taste for avocado is driving moves to balance African trade

The avocado has caught on among the Chinese middle-class, good news for Beijing’s aims to import US$300 billion in African farm produce by 2025.

The avocado has caught on among the Chinese middle-class, good news for Beijing’s aims to import US$300 billion in African farm produce by 2025.

3 Dec 2022 - 10:00PM

Have Beijing’s ‘red lines’ on Taiwan sparked a white-hot dilemma?

Despite repeated warnings and threats to foreign powers over Taiwan, observers say Beijing has avoided spelling out the consequences of crossing its red lines.

Despite repeated warnings and threats to foreign powers over Taiwan, observers say Beijing has avoided spelling out the consequences of crossing its red lines.

3 Dec 2022 - 2:55PM

Australia’s Albanese says trip by MPs to Taiwan ‘not a government visit’

A group of ruling party and opposition lawmakers will on Sunday fly to Taipei to meet President Tsai Ing-wen and discuss issues including security and trade.

A group of ruling party and opposition lawmakers will on Sunday fly to Taipei to meet President Tsai Ing-wen and discuss issues including security and trade.

3 Dec 2022 - 1:09PM

How Taiwan’s lead in advanced chips threatens to leave China in the dust

Semiconductor manufacturing looks to make a big leap forward in the coming three years, but US-led restrictions on exports to mainland China threaten to pose a ‘long-term challenge’.

Semiconductor manufacturing looks to make a big leap forward in the coming three years, but US-led restrictions on exports to mainland China threaten to pose a ‘long-term challenge’.

3 Dec 2022 - 7:38AM

China looks to strengthen Arab ties as US pivots from Middle East

China’s foreign ministry has released a ‘cooperation’ report ahead of an expected trip to the China-Arab Summit by Xi Jinping next week.

China’s foreign ministry has released a ‘cooperation’ report ahead of an expected trip to the China-Arab Summit by Xi Jinping next week.

3 Dec 2022 - 3:13PM

Chinese leader tells EU ‘frustrated students’ are behind Covid-19 protests

European officials say Xi’s comments during a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel may signal he is ready to loosen controls further.

European officials say Xi’s comments during a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel may signal he is ready to loosen controls further.

3 Dec 2022 - 5:57AM

Beijing reacts to Biden-Macron statement on ‘China’s challenge’ to global order

Chinese foreign ministry responds after US President and French counterpart mention ‘concerns’ about Taiwan and human rights.

Chinese foreign ministry responds after US President and French counterpart mention ‘concerns’ about Taiwan and human rights.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:05PM

China hosts Asia security group’s talks on building regional influence

CICA experts and officials meet in Shanghai to move forward on pledge to transform the grouping into an international organisation.

CICA experts and officials meet in Shanghai to move forward on pledge to transform the grouping into an international organisation.

2 Dec 2022 - 4:30PM

Britain, US, India send condolences over death of Jiang Zemin

American envoy says Jiang worked to advance US-China ties at a ‘consequential time while managing our differences’.

American envoy says Jiang worked to advance US-China ties at a ‘consequential time while managing our differences’.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:33PM

Xi’s visit to Japan ‘invaluable strategic driving force’ for ties: envoy

Kong Xuanyou, China’s ambassador to Japan, said that people-to-people exchanges between the two countries are likely to ‘recover at a full scale in the near future’.

Kong Xuanyou, China’s ambassador to Japan, said that people-to-people exchanges between the two countries are likely to ‘recover at a full scale in the near future’.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:16PM

US report dispels China’s Belt and Road Initiative ‘debt trap’ narrative

Report shows China held 19.6 per cent of Sri Lanka’s US$37.6 billion external debt at the end of 2021, but downplayed suggestions of a so-called Chinese debt trap around Beijing’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.

Report shows China held 19.6 per cent of Sri Lanka’s US$37.6 billion external debt at the end of 2021, but downplayed suggestions of a so-called Chinese debt trap around Beijing’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.

2 Dec 2022 - 10:00AM

Canada summons Chinese ambassador over rogue police stations

Ottawa is seeking an explanation for reports on outposts set up in the Toronto area to allegedly harass Chinese nationals or their relatives.

Ottawa is seeking an explanation for reports on outposts set up in the Toronto area to allegedly harass Chinese nationals or their relatives.

2 Dec 2022 - 6:07AM

‘Of great significance’: when Jiang Zemin met Bill Clinton and reset US ties

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

Seattle trip launched Jiang’s steering of bilateral ties, the high points of which were China’s entry to the WTO and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:18AM

EU and China leaders promise to keep talking amid ‘multiple crises’

Chinese president also supports EU’s mediation role in Russia’s war in Ukraine during meeting with Charles Michel.

Chinese president also supports EU’s mediation role in Russia’s war in Ukraine during meeting with Charles Michel.

1 Dec 2022 - 10:25PM