China's increasingly muscular and assertive behaviour in the South China Sea, its ongoing dispute with Japan over Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, and rising tension with the new administration in Taipei will be the elephants in the G20 summit room.
The PM's statement that he had formed the view that Rudd is not qualified for the position was a mistake and has left the PM no wriggle room.
China's leadership is now under enormous popular pressure to be seen to be standing up for China's territorial sovereignty. Negotiation between claimant states is the only path towards some sort of resolution.
In Beijing Malcolm Turnbull wanted to focus on innovation, but President Xi Jinping wanted to talk about One Belt One Road policies and investment in Northern Australia.
China's great reformer imagined a 'moderately prosperous' country at the end of this decade.
China's economy is shifting to become more consumption-led and services-basedy. China's economy is still growing strongly.
Published by Australian Financial Review
Dr.Raby analyze China's political status.
If the South China Sea issue did not exist it would have to be invented.
In 2003, Australia had just concluded a major bilateral free trade agreement with the US. Senior trade officials in Canberra believed that it should be balanced by one with China.
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