Friday, 8 February 2013

Just what is Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream' and 'Chinese renaissance'?

Observers differ on how to interpret the incoming president's new catchphrases, but it could well mean a much more assertive China

Doping widespread in Australian sport

Drug use is widespread in Australian sport, with growing links to organised crime, according to a damning official probe released on Thursday that points to "clear parallels" with the Lance Armstrong case.

Qing dynasty naval defeat ‘a warning’ for PLA

Scholars say 1894 naval debacle may be repeated if modernisation comes without political reform

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Singapore wants to boost population to 6.9 mln by 2030

Asian financial centre Singapore, which is already more densely populated than rival Hong Kong, wants to raise its population by as much as 30 percent in the next two decades to ensure its economy remains dynamic, the government said on Tuesday.

Rich Chinese buying property overseas draw resentment from locals

Property investments in Britain, the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore pay off for Chinese buyers, but locals are apparently growing increasingly impatient and unhappy

Lack of trust clouds strategies of China, Japan and the US in East Asia

A lack of trust and understanding cloud the diplomatic strategies of the big three players in East Asia – China, Japan and the United States