Australia’s Fatal Attraction to the Chinese Communist Party

Why can’t Australia checkmate the CCP and start building better bridges with the other major trading partners? They are mature democracies and share a common interest with Australia in safeguarding the democratic values and cultural diversities.

Donald Trump’s Letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) Full Text PDF

Read President Donald Trump's May 18 letter to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom.

The Commoditization of Australian Universities

Knowledge, research capabilities, free-thinking and diversity, are the soft-powers of Australia that make us uniquely different from the rest of the world, and Government must de-commoditize Australian universities and develop them as pillars of our soft power in the world.
Chinese flag as seen from the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Wake Up Australia! The World Is Seeking Your Guidance

We need to align ourselves with other transparent independent democracies, so that the Australian way of life, our intellectual freedom and our multi-cultural lifestyles are safeguarded for future generations.

China’s Success in Fighting COVID-19 in Rural Areas

Whether the Chinese experience in combating COVID-19 and containing the disastrous spread of this pandemic in rural areaa is applicable to other countries remains to be seen.

The Coronavirus Epidemic May Mark the End of China’s Economic Miracle, but When Did...

By this time next year, China's economic statistics will probably be looking even more ridiculously unlikely. Maybe even the Western media will stop believing them.

One Is The Loneliest Number

Alibaba's Singles Day shopping bonanza has hijacked Remembrance Day for half the world.
Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. Photo: Stone Shi.

1989: China’s Second What If

What if the Tiananmen Square protests had flipped China to democracy in 1989?
Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney

We Are Normal Students Striving For A Better University Life

Great climate, intense academic atmosphere, and natural scenery: there are countless reasons for us to fall in love with Australia. But we are still looking for challenges to make our university careers more meaningful. And we think we have found the solution: serving the students on campus.
Comparison of China's GDP per capita growth trajectory with those of South Korea and Taiwan (data: IMF and PWT)

China Celebrates 40 Years Of Returning To Form

Xi Jinping has called China's process of reform and opening "a great revolution in the history of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation," but mostly it represents a return to the pre-1949 normal.