If China acts clearly and forcefully to renounce North Korea's aggression, it will reap the rewards of a big increase in regional influence, writes Ross Buckley.
Julia Gillard has achieved a significant foreign policy coup in China, although progress has stalled on a bilateral free-trade agreement, writes Laurie Pearcey.
It is important for Australia to get a front row seat in China so soon after the dust has settled on the country's new leadership, writes Laurie Pearcey.
The Prime Minister's newly announced currency conversion deal with China is a good first step on the long march to seamless economic ties, writes Tim Harcourt.
The United States is laying the foundation for an Asia-Pacific century that looks quite different from what most Australians imagined in the carnage of the GFC, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
China is on the verge of transforming the global aviation industry and Qantas is likely to benefit, writes Laurie Pearcey.
UNSW has secured funding for one of six new Australia-China Joint Research Centres, designed to meet the many challenges facing the minerals, metallurgy and materials industries in both countries.
The draft defence white paper might be flawed but it sheds light on the strategic changes most likely to destabilise out region, argues Alan Dupont.
That Beijing sent its top brass to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations suggests China is interested in wider strategic engagement – a challenge Australia must accept if it is to thrive in the Asian Century, writes Laurie Pearcey.
Mukhlis Mah and Roanna Gonsalves will spend next year studying and working in Asia, after winning Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards for high-achieving students.