Tag: China

Editorial, Arena no. 3: Defence After the Rise of China

Rather than addressing the realities of our place in the region, the Morrison government’s emerging defence strategy is an attempt to hold the old assumptions in place. It is utopian conservatism at its worst.

Will the Australian project end as it began?

The counter-narrative would be that it is we, not China, that are isolated in the region: white, settler, a firm US ally, happy to support a US- and Europe-dominated world order at the UN, and to give no real recognition to the narrative that joins billions of East Asians together: that for a century or so they were dominated, exploited and humiliated by white imperial powers, and that they are now on the way to…

Technologies in Hong Kong’s anti-government movement

…proficiency in using technology, along with the ability to improvise, will remain a key tactic in protestors’ fights against the police and their superior resources.

A Tale of Two Outbreaks

Siblings Leanne and Pailey Wang reflect on the coronavirus outbreak as witnessed from different sides of the globe.

‘Nativist’ Social Movement to ‘Postcolonial’ Democratisation

Myths of history and identity leading to the Hong Kong protests

Leviathan in Electric Sheep’s Clothing, by Timothy Erik Ström

Technology, debt and control in China’s Social Credit System

The Bolshevik Century, by Guy Rundle

The October revolution in the twentieth-century political imagination

Editorial – Issue 41/42 ‘People, Planet and the Anthropocene: Spectators of Our Own Demise?’, by Paul James

Humans now have the capacity to produce synthetic life-forms (since 2010) and to destroy life on this planet as we know it (since 1952). It is only by recognizing this point — that we are now reconstituting the very basis of nature — that adequate acknowledgement of the Anthropocene starts to hit home.

Rough Road Ahead

7 Jan 2014

By John Hinkson

Australia-US Relations in the ‘Asian Century’

Australia has been captured by the US policy of containing China By Malcolm Fraser

Insult and Identity by Alison Caddick

By Alison Caddick

Living in the Sky

China, the West and Cultural Hubris Guy Rundle