A Rare Chance to See China’s CPPCC

Contrary to popular belief, China is not a one party state. The country’s home to several political parties in addition to the Communist party. They’re represented in the CPPCC, or the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. But what is this organisation, and how does it work? . We attempt to answer these questions in a […]

Chinese boom town thriving on Russian trade

The fact Chinese President Xi Jingping chose Russia as his first foreign visit is no surprise to some. The two countries have been strengthening ties for many years. . Tourism’s growing, there’s talk of increasing energy cooperation, and in 2011 trade volume between the two topped 80 billion dollars, a figure expected to double in […]

The International Ties that Bind

It’s been described as one of most important international relationships in the world. And this year marks the 40th anniversary. Japan and China officially established diplomatic ties in September 1972. Since then the two countries have shared many ups and downs in what has often been a tense relationship. Recent diplomatic spats and disputes over […]

The World’s Most Important Relationship

. As the American election nears, how will the result affect relations between the US and China? Why is there so much misunderstanding between these two countries and how can both sides work to improve ties? . Julia Chang Bloch is perhaps uniquely positioned to answer these questions. The first ever Chinese-American Ambassador and head […]