Ross Terrill

Fish or bear’s paw?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Last century, when Mao ruled China, shop assistants repeated daily, ‘We don’t have any more’ (Meiyou). I heard the phrase…

Buffoons, donkeys and little men

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Good news for Australia in Beijing this week, if a mild setback for Kiwis. In the twelve months to February…

Letter from Beijing

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Political extravaganzas in China, like October’s 19th Communist Party Congress, aren’t policy turning points. They are theatre. Only one of…

Of myths and messiahs

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Recent praise and criticism of Gough Whitlam evoke two American leaders who, like Whitlam, won office as messiahs of hope…