Suspicion falls on China after cyber attack on Australian Parliament — and it’s not...

It took less than an hour after the first report of a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament for suspicion to fall on China. Australia's...

Australia ‘helping’ China develop its rival system to American GPS

Australia is playing a role in helping China develop its rival global positioning system that will be used for guiding missiles and other military...

China confirms it has detained missing Chinese-Australian writer, DFAT says

A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing after arriving at Guangzhou airport last week has been detained by Chinese authorities, according to the Australian embassy...

Detention of an Australian in China is Canberra’s worst nightmare

At around 4.30pm on Tuesday, officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra were alerted to concerns that Australian-Chinese writer Yang...

Payne questions motive behind China’s arrest of Canadians but stops short of urging release

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia is “very concerned” the arrest of two Canadians in China represents political retaliation by Beijing over the...

John Howard defends free media after China complains about coverage

Former prime minister John Howard has revealed Chinese officials complained about Australian media coverage during high-level meetings in Beijing last week. Key points: Howard says...

Huawei dominates high-level Australia-China talks led by Howard

The Huawei controversy dominated a high-level meeting in Beijing between Australia and China, in the wake of the dramatic arrest of Huawei executive heiress...

CCTV cameras, Chinese spies and an unusual delegation

As staff at the Melbourne office of Securecorp were preparing to hand over the company to its new Chinese owners in 2016, they noticed...

Deputy NZ PM Winston Peters issues warning against Chinese interference

Winston Peters, New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minster and Foreign Minister, says it would be "naive" to think general citizens are not being spied upon...

China’s plan to develop Samoan port a regional security concern

China is negotiating to fund the redevelopment of a coral-choked port in Samoa, in a move seen to have major economic and strat­egic implications...
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