Scott Morrison meets Chinese Premier as Australia hopes to emerge from diplomatic freezer

Prime Minister Morrison arrived in Bangkok ahead of the East Asia Summit. China denied there has been a "historical feud" between Canberra and Beijing

Australia has a China problem and we can’t leave it to faceless spooks

China policy is much too important to be left to a non-accountable security establishment.

Three Chinese warships arrive in Sydney Harbour for four-day stopover

The arrival of three Chinese warships in Sydney harbour was not a surprise, Scott Morrison has said, despite the fact that the government did not announce the visit in advance.

Clive Hamilton launches Chinese-language version of Silent Invasion ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Author Clive Hamilton has launched a Chinese-language edition of his controversial book Silent Invasion to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

China test looms for Australia over Hong Kong free trade agreement

Millions of Hong Kongers believe those goals are worth fighting for. A test will come soon enough when Australian politicians must decide whether to help.
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‘Communist Party of China views Australia as a vessel state’: Bronwyn Bishop

Former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop says as Virgin Australia struggles to keep afloat, "we have got to stop selling Australian companies to Chinese communist backed corporations".

Australia the canary in China’s coalmine: Bannon

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon says Australia ­delivered a historically important wake-up call to the US when it blew the whistle on the extent...

Australia and the U.S. Are Old Allies. China’s Rise Changes the Equation.

Leaders of the Australian Labor Party, aiming to take power for the first time since 2013, are less friendly to the Trump administration; they embrace economic ties to China while appearing reluctant to be pulled too close in either direction.

Shorten fell for elites, says Trump strategist Steve Bannon

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon explains how Labor 'snatched defeat from the jaws of victory' – and Shorten's one fatal blunder

China blocks Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson from Beijing study trip

West Australian MP Andrew Hastie and Victorian Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month.
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