Australia’s states are growing closer to China as the federal relationship remains strained

It is a warm spring night and Government House in Perth is illuminated with a red, China themed glow.

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

Morrison says China knows ‘where Australia is coming from’, after meeting Chinese vice-president

Scott Morrison seized the opportunity of his Jakarta weekend visit for Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s inauguration to obtain a meeting with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

China has built ‘massive global data-collection ecosystem’ to boost its interests

Chinese use state-owned enterprises, local tech companies and foreign partnerships, ASPI report says

‘Disturbingly lightweight’: Penny Wong targets Morrison over China and ‘negative globalism’

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Peter Dutton: China accuses home affairs minister of ‘shocking’ and ‘malicious’ slur

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Peter Dutton vows to ‘call out’ China over foreign interference and cyber hacks

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‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism?

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism? The PM has taken a barely veiled swipe at the United Nations and the international institutions Australia previously championed

Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties – sources  

Australia has in recent years intensified efforts to address China’s growing influence in Australia, policies that have seen trade with China suffer. 

China test looms for Australia over Hong Kong free trade agreement

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