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’

Canavan noted the government had expressed concerns about the arrest and treatment of Australian citizens in China, their lack of access to legal representation, and treatment of Uighurs in China.

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

The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has launched a wide-ranging attack on the Chinese Communist party, accusing it of engineering a series of cyber-attacks on...

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

Immigration Minister David Coleman and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg agreed that in many cases China's values were inconsistent with Australia's.

‘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

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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