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...

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.

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.

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

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his attitude towards communist China

The election of Scott Morrison as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia on Friday is unlikely to lead to a major shift in Canberra’s vitally important, yet often tense relationship with China

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.

China ridicules Scott Morrison and Coalition government on WeChat

Scott Morrison and the Coalition have been targeted by propaganda social media accounts affiliated with the Chinese Government.

Attributing the hack on Australia’s parliament will give clarity to the China relationship

National security agencies are both cautious and forensic in their work on the attribution of cyber intrusions. This is about technical and operational integrity, as well as about ensuring they get the advice to Australia’s political leaders right.
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Australia to pay China’s Shenhua $200 million to buy back mining license

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Coronavirus: Australia warns millions could become infected as China toll passes 3,000

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Fake Australian banknotes with Chinese characters seized in Murray Bridge

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