Social media platform WeChat censors Scott Morrison’s post directed at Chinese community

A message by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that was directed at the Chinese community and critical of an inflammatory post by a senior Beijing bureaucrat has been censored by a Chinese tech giant.

I was born in Australia. Why do I need to renounce the Chinese Communist...

Instead of being asked about complex issues facing multicultural communities or how Australia could benefit from a more diverse Parliament, I was asked by Senator Eric Abetz to "unequivocally condemn" the Chinese Communist Party.

Andrews seeks Chinese tech precinct for Melbourne as part of ‘gateway’ push

How Dan Andrews is allowing a Chinese company which was blacklisted by the US over security fears and is part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative to build Melbourne's new trains.

China’s ‘hybrid war’: Beijing’s mass surveillance of Australia and the world for secrets and...

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‘Tear it down’: PM lays into TikTok after ‘harmful’ video goes viral

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has a “serious concern” over the safety of children on social media after a “disgraceful” video went viral this week on TikTok.

Australia revokes Chinese scholar visas and targets media officials, prompting furious China response

Senior Chinese media officials in Australia have been targeted and the visas of two leading Chinese scholars have been revoked in an unprecedented foreign interference investigation into a NSW political staffer, provoking a furious response from the Chinese Government.

Australia confronts the difficulties of curbing economic ties with China

As tensions rise between Australia and its largest trading partner, China, the former asks whether it can really afford to sever economic ties.

‘The fear is real’: Chinese students in Australia dread reprisal from Beijing

Chinese students in Australia are scared of speaking out about Hong Kong as the Chinese Communist Party ramps up new online portals for reporting dissent and UNSW is engulfed in controversy over academic freedom.

‘Shameful’: Turnbull rebukes Australian business for criticising China relations

Malcolm Turnbull has rebuked Australian business chiefs and academics for criticising the Australian government over the state of the relationship with Beijing, saying such reactions would only “encourage more bullying from China”.

Rundown of China’s spy agencies will make uncomfortable reading for some

We've heard in recent years that Chinese spying and hacking in Australia is so rife that it's overwhelming our own intelligence agencies. The federal government in 2018 even introduced new laws to try to limit Chinese spying and interference.
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