It might seem like diplomatic hot air, but a recent war of words between China and Australia hints at a wider plan that should have us all worried.
One of China’s most senior diplomats in Australia is being investigated by police in Brisbane for allegedly inciting threats against a uni student.
The Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth is inquiring into the 2018-19 annual reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), to understand the need for Australia to diversify its trade markets and foreign investment profile.
Federal government agencies reportedly believe China is behind large-scale cyber attacks on Australia.
It's this personal history that is driving Mr Wang's current research, which is looking at the impact of Tiananmen Square on Australian migration policy and the massacre's influence on the perceptions of Chinese people in Australia.
Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has slammed the Chinese government for instructing citizens not to visit Australia due to increasing racism as "having no basis in fact".
Glamorous Chinese businesswoman who boasted about her influence on Australian politicians hails Xi Jinping...
Jean Dong, 33, is emerging as a key player in the unfolding political stoush; She has praised Chinese president Xi Jinping for his handling of COVID-19; She is the chief executive of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative company .
Australia may succeed in eliminating the coronavirus despite not introducing a full lockdown, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
Modelling in Australia has predicted a worst-case scenario where millions inside the country could become infected with Covid-19, as China’s death toll passed 3,000.
Australian universities have allowed some students from mainland China to circumvent travel restrictions and return to study. But critics say that practice may inevitably import the infectious coronavirus to local campuses.