PM doubles down on China virus probe

Scott Morrison has doubled down on his demand that the source of the coronavirus outbreak be thoroughly investigated, telling the United Nations that such a calamity must never be allowed to happen again.

China hits back at Australia-US statement on South China Sea, Hong Kong

The Chinese embassy has angrily reacted to a joint Australia-US statement criticising the regime’s actions in the South China Sea and elsewhere, warning “any attempt to pressure China will never succeed”.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes national security law

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China's decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday (Jul 28).

‘We’re going to need the Australians’: Pompeo lays out contest with China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said global institutions trying to deal with an aggressive China are no longer fit for purpose, in part because Australia does not have a leading role in many of them.

China Inquiry: Stand up for sovereignty and economic independence

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.

Australia to introduce new rules on foreign takeovers that inflame relations with China

Australia is set to introduce tough new rules regarding foreign takeovers that could enrage China at an already tense time for relations.

Australia secures European support for independent pandemic probe

Australia has secured the support of the European Union's top foreign minister for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus, despite significant economic and diplomatic...

New Zealand backs Taiwan joining the WHO despite China rebuke

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties.

Positive development: Australian researchers claim to find possible ‘cure’ for Coronavirus

Queensland senator Susan McDonald has tested positive for Covid-19; the 2020 AFL season will last only 17 rounds; and NSW health minister warns of an ‘exponential’ rise in cases.

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.
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Chinese authorities accused of intimidating Uyghurs in Australia

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Chinese student Zhengxiang Wang to be deported after serving six months for machete attack

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Australian sport chiefs head to Shanghai in bid to crack Chinese market

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