Foreign affairs minister says it’s in Australia’s interest to speak out against abuses of power, such as the treatment of Uighur in Xinjiang
But Ms Wumaier has been repeatedly taken in for questioning by Chinese police and is being closely monitored.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has warned Hong Kong's government it "risks inflaming a delicate and sensitive situation" by using emergency laws for the first time in 50 years as thousands of protesters defy orders and return to the streets.
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.
Scott Morrison is clear-eyed about the challenge and opportunities for Australia in China's astonishing rise — in mineral resources, its education, investment and research cooperation.
The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been “unsatisfactory”, said China’s top diplomat Wang Yi after meeting his Australian counterpart.
Marise Payne says Australia would be concerned if diplomatic representatives undermined free speech
While the speech does not set out specific changes to the WTO or other trade rules, it accepts that change is needed to deal with the rising trade tensions.
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.
Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon explains how Labor 'snatched defeat from the jaws of victory' – and Shorten's one fatal blunder