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.
"I recall a topic hotly debated online by young internet users: Who is really China’s enemy? Is it America? Japan? Russia?," he wrote. "If we think about things cooly, perhaps none of them are. China’s enemy is itself."
Concern over Chinese political donations and the use of Chinese-owned dairy farms to launch industrial balloons which allegedly can be used for missile technology have electrified New Zealand’s election campaign, where Prime Minister Bill English has rallied to be in reach of a historic victory.