Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques has delivered a bullish assessment of the outlook for the Chinese economy for the next two years as he rewarded investors with the biggest interim dividend in the miner's history.
Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.
"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."