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Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

Michael SainsburyApr 15, 20165 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's visit to China is going swimmingly, right?

East Timor is mad as hell, and it's our fault

East Timor is mad as hell, and it's our fault

John MartinkusApr 15, 201612 Comments

The East Timorese may be poor, but they are not stupid. And we need to stop exploiting them, writes freelance journalist John Martinkus.

Between the devil and the deep red Xi: Turnbull flies to China to save Aussie trade

Between the devil and the deep red Xi: Turnbull flies to China to save Aussie trade

Michael SainsburyApr 14, 20167 Comments

China has introduced a bevy of new laws and restrictions that could hurt Australian business.

China is Xi-deep in the Panama Papers scandal

Michael SainsburyApr 8, 2016

Anyone who works in the Hong Kong markets will tell you that the place is the world’s biggest money laundry.

The appalling trade deficit streak no one is talking about

The appalling trade deficit streak no one is talking about

Alan AustinApr 6, 201610 Comments

Trade figures released yesterday should sound alarm bells for Australia's economy, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Michael SainsburyApr 5, 20161 Comment

Australian retailers should be much more worried than Australian farmers that the Chinese are taking over.

Manus reaches boiling point, again

Manus reaches boiling point, again

Josh TaylorMar 31, 20163 Comments

The Manus Island detention centre is being hastily emptied ahead of a PNG Supreme Court challenge.

The crowd craves Trump’s obscene speech to spite Obama’s syrupy bullshit

The crowd craves Trump’s obscene speech to spite Obama’s syrupy bullshit

Helen RazerMar 31, 20167 Comments

A value-neutral language, such as that spoken by Obama, sounds to many as it very often is: a form of bloodless concealment.

Turnbull to keep whirlwind China trip just business

Turnbull to keep whirlwind China trip just business

Michael SainsburyMar 29, 20164 Comments

Australia's relationship with China is somewhat fraught at the moment, so Turnbull will have to walk a fine line to keep the discussion strictly business.

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

Australia finally taking China to task for human rights abuses

Michael SainsburyMar 15, 20164 Comments

Yes, China is important to Australia's economy. But that does not mean it should get a free pass.