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What’s happening with China?

Crikey readers talk Clive Palmer, China and the foundational texts of Western civilisation.

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Rundle: the coming East-West conflict a truth we dare not mention

Think Clive Palmer’s anti-Chinese government tirade was a bit off colour? Well, global war and imperialism are worse, and Australians would be wise to remember such turmoil could rise again.

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Mystery surrounds death of key Laos officials

China looks set to benefit from a suspicious plane crash that killed a group of Laos politicians — including a rising political star and potential PM. Crikey’s anonymous stringer reports.

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Why we must continue looking for MH370 indefinitely

Under various maritime treaties, Australia is obligated to continue the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 regardless of cost.

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Better optics, but Abbott sidestepping tricky issues of trade

The Australian trade mission is progressing as planned, but will anything tangible come of it?

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Talk is cheap: Abbott’s Asia trip missing the real opportunities?

Tony Abbott will get some valuable face time with prime ministers in China, but his entourage’s insistence on sticking with him instead of meeting with Chinese business means the trip’s real potential value could be lost.

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Death-defying diplomacy when Abbott’s three-ring circus rolls into Asia

Tony Abbott will be trying to appease China, Japan and South Korea on his upcoming Asian tour. Competing interests, a lack of planning and a whirlwind itinerary mean the trip will be fraught.

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Chinese real estate invasion? Not according to the data, fellas

Complaints about Chinese buyers inflating house prices miss the fact that foreign residential property investment encourages new housing construction.

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The Chinese steel trap: resources data to give Hockey headaches

What does China’s “war on steel” mean for the Australian economy? While Joe Hockey delivered rosy forecasts last week, the news out of China looks decidedly darker.

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Big promises but little reform in increasingly violent China

Xi Jinping, the most powerful person in China, has promised to crack down on corruption and institute real economic reform. Unfortunately, the reality on the ground shows neither is happening.

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Three years on from Fukushima, nuclear power has some new allies

Japan has reinvested in nuclear power, even though the Fukushima power plant is still not safe. Freelance journalist David Donaldson says developing nations are just getting started with nuclear.

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Asian jitters: Japan, China and Australia picking sides?

Japan and China are stoking age-old tensions of late. But so far there has not been a peep from Canberra condemning Australia’s new best friend. Should we be taking sides?

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Abbott turning Japanese, China fuming, Bishop stuck in the middle

Tony Abbott’s strange decision to support Japan and the US over China has angered our biggest trading partner. With Abbott planning a trip to China in April, he will have to tread very carefully.

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The traffic jam on top of the world: the Chinese boom busts into Tibet

A construction boom and Chinese tourism has transformed the road to Lhasa. The way to Shangri-La is now congested with Tibetan truckies, migrant labourers and 4WDs. Journalist Michael Woodhead reports from Kangding.

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The benefits of breeding: China relaxes one-child policy

China’s one-child policy has been relaxed, but as China’s working-age population begins to decline, the benefits won’t be seen for some time.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

According to a two-year study by the Institute of Medicine and the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations, medical professionals helped design, enable and participated in “torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment” of detainees at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

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The Chinese reform agenda: a committee to push it forward?

There’s high hopes of further economic and social reform to come from the Chinese Community Party’s 18th CCP Central Committee Third Plenum. But the big calls will probably be dodged.

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Crikey Clarifier: is China showing us up on climate change action?

The Climate Institute’s Erwin Jackson talks to Ailun Yang, a senior associate on the major emerging economies team of the World Resources Institute, about China’s green future.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Tony Abbott continues his worldwide quest to get pictures with women to prove they don’t hate him.

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Huawei charm offensive can’t whitewash complicity in surveillance

Huawei has launched a charm offensive to portray itself as independent of governments. But it has a track record of working closely with the world’s worst regimes.

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Tread with care: Australian military trains up China’s rivals

The Australian military has trained up almost 1000 soldiers from Vietnam and the Philippines — countries which China is in dispute. We’ll need to tread carefully if regional conflicts worsen.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

China’s million “internet behaviour monitors” top the country’s entire active military force … Solar power nearly as cheap as fossil fuels … rising concerns of US debt default

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Taking care of business: Abbott and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Coalition has promised to involve industry groups more in trade negotiations. But Dr Matthew Rimmer of the ANU College of Law argues industry already has too much influence.

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Free trade crusade is easier said than done

Freelance journalist David Donaldson says the incoming Abbott government will have to balance the free-trade ethos of the Liberals with the protectionism of the Nationals. It won’t be easy.

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China is driving our economy, but will be ignored in the election

Treasury clearly needs to lift its game on China — they got it wrong in May and may well be wrong again.

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