May 23, 2018 2
The power of Andrew Forrest, a man of many contradictions, has ramped up over the last decade.
May 17, 2018 3
Australia continues to ignore the impressive display of democracy in action in Timor-Leste, a country it has routinely let down since independence.
May 11, 2018 7
There's a lot to be gleaned from Malaysia's recent election, especially for the craven and silent Australian government.
May 9, 2018 4
The Commonwealth Bank shifted to an increasingly profit-driven services model promoted by an eccentric US management group, that pushed all staff (risk managers, auditors, the lot) to discover new leads for sales.
April 27, 2018 14
Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.
April 13, 2018 41
Bill Morrow's departure from NBN is just more proof that mobile technology is cutting the NBN's lunch and gobbling it down.
April 9, 2018 4
Religious minorities are experiencing huge increasing violence in Modi's India, but that doesn't seem to be a deal-breaker for our leaders in Canberra.
March 27, 2018 4
No matter the result of the economic standoff between China and the US, Xi Jinping's moves to shed China's extraordinary debt and avoid a stagnant economy are already making a mark on Australia's economy.
March 19, 2018 22
Data released by Austrade have shown that the number of visas issued to Chinese tertiary students has dropped for the first time in years, amid ongoing claims of interference by the Chinese government.
March 12, 2018 35
It wasn't so long ago that Bishop was seen as an obvious successor to Turnbull. What a difference a year makes.
March 1, 2018 2
With a new energy deal with Australia on the table, and with an end to a year of political gridlock in sight, the future should be bright for Timor-Leste. But will it fall pray to the same pattern of corruption that led it here?
February 16, 2018 8
It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.
February 14, 2018 3
Amid a slew of bad deals and a stagnant share-price, shareholders shouldn't hold their breath that Telstra's Asian excursions will pay off.
December 19, 2017 5
Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.
November 28, 2017 16
The "nation building" project intends to be a major boost to heavy industry and could see significant economic shifts. With so much at stake, what could possibly go wrong?
November 24, 2017 6
You've probably never heard of the United Front Work Department, but you've probably seen their work.
November 1, 2017 5
While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.
October 18, 2017 4
The upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress could have serious ramifications for Australia.