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John Fitzgerald

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Belted and railroaded: Victoria's trade deal with China is a dud

The premier has hung an albatross around his neck, and the necks of any future Victorian governments.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison

The Great China Distraction: post-pandemic Australia requires more than a trade fight

An excessive focus on relations with China and the US is distracting Australians from planning for a strategically-resilient country fit for the post-pandemic world.

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Old Hu's 'gum' attack on Australia a clear sign of China's global mindset

When the anti-Australia writings of a once-disregarded columnist are in lockstep with the Chinese government, Australia should be worried.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Sino relations: why questions of trust get lost in translation

Rather than ask whether Australia should trust China, we should probably be asking whether it is possible to build trust between such incommensurable value systems.

A pangolin. (Image: Adobe)

The origins, the species and the global political power of Chinese traditional medicine

How the coronavirus started remains a burning question. But the answer most favoured by the Chinese regime raises even deeper questions about the role played by traditional medicine in the growth of the country's global influence

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Claims of racism fuel escalating media war between China and Washington

Unsurprisingly, barbs traded between China and the US over responsibility for coronavirus are part of a much larger power play.

La Trobe Senior Lecturer Dr Zhanming (Ming) Liang (third from left) with staff at Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital (Image: La Trobe University)

The Wuhan connection: how two determined women hurdled Chinese red tape

Charity distribution networks in China are rife with mismanagement. But with the coronavirus outbreak threatening lives, two women in Australia managed to cut through the red tape.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Crown and corona: how the flow of Wuhan high-rollers stopped just in time

The Crown Resorts scandal is receiving fresh scrutiny following the spread of coronavirus from Wuhan to the world.

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How the coronavirus is challenging China at every level

China’s officials know they have a problem but won’t acknowledge it’s partly to do with themselves.

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

'Repent and redress': Chinese re-education comes to Australia

A Chinese government statement on Andrew Hastie and James Paterson echoed the language of its re-education programs in Xinjiang. And it's not a coincidence.