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Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Image: AAP)

The game has become obvious — China is planning to do us slowly

Australia has blundered into a diplomatic stoush with China with no plan and no apparent endgame. Beijing, on the other hand, knows what it's doing...

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

Engagement no more: China a huge risk for Australian firms and their workers now

Is China targeting Australian journalists only — or all Australians? It's hard to know but it's clear Australians face real risks going there.

Journalist Michael Smith, anchor Cheng Lei and journalist Bill Birtles (Images: CGTN; supplied)

Australia takes moral high ground on China expulsions. But should it?

A little tit-for-tat on Australia's part wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. The US reacted swiftly when three of its journalists were expelled.

Cars waiting for export to the world market in Jiangsu, China (Image: Top Photo/Sipa USA)

Would you drive a Chinese car? Thousands of Aussies say yes

Chinese car brands are starting to make up a large chunk of Australian traffic. Will the market survive the countries' rapidly deteriorating relationship?

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Julian Assange and Cheng Lei (Images: AAP/Reuters/Supplied)

Detained in plain sight: an incomplete list of Australia's political prisoners

Crikey takes a look at some of the Australian political prisoners currently in jail overseas.

Detained Australian anchor Cheng Lei (Image: CGTN)

Cheng Lei's detention is collateral damage. The question is, what next?

Australians like broadcaster Cheng Lei will continue to suffer as collateral damage in the tit-for-tat war between Australia and China.

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How Australia is helping the US 'clean' the internet

Australia once sold itself as a bridge to Asia. Now, the Australian government is seemingly working with the US to block Chinese apps and infrastructure.

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The hypocrisy around TikTok is nothing short of astonishing

Everyone's against big tech, but no one has a problem with TikTok being forced into the hands of Microsoft by Trump.

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Australia isn't the only country worried about a US-China war

China's rise has fuelled a regional arms race that will leave none of us safer.

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What a second century of US 'mateship' might well mean — less bark, more bite

As Australia treads the line between infuriating Beijing and alienating Washington, it's no longer about just talking the talk – we're expected to walk the walk.

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