Topic archives: China and Australia

How Bob Carr — and our unis — came to love China (and its money)

October 4, 2016 5

Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

August 3, 2016 2

Australia should be very afraid of China -- but it is its economic wobbles, not its military might, that should keep Aussies up at night.

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke’s moral fibre

June 6, 2016 5

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre Australia needs a politician to stand up to China, as Bob Hawke did. But pollies with that moral rectitude are thin on the ground.

Turnbull to keep whirlwind China trip just business

March 29, 2016 4

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.

Red scare: China won’t save us, ChAFTA or no

December 14, 2015 2

With the resources boom ending, don't expect agriculture and "services" to save Australia's bacon.

Maybe baby? China’s two-child policy too little, too late

Maybe baby? China’s two-child policy too little, too late

November 3, 2015 5

Relaxing its one-child policy is not going to be enough to save China's economy.

China and Australia both need reform, but only Turnbull can pull it off

China and Australia both need reform, but only Turnbull can pull it off

October 29, 2015 3

It takes a particular set of circumstances to actually achieve genuine economic reform -- and luckily for Malcolm Turnbull, he has them all.

Sainsbury: Australia’s racist response to ChAFTA could come back to bite

Sainsbury: Australia’s racist response to ChAFTA could come back to bite

October 23, 2015 5

Both Labor and the Coalition have been running racist campaigns, and China has noticed. But it's about to get a lot worse.

When Barry met Xi Dada: China’s economy, human rights and cyber warfare on the table

When Barry met Xi Dada: China’s economy, human rights and cyber warfare on the table

September 25, 2015

Australia should follow the Chinese President's visit to the United States very closely.

Japan tries to re-militarise, China seethes, Australia caught in the middle

Japan tries to re-militarise, China seethes, Australia caught in the middle

August 17, 2015 6

Relations between Japan and China, never very good, are at a low point. And Australia is picking sides.

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

July 20, 2015 38

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

Thawley’s big mouth just exposes Abbott’s tin ear on China

Thawley’s big mouth just exposes Abbott’s tin ear on China

July 2, 2015 7

The Abbott government clearly has no idea how anyone in China thinks, nor what to do to protect this vital relationship.

Orient express: is a big Aussie company greasing palms to get ahead in Asia?

Orient express: is a big Aussie company greasing palms to get ahead in Asia?

June 16, 2015 1

There are significant business opportunities in south-east Asia -- but allegations of bribery against one Australian company are muddying the waters for everyone.

Half the sky: Australia needs to stand up for women’s rights in Asia

Half the sky: Australia needs to stand up for women’s rights in Asia

March 10, 2015 1

China has detained at least seven women's rights activists in the last few days. This is unacceptable -- and Australia must speak up.

Hepatitis A scandal leaves China FTA up shit creek

Hepatitis A scandal leaves China FTA up shit creek

March 3, 2015 3

Australian businesses, media and government are slowly coming to the realisation that China's booming economy is not going to be the answer to economic woes Down Under.

Meet the mysterious Chinese property developer giving a motza to the ALP

Meet the mysterious Chinese property developer giving a motza to the ALP

February 3, 2015 2

The largest donor to either party in 2013-14 was a China-based individual named Zichun Wang. But who is Zichun Wang? The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson investigates.

China’s economic slowdown is bad — and it’s only going to get worse

China’s economic slowdown is bad — and it’s only going to get worse

January 22, 2015 3

Anyone depending on Chinese demand for resources (like, say, Australia) should be very worried about the quickly decelerating growth in the Chinese economy.

Two-timing Xi Jinping’s year of living gregariously

Two-timing Xi Jinping’s year of living gregariously

November 19, 2014 3

Xi Jinping set Australian hearts (and wallets) aflutter with promises of free trade and whispered sweet nothings. But freelance journalist Hari Raj discovers Xi's been saying that to all the countries.

Putin on the koalas: how the world’s media reported the G20

Putin on the koalas: how the world’s media reported the G20

November 18, 2014 2

From India to Canada, China to Russia, Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov scour's the world's media for their take on Brisbane's G20.

With FTAs like these, who needs China?

With FTAs like these, who needs China?

November 17, 2014 7

While China persists with its counterproductive carrot-and-stick approach to trade, Australia should look to more manageable economic relationships in south-east Asia.