June 12, 2018 7
A sexual misconduct scandal in the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has polarised Western journalists working in Beijing, with claims that the fallout is fatally undermining the FCCC's role as an arbiter for press freedom.
June 8, 2018 9
Qantas' recent concession to the Chinese government reminds us that if you want to do business with Beijing, you put up or you piss off.
May 31, 2018 7
Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.
May 29, 2018 10
The RBA's Philip Lowe has warned that a financial collapse in China would be devastating to Australia. Unfortunately, the symptoms are all there.
May 25, 2018 7
More than simply ratcheting up diplomatic tension with China, Andrew Hastie has breached legal guidelines in the US.
May 24, 2018 18
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.
May 23, 2018 43
Australia's relations with China look set to enter the deep freeze with the head of parliament's intelligence committee outing a prominent Chinese-Australian as the subject of a US bribery case.
May 18, 2018 2
Good morning, early birds. Prosecutors have dropped blackmail charges against CFMEU figures, and the Coalition isn't happy. Plus, Steve Ciobo tries to repair Australia-China diplomatic relations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
May 15, 2018 5
In a sure sign that Julie Bishop is handling China well, apologists for Beijing are railing against her.
May 1, 2018
Crikey readers respond to our analysis of opinion polling and Turnbull's mess with China and the US.
April 27, 2018 14
Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.
April 26, 2018 5
Despite ongoing efforts, Rudd's populist appeals on Chinese social media aren't necessarily landing well.
April 12, 2018 19
Business and China Lobbyists can jump up and down, but the government has handled the aggressive and brutal Chinese dictatorship well.
April 11, 2018 8
Hysteria over non-existent Chinese bases in the Pacific is matched in the media by parroting of Beijing talking points by China boosters. Can't we do better than this?
April 10, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Former Australian Tax Office insiders blow the whistle on dodgy practices within the office. Plus, China lobbies to build a military base in Vanuatu. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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.
April 5, 2018 3
The government is hostile to Chinese investment in Australian electricity interests -- until it is desperate for a political fix, then anything goes.
April 4, 2018 6
Clive Hamilton's book on Chinese influence works best when it dissects the activities of Australia's clutch of China apologists. But he struggles to show how any Beijing influence has ever been effectively used.
March 12, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Border Force is facing protest after the raid of a family of Tamil asylum seekers. Plus, China abolishes presidential term limits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
March 9, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Victoria and New South Sales sign on to the federal redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, a former immigration detainee is nominated for the Stella Prize. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.