Topic archives: China

Inside the scandal dividing Beijing’s foreign media community

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.

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

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.

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

May 31, 2018 7

Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

Will Australia survive China’s Lehman Brothers moment?

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.

Could Hastie be brought before a US court for his Chau Chak Wing comment?

May 25, 2018 7

More than simply ratcheting up diplomatic tension with China, Andrew Hastie has breached legal guidelines in the US.

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

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.

Hastie blows up Turnbull’s efforts to fix China relations

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.

Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

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.

China Lobby demands the end of Julie Bishop

May 15, 2018 5

In a sure sign that Julie Bishop is handling China well, apologists for Beijing are railing against her.

What holds more sway: a poll or Andrew Bolt’s opinion?

May 1, 2018

Crikey readers respond to our analysis of opinion polling and Turnbull's mess with China and the US.

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

April 27, 2018 14

Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.

Kevin Rudd thinks he’s still relevant to China-Australia relations

April 26, 2018 5

Despite ongoing efforts, Rudd's populist appeals on Chinese social media aren't necessarily landing well.

Businesses don’t like it, but Turnbull is dead right about China

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.

Both sides reading from their scripts on Chinese aggression in Vanuatu

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?

Crikey Worm: whistleblowers expose ATO’s toxic tactics

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.

Australia cosies up to India despite growing human rights abuses

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.

Government strangely silent on Alinta’s Beijing connections

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.

Clive Hamilton and his (mildly justified) conspiracy theory

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.

Crikey Worm: Border Force face protest after refugee raid

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.

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

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.