Topic archives: China

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

February 16, 2018 6

It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

January 17, 2018 14

In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.

Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical

January 16, 2018 45

So the government is worried about China giving out "useless" aid to developing nations. Well, at least China doesn’t bomb countries to rubble before handing out the money.

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

December 19, 2017 5

Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

December 15, 2017 17

Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.

Crikey Worm: would-be terrorist bungles attack in New York

December 12, 2017

Good morning, early birds. A 27-year-old man has botched a planned terror attack in New York City overnight. Plus, the Prime Minister goes on a year-end whirlwind media tour. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Beijing bashing needs reining in if Turnbull is to seize the moment

December 11, 2017 42

The relationship with Beijing is not at "tipping point" but requires careful maneuvering, which Turnbull seems incapable of doing.

Crikey Worm: Beijing weighs into the Dastyari scandal

December 7, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Chinese Communist Party has tried to hose down fears in Australian Parliament about foreign donations and influence. Plus, Labor is on the cusp of victory in Queensland, and that's bad news for Adani. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: voters to Turnbull’s rescue

December 4, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The PM wins some respite as two new polls indicate voters would not look kindly upon yet another leadership spill, and the Opposition Leader has been caught up in the Sam Dastyari Chinese influence debacle. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

December 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.