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Is high Chinese demand about to wreck the government’s gas deal?

Glenn Dyer November 10, 2017 3 Comments

A surge in demand for LNG in China is dragging gas prices upward, which spells trouble for the government's effort to keep a lid on domestic prices.

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Michael Sainsbury November 1, 2017 5 Comments

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Don’t bet against it: Packer still at home in the casino business

Michael Sainsbury August 14, 2017 1 Comment

With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.

India and China sabre-ratting over Bhutan

Professor Damien Kingsbury August 2, 2017 4 Comments

China and India both want to assert their dominance in Bhutan. And the dispute could end in bloodshed.

Liu Xiaobo deserved better than Australia’s pathetic half-arsed platitudes

Michael Sainsbury July 17, 2017 5 Comments

Liu Xiaobo was an extraordinary man, and even though it would piss off China, Australia should have made a stronger statement about who he was and who killed him.

Packer gambled and lost on China. Can Crown come out with a winning hand?

Michael Sainsbury July 3, 2017

Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?

Razer: apparently ‘the world’ hates Trump. Well big fucking whoop.

Helen Razer June 29, 2017 3 Comments

Bad news for the liberal media: international power relations are not formed on the basis of people’s bad feeling.

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

Charlie Lewis June 28, 2017 4 Comments

We're being swamped by Asians! Our Christian heritage is fading! Islam is surging! Calm down, Australian media.

‘Cold War sentiment’: how the Chinese community feel about the ABC-Fairfax donations investigation

‘Cold War sentiment’: how the Chinese community feel about the ABC-Fairfax donations investigation

Crikey June 23, 2017 4 Comments

Chinese donations to and influence on Australia's political parties are everywhere in the news, but how does that affect everyday Chinese-Australians? Freelance journalist Michael Liu reports.

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

Stephen Mayne June 13, 2017 6 Comments

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.