February 16, 2018 6
It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 11, 2017 42
The relationship with Beijing is not at "tipping point" but requires careful maneuvering, which Turnbull seems incapable of doing.
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.
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.
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.