Australia usually prides itself on its aid in the Pacific. But the pandemic has put everything on pause.
As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.
Incoming Foreign Minister Marise Payne has her work cut out for her to meet Australia's obligations in Asia-Pacific, something her predecessor largely ignored.
We may need need the collective security of a rules-based Asian international order, writes former Australian ambassador to China Stephen Fitzgerald.
Outsourced subediting company Pagemasters walked away from a deal with an Asian consortium. It's now looking for other Australian suitors -- Pagemasters might come off second-best in the competition.
We're all supposed to be Asia-literate now. Freelance writer David Donaldson investigates where federal MPs are going on taxpayer-funded overseas study tours -- and finds one key Asian country is off the radar.
The present path is that China and India will be gobbling up all the growth in coal, and nearly all the growth in oil. Will we fight to combat climate change or make stacks of cash selling coal to Asia?
It seems counter-intuitive when one considers the Asian presence -- students, visitors and trade. But we are probably less Asia-ready than we were 20 years ago, says John Menadue.
In honour of the great other inventors and philosophers, Kevin O’Faircheallaigh attempts to create one all encompassing grand theory about Asia. Something better than "land of contrasts".