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Hong Kong’s autonomy on the line as Beijing’s influence grows

Hong Kong’s autonomy on the line as Beijing’s influence grows

New extradition laws with Beijing are just another step in the erosion of Hong Kong's political and legal autonomy. The effects will be huge for the region.

Morrison’s big challenge with China

Morrison’s big challenge with China

Beijing was clearly hoping for a Labor win, and has every reason to be distrustful of our new government. Where can we go from here?

Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.

China chokes under both an economic and literal smog

China chokes under both an economic and literal smog

China's Communist Party faces two challenges this month: how to recover its ailing economy, and how to deal with a controversial new documentary about Chinese air pollution.

The battle for Beijing could destabilise Canberra

The battle for Beijing could destabilise Canberra

Next August the government will choose a new ambassador to China. But with numerous forces competing for what could be the first political appointment, Abbott might not be the prime minister to send the newbie to Beijing.

Lock up your ping-pong balls, Beijing to pick a new leader

Lock up your ping-pong balls, Beijing to pick a new leader

Preparations are underway for China's upcoming National Congress. Freelance journalist Kway Teow reports from Beijing on the tight security and media silence surrounding the leadership changeover.

Australians ambivalent about the ‘rise of China’

Australians ambivalent about the ‘rise of China’

In Beijing, the "rise of China" is something you can feel in your throat, writes freelancer David Ritter from Beijing.

China loves the allen key

China loves the allen key

The Ikea store in Beijing is bustling. But not with customer's buying cheap Swedish furniture, but with families enjoying a nap on Ikea mattresses, eating Swedish meatballs and taking their graduation photos.

Population boom bursts water demands

Population boom bursts water demands

China and India are two growing super powers, who currently use less than the global average for water. However, as their population boom, so will their need for fresh water. Hence their working relationship regarding the health of the Himalayan glaciers.

State of the Planet: Going green Beijing?

State of the Planet: Going green Beijing?

How friendly are the Olympics, really?