Scroll to top
Topic: beijing
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The perils of hypocrisy: on China, Coalition’s pandering outstrips Andrews’ grovelling

When it comes to China, both sides of politics are guilty of pandering.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The Beijing dilemma: right now, we need China more than it needs us

When it comes to dealing with the Chinese government, there is a big difference between sensible caution and needless provocation. Australia must choose wisely.

(Image: AP/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong voters send a warning to Beijing

The historic victory for pan-democratic candidates means that Beijing has been profoundly misreading the situation on the ground.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Chinese army presence suggests a grim resolution for Hong Kong

The People's Liberation Army are yet to move on Hong Kong, but their appearance in the city presents an alarming outcome for protesters and journalists currently targeted by authorities.

Student protesters in Taiwan (Image: Wikimedia/Artemas Liu)

Taiwan at a crossroads as Beijing erodes support

Anybody interested in the fate of Taiwan — one of the most potent flash-points in Asia Pacific — should be watching events in Hong Kong closely.

Detained Australian Yang Hengjun. (Image: AP/Zhan min)

Will Canberra’s stand against Beijing be enough?

It's well known that business and politics cannot be separated in China. But, for once, Canberra is not standing by while the rights of an Australian are infringed.

Hong Kong's 2014 'Umbrella Movement' protests (Image: Studio Incendo)

Beijing would never back down so easily

Don't be fooled by the withdrawal of Hong Kong's extradition bill. This won't be enough to stave off disaster.

Pro-China protesters gesture towards Hong Kong democracy demonstrators in Melbourne (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

How Hong Kong is forcing Australia’s hand on China

Protests and counter-protests across the country have proven the CCP has more internal support than Australia bargained for.

Hong Kong's 2014 'Umbrella Movement' protests (Image: Studio Incendo)

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.

(Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

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?