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Topic: China and Australia
2019-20 Hong Kong protests (Image: Flikr/Studio Incendo)

Beijing’s Hong Kong plans may lead to an exodus, and Australia must be ready

It's not just Australia's diplomatic interests being threatened by China's tightening grip on Hong Kong — 100,000 Australians call Hong Kong home.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Which Australian states depend on China most — and does it matter?

From iron ore to infrastructure, is there real reason to be concerned about state dependency on Chinese business?

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China tightens its fist

Good morning, early birds. The Chinese government has announced it plans to impose new security laws in Hong Kong, and, in a separate story, has begun warning state-owned utilities against purchasing Australian thermal coal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

Lessons must be learnt, Gillard says

Good morning, early birds. Julia Gillard is calling for an investigation into China's original COVID-19 outbreak, and the Fair Work Commission is considering deferring minimum wage increases for JobKeeper-eligible companies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Wood.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison

Stop the bats — all the ways Australia and its allies are blaming China for COVID-19

Australian political and business leaders are at odds on how to blame — or acquit — China for its role in the spread of COVID-19.

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Albo’s need for high speed

Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese has a high-speed vision for the economy post-COVID-19, and Chinese authorities are facing a potential new wave of coronavirus cases. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest with Health Minister Greg Hunt  (Image: AAP/

Beware of billionaires bearing gifts: Twiggy’s ambush a long time coming

Critics of 'Twiggy' Forrest's 'ambush' of Health Minister Greg Hunt need to realise that this is nothing new for the billionaire.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison

A way out of Australia’s China crisis: let Beijing buy Virgin

In one move, the Morrison government could put out an economic fire and and repair disintegrating relations with our most important partner.

What would a Chinese boycott of Australia mean for our economy?

A fundamental shift in Australia’s economic relationship with China is potentially dangerous, and it may be on the way.