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What a second century of US ‘mateship’ might well mean — less bark, more bite

As Australia treads the line between infuriating Beijing and alienating Washington, it's no longer about just talking the talk – we're expected to walk the walk.

Scott Morrison at the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The humanitarian hole: China steps up to fill Australia’s foreign aid shortfall

Australia usually prides itself on its aid in the Pacific. But the pandemic has put everything on pause.

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There’s one word to describe China’s systematic persecution of Uyghurs: genocide

Beijing's well-documented abuse of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities has one goal: to destroy entire cultures.

Tips and Murmurs: Foxtel won’t pay writers … more reactionaries on breakfast TV … News Corp confusion on China

News Corp finds an ingenious way to replace all those reporters it laid off, while Today welcomes another fringe conservative to the airways. Catch up with the latest Tips and Murmurs from the Crikey bunker

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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China’s rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

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Crisis in higher ed looms as Chinese students pledge never to return to Australia

With an economic crisis looming, if foreign students stay away Australia is in big trouble.

Scott Morrison speaks during the launch of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update  (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Does Australia’s big defence spending actually make any sense?

We've reached our goal: defence spending is at 2% of the GDP. But don't celebrate yet — it's a pretty dopey target.

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China briefing: the training courses designed to ‘tell China’s story well’ in Australia

It's perfectly legal to undertake foreign government 'training courses'. Just don't keep it a secret.

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Not Today, Pauline

Good morning, early birds. Pauline Hanson reportedly has no regrets about her tirade against housing commission residents and refugees, and an investigation has found that former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle acted in a "sexually inappropriate way", at a 2016 black-tie dinner. It's the news you need to know, with Amber Schultz.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for a country in desperate need of migrants

There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.