We must all be careful of xenophobia and witch-hunts, but it's foolish to dismiss allegations of CCP influence as mere 'racism'.
Good morning, early birds. There are dire warnings of an increasingly severe drought in rural NSW, and the foreign-influence scare continues as it's revealed a Labor MLC hired a Beijing-linked staffer. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
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.
Don't be fooled by the withdrawal of Hong Kong's extradition bill. This won't be enough to stave off disaster.
Dr Chau Chak Wing's defamation case against the ABC's Four Corners highlights the inadequacies of Australia's defamation laws.
Take it from a tutor: the media's obsession with Chinese students is misguided at best and racist dog-whistling at its worst.
Successive Australian governments have snubbed, time and again, south-east Asian countries. This represents a potentially significant problem for Australia's strategic foothold in the region.
Crikey readers on Australia's trade future with China, and the Pell decision.
Seeing trade through a lens of winners and losers, power and weakness, is a Donald Trump move. And it's increasingly common in Australia.