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Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Good morning, early birds. Dozens have been injured after protesters stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council, and Labor signals that it is prepared to back the government's contentious tax cut package. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

The government claims it will treat China with a firm hand, but its response to protests in Hong Kong is anything but.

Are there really only 130 non-Chinese Australians who can speak Mandarin fluently?

Are there really only 130 non-Chinese Australians who can speak Mandarin fluently?

Chris Bowen claims that there are only 130 Australians of non-Chinese background proficient in Mandarin. Is he correct?

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Are government travel advisories always about citizens' safety? There's often a bit more to it...

The massacre that can’t be erased from memory

The massacre that can’t be erased from memory

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian saw his fellow students gunned down in the square. Thirty years on, he's still reckoning with the event that 'doesn't officially exist'.

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Good morning, early birds. Labor's new post-election frontbench has made its debut, and the government pushes Solomon Island investments in a bid to ward off China's Pacific growth. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Banning Huawei’s 5G is another backwards step for Australia’s internet speeds

Banning Huawei’s 5G is another backwards step for Australia’s internet speeds

It’s not clear what Australia gains by blocking Huawei’s involvement in our 5G network, but it's clear what we lose.

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?

How both parties bungled the chase for Chinese-Australian votes

How both parties bungled the chase for Chinese-Australian votes

It's 2019 and Australian politicians are only just starting to front up to this major group of voters. They have a lot to learn.