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A lesson from Hong Kong to Australia: be vigilant

A lesson from Hong Kong to Australia: be vigilant

We must all be careful of xenophobia and witch-hunts, but it's foolish to dismiss allegations of CCP influence as mere 'racism'.

Regional NSW could run out of water by November

Regional NSW could run out of water by November

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.

Will Canberra’s stand against Beijing be enough?

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.

Beijing would never back down so easily

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.

Is this another death blow to press freedom in Australia?

Is this another death blow to press freedom in Australia?

Dr Chau Chak Wing's defamation case against the ABC's Four Corners highlights the inadequacies of Australia's defamation laws.

Chinese international students are not a ‘problem’ to be solved

Chinese international students are not a ‘problem’ to be solved

Take it from a tutor: the media's obsession with Chinese students is misguided at best and racist dog-whistling at its worst. 

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

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.

Is Australia really in a position to dictate terms with China?

Is Australia really in a position to dictate terms with China?

Crikey readers on Australia's trade future with China, and the Pell decision.

Why is Australian trade becoming a political weapon?

Why is Australian trade becoming a political weapon?

Seeing trade through a lens of winners and losers, power and weakness, is a Donald Trump move. And it's increasingly common in Australia.

How Hong Kong is forcing Australia’s hand on China

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.