Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.
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Good morning, early birds. Reports of repeated attacks on Brisbane mosques. Plus, a new security agreement for the Pacific region has all eyes on China. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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Crikey readers share thoughts on how Australian politicians and commentators should approach discussions on China. Plus, overwhelming condemnation for the Catholic Church.
A sexual misconduct scandal in the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has polarised Western journalists working in Beijing, with claims that the fallout is fatally undermining the FCCC's role as an arbiter for press freedom.
Qantas' recent concession to the Chinese government reminds us that if you want to do business with Beijing, you put up or you piss off.
Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.