Former senator Nick Xenophon has drawn heat after it was announced that his legal and advisory firm brought in Huawei as a client. But he's hardly the first Australian to take a job spruiking for the Chinese technology giant.
This week in Side View: Ring or Ringu? America's grim military legacy in Iraq, the fall of the National Enquirer, and crab housing.
Focusing on dairy farmers is just crying over spilled milk. We need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to foreign ownership.
Crikey readers discuss revelations that Chinese influence agents are taking a leaf from the corporation playbook, and ask how to put a stop to business influence in Australia, while elsewhere readers go in on the changing state of climate policy and climate reporting.
If reports about horrific human rights abuses under President Xi Jinping are accurate, then the global left needs to speak out.
The People's Liberation Army are yet to move on Hong Kong, but their appearance in the city presents an alarming outcome for protesters and journalists currently targeted by authorities.
Sections of Australian business would like there to be less criticism of China and more "nuance" and "soundness" in debate. But their latest attempt to tamp down criticism blew up, thanks to Beijing.
A Chinese government statement on Andrew Hastie and James Paterson echoed the language of its re-education programs in Xinjiang. And it's not a coincidence.