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Racism, pledges of allegiance, and spying — the human cost of Australian-Sino relations gone bad

With anti-Chinese racism on the rise, it's little wonder so many Chinese Australians are choosing to stay quiet — and Australia is weaker for it.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (Image: AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Beijing ups aggression in moves to bring Hong Kong protesters into line

After a quiet six months following the 2019 Hong Kong protests, the clash over Beijing’s ever-creeping influence in the city has resumed.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Sino relations: why questions of trust get lost in translation

Rather than ask whether Australia should trust China, we should probably be asking whether it is possible to build trust between such incommensurable value systems.

Kevin Rudd speaks during the launch of the Quarterly Essay "Red Flag". (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Kevin Rudd is not registered as an agent of foreign influence in Australia… yet

Once a tough talker on China-Australia relations, Kevin Rudd has assiduously rebuilt his ties with Beijing and worked his way back into its good graces.

A Chinese military parade in 2015 (Image: Kremlin)

Does the People’s Liberation Army have eyes on Sydney property?

The massive, opaque China Poly Group — known for links to the Chinese army — is eyeing off an enormous property splurge in Sydney.

A Chinese military parade in 2015 (Image: Kremlin)

Conservatives fear the rise of China for all the wrong reasons

The right should be scared for what China's economic success does to their pathetic fairytales of history and West. China essentially refutes a philosophy they have based their life on.


How do you get a press pass in China? Just ace the Xi Jinping ‘loyalty exam’.

China is set to ban any journalists who fail to prove their loyalty to the Communist Party.

Liberal Party member for Chisholm Gladys Liu (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Is Australia falling for another red scare?

Crikey readers discuss Australia's anti-communist hysteria, and nuclear power in Australia.

Chau Chak Wing (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

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.

(Image: AP/Susan Walsh)

Dithering US boosters avoid real discussion on national defence

Conflicts are hurtling toward us. But what is the response from the foreign policy establishment? Absolutely nothing of consequence.

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