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A pro-Uyghur demonstration (Image: SOPA/Viola Kam)

There’s one word to describe China’s systematic persecution of Uyghurs: genocide

Beijing's well-documented abuse of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities has one goal: to destroy entire cultures.

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With the other China, Australia plays it smart and smarter

A shift towards supporting Taiwan is sound foreign policy for an Australian government scrambling to rein in China.

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Old Hu’s ‘gum’ attack on Australia a clear sign of China’s global mindset

When the anti-Australia writings of a once-disregarded columnist are in lockstep with the Chinese government, Australia should be worried.

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.

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Kevin Rudd’s think tank opens up new questions in China debate

Critics are questioning whether the Kevin Rudd-helmed Asia Society Policy Institute can maintain any sort of balance on China.

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Foley remains defiant after resignation, plans to sue

Good morning, early birds. NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has remained defiant following his resignation due to allegations of sexual assault, the relationship between China and Australia seems to be thawing, and a new study finds that one in four Australians suffer adverse affects due to loneliness. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

Crikey takes a quick look at John Garnaut — the man Bob Carr describes as one of ''the leaders of the recent anti-China panic in the Australian media".

Iran proves that Trump can’t recognise a good deal

Donald Trump may have fulfilled his election promise to quit the Iran deal, but he certainly wasn't doing so to get out of a "bad deal".

Abe shows the world how to play Trump

While most leaders visibly shudder through their interactions with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deftly kept him onside

How Bob Carr — and our unis — came to love China (and its money)

Who can forget the screams about the proposed "Consensus Centre" run by climate change sceptic Bjorn Lomborg? But our universities are chock-full of "Confucius Institutes" meant to peddle the Chinese Communist Party's soft power.

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