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China tightens its fist

Good morning, early birds. The Chinese government has announced it plans to impose new security laws in Hong Kong, and, in a separate story, has begun warning state-owned utilities against purchasing Australian thermal coal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

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Are Hong Kong protests hurting Australian business?

While protests continue to be a new part of daily life in Hong Kong, the region's status as an economic hub seems to be standing strong.

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Hong Kong voters send a warning to Beijing

The historic victory for pan-democratic candidates means that Beijing has been profoundly misreading the situation on the ground.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Chinese army presence suggests a grim resolution for Hong Kong

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.

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It’s only a matter of time before the global uprising reaches Australia

Australia may seem buffered for now from the global uprising gripping parts of the world. Don't expect that to last.

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The original ‘Waterworld’

This week in Side View: where does water come from? Plus, Turkey's nukes, dispatches from the nanny state, and old age sucks.

Foreign affairs inconsistency is nothing new

Crikey readers on Australia-China relations, and the question of the congestion tax.

Dave Sharma, Liberal MP and chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

It’s official. Australia has no idea what it’s doing on China. 

Australian politicians are slamming China while preparing to sign a free trade deal with a widely discredited administration that is subjugated to Beijing. What planet are they living on?

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The violent protests that aren’t making the front page

When it comes to the deadly protests currently taking place in Iraq, the silence from Australia's politicians and media commentators has been deafening.