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Chinese honour guard raise the Chinese flag during the commissioning ceremony of China's Shandong aircraft carrier (Image: Li Gang)

As China twists the knife, how serious is Australia about defending Taiwan and Hong Kong?

The US and Australia say they are prepared to defend Taiwan against Chinese encroachment. But with Hong Kong in uncharted waters, is it anything more than just Western posturing?

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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China's rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

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China briefing: the training courses designed to 'tell China’s story well' in Australia

It's perfectly legal to undertake foreign government 'training courses'. Just don't keep it a secret.

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Anatomy of a racist Trump tweet

Crikey talks to the experts about the US president's use of racist language on social media.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for a country in desperate need of migrants

There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.

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Deaths in June prove the world could end the pandemic, but won’t

COVID-19 has been suppressed in more than 20 developed countries, but that doesn't mean it's under control globally.

Police shoot pepper spray at protesters inside a train in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Ring Yu)

Australians will feel Beijing's weight if they step out of line in Hong Kong

Sweeping new security laws are designed to catch anyone the Chinese Communist Party doesn't like — and it's already started.

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Rupert Murdoch backs winners. That's why he's dumping Trump

With Trump trailing in the polls, the Murdochs are looking to jump ship. But could The Donald ditch them first?

Julian Assange on a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (Image: AAP/Lloyd Jones)

The botched extortion scheme that forced the UK's hand on Assange

Read an extract from the updated edition of The Most Dangerous Man in the World, Andrew Fowler's definitive book about Julian Assange.

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Where are anti-racist protests taking place globally?

Where are anti-racist protests taking place globally? We share the latest.