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Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Tension between revolutionary leader Xanana Gusmão and current PM Taur Matan Ruak are at an all time high.

'Cave boys' urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

'Cave boys' urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

Thai government edicts for the media to remain calm have been confused as the government itself tries to make hay.

Bob Carr's road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

Bob Carr's road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

The China Lobby needs to keep up with what's going on in the region while rehearsing Beijing's talking points.

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

A NSW Labor MP has demonstrated that there remain politicians who are eager to parrot China's talking points.

Inside Australia's surreal and secret diplomatic history with North Korea

Inside Australia's surreal and secret diplomatic history with North Korea

Australia didn't officially have diplomatic ties to North Korea from 1975-2000. What we had instead is much stranger.

Is Malaysia spying on its students in Australia?

Is Malaysia spying on its students in Australia?

Malaysian student activists in Australia have accused Malaysia's Special Branch of monitoring them — and not for the first time.

Now the real game begins between the US and North Korea

Now the real game begins between the US and North Korea

The flag-waving of the Trump-Kim summit may suggest the fateful proposition of peace in our time, but the list of unknowns is too great to bank on any one outcome.

Inside the scandal dividing Beijing's foreign media community

Inside the scandal dividing Beijing's foreign media community

A sexual misconduct scandal in the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has polarised Western journalists working in Beijing, with claims that the fallout is fatally undermining the FCCC's role as an arbiter for press freedom.

What would success look like for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un?

What would success look like for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un?

The hard work of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is already complete; now we just wait to see if the two play nicely.

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Qantas' recent concession to the Chinese government reminds us that if you want to do business with Beijing, you put up or you piss off.