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Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The perils of hypocrisy: on China, Coalition's pandering outstrips Andrews' grovelling

When it comes to China, both sides of politics are guilty of pandering.

(Image: AP/Susan Walsh)

Trump ramps up racism and xenophobia with 'Chinese virus' slur. China not much better

Attempts to blame other countries or races for disease are a long tradition, and both Trump and Xi Jinping are continuing it.

(Image: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

This is what happens when globalisation meets global panic

The tide of globalisation — seen as irreversible by advocates — may well be rolled back in the wake of the coronavirus.

(Image: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Diversity in adversity: how Australian media is failing the coronavirus test

Our news media needs expertise and resources. Sadly, it's only the ABC that's delivering.

Australian business ramps up China lobbying, with help from the United Front

Australia's business elites continue to rub shoulders with the United Front Work Department — a secretive arm of the Chinese Communist Party.

Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak upon the ratification of the maritime boundary treaty (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?

Scott Morrison was playing nice over the weekend, but Australia has proved time and time again that it's hard-pressed to respect Timor-Leste's sovereignty.

Chinese international students are not a 'problem' to be solved

Take it from a tutor: the media's obsession with Chinese students is misguided at best and racist dog-whistling at its worst. 

Scott Morrison (right) and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam.

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

Successive Australian governments have snubbed, time and again, south-east Asian countries. This represents a potentially significant problem for Australia's strategic foothold in the region.

Scott Morrison attends a Chinese New Year ceremony in 2019. (Image: AAP/Ellen Smith)

A lesson for the PM: speak up, but stick to English

Things have gone badly awry between Australia and China. Was it something we said? 

Nationals Leader Michael McCormack.

Australia's economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's history in the Pacific is about imperialist exploitation. Now the government has baldly stated that our economic interests come ahead even of the existence of Pacific island states.