When it comes to China, both sides of politics are guilty of pandering.
Attempts to blame other countries or races for disease are a long tradition, and both Trump and Xi Jinping are continuing it.
Our news media needs expertise and resources. Sadly, it's only the ABC that's delivering.
Australia's business elites continue to rub shoulders with the United Front Work Department — a secretive arm of the Chinese Communist Party.
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.
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.
Things have gone badly awry between Australia and China. Was it something we said?
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.