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Beijing influence-peddling falls short in Taiwan

Beijing influence-peddling falls short in Taiwan

Australia will be heartened by Taiwan's rejection of Beijing, but should expect regional tensions to escalate.

India shutters the internet in support of its nationalist agenda

India shutters the internet in support of its nationalist agenda

Millions of people in India are being denied access to the internet, which is having direct impact on the economy, education and human rights.

Are Hong Kong protests hurting Australian business?

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.

Kevin Rudd is not registered as an agent of foreign influence in Australia... yet

Kevin Rudd is not registered as an agent of foreign influence in Australia... yet

Once a tough talker on China-Australia relations, Kevin Rudd has assiduously rebuilt his ties with Beijing and worked his way back into its good graces.

Hong Kong voters send a warning to Beijing

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.

China — boldly doing what corporations have been doing for decades

China — boldly doing what corporations have been doing for decades

It's no surprise the Chinese government tried to fund its own Australian MP — it was merely following the lead of corporations and special interests in exploiting our flawed political system.

The left needs to take a stand on China

The left needs to take a stand on China

If reports about horrific human rights abuses under President Xi Jinping are accurate, then the global left needs to speak out.

Chinese army presence suggests a grim resolution for Hong Kong

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.

China Matters, especially for big business

China Matters, especially for big business

Sections of Australian business would like there to be less criticism of China and more "nuance" and "soundness" in debate. But their latest attempt to tamp down criticism blew up, thanks to Beijing.

'Repent and redress': Chinese re-education comes to Australia

'Repent and redress': Chinese re-education comes to Australia

A Chinese government statement on Andrew Hastie and James Paterson echoed the language of its re-education programs in Xinjiang. And it's not a coincidence.