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Growing China worries in Australia as Penny Wong slams PM

As America tries to figure out a new normal for relations with China, the debate in Australia continues to grow…

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Australian citizen charged with espionage in China

China’s grim authoritarian creep continues. As reported by the New York Times and below from the BBC: Chinese-Australian writer Yáng Héngjūn 杨恒均 has…

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Australia’s foreign influence pushback gets personal as Chinese lobbyist denied re-entry

Pictured: Huang Xiangmo with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull For the past two years, Australia has been engaged in…

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Why is Australia so hostile?

Chinese state media today is dominated by articles on the China International Import Expo underway in Shanghai. Xí Jìnpíng 习近平…

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Australia tells Huawei to hit the highway

Australia has banned Chinese handset and network equipment maker Huawei from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network. “The move,…

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Sinica Podcast: David Brophy and Andrew Chubb on China’s influence operations in Australia

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with David…

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Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop should join Weibo

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop “privately blamed the Australian media’s ‘negative reports’ for adversely affecting Australia–China relations during her meeting…

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More news from China on Belt and Road, the death of Utopia, Australia tensions, and trade war covfefe

Building the Belt and Road, one cobblestone at a time The TIR Convention (Transports Internationaux Routiers) is a multilateral treaty signed…

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‘Beijing is livid’ over ‘racist’ criticism from Australia

The latest in the growing Australian backlash to Chinese influence: Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull made the unusual move of speaking mandarin…

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The growing Australian backlash against Chinese influence

Will a Confucius Institute become the next point of contention in Australia-China relations? The Guardian says the former head of Australia’s national…

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Tensions with China simmer Down Under

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government has decided to pursue legislation against espionage and improper foreign influence on Australia’s political system.…

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China has issued three veiled threats to Australia to get an extradition treaty passed, reports say

China is lobbying hard for Australia to pass a long-awaited extradition treaty, which was signed in 2007 and set for…

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Did an Australian senator sell himself to Chinese interests?

Australian Labor Party (ALP) senator Sam Dastyari is in hot water after the latest in a year-and-a-half long series of revelations…

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The summer of Australian academics apologizing to Chinese students – China’s latest political and current affairs news

A summary of the top news in Chinese politics and current affairs for September 8, 2017. Part of the daily…

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Islamic State claims to have killed two Chinese teachers – China’s latest top news

A roundup of the top China news for June 9, 2017. Get this free daily digest delivered to your inbox…

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