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Why our economy can afford to stand up to China with Belt and Road veto

Why our economy can afford to stand up to China with Belt and Road veto

The cancelling of Victoria’s deal with China is not costless - and we do not know yet how Beijing might retaliate - but the economic damage to Australia from sanctions it has already imposed have been far less than many feared.

  • by Roland Rajah

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Treasurer confident iron ore will continue to flow despite low point in China relations

Treasurer confident iron ore will continue to flow despite low point in China relations

Iron ore exports to China are not in any danger according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg as the Asia superpower warned of further damage to relations between the two countries.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Australia leads the world confronting China, for better or worse
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Australia leads the world confronting China, for better or worse

Australia could have adopted the New Zealand or European model of dealing with China, but it has not. Now we should brace for the backlash.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
‘Quite sympathetic’: China’s deputy ambassador says government didn’t want Australian journalists to leave

‘Quite sympathetic’: China’s deputy ambassador says government didn’t want Australian journalists to leave

Wang Xining claimed it was incorrect to say that China no longer welcomed foreign journalists but said they needed to present “the true image of China”.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Ongoing intrusions: ‘Chinese hackers’ compromise US agencies, firms

Ongoing intrusions: ‘Chinese hackers’ compromise US agencies, firms

The investigation is in its early stages but already has turned up evidence that the intruders breached sensitive defence contractors, a cyber security firm says.

  • by Ellen Nakashima and Aaron Schaffer
Australia’s ‘meek and muddled’ approach to the great power in the north

Australia’s ‘meek and muddled’ approach to the great power in the north

Reports of “genocide” against the Uighurs has led to rebukes of China, including a growing call to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. So why is Australia remaining silent?

  • by Julie Szego
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‘Stop bossing others’: Xi Jinping’s not-so veiled rebuke to the US

‘Stop bossing others’: Xi Jinping’s not-so veiled rebuke to the US

“What we need in today’s world is justice, not hegemony,” Xi told the Boao Forum on Asia, adding that China would never engage in an arms race.

  • by Colum Murphy
Caught up in ‘tit for tat’ political games: journalist Mike Smith details his exit from China

Caught up in ‘tit for tat’ political games: journalist Mike Smith details his exit from China

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with journalist Mike Smith about his dramatic exit from China last year.

  • by Tory Maguire
If push comes to shove with China, Biden meeting may be marked as the moment Tokyo chose sides
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If push comes to shove with China, Biden meeting may be marked as the moment Tokyo chose sides

The first leader Joe Biden welcomed to a face-to-face meeting at the White House was Japan’s Prime Minister.

  • by Peter Hartcher
‘Financial weapon’: Bitcoin becomes another factor in China-US contest

‘Financial weapon’: Bitcoin becomes another factor in China-US contest

Bitcoin’s value is going through the roof. But investors and analysts are divided over how cryptocurrencies will play out in global politics.

  • by Chris Zappone
US, China call truce on ‘climate crisis’ to cooperate on solutions

US, China call truce on ‘climate crisis’ to cooperate on solutions

The two superpowers, often at loggerheads, have committed to work together on developing carbon capture, energy storage and hydrogen targets.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw