China formally applies to join trade deal alongside Australia that Trump dumped

Shortly after condemning Australia, the US and the UK for forming AUKUS, China applied to join the trans-pacific trade deal established to isolate Beijing.

Peter Dutton: Australia won’t be deterred by Beijing’s ‘outbursts’ over submarines

At AUSMIN meetings in Washington, top US officials said they did not expect any kind of “quid pro quo” from Australia in return for sharing its highly prized submarine secrets.

Risk and instability: Afghanistan seen as weak link for China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The US departure from Afghanistan reduces Washington’s influence in a region near China. However, it’s not clear how much Beijing will benefit.

This paddler watched his idol win Beijing gold. Now he’s set to be coached by him into an Olympic final

Tom Green was fixated with Ken Wallace’s feats in Beijing, and he’s calling on all of his idol’s experience to help him to a first canoe sprint Olympic final.

‘Small and minimalist’: Australian Olympians head to an unrecognisable Games

Jack Marton has been to the Olympics before, in Beijing in 2008 and Rio in 2016 to support his sisters, so thought he knew what he would be in for […]

Most Australians blame China for poor relations but ambivalent about government’s approach: poll

The Lowy Institute’s annual poll shows trust in China has fallen to record lows and 56 per cent of Australians believe Beijing is more to blame than Canberra for tensions […]

‘Who’d have thought we’d still be here?‘: Aussie swim stars’ amazing journey to fourth Olympics

They were introduced to the world as smiling teens in Beijing. Much water has passed between their feet since then as Emily Seebohm and Cate Campbell head to Games number […]

Australians want nation to ‘stick to its values’ in China dealings

Survey suggests a majority of Australians believe the country should call out Beijing over its approach to Hong Kong and Taiwan, retaliate against Chinese trade sanctions and speak out on […]

G7 offers rebuke to China over Beijing’s economic coercion campaign against Australia

US President Joe Biden also says Beijing must “act more responsibly in terms of international norms, human rights and transparency”.