‘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”.

Dutton vows to call out Beijing and declares everyday Australians are with the government

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has vowed to call out China for its acts of aggression, declaring everyday Australians understood the threats posed by Beijing.

‘A day to pack up our lives and get out’: journalist Bill Birtles on fleeing China

As diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra worsened, the ABC’s foreign correspondent and his partner had to leave everything – immediately.

Marise Payne says Australia won’t trade away values to restart China dialogue

Foreign Minister Marise Payne welcomes the Biden administration’s guarantee that the US will not grant China any improvement in relations until Beijing stops its economic coercion of Australia.