Tensions escalated on Wednesday night with the US government telling China to close its consulate general in Houston, Texas, in 72 hours.
Australia’s pushback against Chinese interference, including its world-leading ban on Huawei, have earned it a reputation abroad as a pioneer.
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has delivered a blunt warning about China’s ambitions in south-east Asia, but is it it too little, too late?
Results from phase 2 trials of COVID-19 vaccines in the UK and China have shown promising results, and given hope for a local vaccine candidate just starting trials.
Experts warn a looming university funding crisis could make Australian scientists more reliant or Chinese resources, or leave them behind.
Opposition research shows the Premier’s infrastructure deal with China is a loser with voters in Labor-held state seats.
Vice-chancellor Professor Peter Høj wrote to students detailing the university’s commitment to free speech, but warned a shift in perception about China could be costly.
The Chinese economy has returned to growth just three months after businesses and workers were plunged into a negative quarter.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham continues to support the free trade agreement between Australia and Hong Kong despite Washington ending its preferential treatment for the former British colony.
A two-track trade relationship is developing between China and Australia. Imports critical to Beijing’s infrastructure stimulus are climbing while beef, barley and education attracts trade bans.
Australia’s largest dedicated coal miner says COVID-19 and concerns around Chinese import curbs have dented the outlook for thermal coal prices.
As many as 33 rivers in China have risen to record levels, and the country is bracing brace for another “grim” week of torrential rain.
China has more people engaged in its spying effort than any other country – but we don’t even know the names of its intelligence agencies.
The warning from China is the third escalation in as many months as tensions rise between the two countries.
Russia and China abstained from the resolution, which appeared to satisfy no council member and led to harsh recriminations among them.
The State Department warned US citizens living in or traveling to China they may face arbitrary arrest, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing.
The tally represents the largest one-day increase by any country since the pandemic emerged in China last year.
The rich Western and Asian democracies are coalescing into a united front. China is starting to pay the exorbitant price for its wolf warrior diplomacy.
The government had no choice but to respond to China’s new crackdown but it has done so carefully.
Challenging the West’s traditional dominance of the industry, China has brought state, military and private sectors together in a quest to combat the disease.
Australians living in and travelling to China have been warned they may be arbitrarily detained.
Amazon crosses the $US3000 a share mark while Wall Street is boosted on a rebound in US services industry activity in June and expectations of a revival in China’s economy.
Huawei has lost the anglosphere. The telecommunications giant that symbolised China’s economic rise will no longer build 5G networks across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and now Britain.
Not one organisation or person from China is yet on the list of people and organisations that Britain’s new human rights legislation will target.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will now introduce a new route for the territory’s citizens to settle in the United Kingdom, putting pressure on Australia to make a similar offer.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds will warn China’s actions have “deeply unsettled” the Indo-Pacific region and put Australia’s security at risk.
Chinese-Australians accused of subversive activities will be subject to extraordinary new national security laws imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong if they return home.
Australia now realises it lacks the tools for holding hostile forces of a major adversary at bay.
Mainland national security agencies will operate in Hong Kong for the first time as residents fear Beijing is moving to stamp out all dissent.