Chinese students outnumber others in asylum claims surge

Chinese students outnumber others in asylum claims surge

Visas for Chinese students continue to be approved at much higher rates than other source countries. A former top immigration bureaucrat is urging the government to overhaul the system.

  • byAngus Thompson

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Australia takes rare step of blaming China for backing cyberattacks

Australia takes rare step of blaming China for backing cyberattacks

It is the first time Australian agencies have taken the lead in attributing cyberattacks to hacking group APT40 and naming the Ministry of State Security as a sponsor of the operations.

  • byDavid Crowe
China anchors ‘monster ship’ in Philippine waters of South China Sea

China anchors ‘monster ship’ in Philippine waters of South China Sea

The Philippines and China agreed on Tuesday for the need to “restore trust” and “rebuild confidence” to better manage maritime disputes.

  • byNeil Jerome Morales
Treasury steps up to limit ‘strategic’ security overreach

Treasury steps up to limit ‘strategic’ security overreach

The risk of foreign disruption has to be balanced in such a way that economic activity is not unnecessarily curtailed.

  • byRoss Gittins
Chinese dissident recalls secretive jet-ski escape across the Yellow Sea

Chinese dissident recalls secretive jet-ski escape across the Yellow Sea

Kwon Pyong escaped China on a jet-ski last summer. He strapped five fuel barrels to his craft,and brought five water bottles and five sandwiches for the dash across the sea.

  • byJohn Yoon
Has ‘pro-China’ Peter Dutton morphed from a hawk into a dove?
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Analysis

Has ‘pro-China’ Peter Dutton morphed from a hawk into a dove?

The big story of the Chinese premier’s visit was one that few have remarked upon:the opposition leader’s strikingly softer rhetoric on China.

  • byMatthew Knott
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Pandas can’t paper over Australia’s differences with China

Pandas can’t paper over Australia’s differences with China

Premier Li Qiang’s visit was the culmination of hard work by the government to recalibrate the relationship with China. But it also exposed differences that cannot be papered over with diplomatic niceties.

  • byLisa Visentin
Penfolds hikes prices in bid to reclaim top billing in China

Penfolds hikes prices in bid to reclaim top billing in China

Treasury Wine Estates is doubling headcount in China to re-establish the Penfolds brand as China’s top luxury drop – and has flagged global price increases.

  • byJessica Yun
Trump 2.0:What four more years mean for Australia and the world

Trump 2.0:What four more years mean for Australia and the world

In the first of a five-part series,international editor Peter Hartcher examines why Donald Trump is more inclined to like a US enemy than a friend if he wins a second term as president.

  • byPeter Hartcher
China renames hundreds of villages in Xinjiang to scrub away Uyghur identity:Human Rights Watch

China renames hundreds of villages in Xinjiang to scrub away Uyghur identity:Human Rights Watch

Villages once known by religious,historical or cultural terms of the Muslim minority group now carry names like “Red flag” or “Unity”.

  • byLisa Visentin
Chinese officials were rude and belligerent. Why did that take Albanese so long to say?
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Analysis

Chinese officials were rude and belligerent. Why did that take Albanese so long to say?

After a night to workshop his response,Albanese seemed to generously imply the embassy officials who tried to block Cheng Lei were little more than bumbling buffoons.

  • byMatthew Knott