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Morrison's China row with Andrews widens as PM passes on policing tips

Morrison's China row with Andrews widens as PM passes on policing tips

Political tit-for-tat between Canberra and Victoria over secret trade deal with China has spread to criticism of Labor's handling of crime in Melbourne.

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Andrews, Morrison at odds over Victoria's secret Chinese trade deal
Victorian election

Andrews, Morrison at odds over Victoria's secret Chinese trade deal

Victorian Premier defends his government’s decision to sign agreement with Beijing to enhance investment, saying such agreements were always done that way.

  • by Benjamin Preiss & Kirsty Needham
China’s 'extraordinary' ambitions: the futuristic city being built on reclaimed land
China

China’s 'extraordinary' ambitions: the futuristic city being built on reclaimed land

A new project in Sri Lanka has been likened to a Chinese company building a huge island off Bondi Beach and then putting a new city on it. 

  • by Matt Wade
‘How can you call us monkeys?' Kenyans say Chinese bring racism
Kenya

‘How can you call us monkeys?' Kenyans say Chinese bring racism

Before last year, Richard Ochieng', 26, could not recall experiencing racism firsthand. Then he started working for a Chinese company.

  • by Joseph Goldstein
A decades-coming bridge to unite Croatia is finally going to be built ... by China
China

A decades-coming bridge to unite Croatia is finally going to be built ... by China

With drills churning and its engineers arriving daily, a state-owned Chinese construction firm is finally going to complete a project Croatia has struggled with for decades.

  • by Marc Santora and Barbara Surk
China waives debt, promises 'no imposition of will' on African nations
Belt and Road

China waives debt, promises 'no imposition of will' on African nations

The $US60 billion debt waiver is intended to convince the world that its Belt and Road infrastructure initiative is creating debt traps in poor countries.

  • by Kirsty Needham
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China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan
China

China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan

China is reported to be building military base in Afghanistan, with hundreds of troops to cross the border from its western Xinjiang region.

  • by Michael Martina & Ben Farmer
Malaysia cancels Belt and Road projects with China over bankruptcy fears
Malaysia

Malaysia cancels Belt and Road projects with China over bankruptcy fears

The statement came after Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad called for "fair trade" and warned against a new version of colonialism.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap multi-billion dollar China deals
Mahatir Mohamad

Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap multi-billion dollar China deals

The Prime Minister insists he wants to maintain good relations with China but wants to focus on debt reduction before building massive infrastructure projects.

  • by Adam Schreck
China cements fresh Burkina Faso ties with hospital and highway
China

China cements fresh Burkina Faso ties with hospital and highway

Burkina Faso broke off diplomatic relations with Taipei in May in favour of China - and they are reaping the financial benefits.

  • by Simon Gongo
Australia joins US and Japan rival to China's Belt and Road infrastructure spree

Australia joins US and Japan rival to China's Belt and Road infrastructure spree

Australia is joining forces with the United States and Japan to pull more private infrastructure investment into poor countries in Asia and the Pacific in what will be a rival vision to China’s massive state-led Belt and Road Initiative.

  • by David Wroe