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Chinese interference fears flare in New Zealand

Chinese interference fears flare in New Zealand

Allegations a New Zealand politician tried to hide a donation from a businessman with Chinese Communist Party links have reignited concerns.

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'Consciously mystifying': Xi Jinping Thought mapped for the masses
Xi Jinping

'Consciously mystifying': Xi Jinping Thought mapped for the masses

It turns out that harnessing a communist state's propaganda for the social media age can be complicated. Very complicated.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Canada seeks Australia's help on trade war, but US and China not invited
Trade wars

Canada seeks Australia's help on trade war, but US and China not invited

Canada is pushing to strengthen dispute resolution and modernise the WTO and has invited Australia, among others, to a meeting dubbed the "save the WTO summit".

  • by Kirsty Needham
China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth
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Trade

China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth

The US Treasury Department has concluded China isn't manipulating its currency, and it doesn't seem happy about that.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
US government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator
China

US government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator

The US government has refrained from naming China or any other trading partner as a currency manipulator.

Transcript: Rod Eddington speaks on Murdoch, airlines, culture and China
Rod Eddington

Transcript: Rod Eddington speaks on Murdoch, airlines, culture and China

The full transcript of The Big Interview with Rod Eddington conducted by Stephen Bartholomeusz.

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China's new Australian buzzwords to counter Trump
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Trade wars

China's new Australian buzzwords to counter Trump

A term that was used 22 years ago by the Australian government is China's latest weapon in its trade spat with the US.

  • by Kirsty Needham
New data shows Chinese economy is cooling
China

New data shows Chinese economy is cooling

China's factory-gate inflation has cooled for a third straight month in September amid ebbing domestic demand, pointing to more pressure on the world's second-biggest economy.

Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China
China

Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China

Foreign Minister Taro Kono didn't mention China specifically but said the Pacific region was important in a strategic sense to Japan and New Zealand.

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following  landmark China-Vatican pact
Taiwan

Taiwan invites Pope Francis to visit, following landmark China-Vatican pact

Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen met Francis on Sunday and invited him to visit, but his office gave no date for the proposed visit.

  • by Christian Shepherd
Marise Payne hoses down John Bolton's tough talk on South China Sea
South China Seas

Marise Payne hoses down John Bolton's tough talk on South China Sea

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has adopted a conspicuously cautious stance after Donald Trump’s hawkish top national security official vowed the United States and allies would “do a lot more” in contested waters.

  • by David Wroe