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Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider
Investigation
United Nations

Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider

Chinese Australian Sheri Yan played a key role in a secret Beijing operation targeting the most prominent symbol of the global rules-based order: the UN.

  • by Nick McKenzie, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Zach Dorfman & Fergus Hunter

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From student to drone swarms: how the Chinese Communist Party trains its cadres in Australia
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From student to drone swarms: how the Chinese Communist Party trains its cadres in Australia

Wang Xiangke was no ordinary international student from China, and he is one of many.

  • by Alex Joske
Ghost cities: 50 million homes in China are empty
China

Ghost cities: 50 million homes in China are empty

Chinese President Xi Jinping's mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country.

  • by Paul Panckhurst & Emma Dong
Has Chinese investment become toxic?
Analysis
Foreign investment

Has Chinese investment become toxic?

The government's decision on Wednesday to reject Hong Kong utility firm CKI's $13 billion takeover bid for Australian gas pipeline company APA has forced a revision of just how open Australia remains to Chinese investment.

  • by Cole Latimer
Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.
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Australia's diplomacy with China comes in from the cold. Finally.

Amid a blizzard of challenging issues, Australia and China agree to get along together, after a year or more of tension.

  • by Kirsty Needham & David Wroe
Australia a 'partner, not a rival', says China, as relations warm up
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Australia a 'partner, not a rival', says China, as relations warm up

Foreign Minister Marise Payne, the first Australian foreign affairs minister to visit China in almost three years, had a “full and candid discussion”.

  • by Kirsty Needham
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China-Australia thaw to be tested in Beijing today
Marise Payne

China-Australia thaw to be tested in Beijing today

Marise Payne will attend the fifth Australia-China foreign and strategic dialogue, marking the highest level bilateral meeting on Chinese soil this year.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Scott Morrison splashes cash in the Pacific as China fears loom
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Scott Morrison splashes cash in the Pacific as China fears loom

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will pledge $3 billion towards much-needed infrastructure in Pacific nations as part of a frank admission Australia has sometimes taken its neighbours for granted and amid concerns that China is building its influence on Australia’s doorstep.

  • by David Wroe
Frydenberg rejects foreign bid for 'critical' pipeline network
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Frydenberg rejects foreign bid for 'critical' pipeline network

In a shock decision the government has a rejected a $13 billion deal from a Hong Kong company.

  • by David Crowe & Cole Latimer
Ahead of visit, Australia urges China to halt Uighur mass detentions
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Ahead of visit, Australia urges China to halt Uighur mass detentions

Australia has urged China to end the arbritary detention of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in its vast western province of Xinjiang.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims
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Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

The remarks come as the Australia-China relationship shows signs of healing after a tumultuous period.

  • by Fergus Hunter