• Singing the party’s song

    Fergus Ryan     |      November 27, 2023

    Vetted and approved social media influencers flourish under the Chinese Communist Party’s tightly regulated social media ecosystem as the party uses their popularity to bolster its dubious legitimacy both domestically and abroad.

  • Disagreeing where we must

    Open Forum     |      November 16, 2023

    Australia and China are looking to improve their diplomatic and economic relations after China’s failed attempts to bully Australia into submission, but this shouldn’t stop Australia emphasising its support for Taiwan.

  • China’s bullying backfires

    Greg Poling     |      November 15, 2023

    China’s remorseless diplomatic and military bullying of its maritime neighbours is driving them ever further into the allied alliance against the expansionist communist state.

  • In the house of pooh bear

    Justin Bassi     |      November 5, 2023

    Tensions appear to be easing between Australia and China, but the Prime Minister must remember that pulling punches on international security in the hope of frictionless diplomacy and short-term economic gain only teaches authoritarian states that aggression and coercion are effective.

  • Slaying the blue dragon

    Patrick Mendis     |      October 10, 2023

    China’s ambitions of imperialist expansion in the South China Season and the Indo-Pacific need to be contained by allied determination, given China’s complete disdain for other nation’s rights and sovereignty.

  • Overreach

    Robert Wihtol     |      October 6, 2023

    In her new book, Susan Shirk sets out to explain how relations between China and the West have deteriorated, noting that China went into imperial overdrive well before Xi came to wield sole power.

  • The Chinese Cyber Party

    Albert Zhang     |      July 27, 2023

    Chinese harassment of pro-democracy activists in Australia has morphed into a wider campaign to discredit the Australian government and promote appeasement of the Chinese Communist Party among ex-pats and others.

  • Security in China’s shadow

    John West     |      July 17, 2023

    Australia has implemented some effective responses to the challenges posed by China to its security. But Canberra still lacks an overarching China strategy, according to Euan Graham’s new book “Australia’s Security in China’s Shadow”.

  • Facing the dragon

    Sunny Cheung     |      July 15, 2023

    China’s decision to place bounties on eight exiled activists, two of whom live in Australia, is part of a pattern of transnational repression, and a typically brazen violation of human rights, personal freedoms and national sovereignty.

  • Protect the heroes of Hong Kong

    Yvonne Lau     |      July 6, 2023

    The Australian government should strongly oppose China’s egregious attempts to impose its censorship abroad, in contravention of Australia’s democratic values, on Australian soil.

  • Biden’s right, Xi is a dictator

    Nicholas Khoo     |      June 23, 2023

    It’s not every day that a New Zealand prime minister takes China’s side in a disagreement between Washington and Beijing over whether the leader of China is a dictator, but these are extraordinary times.

  • China’s hidden hand

    John West     |      June 19, 2023

    A new book by Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg explores how the Chinese Communist Party’s global influence operations strive to undermine Western democratic institutions.