• China-Australia tension hammers human ties

    James Laurenceson     |      September 20, 2020

    For all the concern this year that political tensions between Australia and China might harm trade and investment, this isn’t the most acute stress in the bilateral relationship.

  • China’s wolf-warrior tactics are here to stay

    Peter Jennings     |      September 15, 2020

    Taken together, Xi’s opaque speeches, his military’s coercive behaviour and the increasingly unhinged statements of China’s diplomats and party-controlled media make the Communist Party’s intentions all too clear.

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 7, 2020

    The detention of Australian journalist Cheng Lei gives lie to Chinese President Xi’s supposed ‘reform and opening up’ agenda.

  • Pushing back against China

    Fergus Hanson     |      September 1, 2020

    A collective response by allied nations and regional powers is required to contain China’s increasingly brutal international bullying.

  • China’s wine dumping ‘investigation’ shows Australian businesses must plan for Chinese coercion

    Michael Shoebridge     |      August 21, 2020

    Australian companies are getting the point—trade with China is hostage to the actions of the ruling Chinese Communist Party regardless of consumer desires or business partnerships formed over decades.

  • China’s third revolution

    Anastasia Kapetas     |      August 4, 2020

    On the brink of a new cold war, China has more instruments of power than it has ever had, but its challenges and missteps mean that the world’s democratic countries still have the upper hand – at least for the moment.

  • International pressure can help protect Hong Kong

    Rachel Gray     |      August 1, 2020

    The UN needs to establish a special envoy to closely monitor the decline of human rights in Hong Kong, says Australia Director at Human Rights Watch and adjunct lecturer at UNSW Law Elaine Pearson.

  • Australians at increasing risk of arbitrary arrest abroad

    Rachel Gray     |      July 22, 2020

    International travel remains off the agenda for most people, but two UNSW academics have expanded on the Australian government’s warning Australians could be ‘at risk of arbitrary arrest’ in China, Iran, Vietnam and other oppressive nations.

  • The hidden hand of Chinese power

    John West     |      July 16, 2020

    The Chinese Communist Party’s global influence operations are covert but pervasive, and are undermining Western democratic institutions. Hidden Hand is very welcome in raising our awareness of this, and the stakes involved.

  • China is busy making enemies

    Michael Shoebridge     |      July 12, 2020

    From the warm waters of the South China Sea, to the snows of the Himalayas and the streets of Hong Kong, China’s relentless bullying of its neighbours is turning the international community against it.

  • The death of Hong Kong

    Keith Richburg     |      July 5, 2020

    Communist China’s brutal assault on Hong Kong’s last vestiges of freedom through its controversial new ‘security law’ is yet more chilling evidence of its repressive and expansionist nature.

  • Crouching media, hidden agenda

    Stjepan Bosnjak     |      June 29, 2020

    Recent Chinese state-owned media have been using colourful headlines and articles to describe Australia. This is a tried and trusted method that has been used for at least a quarter century.