• Why China’s Zhenhua data trove matters

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 17, 2020

    The Zhenhua revelations offer another chance to challenge Beijing to reduce its egregious interference in other societies to shore up the position of the CCP.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Opportunism drives China’s cyber-attacks

    Tom Uren     |      August 1, 2020

    Although there has been a sustained increase in cyber activity targeting Australia, the Chinese state is still focused on stealing western technology, rather than applying foreign policy pressure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building a grand strategy for China

    Peter Layton     |      June 25, 2020

    The complicated and complex nature of Australia’s relations with China calls for a well-designed grand strategy that maximises the economic benefits while limiting the political costs.

  • Taking off the red-tinted glasses

    Andrew Forrest     |      June 21, 2020

    The advocates of closer economic relations with China have dominated the debate for years, but China’s ever more outrageous behaviour is forcing even its most blinkered apologists to come to grips with reality.

  • China plays the race card against Australia

    John Fitzgerald     |      June 15, 2020

    China’s latest travel and education warnings over Australian racism don’t stand up to scrutiny because they don’t have to. Our problem is not racism, it is Xi.

  • The party speaks for you

    Alex Joske     |      June 13, 2020

    The Chinese Communist Party is strengthening its influence by co-opting representatives of ethnic minority groups, religious movements, and business, science and political groups in China and overseas, including Australia.

  • Business must look beyond the bottom line

    Henry Storey     |      May 17, 2020

    The reaction of some in the business community to China’s threats of an economic boycott reflect an acute over-reliance on China. This in itself is symptomatic of the Australian business community’s lack of imagination.