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‘Debt trap’: Bipartisan support for tearing up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement

‘Debt trap’: Bipartisan support for tearing up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement

National security experts and federal Labor have welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China, but warn of the possible fallout.

  • by Anthony Galloway, Paul Sakkal and Hanna Mills Turbet

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Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China torn up

Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China torn up

Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road agreement with the Chinese government has been torn up, with the Morrison government ruling it falls foul of Australia’s national interest.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Eryk Bagshaw
New Chinese consul-general appointed in Perth a year after former envoy’s abrupt exit

New Chinese consul-general appointed in Perth a year after former envoy’s abrupt exit

Long Dingbin was China’s consul-general in Lahore, Pakistan, where he was involved in delivering several projects under the trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
The Liberals’ problem with women is simple: the men block their path
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The Liberals’ problem with women is simple: the men block their path

A generation of young women who try to enter conservative politics end up walking away, disillusioned and often angry at the school cadet camp ambience.

  • by Jon Faine
‘Wake-up call’: Business Council urges increase to foreign aid to counter China

‘Wake-up call’: Business Council urges increase to foreign aid to counter China

Jennifer Westacott warns Australia needs to scale up development assistance across the Indo-Pacific as developing countries are increasingly turning to China.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Embarrassing no-shows at China’s summit are a sign Europe is charting a new course

Embarrassing no-shows at China’s summit are a sign Europe is charting a new course

Europe is turning away from Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his Belt and Road initiative.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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Victoria’s trade deficit with China has grown since Belt and Road deal

Victoria’s trade deficit with China has grown since Belt and Road deal

International trade figures show the state’s trade deficit with China has worsened since the signing of a controversial deal with Beijing.

  • by Annika Smethurst
Sri Lanka halts port deal with India and Japan

Sri Lanka halts port deal with India and Japan

India — which considers the Indian Ocean region to be its strategic backyard — has for years been worried by Chinese influence over neighbouring Sri Lanka.

  • by Bharatha Mallawarachi
Australia may finance buyer for Pacific mobile network Digicel to block China

Australia may finance buyer for Pacific mobile network Digicel to block China

China Mobile is firming as the likely company to make a play for the Pacific's Digicel network, a move that would trouble Australia’s national security agencies.

  • by Anthony Galloway
China's deal with PNG will deplete fishing stock and pose border risk
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China's deal with PNG will deplete fishing stock and pose border risk

It’s not in our strategic interest to have a major Chinese government resource exploration project right on our northern doorstep.

  • by Anthony Bergin and Jeffrey Wall
Labor says Morrison government 'dropped the ball' on Chinese fishing facility in PNG

Labor says Morrison government 'dropped the ball' on Chinese fishing facility in PNG

Labor wants the Morrison government to guarantee a proposed Chinese fish facility on Australia's doorstep will not threaten national security.

  • by Anthony Galloway