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Australia upgrades travel warning for China

Australia upgrades travel warning for China

Australians living in and travelling to China have been warned they may be arbitrarily detained.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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New details emerge on Hong Kong security law as first person charged denied bail
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New details emerge on Hong Kong security law as first person charged denied bail

Security forces have overriding authority to enter and search properties, and to stop people under investigation from leaving the city. 

  • by Jasmine Leung and Sophia Yan
British MPs want Hong Kong's Carrie Lam on Magnitsky hit list
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British MPs want Hong Kong's Carrie Lam on Magnitsky hit list

Not one organisation or person from China is yet on the list of people and organisations that Britain's new human rights legislation will target.

  • by Latika Bourke
MPs were due to visit China on trip partly funded by Beijing
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MPs were due to visit China on trip partly funded by Beijing

A group of federal MPs and the presidents of the two major political parties were due to travel to China on a trip partly paid for by the Chinese government.

  • by Anthony Galloway
'Australia welcomes you': Business, universities launch China damage control campaign
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'Australia welcomes you': Business, universities launch China damage control campaign

The campaign is a sign of how seriously local interests are taking the risk to Australia's image in China posed by tensions over the coronavirus, geopolitics and racism.

  • by Michael Koziol
China could thwart Hong Kong citizens' entry to Australia, Britain
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China could thwart Hong Kong citizens' entry to Australia, Britain

The Hong Kong government has issued a statement dismissing rumours it will restrict outbound travel as "fake news".

  • by Wendy Tang, Nicola Smith and Danielle Sheridan
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Boris Johnson signals retreat on Huawei amid backlash on Chinese investment
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Boris Johnson signals retreat on Huawei amid backlash on Chinese investment

Internal opposition to the British PM continues to grow, with calls for a tougher response to China on human rights abuses.

  • by Latika Bourke
'A national security scandal': Kevin Rudd names three gaps in defence strategy
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'A national security scandal': Kevin Rudd names three gaps in defence strategy

Kevin Rudd has declared there are "major gaps" in Australia's new defence strategy, accusing the Coalition government of a "botched" submarine program.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Johnson opens door to 3 million Hong Kongers, declaring China's actions a 'serious breach'
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Johnson opens door to 3 million Hong Kongers, declaring China's actions a 'serious breach'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will introduce a new route for the territory's citizens to settle in the United Kingdom, putting pressure on Australia to make a similar offer.

  • by Latika Bourke
Protest or dangerous subversion: what China’s proposed national security laws mean for Hong Kong
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Protest or dangerous subversion: what China’s proposed national security laws mean for Hong Kong

National security laws in Hong Kong have been called a "death knell" and "badly damaging". Why are they so controversial?

  • by Felicity Lewis
Australia to buy ship-killing missiles and shift focus to Indo-Pacific
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Australia to buy ship-killing missiles and shift focus to Indo-Pacific

Australia will buy long-range anti-ship missiles and investigate buying long-range land-based missiles in a Defence shift to focus on the Indo-Pacific.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Peter Hartcher