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‘We favour freedom’: Quad leaders offer China alternative at historic summit

‘We favour freedom’: Quad leaders offer China alternative at historic summit

The leaders deliberately avoided mentioning China by name, but countering the rising superpower dominated every aspect of the summit.

  • by Matthew Knott

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Quad leaders unite to weaken Chinese dominance over rare-earth minerals

Quad leaders unite to weaken Chinese dominance over rare-earth minerals

China accounts for the majority of the global production of the minerals used in crucial technologies - from smartphones and cars to cruise missiles.

  • by Matthew Knott
Britain warns MP, activists against travel to 50 countries over China risk

Britain warns MP, activists against travel to 50 countries over China risk

A parliamentarian and three activists were told to avoid countries with China extradition treaties after they were named in a Hong Kong trial.

  • by Latika Bourke
Labor MPs lash Paul Keating for China comments
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Labor MPs lash Paul Keating for China comments

One Labor MP said Keating has trivialised Australia’s national security priorities, while another said he’s done his party a “great disservice” by attacking Penny Wong.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Xi goes global as Biden pushes old alliances at the UN
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Xi goes global as Biden pushes old alliances at the UN

The Chinese President courts those who feel snubbed by American exceptionalism. Joe Biden puts America’s “enduring security and prosperity” first.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Shameful vaccine statistic powerful nations don’t want to talk about

Shameful vaccine statistic powerful nations don’t want to talk about

As wealthy nations, including Australia, mark vaccination milestones, poorer countries are being left way behind. And China is stepping into the breach.  

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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As the world reorders itself to resist China, it’s a pity the latest move was so boofheaded

As the world reorders itself to resist China, it’s a pity the latest move was so boofheaded

The AUKUS partners have managed to alienate France in the process of assembling their new coalition.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Fix ‘dysfunctional’ relationship: UN chief tells China, US to avoid new Cold War

Fix ‘dysfunctional’ relationship: UN chief tells China, US to avoid new Cold War

“We need to avoid at all cost a Cold War that would be different from the past one, and probably more dangerous and more difficult to manage,” Guterres said.

  • by Edith Lederer
China formally applies to join trade deal alongside Australia that Trump dumped

China formally applies to join trade deal alongside Australia that Trump dumped

Shortly after condemning Australia, the US and the UK for forming AUKUS, China applied to join the trans-pacific trade deal established to isolate Beijing.

Morrison, the third amigo, speaks loudly to Xi

Morrison, the third amigo, speaks loudly to Xi

The Prime Minister’s new defence pact with the US and Britain will not deliver Australia a submarine that it can use for at least 20 years. But this deal is serious: it is Australia’s most emphatic answer yet to Beijing’s effort to force it into submission.

  • by Peter Hartcher
‘It’s important to us’: Taiwan pushes for naming rights in Australia
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‘It’s important to us’: Taiwan pushes for naming rights in Australia

Australia and the US have declared an intention to deepen ties with the island as tension heightens with China and a top official has a proposal for where they could start.

  • by Chris Barrett