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Trump's tough guy stance on China will be his global legacy, win or lose

Trump's tough guy stance on China will be his global legacy, win or lose

Less than a fortnight out from the most divisive US election day in decades, the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machine has an easy target. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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'Possible to imagine': Putin says Russia-China military alliance can't be ruled out
World politics

'Possible to imagine': Putin says Russia-China military alliance can't be ruled out

Russia and China have hailed their “strategic partnership,” but so far rejected any talk about the possibility of their forming a military alliance.

'Our fight isn't over': Thai protesters give PM three days to quit
Protest

'Our fight isn't over': Thai protesters give PM three days to quit

Tens of thousands of people marched to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's offices. The protesters have been demonstrating for months against Prayuth and to demand curbs to King Maha Vajiralongkorn's powers.

  • by Patpicha Tanakasempipat
Australia appoints former China ambassador to Japan post
World politics

Australia appoints former China ambassador to Japan post

Australia has appointed the former ambassador to China as its top envoy in Tokyo in a sign of Japan's rising strategic importance. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
'Take up arms': Armenia gives up on diplomacy
Border disputes

'Take up arms': Armenia gives up on diplomacy

Its Prime Minister has asked for volunteers to defend Nagorno-Karabakh which Azerbaijan claims. Armenia has Russia on its side, while Azerbaijan has Turkey.

  • by Avet Demourian
COVID and economic growth not a problem for Taiwan
Coronavirus pandemic

COVID and economic growth not a problem for Taiwan

What if the government told you it could triple some of your money in a pandemic?

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Bangkok protests continue apace — is Thailand the next Hong Kong?
Analysis
Protest

Bangkok protests continue apace — is Thailand the next Hong Kong?

There are strong similarities between the Thai and Hong Kong protests, and not just with youth borrowing tactics from the city-state's protest movement.

  • by James Massola
From the Archives, 1950: China invades Tibet
Flashback

From the Archives, 1950: China invades Tibet

For much of its history, the Chinese had claimed sovereignty over Tibet. Seventy years ago, the People's Republic of China launched a full-scale invasion of the tiny nation.

  • by Staff reporters and AAP
'No problem': Duterte says he'd happily go to jail for drug killings
Drugs

'No problem': Duterte says he'd happily go to jail for drug killings

At least two complaints for crimes against humanity and mass murder in connection with the Philippine President’s pursuit of drug suspects are being examined by an ICC prosecutor.

  • by JIM GOMEZ
Food and warm clothes for Chinese soldier captured in disputed border area
Border disputes

Food and warm clothes for Chinese soldier captured in disputed border area

It's the first time a soldier had been reported captured since hostilities exploded between India and China in the Himalayas in June.

  • by Jeffrey Gettleman
Joko rejected US request to host spy planes: officials
International affairs

Joko rejected US request to host spy planes: officials

US officials made multiple "high-level" approaches in July and August to Indonesia's defence and foreign ministers.

  • by Tom Allard