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World November 17, 2018
Morrison, China and the Pacific
Scott Morrison and Xi Jinping take on international diplomacy in the Pacific. Beijing boosting regional security, not military. South-west Pacific in political turmoil. ‘Soft power’ review under way as case made for Radio Australia’s return.
World November 10, 2018
The vaunting of the Hill house
President Trump on the attack after mixed US midterms. Asia shows its working around Trump's US economically as the region prepares for key summits. Sanction waivers make Iran oil ban toothless. Xi Jinping attracting domestic criticism.
World November 10, 2018
Truth-telling in Singapore
Asia-Pacific leaders gathering in Singapore for next week’s ASEAN Summit won’t find many ‘crazy rich Asians’ of the hit film variety, but rather a lot of unhappy ones who are feeling the pinch.
World November 03, 2018
The human cost of Trump’s rhetoric
Trump stays on message for midterms. Right-wing gains in Brazil and Germany. Constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. Independence vote for New Caledonia. The debate over refusing China in our 5G network.
World October 27, 2018
Trump returns to the nuclear barricades
Democrats targeted with pipe bombs; Erdoğan applies heat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Widodo treads gently with Saudis.
World October 20, 2018
China lashes out as HK club oversteps ‘red line’
Morrison’s embassy misstep; aftermath of Khashoggi murder; PNG’s APEC spending.
World October 13, 2018
Pence drops bomb on China’s US influence
Pence adds to pressure on China, Brazil’s Duterte, Timor-Leste’s LNG pipedream.
News October 13, 2018
Dennis Richardson: keeper of Canberra’s secrets
Dennis Richardson was chief of ASIO and ambassador to Washington before heading the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and then Defence. Here, he talks about China, Trump and Australia’s foreign policy.
World October 06, 2018
Australia pledges $5m in disaster aid relief
Trump boosts new treaty with Mexico and Canada; Boris Johnson’s leadership pitch.
World September 29, 2018
Trump’s Iran stance silences UN laughter
Russia upgrades air defences. UN warns of famine in Yemen. EU seeking sanctions on Poland.
World September 22, 2018
Trump tells China: ‘You’re tariffed!’
Former general jailed in Philippines; backdown on new seasonal visa.
News September 15, 2018
Uygurs call for sanctions over mass internments
In Sydney’s west, the Uygur community has joined calls for Australia to sanction China over its internment of more than one million members of the Muslim minority.