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Hastie warns of ‘bleak outlook’ as China claims it’s the victim of provocation

Hastie warns of ‘bleak outlook’ as China claims it’s the victim of provocation

The opposition’s defence spokesman backed the condemnation of Chinese military operations around Taiwan and said Australia must prepare for more pressure on national security.

  • by David Crowe

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Wong joins US and Japan urging China to ‘immediately cease’ firing over the Taiwan Strait

Wong joins US and Japan urging China to ‘immediately cease’ firing over the Taiwan Strait

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan continued to raise tensions over the weekend with China halting all talks with America on climate change and military relations.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Marles accuses China of breaching UN rules with Taiwan exercises

Marles accuses China of breaching UN rules with Taiwan exercises

The Defence Minister made it clear China was flouting the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea by launching ballistic missiles in an escalating response to a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  • by David Crowe and Peter Hartcher
US lashes China’s ‘manufactured’ crisis over Taiwan

US lashes China’s ‘manufactured’ crisis over Taiwan

Penny Wong earlier warned of the risk of miscalculation after China began its biggest ever live-fire drills near Taiwan in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

  • by Farrah Tomazin, Chris Barrett and Eryk Bagshaw
Australia joins outrage over ‘barbaric’ strike on food deal in Odesa

Australia joins outrage over ‘barbaric’ strike on food deal in Odesa

President Volodymyr Zelensky said the strikes showed Moscow could not be trusted to implement a deal to allow the transport of grain.

  • by Natalia Zinets
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to arrive in Australia at ‘critical time’ for the region

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to arrive in Australia at ‘critical time’ for the region

The new US ambassador, the daughter of former US president John F Kennedy, will arrive in Australia on Friday, aiming to strengthen regional stability.

  • by Angus Thompson
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China ties moving in the right direction

China ties moving in the right direction

Major sticking points remain but Canberra and Beijing do seem to be making a concerted effort to mend relations.

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‘This place will crack’: Centuries-old graves threatened by the sea

‘This place will crack’: Centuries-old graves threatened by the sea

Five generations of families are buried in Sigatoka, Fiji. This week the ocean lapped the shore with the threat of economic and environmental destruction.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Tim Vula
Australia campaigns to co-host target-setting UN climate summit with the Pacific

Australia campaigns to co-host target-setting UN climate summit with the Pacific

Ambitions to host the next major COP climate conference will heap pressure on Labor to raise its climate change ambitions in time for the summit in 2024.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Abe’s legacy? Japan a step closer to reawakening warrior spirit

Abe’s legacy? Japan a step closer to reawakening warrior spirit

Assassinated former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe wanted his country to abandon its constitutional renunciation of its right to make war. Election results over the weekend made that much more likely.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Could climate change help thaw relations between Beijing and Canberra?

Could climate change help thaw relations between Beijing and Canberra?

Penny Wong’s meeting with the long-estranged Chinese foreign minister is not a relationship reset, and Canberra should find initiatives that appeal to China and continue to strengthen ties between the two countries.

  • by Benjamin Herscovitch