South China Sea

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Australian military to continue patrolling South China Sea as Beijing warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’
Australia ‘monitoring developments as Taiwan reports an increase in Chinese aircraft in its defence zone

Daniel Hurst

29, Jan, 2021 @7:05 AM

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US Navy to adopt 'more assertive posture' against China and Russia
Major new report describes Beijing and Moscow as ‘determined rivals’ with China presenting ‘most pressing’ strategic threat

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

18, Dec, 2020 @5:37 AM

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Australia joins global condemnation of China over Xinjiang amid deteriorating ties
The UN statement comes as a Pew poll finds 81% of Australians now view China unfavourably

Daniel Hurst

07, Oct, 2020 @4:26 AM

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'The US enterprise is up for grabs': why the Trump-Biden race is so important for Australia
The choice: ‘America first’ or a renewed alliance. For once, the cliche about this being the most important election in living memory is actually true

Daniel Hurst

01, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Australia to step up South China Sea defence cooperation with US – but won't commit to patrols
Allies release joint statement of ‘deep concern’ over China’s actions in Hong Kong and repression of Uighurs and vow to fight disinformation

Daniel Hurst

29, Jul, 2020 @8:22 AM

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Australia to pursue 'national interest' when US asks for South China Sea action
Ministers are in Washington for high-level talks expected to canvass freedom of navigation exercises

Daniel Hurst and Paul Karp

28, Jul, 2020 @6:37 AM

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Why is Xi Jinping pitting China against the world?
Xi has stifled dissent at home and is increasingly willing for China to assert itself abroad

Lily Kuo in Beijing

23, Jul, 2020 @3:59 PM

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South China Sea: Australian warships encounter Chinese navy in disputed waters
Canberra downplays the ‘unplanned interactions’ amid ongoing diplomatic tensions between two countries

Daniel Hurst

23, Jul, 2020 @4:44 AM

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'Shameful': Turnbull rebukes Australian business for criticising China relations
Former prime minister says countries must not be ‘intimidated by confected outrage’ from Beijing

Daniel Hurst

16, Jul, 2020 @6:17 AM

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The Huawei dispute is only one part of a wider UK-China struggle
Coronavirus, trade, Hong Kong and human rights all in play as relations teeter over 5G role

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Jul, 2020 @6:04 PM

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Hong Kong arrests and Taiwan flybys: China advances its interests during Covid-19 crisis
Beijing has drawn accusations it is using the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to advance regional interests. Here are some examples

Helen Davidson

25, Apr, 2020 @11:00 PM

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Australia to join major Asia-Pacific trade deal RCEP but India holds out
Scott Morrison says 15-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would be ‘bigger and better’ with India in it

Ben Doherty and agencies

04, Nov, 2019 @10:32 PM

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