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New Zealand Joins Australia in Denouncing Chinese Official’s Tweet
December 01, 2020

New Zealand Joins Australia in Denouncing Chinese Official’s Tweet

By Associated Press
New Zealand has waded into a heated war of words between its main ally, Australia, and its principal trading partner, China.

Can Australia and India Effectively Partner for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out?
November 30, 2020

Can Australia and India Effectively Partner for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out?

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is well-positioned to help roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine across the Pacific and Southeast Asia; India’s vaccine manufacturing capability would be a huge boost to that effort.
A Spotlight on Police Brutality in Fiji
November 30, 2020

A Spotlight on Police Brutality in Fiji

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Fiji Law Society voices its concern about mounting reports of police brutality in the country.

Australia Livid as Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tweets Offensive Image
November 30, 2020

Australia Livid as Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tweets Offensive Image

By Abhijnan Rej
Zhao Lijian’s tweet is likely to seriously aggravate tensions between the two countries.

Senior British Politician Comes Out in Support of Australia in Its Tussle With China
November 28, 2020

Senior British Politician Comes Out in Support of Australia in Its Tussle With China

By Abhijnan Rej
The U.K. desperately wants to join the Indo-Pacific game. But will its material circumstances allow it?

China Slaps 200 Percent Tax on Australia Wine Amid Tensions
November 27, 2020

China Slaps 200 Percent Tax on Australia Wine Amid Tensions

By Associated Press
Wine joins beef, coal, barley, seafood, sugar and timber on the list of goods impacted by growing tensions between Australia and China.

Thailand Approved Transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian Freed
November 27, 2020

Thailand Approved Transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian Freed

By Associated Press
The three Iranians were imprisoned for their involvement in a plot to attack Israeli diplomats in Thailand.
Continued Deterioration in Australia-China Relations Fuels Talk of Olympic Boycott
November 20, 2020

Continued Deterioration in Australia-China Relations Fuels Talk of Olympic Boycott

By Philip Citowicki
China's economic coercion against Australia is lending fuel to calls for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook
November 20, 2020

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook

By Joshua Mcdonald
The ban, agreed upon by the Cabinet, hasn’t come into effect yet but the plan has drawn sharp criticism. 

Documentary Paints Bleak Picture of Pacific Islands Rugby
November 20, 2020

Documentary Paints Bleak Picture of Pacific Islands Rugby

By Associated Press
The film claims likens the treatment of professional Pacific Island rugby players to a new form of colonialism.

Report Finds Australian Troops Unlawfully Killed 39 Afghans
November 19, 2020

Report Finds Australian Troops Unlawfully Killed 39 Afghans

By Associated Press
The alleged killings were driven by "a self-centered, warrior culture" within Australia's elite Special Air Service.
In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia
November 18, 2020

In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia

By Abhijnan Rej
The extraordinarily blunt dossier “leaked” to media outlets contains a long list of Chinese grievances when it comes to Australia.

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