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China’s rising influence in the region has alarmed many defence experts. But the question remains: would Australia ever need to fight China on its own? Joel Carrett/AAP

With China-US tensions on the rise, does Australia need a new defence strategy?

Australia committed A$195 billion to defence spending in 2016, but many now believe this is insufficient with China's rising influence in the region.
It looks good, but where did this pork come from? Artem Shadrin

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

Food suppliers and sellers around the world are using blockchain technologies to ensure that what consumers buy is labeled clearly and accurately.
Cargo containers from Asia are seen in the port of Vancouver in 2015. Canada needs to diversify its trade beyond the United States and increase our links to rapidly growing emerging market economies, particularly in Asia. (Shutterstock)

The urgent need for Canada to diversify its trade

Canada needs to diversify its trade beyond the United States and increase links to rapidly growing emerging market economies, particularly in Asia, despite the "anti-China" clause in the USMCA.
After a positive start, Morrison’s relations with his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, cooled off after he suggested moving the Australian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Lukas Coch/AAP

In his first major foreign policy test, Morrison needs to stick to the script

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a busy summit season ahead of him. After early foreign policy stumbles, it's important he reads his briefs, listens to the diplomats and stays humble.
The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Will China help Trump denuclearize North Korea?

With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it's not clear quite how.

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