Huge protests in Hong Kong against proposed changes to extradition law have put the country's relationship with China in the spotlight.
Millions of people in Hong Kong have come out to stop a proposed law that would have allowed China to try accused criminals, including political dissidents, in Chinese courts.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong's legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
According to organisers, two million people marched Sunday in Hong Kong, with many shifting focus away from a controversial extradition bill to the resignation of the Beijing-backed chief executive, Carrie Lam.
Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.
There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West.
Telegram was targeted in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack during the protests.
Telegram enabled protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance, but a DDoS attack and the arrest of a group administrator undermined the ability of protesters to organise and communicate.
Anger against Hong Kong’s extradition bill brought protesters onto the streets in early June.
Why protests have returned to the streets of Hong Kong.
Turning a corner.
Academic experts on how the humble car could evolve to become an unlikely hero in the global fight against climate change.
Mass pro-democracy demonstrations over recent days have underscored the fact that Hong Kong residents are fearful of creeping mainland control.
Protestors have taken to the streets over an extradition bill that could see alleged criminals extradicted to China, and Beijing is doing little to assuage their concerns.
It is currently legal for Canadians to travel abroad and obtain organs from illicit sources. If it gains final approval from the Senate, Bill S-240 will change this.
When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
BeefLedger and QUT work with Mount Gambier High School students on food provenance, IoT and data science.
A project to protect producers from food fraud by verifying and promoting the provenance of the region's beef exports to China turned out to be a source of creative work in the region as well.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Recycling is a messy system at the moment. Here's how we can clean up our act.
Plastic waste from Australia in Port Klang, Malaysia. Malaysia says it will send back some 3,300 tons of nonrecyclable plastic waste to countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
This might sound over the top and rather wasteful. But rental wedding dresses are not uncommon.
The official line in China is that the Tiananmen ‘incident’ was necessary for stability. This whitewashing of history has largely been accepted by many in China as the truth.
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The Chinese government tightly controls all mention of the 1989 pro-democracy protests, but in recent days, it's been very open with its justifications for the brutal crackdown.
Companies use data to make a portrait of their users.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.
Pro-democracy activists march in Hong Kong in May 2019 to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
Back in 1989, workers joined students in pro-democracy protests. Now students are joining workers agitating for better conditions.
In future we will not necessarily be at war with China, but we may live segregated from them in terms of innovation.
Choices the US, Australia and other nations make around how they set up 5G will determine how we use technology for collaboration, innovation and global business into the future.
An Iowa farmer holds some of his soybeans.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
Installation view of Cai Guo-Qiang’s Murmuration (Landscape) 2019 (detail) Realised in Dehua, Fujian.
province and Melbourne, commissioned by the NGV.
Proposed acquisition supported by Ying Zhang in association with the Asian Australian Foundation, 2019
NGV Foundation Annual Dinner and 2019 NGV Annual Appeal, on display at NGV International.
© Cai Guo- Qiang. Photo © Tobias Titz
A new exhibition pairs China's famed Terracotta Warriors with contemporary works of inspiring ethereality. The contrasts here are many: life and death, harmony and chaos, energy and control, art and politics.