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Australia’s approach to the debate over Chinese influence should be to carefully disaggregate the various problems under discussion in this debate and risk-manage them individually. Shutterstock

When it comes to China’s influence on Australia, beware of sweeping statements and conflated ideas

China scholars disagree on the extent of Chinese influence on Australian politics – but it may be there are more points of agreement than most scholars realise.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is sworn in for a second term at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall. AAP/Wu Hong

Why do we keep turning a blind eye to Chinese political interference?

The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Clive Hamilton paints a picture of China’s unrelenting determination not only to control those within the country, but also to dominate the world using whatever means at its disposal. AAP/Wang Zhou

Book review – Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia

Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wears a Swans scarf at the AFL with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. AAP/Dean Lewins

Li Keqiang’s visit a good sign for the China-Australia relationship

Li’s visit has not answered the central conundrum of Australian foreign and security policy, but it has provided an opportunity to get the measure of Chinese thinking at a senior level.
Gold medal winner Mack Horton (centre) said he had no time or respect for drug cheats in reference to silver medallist Sun Yang. Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Horton wins by naming the elephant in the room at Rio Olympics

Rarely do we see such unscripted individual honesty on difficult topics such as doping, right in the middle of arguably the biggest international sporting stage.

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