Official Chinese editorials give an insight into Beijing's reaction to the stories swirling around about Chinese influence – and it's not good news.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
Australia's foreign policy white paper acknowledges a disrupted global security environment in which power relationships are shifting.
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.
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.