It's all in the details: the wide-ranging powers hinge on the yet-to-be-defined 'institutional autonomy' of foreign partners that enter into agreements with Australian public universities.
The proposed bill represents a massive over-reach that will do far more harm than good.
Scott Morrison and Dan Andrews don't have a lot in common – but they are both as bold as brass when it comes to grabbing for power. As we saw this week.
While some questions remain, the federal government looks like it is on safe constitutional ground with its proposed bill.
The Morrison government will introduce legislation to enable it to review and cancel agreements state, territory and local governments and public universities have entered with foreign governments.
The chief minister has described the BRI as a 'win-win' for Australia and China. But in the lead-up to this weekend's election, the major parties have been cautious about how they talk about China.
After a decade of cooperation, central and eastern Europe increasingly sees China as a threat.
China made a huge splash in PNG in late 2018 with infrastructure investments and loan pledges. But since then, it has struggled to make inroads due, in part, to anti-Chinese sentiment.
The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing's focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
China has grand plans for its US$1 trillion Belt and Road initiative to remake the world order. Here's what's driving China's ambitions – and why the west is nervous.
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
Beijing is touting its role in the world and praising its autocratic governmental system and its huge countrywide surveillance network. Hawks in Washington aren't impressed.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
Morrison stressed “that we will never feel corralled into any sort of binary assessment of these relationships” - assessments that said “pro-United States or pro-China”.
China is betting that a massive set of investments around the world will bring it economic prosperity and international political power.
Tapping just 3.7% of solar potential in countries in China's intercontinental infrastructure programme could power the entire region.
Mineral-rich Mongolia is experiencing a mining boom, but its growth is creating distrust and conflict with herder communities.
The EU has declared China a 'systemic rival' – but this is shortsighted.
Italy is neither the first, nor will it be the last European economy to follow its own national interest and look for Chinese support.