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Rudd said Australia must once again become the international champion of the South Pacific nations: ‘The so-called 'Pacific step-up’ is hollow.‘ Lukas Coch/AAP

Kevin Rudd urges Australia to reduce its economic dependence on China

Launching journalist Peter Hartcher's Quarterly Essay, Red Flag: Waking up to China's challenge, Rudd said “we have become too China-dependent. We need to diversify further".
There are legitimate questions about Liu’s past connections to associations with direct or indirect links with the Chinese Communist Party. Lukas Coch/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Asking questions about Gladys Liu is not racist

Liu's disastrous interview on Sky News forced the government into a full scale defence of her, saying that Labor, in pursuing her, was being “xenophobic” and “grubby”.
A US-China grand bargain makes sense on the mutually beneficial assumption it would lay the foundations for a bilateral world order. Mark Schiefelbein/PA

What’s worse than the US-China trade war? A grand peace bargain

Trade wars are generally bad. But far worse for Australia is that the US and China make peace through a deal to establish a bilateral world order.
Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo attended the recent AFL match in Shanghai, but the bigger picture is about reassuring China that Australia welcomes its investment. David Mariuz/AAP

Chinese investment in Australia falls as political debate hits confidence

Interviews with Chinese executives confirm the political debate about China is creating feelings of being unwelcome and apprehensive about investing in Australia.

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