The Trump administration's tendency to follow rules only if they're in its interest could end up hurting the US in the long run.
In its mirroring of the US position, the government is indicating it believes China needs to have its wings clipped, while Labor has taken a different view.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the big stories in politics this week.
It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.
During his week in the United States, the PM tied himself to Trump to a remarkable degree. Though, the Washington days were better than later appearances, which saw Morrison open the China debate.
Anthony Albanese has attacked Scott Morrison for sending a message to Beijing while in the United State, opening a partisan rift at a time when Australia-China relations are at a low point.
Amid the glamour and glitter and the mutually admiring exchanges between Donald Trump and Morrison, China and Iran were the central policy issues of interest during the PM's Washington trip.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
While the prime minister will no doubt discuss the US-China trade war with US President Donald Trump, the relationship is a friendly one, and that will not change under the current regimes.
The technology behind the new OS certainly looks promising. But it's no magic solution to the US trade ban.
President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on US$300 billion of China's exports has set up a currency war that has engulfed Australia.
Trump’s endgame for the US-China trade war still seems elusive as the conflict continues to escalate.
Pressure from US tariffs on Chinese goods is forcing China to restructure its economy, become more innovative and it is boosting domestic morale.
US President Donald Trump stole the show over the weekend with seeming breakthroughs on the China trade war and North Korea. Disaster has been averted, but for how long?
Australia can't afford to pick sides between the United States and China. That's a good thing.
The world watches to see if this weekend's summit is a constructive occasion in an evolving, and messy, trade war, or a wasted opportunity.