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Fake families and neighbourhood spies: China’s 24-hour repression of Uighurs

Fake families and neighbourhood spies: China’s 24-hour repression of Uighurs

In the campaign to remake Xinjiang into a region of ‘perfect stability’, household managers are trained in intelligence and ideological instability is punished with re-education.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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Russell Crowe’s ‘soft power gift’ to Thailand as it scraps tourist quarantine

Russell Crowe’s ‘soft power gift’ to Thailand as it scraps tourist quarantine

Just over a third of its population is fully vaccinated but the tourism-starved nation is preparing to welcome back foreigners quarantine-free from November 1.

  • by Chris Barrett
Purges, a plot and the real reason why Xi Jinping might be afraid to leave China

Purges, a plot and the real reason why Xi Jinping might be afraid to leave China

There are credible reports of a foiled conspiracy against the Chinese leader.

  • by Peter Hartcher
‘Playing with fire’: Why might Taiwan be the next global flashpoint?

‘Playing with fire’: Why might Taiwan be the next global flashpoint?

Why does China have Taiwan in its sights? What does Taiwan want? And how would the US – and Australia – be likely to respond if there was an attack?

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
China puts US on back foot with ‘game-changing’ hypersonic missile test

China puts US on back foot with ‘game-changing’ hypersonic missile test

Test of nuclear-capable glide vehicle that circled the globe took American intelligence by surprise.

  • by Louise Watt and Marcus Parekh
‘Everything is riding on this’: Nobel winner Maria Ressa and the fight for democracy in the Philippines

‘Everything is riding on this’: Nobel winner Maria Ressa and the fight for democracy in the Philippines

After six years of Rodrigo Duterte, no less than the future of the country is at stake in the upcoming presidential election, says the new Nobel peace prize winner.

  • by Chris Barrett
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‘I don’t think I’m working for the devil’: The Australians still working in Chinese media

‘I don’t think I’m working for the devil’: The Australians still working in Chinese media

When Harry Harding landed in Beijing for a holiday a decade ago he did not have enough clothes to get through winter. Now he is one of the few Australians working for Chinese state media.

  • by Lisa Visentin and Eryk Bagshaw
ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

South-east Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.

  • by Ain Bandial
Australia’s winemakers feel the frostiness in China relations

Australia’s winemakers feel the frostiness in China relations

High on the foothills of Helan Mountain two of Australia’s biggest winemakers went looking for a way around China’s blockade.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Where the Bali hell are ya? International tourism push plays to empty airport

Where the Bali hell are ya? International tourism push plays to empty airport

The only plane sighted lately is a retired Boeing 737 a Russian developer has perched on a clifftop as a draw for the tourists who haven’t arrived.

  • by Chris Barrett and Amilia Rosa
Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Dozens of people living in a 13-storey residential building in Taipei have died after an “extremely fierce” fire ripped through the floors, local authorities said.

  • by Huizhong Wu