China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

Updated May 13, 2018 16:00:15 Photo: The carrier is not expected to enter service until 2020, Chinese military experts told state media. (Xinhua: Li Gang) China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier has left its north-eastern port to begin sea trials, state media said — Beijing’s latest milestone in efforts to …

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

Posted May 05, 2018 05:03:41 Photo: China’s missiles in the Spratly Islands show Beijing is intent on controlling the South China Sea. (China Ministry of National Defence) China’s deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination and control over the South China …

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?

Posted May 04, 2018 05:03:21 Photo: China’s state broadcaster has been carrying a special five-part program called Marx is Correct. (Reuters: Jason Lee/Wikimedia Commons: John Jabez Edwin Mayal) China’s “Helmsman” President Xi Jinping wants the 1.4 billion people he leads to enthusiastically embrace the teachings of German philosopher Karl Marx, …

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier Type 001A readies for maiden journey at sea

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier Type 001A readies for maiden journey at sea

By Xiaoning Mo Posted April 25, 2018 14:47:09 Photo: Type 001A is China’s first homemade aircraft carrier and will join China’s only other carrier, Liaoning. (Supplied: Weibo) Related Story: Australian warships challenged by Chinese military in South China Sea Related Story: China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid …

Recycling row: China’s ban stokes trade fears amid concerns councils will follow Ipswich’s lead | Environment

The body representing Australian councils is urging the federal government to take seriously China’s effective ban on accepting shipments of plastic for recycling, warning it should not ignore potential implications for trade between the two countries. The Australian Local Government Association is calling on state governments to stop treating hundreds …

Papua New Guinea reportedly set to join China’s Free Trade Agreement at APEC

Papua New Guinea reportedly set to join China’s Free Trade Agreement at APEC

Posted April 18, 2018 19:18:20 Video: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met PNG FM Rimbink Pato in Beijing over the weekend. (ABC News) Papua New Guinea is believed to be on course to sign up to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China after Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato visited the …

China’s Sina Weibo bans LGBT content on social media, but reverses after outcry

China’s Sina Weibo bans LGBT content on social media, but reverses after outcry

Posted April 17, 2018 06:02:21 Photo: Weibo announced last Friday that it would remove LGBT-related content from its site. (Weibo) Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, has reversed a short-lived ban on LGBT-related content following an outcry from the country’s internet users. Key points: The social media company announced …

China’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao mega bridge is more than an engineering challenge

China’s Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao mega bridge is more than an engineering challenge

By China correspondent Bill Birtles in Zhuhai, Guangdong province Posted April 16, 2018 10:07:57 Photo: The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge will link up three Chinese cities and up to 60 million people. (ABC News: Brant Cumming) China is about to open the world’s longest sea bridge to traffic in the latest …

Australia needs to start recycling and reusing its own waste, says industry struggling under China’s ban

Australia needs to start recycling and reusing its own waste, says industry struggling under China’s ban

Updated April 15, 2018 13:32:28 Photo: About 30 per cent of Australia’s recyclable waste is exported to China. (Glyn Jones) The waste industry has reached crisis point several months into the Chinese waste ban, and stakeholders want immediate action. The industry is calling for assistance to help it transition to …

How China’s property boom is costing young lovers — and Australia

How China’s property boom is costing young lovers — and Australia

Posted April 11, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Shanghai is one of the world’s most expensive and fast-rising property markets. (Reuters: Aly Song) A Chinese real estate agent once told me the country’s real estate boom should be attributed to all the Chinese mothers who refuse to let their daughters marry men …