Despite the blazing heat, representatives of various organizations in Hong Kong rose to the occasion on Sunday, staging various public activities across the city in support of the government's plans to amend the SAR's extradition laws.
Rory MedcalfAny media organisation that accepts China Daily propaganda should think again and condemn this blatant Orwellian lying. Chinese state media now claim the 800,000+ protestors in Hong Kong were there to support the extradition laws, not oppose them
Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched an extraordinary attack on Australia’s spy chiefs, calling them “nutters” and urging Bill Shorten to sack them to improve relations with China if he wins the election.
Rory MedcalfBill Shorten and Penny Wong have been smart and sensible in largely putting China aside as an election issue. They do not need this strange kind of help from Paul Keating, speaking power to truth and urging them to sack the heads of statutory agencies
Abstract. Dissenting assaults on the conventional wisdom that China’s foreign policy became more ‘assertive’ in 2009–2010 have intensified. In this article I d
Rory MedcalfOther nations can relax. It turns out that "China’s new assertiveness existed only as a social fact within the bounds of the intersubjective knowledge of a particular discourse, and not as an objectively true phenomenon external to this discourse."
Leica draws fire from online commenters and is censored on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Spokeswoman says the advert was not an officially sanctioned ...
Rory MedcalfKudos to Leica for commissioning this powerful advertisement. Shame on Leica for instantly taking it down when the Chinese Communist Party objected. Here's a copy, for as long as it stays up.
Rory MedcalfHoping this will be a useful new resource in discussions about Australia's foreign influence and interference controversy - full text of my recent speech in Washington DC on Australia-China relations
Anwar Ibrahim, who’s in line to become Malaysia’s next premier, blasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s treatment of the Rohingya and called for formal talks on China’s crackdown against its Muslim minority.