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Hamish McDonald

About Hamish McDonald

Hamish McDonald has been a correspondent in Jakarta, Tokyo, New Delhi and Beijing, and was Regional Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and Foreign Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He has won two Walkley Awards for reporting from Asia and was made an Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

The Un-Australian Activities Committee and Eric Abetz. Media in the Asian Century

Is Senator Eric Abetz working for the Chinese Communist Party’s United Work Front Department?…Not one Australian newspaper has editorialised about his conduct.

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Australian media in the Asian century

Pompeo and circumstance Our foreign minister, Marise Payne, flew off to Tokyo for a rare meeting of the “Quad” on Tuesday with counterparts including the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

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Australian media in the Asian Century

The struggles and contradictions in media understanding of China.

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Media in the Asian Century. Tit for tat for journalists.

And did anyone in Canberra get the chance to tell Peter Dutton and Christian Porter that raiding some Chinese journalists, hardly deep-cover agents, might invite retaliation in kind? Was the lure of building an ALP-linked Chinese influence case, with Professor … Continue reading

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Australian Media in the Asian Century

Aided by the media frenzy,the Government  blitz on China continues and Tony Abbott takes a job serving Boris Johnson.

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Media in the Asian Century

Our main stream media just does not understand Asia. It’s ignorance and hostility is on display day after day.It relies on news ‘drops’ from our security and defence agencies.

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His country, weak or strong (Inside Story 3 August, 2020)

Xi Jinping is standing in an open military vehicle as it rolls down Beijing’s Avenue of Heavenly Peace. He greets the thousands of troops lined up on either side: “Comrades, thank you for your work!” Heads swivelling to keep their … Continue reading

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Media in the Asian Century

As it turned out, Marise Payne seemed to be using the John Howard playbook of alliance management in the Washington visit.

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Media in the Asian Century

Australian media lead the anti-China campaign.

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Media in the Asian Century

Not the cyber Pearl Harbour

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Media in the Asian Century

It’s actually less august journos in the Murdoch chain of tabloids that are getting Xi Jinping’s goat and setting relations with China into a downward spiral, at some cost to Australian exporters.

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HAMISH MCDONALD. Journalists on the ramparts (Inside Story 20.5.20)

Another triumph for Canberra and the Morrison government’s deft and resolute diplomacy, it would seem. Support for an inquiry into Covid-19 from more than half of the 194 countries at the World Health Assembly in Geneva was “a major strategic … Continue reading

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