China executes village-chief-turned-meth-kingpin

By Helene Fung The Chinese government has executed Cai Dongjia, a 55 year-old Communist Party chief of a Chinese village which supplied one third of the country’s methamphetamine, according to Chinese state media Xinhua News. It called Cai the “godfather” of Boshe village in Guangdong Province in South China, and reported that Cai abused his…

WA Tourism Struggle Continues As International Tourists Spend Less

International tourists to WA have spent less time and money in the state, despite tourism figures revealing holiday makers spending $113.4 billion throughout the country. The latest tourism figures released on Wednesday have revealed WA’s tourism industry is struggling to convince international visitors to stay longer and spend more with low growth in international visitors…

ANALYSIS: What’s the arrest of the Huawei executive got to do with you?

By: Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies. Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US government is part of a fight between the US and China that will shape international economics, politics and telecommunications for decades. And it’s a fight that Australia can’t avoid.…

14 kindergarten children injured in knife attack in China

By Cassandra Elliott A 39-year-old woman armed with a kitchen knife has attacked and injured 14 school children in China’s south-western city of Chongqing. Police have apprehended the woman who has been identified by her last name, Liu. Police officials said the attack occurred at Xinshiji Kindergarten around 9:30am (local time) on Friday morning. 14…

China claims no cause to panic as trade war tensions escalate

China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said the escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington were “no cause to panic”. He also warned China will remain defiant to Washington’s attempts to pressure China on trade. US President Donald Trump accused China of attempting to interfere with the upcoming November 6 midterm elections due to his trade policies…

Chinese National Arrested in US for Alleged Spying

A Chinese national has been arrested in Chicago for alleged spying, accused of helping Beijing recruit US engineers and scientists. Ji Chaoqun was apprehended in Chicago, charged with acting as an illegal foreign agent in the US, according the US attorney’s office. “By collecting this information for an arm of the Chinese government while in…

White House optimistic about China trade despite no date for talks

China has cancelled upcoming trade talk with the US according to a Wall Street Journal report, as a trade war between the two nations continues to develop. China announced an additional $US60 billion of US products to be subject to import tariffs in response to a US announcement of $US200 billion of Chinese good to…

Russian warships hold largest military exercises since Soviet Union

Russian warships held drills as part of one of the largest Russian military exercises in 40 years, since the height of the Soviet Union. The Vostok-2018 drills, held around the Bering Sea separating Russia and Alaska, have 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 military aircraft and two naval fleets involved. With tensions between Russian and the…

34 Honorary Student Youth Ambassadors embark on Chinese adventure

In a special school assembly this morning, Education Minister, Sue Ellery, granted 34 students from Years 5-6 at Oberthur Primary School as Honorary Youth Ambassadors, ahead of their 16 day study tour in China. The school’s Chinese Immersion Program saw these students  learning Mandarin since they were in pre-primary, where students are taught their normal curriculum…