Trump and North Korea continue to escalate rhetoric

Tensions continue to flare as US President Donald Trump and North Korea maintain inflammatory rhetoric against each other. In a tweet the president said the US military was “locked and loaded”, and has said he is considering a new round of “very strong” sanctions against North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged restraint in…

Chinese Spy Ship Monitors Australia-US War Games

A Chinese spy ship has been sighted monitoring the Talisman Sabre war games between Australia and the US, the Department of Defence has confirmed to the ABC. An Auxiliary General Intelligence vessel was seen in international waters in an unusually bold move by the Chinese navy. The Department of Defence released a statement discussing the…

Turnbull Rejects Missile Shield for Australia against North Korea

Despite calls from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and some security experts to implement an anti-ballistic missile defence system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the idea as “not really suitable”. The calls come after rising tensions between North Korea and the US, sparked again after North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental…

Donald Trump Vows ‘Era of Strategic Patience’ with North Korea is Over

United States President Donald Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday, where the North Korea situation was discussed. Mr Trump declared the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over, with the continued development of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Together we are facing the…

More Than 100 People Buried, Feared Dead in China Landslid

At least 9 people have died, and around 100 more are missing after a landslide in the south-west Chinese province of Sichuan.  So far the only three survivors have been located from Xinmo village- a couple and their one month old baby. The couple are in stable condition, but the baby is suffering pneumonia, likely…

Dragon Boat Festival Set to Boost Chinese Culture in WA

Picture Courtesy: Chung Wah Association  Dragon boats will be powering down Champion Lakes on Sunday as part of the Chung Wah Dragon Boat Festival, promoting Western Australian multiculturalism. The event, organised by the Chung Wah Association aims to boost Chinese culture in the state through the festival, expected to be attended by more than 1,000 spectators.…

Anti-parallel trading protest takes place in Hong Kong

Parallel trading in Hong Kong, mainly operated by mainland Chinese traders and a few Hong Kong citizens, has been a nuisance to the border-proximate Northern and Yuen Long District. Local activists claim that parallel-trading has helped monopolizing the shops in the district concerned, turning local shops into solely jewellery shop and pharmacies, to cater the…

Chinese New Year customs for beginners

This opinion piece is written by WAMN Cultural Contributor Helene Fung. It’s Chinese New Year (CNY) again soon – because it goes by lunar calendar, this year it falls on 19th February. For our non-Chinese readers, have you ever wondered what the funny customs are all about? Why do some of your Chinese friends celebrate…

190,000 attended Anti-Occupy Central rally

The ‘Save The Universal Suffrage, Anti-Occupy Central’ Campaign had organized a rally yesterday. The rally starts at 1:30pm yesterday, and the attendees of the rally had to walk from Victoria Park to the finishing point at Central. The Campaign’s main focus is to demand for a universal suffrage for Chief Executive proposal that obeys the…