Threat of China a major talking point at PM’s meeting with British officials

Australia will this week host high-level ministerial talks with key British officials focused on military collaboration and achieving the goals set down under the AUKUS agreement. Read more on

India Wants Both Russia and the US as Allies Against China

Russia is an unreliable, autocratic, and pro-China country. Yet India, the world’s biggest democracy, is aligned with the East European country due to a historical relationship and an Indian desire to maintain both Russian and American friends for any potential fight against China. Read more on

Bruce Klingner: More Pressure Needs to Be Put on China Over North Korea

Military activity on the Korean Peninsula is catching the attention of the United States and its allies around … Read more on

NBA’s Golden State Warriors seek distance from Uighur comments

Executive board member Chamath Palihapitiya says he doesn’t care about ‘what’s happening’ to Muslim minority group. Read more on

GUNTER: China’s latest wild accusation about Canada

The Chinese government claims the Omicron variant of COVID reached their country via a parcel or letter mailed from Canada. Read more on

Beijing blames Omicron outbreak on parcels from Canada

Health officials in China have advised people against receiving mail from abroad and stepped up disinfection efforts against Covid-19 after claiming that a letter from Canada was responsible for bringing the Omicron variant to Beijing. Read more on

This week

Golden State Warriors Co-Owner Under Fire for Saying ‘Nobody Cares’ About Uyghurs

NBA team co-owner and billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya is facing internet outrage after declaring that “nobody cares” about the plight of persecuted Uyghurs in China’s far west Xinjiang region. Read more on

‘Extremely low’ risk of infection from handling mail, Health Canada says

Canadian authorities respond to Beijing CDC’s claim that a contaminated letter from Toronto could be the source of an Omicron case in the Chinese capital. Read more on

Gordon Chang: Omicron’s Threat to Athletes in Beijing; UK Chinese Agent Buying Influence

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are nearing. Governments are concerned about the safety of their athletes. Journalists are told to leave phones behind. Can athletes compete without being watched by China? I spoke with Gordon Chang, a prominent China expert, on this matter. Read more on

The ONE sign China is more reliant on Australia again

This subway in the middle of an empty field in China is a good sign for Australia. The Communist Party’s drive to build more transport infrastructure is driving a recovery in the price of iron ore. Read more on

Warriors part-owner and venture capitalist attempts to clarify scathing remarks on Uyghur Muslims

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Golden State Warriors’ part-owner and founder and CEO of Social Capital, attempted to clarify his scathing remarks about the human rights abuses faced by Uyghur Muslims in China on Monday. Read more on

US Should Provide Philippines With Ballistic Missiles to Defend Against China

News Analysis Russia is making inroads against democracies and traditional U.S. allies like the Philippines, India, and Turkey, … Read more on

Fauci Invested in Chinese Companies With Ties to Beijing Through Fund, According to Financial Disclosures

Dr. Anthony Fauci invested in the Chinese regime’s corporate “national champions,” large Chinese companies that advance Beijing’s interests … Read more on

The left politicized COVID from the start

From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from politics. Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4-security virology lab in… Read more on

Fauci will be grilled if Republicans control House after 2022 election says GOP Rep. Jordan

An infectious diseases expert and the president’s chief medical advisor will be investigated if the GOP regains control of the U.S. House, a Trump ally said. Read more on