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Serious abuse at Australian Defence Academy alarms government


Claims of serious abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy and HMAS Leeuwin naval base are “more widespread and persistent” than previously reported, a high-level inquiry has found. In an interim report, the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, headed by retired judge Len Roberts-Smith, found that abuse was evident at other recruit schools and training institutions … Continue reading

Australian troops in Afghanistan at risk of final Taliban assault


Australian forces in Afghanistan face a risk that insurgents will try to inflict casualties before they depart at the end of the year, Defence Minister Stephen Smith says. Mr Smith says the Australian task force has now consolidated in their base at Tarin Kowt, ending operations alongside Afghan troops. Under current plans, the main Australian … Continue reading

Australia raises Cebongan human rights jail killings with Indonesia


Defence Minister Stephen Smith has asked to be kept informed of Indonesian investigations into the alleged involvement of Kopassus special forces soldiers in the murder of four remand prisoners. Mr Smith confirmed today that he had raised the Cebongan jail killings on March 23 with Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro at their Jakarta meeting. Mr Smith … Continue reading

Australia to train Vietnamese troops for U.N. peacekeeping roles


Australia will help train Vietnamese troops to take part in United Nations peacekeeping missions. The decision for Diggers to share their abundant experience on such operations was announced yesterday by defence minister Stephen Smith after talks in Canberra with his Vietnamese counterpart, General Phung Quang Thanh. “Australia will provide training to Vietnam People’s Army troops … Continue reading

Many Afghans held by Australian troops are falsely accused


More than half the almost 1900 Afghans detained by Australian forces in Oruzgan may have been innocents falsely accused by local enemies , according to the province’s chief of police, Matiullah Khan. They were named so their enemies could gain advantages in tribal, business or personal disputes. Asked about the numbers first put forward by … Continue reading

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More Than 90 Countries Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Major Outbreaks.

More Than 90 Countries Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Major Outbreaks.

More than 90 countries are using Covid shots from China. Experts say recent infections in those places should serve as a cautionary tale in the global effort to fight the disease. Mongolia promised its people a “Covid-free summer.” Bahrain said there would be a “return to normal life.” The tiny island nation of the Seychelles […]

US sanctions Chinese solar firms for Uighur human rights abuses

US sanctions Chinese solar firms for Uighur human rights abuses

The United States on Wednesday restricted exports to five Chinese companies that it said were implicated in Chinese human rights violations, including large producers of polysilicon for the solar panel industry. The companies were listed over human rights violations and abuses of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, according to a US government filing on Wednesday. […]

China is the real winner of Western climate politics

China is the real winner of Western climate politics

Most of the Western media so desperately wants the dominant climate narrative – especially the bit where the West is the villain – to be true that they simply do not interrogate the facts. The G7 meeting was a genuine success for Scott Morrison and for the West generally. As Boris Johnson says, “the West […]

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 24, 2021

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 24, 2021

Originally posted on Craig Hill:
Australian News Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases surge; restrictions reimposed on Greater Sydney – Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases surge; restrictions reimposed on Greater Sydney. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. By … Australian Cup Moth Caterpillars Produce…

China in the News: June 24, 2021

China in the News: June 24, 2021

What the world is saying about China (past 24 hours) “Ridiculous Case”: Juror Criticizes DOJ for Charging Scientist With Hiding Ties to China – After an FBI agent led the university to believe that Hu had ties to the Chinese military, … She considered herself patriotic and had thought very little about China. US says […]

China Puts Economy First, Climate Last

China Puts Economy First, Climate Last

China’s top economic planners have put the brakes on attempts by environmental officials to reduce carbon emissions as driving growth takes priority over meeting climate targets for now, according to people familiar with the matter. Officials at China’s main economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, have limited the initial scope of a […]

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 23, 2021

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 23, 2021

Originally posted on Craig Hill:
Australian News Overnight news headlines you may have missed Big spending in SA budget, but can the government survive an election fought on health? – Mr Lucas stressed South Australia was “not going to go down the Labor option” like the Victorian Government did in its most recent state budget.…

China in the News: June 23, 2021

China in the News: June 23, 2021

What the world is saying about China (past 24 hours) China’s version of the Asian model, Opinion News & Top Stories – China’s version of the Asian model. Beijing has altered the geopolitical context that led to the rise of East Asia. Gideon Rachman. Bitcoin sinks below US$30000 for 1st time since January amid China […]

Shanghai Extravagance, Silicon Valley Stoics, and US-China Agony

Shanghai Extravagance, Silicon Valley Stoics, and US-China Agony

Shanghai has just replaced Hong Kong as the ‘most expensive city’, according to Swiss private bank JuliusBär Group’s Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report 2021 (Juliusbaer.com 2021 Apr 8). By comparing Shanghai on the socialist mainland and HK as a champion of capitalism for decades, the high-net-worth-individuals in Shanghai seem to be much more willing and […]

Cadence Column: Asia, June 21, 2021

Cadence Column: Asia, June 21, 2021

China is facing massive resentment against its own Communist Party from inside its own borders. Members of ordinary society stab Communist Party members and are regarded heroes. The party of self-importance on the world stage isn’t only hated by the rest of the world, but also by the people it oppresses at home. CCP does […]