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Since Chinese Premier Li Keqiang last visited Australia in 2009, his country's economy has nearly doubled in size.
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Next month, one of New York's top steak houses, Wolfgangs, will open for business in the centre of Beijing's high-end restaurant and bar district, Sanlitun. Its owners intend to have American waiters to serve its wealthy Chinese customers. When at home, China's wealthy consumers crave the US experience.[See the full story]
The unthinkable has now occurred. The political leaders of the United States and Taiwan have spoken to each other. The first direct contact in nearly 40 years. The world hasn't quite been turned upside down, but it won't be the same again, especially for Australia.[See the full story]
The two big questions in this, to which we may never learn the answers, are "Why Crown?" and "Why now?" A number of guesses have been floated.[See the full story]
Once again Australia is gripped by a cash-for-comment scandal. This time it is the Chinese Communist Party supposedly paying minor bills for an Australian politician to say a few conciliatory words about the South China Sea dispute.[See the full story]