China Neican: In the media

China Neican decodes China issues through concise, timely, and policy-focused analyses. Since November 2019, we have been informing public discussion on China issues, including through the media.

In the media:

Decode China: US backs Chinese-language news site in Australia as battle of the narratives heats up, South China Morning Post, July 11, 2020.

How TikTok became a geopolitical flashpoint, Fortune, July 10, 2020.

TikTok facing pressure over potential China data gathering,, July 6, 2020.

Der Konflikt im Südchinesischen Meer, Deutschlandfunk, July 2, 2020.

China enacts Hong Kong security law, escalating confrontation with U.S., Washington Post, June 29, 2020.

Will international pressure improve human rights in China?, Al-Jazeera, June 27, 2020.

China’s Military Provokes Its Neighbors, but the Message Is for the United States, New York Times, June 26, 2020.

Chinese veterans of Korean War urge peace as tensions with US mount, Bangkok Post, 25 June, 2020.

香港国安法草案:给政治穿上“法律外衣”?ABC, June 23, 2020.

WeChat the channel for China disinformation campaigns, Canberra Times, June 22, 2020.

中国是攻击澳洲网络的幕后主使?澳洲华人如是说, SBS, June 19, 2020.

U.S.-Aligned Countries in Asia Are Under Pressure From China, Newsweek, June 19, 2020.

Cracks appear in Xi Jinping's control over the Chinese Communist Party, The Times of India, June 16, 2020.

India and China just had their deadliest clash since the 1960s, Vox, June 16, 2020.

Global Coalition of Legislators Faces Challenges Countering China, The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2020.

As China tensions mount, Australia’s dovish voices calling for engagement are fading away, South China Morning Post, June 12, 2020.

Home affairs flags steps to help Australians identify fake news by foreign powers, The Guardian, June 11, 2020.

China tries to step up pressure on Australia with warning to students, South China Morning Post, June 9, 2020.

China and India are in a dangerous standoff over a hotly contested border, Vox, May 28, 2020.

Could the China-India border dispute trigger a military conflict?, Al-Jazeera, May 26, 2020.

‘Political virus’ from US is pushing Sino-US ties to brink of new Cold War: China’s top diplomat, The Straits Times, May 25, 2020.

China back to business as coronavirus-delayed congress meets, Al-Jazeera, May 22, 2020.

Growth in China's military budget slows to 6.6%, AFP, May 22, 2020.

Unveiling post-COVID China’s future at the biggest show in Beijing, Sydney Morning Herald, May 21, 2020.

Farmer turmoil as China’s hunger for Australia wanes, Sydney Morning Herald, May 17, 2020.

Coronavirus spares China’s armed forces but disrupts PLA modernisation plans, South China Morning Post, May 9, 2020.

US ‘suspected of leaking dossier’ as Australia cools on coronavirus lab theory, Inkstone, May 8, 2020.

Australia ‘concerned’ over reports US may have leaked documents to boost Donald Trump’s Wuhan lab claims, South China Morning Post, May 7, 2020.

中国会抵制澳大利亚吗?专家:中澳双方彼此需要, SBS, April 30, 2020.

Why is military spending going up worldwide?, AlJazeera, April 27, 2020.

Australia could lose billions from Chinese government boycott threat, the Age, April 27, 2020.

Coronavirus: In China, Africans bear brunt of discrimination as focus turns to foreigners, Strait Times, April 27, 2020.

Sick WHO not only ailing but failing, the Australian, April 17, 2020.

Virus stigma, Sinophobia and CCP hit Chinese diaspora, Asia Times, April 9, 2020.

Mit Hochdruck zum Neustart, ARD, April 1, 2020.

Zweifel an Zahlen aus China, ARD, March 31, 2020.

Here’s How China Is Rewriting the History of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Make Itself the Hero, Vice News, March 31, 2020.

Virus exposes Xi’s feet of clay, ANI, March 30, 2020.

‘Unswerving leadership’: NSW Labor MP praises China’s coronavirus response, Sydney Morning Herald, March 30, 2020.

The war within the war over coronavirus, Brisbane Times, March 28, 2020.

China’s ambassador to the US says diplomats should not speculate on coronavirus’s origin, Inkstone, March 23, 2020.

Alarm sounded over foreign social media platforms, Australian Financial Review, March 18, 2020.

How Chinese propaganda is reframing the coronavirus narrative, DW News, March 16, 2020.

华丽转身? 疫情下中共的大外宣与大内宣, DW News, March 16, 2020.

China Is Now Shipping Coronavirus Test Kits and Masks to the U.S., Vice News, March 16, 2020.

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus, AFP, March 13, 2020.

Coronavirus: China leader Xi Jinping pays first visit to outbreak epicentre, AFP, March 10, 2020.

China’s Xi attempts a coronavirus victory lap with visit to Wuhan, Washington Post, March 10, 2020.


China seeks to recast itself from virus pariah to helping hand, AFP, March 5, 2020.

Big name brands accused of using Uygur ‘forced labour’ by Australian think tank, South China Morning Post, March 2, 2020.

Coronavirus and a state of unease, Policy Forum Pod, February 2020.

How China-US mistrust pushed the WHO into a coronavirus corner, South China Morning Post, February 15, 2020.

Coronavirus response a high-wire act of diplomacy, politics for some countries, The Straits Times, February 14, 2020.

‘Politics at play’ as US offers to help WHO coronavirus team to China, South China Morning Post, February 13, 2020.

China has removed the top political leaders of Hubei province and its capital city, Wuhan, according to state media, SBS News, February 13, 2020.

Coronavirus whistle-blower’s death unlikely to be watershed moment for freedom of speech: Analysts, The Straits Times, February 9, 2020.

China’s military put to the crisis test in coronavirus call-up, South China Morning Post, February 9, 2020.

武漢醫生李文亮帶著訓誡書離世:民間「吹哨人」的評價難題和維穩爭議, BBC中文, February 7, 2020.

‘Do you understand?’: The police letter that tried to silence coronavirus whistle-blower, Inkstone, February 7, 2020.

Can China handle the economic turmoil of its viral outbreak? Aljazeera, February 4, 2020.

Chinese-Australians' reactions to coronavirus, ABC Radio, February 1, 2020.

‘No Chinese allowed’: Racism surges as coronavirus spreads,, January 30, 2020.

Coronavirus setzt Staatsführung in China unter Druck: Es gibt Kritik, Franketur Rundschau, January 30, 2020.

中国努力控制舆论,以期平息国内就疫情对政府的批评, 华尔街日报, January 29, 2020.

Virus is Xi's greatest challenge, Australian Financial Review, January 29, 2020.

Australia under renewed pressure from Huawei following UK's partial approval, ABC Radio, January 29, 2020.

China Strains to Stamp Out Coronavirus Criticisms at Home, Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2020.

China's unprecedented reaction to the Wuhan virus probably couldn't be pulled off in any other country, CNN, January 25, 2020.

The new coronavirus: is China moving quickly enough? Financial Times, January 25, 2020.

Australia to push China to match dairy trade concessions made to US, Sydney Morning Herald, January 17, 2020.

澳洲政经分析师详解美中第一阶段贸易协议, SBS Mandarin radio, January 17, 2020.

US-China trade deal puts squeeze on Australian farms, The Australian, January 17, 2020.

‘Regret and unhappiness’: China offers muted response to US trade deal, The Guardian, January 16, 2020.

Trade truce a win for Beijing in long war, Australian Financial Review, January 16, 2020.

Sceptics cast doubts on first phase of US-China trade deal, Aljazeera, January 16, 2020.

中国博士生:澳洲延误学生签证出于“政治动机,” ABC中文, January 16, 2020.

Tsai Ing-wen’s election win in Taiwan set to poke the Chinese bear, The Australian, January 13, 2020

Chinese students accuse Australia of 'politically motivated' visa delays, ABC News, January 11, 2020.

台灣大選2020:年輕人捍衛台灣及未來之戰, BBC中文, January 10, 2020.

President Xi Jinping cements grip on power with title of People's Leader, The Straits Times, January 6, 2020.

China's leaders seeking to 'draw strength from weakness' in 2020, The Guardian, December 28, 2019.

Charter changes and book burning underline party control of education, China Digital Times, December 26, 2019.

Did China actually try to install a spy in Australia’s Parliament? Washington Post, December 24, 2019.

Rights group wants Canada to take action against CGTV’s broadcast of forced confessions, China Digital Times, December 18, 2019.

Here's what happens when you quit the Chinese military, CNN, December 16, 2019.

US-China trade deal looks distinctly anorexic, Asia Times, December 16, 2019.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promotes 170 PLA officers in move to streamline ranking system, South China Morning Post, December 15, 2019.

China's rise under Xi unnerves neighbours while Abe fares better, The Straits Times, December 9, 2019

Australia considers tougher measures to combat foreign interference, The Straits Times, December 5, 2019

China ‘could target trade talks and US companies’ over Xinjiang human rights bill, South China Morning Post, December 4, 2019.

Did Australia’s China paranoia make ‘spy’ Wang Liqiang’s claims too easy to believe? South China Morning Post, December 4, 2019.

Australia’s US$60 million anti-espionage task force ‘shows it won’t bend the knee’ to China, South China Morning Post, December 2, 2019.

Chinese spies come in from the cold,” The Economic Times, December 2, 2019.

Disillusioned Chinese officials closely watching Wang case: analyst,” The Age, December 1, 2019.

Chinese spy tales fuel Australian fears, Financial Times, November 29, 2019.

How does China’s Communist Party view Trump’s impeachment inquiry? Public Radio International, November 29, 2019.

Hundreds in Hong Kong hail Trump's endorsement of Bills while pro-Beijing camp sees red, The Straits Times, November 28, 2019.

Doubts cast on spy claim as spy boss says foreign interference at a high, Canberra Times, November 27, 2019.

Beijing Questions Hong Kong Vote, Claiming Sabotage, Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2019.

Chinese 'spy' claim for asylum gets wary response, Australian Financial Review, November 26, 2019.

China says alleged plot to groom Nick Zhao to infiltrate Australian Parliament ‘nothing but lies,’ ABC News, November 26, 2019.

Australia probes spy plot amid claims of Beijing’s political meddling in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China Morning Post, November 25, 2019.

ASIO investigating reports of Chinese plot to install agent in Parliament, ABC News, November 25, 2019.

Xi must be dismayed: Chinese leader fighting fires on all fronts, Washington Post, November 25, 2019.

ASIO investigates reports of Chinese plans to infiltrate Parliament, ABC Radio, November 25, 2019.

Would-Be Chinese Defector Details Covert Campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan, New York Times, November 22, 2019.