Commonwealth Countries

China accuses Australia of discriminating against Huawei

The Australian government’s ban on Huawei’s participation in building the nation’s 5G network remains a “sore point or thorny issue” between the two countries, the Chinese ambassador said on Monday, as he criticised the government for discriminating against a Chinese company.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/17/china-accuses-australia-of-discriminating-against-huawei?fbclid=IwAR0GcDej6zOhgbMI5Fkdwz9IGBjJ5CUIJp6G5i1PI6eK4GCf2kVh1jpibtI

China is trying to rewrite the definition of human rights, and Australia has a last chance to resist

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-20/china-trying-to-rewrite-human-rights-australia-must-resist/11961268?fbclid=IwAR3j4SCWu7U8opdidtTIv18Vkc1-Xcr7Bl5104GauDel3vOo5zc7r7wGSEU

Iconic Australian milk brands Dairy Farmers and Big M are to be taken over by a Chinese company

  • Milk brands Big M and Dairy Farmers are to be taken over by Chinese company 
  • The $600million deal was announced on Friday with no opposition from ACCC
  • Mick Keogh, the ACCC’s deputy chair, said the takeover was fair to competitors

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8027295/Iconic-Australia-milk-brands-Big-M-Dairy-Farmers-taken-Chinese-Company.html?fbclid=IwAR2bXw5Hvn1v8BC7cL3leVg2XlmodQFzeoTex8KAlh0nUmzI7uvPY_R_rcE

Huawei linked to research grants totalling $262m

The Australian Research Council has handed out more than $262m in taxpayer-funded grants over the past five years to projects involving Chinese ­organisations, including four ­ involving “high risk” telco Huawei.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/huawei-linked-to-research-grants-totalling-226m/news-story/82eee524036ee0af29866187a079ea96

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