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Issue #1953

China, Russia continue to cooperate on fighting colour revolutions, safeguarding political security: Wang Yi

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Russia will continue to cooperate in fighting the colour revolutions and disinformation, and safeguarding political security together in 2021 ...

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Issue #1986

Xi calls for stronger global actions on climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on all parties to take stronger actions to jointly tackle the climate challenge ...

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Issue #1954

The Lowy Institute and a review of Xi Jinping: the backlash

Australia has forty-two think tanks, of which the Lowy Institute for International Policy was ranked 64th in the world by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program of 2018.

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Issue #1968

China, Russia agree to extend Good-Neighbourliness Treaty as Putin congratulates CPC on centenary in phone call with Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday three days ahead of the centennial of the Communist Party of China ...

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Issue #1953

Peter Dutton continues to abuse the rights of refugees to healthcare

The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has once again shown his utter disregard for the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers.

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Imperial Palace. Issue #2062

Modernisation, heroism, Party work

Alex Denton represented the Communist Party of Australia Central Committee on the 3rd Communist party Leaders Delegation of North American, Oceanian and Nordic Countries from...

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Issue #2018

The reason why African countries are keen to work with Russia

“In 1917, new forces came to power in Russia – the Bolsheviks. I don’t know how you feel about them, whether you like them or...

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Issue #1961

Federal court upholds India travel ban

In a judgment handed down on the 10th May, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) upheld the federal government’s India travel ban.

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Issue #1982

AUKUS is a direct threat to North Korea

While much has been said that AUKUS is a direct threat to China, little has been said that it is also a direct threat to North Korea.

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First gathering of two Chinese astronaut crews (Shenzhou 14 and 15) on Tiangong on November 30, 2022. Issue #2104

Beijing expands circle of friends with moonbase project

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law his country’s cooperation with China on the construction of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) project, as...

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Issue #1991

Interview with comrade Ekin Sönmez from the Communist Party of Turkey

Comrade Ekin Sönmez is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). Our comrades at the Guardian – The Workers’...

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Issue #1981

China-EU dialogue

In his meeting with Borrell, Wang said China and the EU have increased talks recently, reached many consensuses

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Issue #1967

Putin-Biden summit

On 16th June, an event advertised as at least noteworthy occurred in Geneva: the Putin-Biden summit.

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Issue #1959

Australia scraps BRI agreements, eager to injure relationship with number one trade partner

The Morrison government has vetoed the state of Victoria by cancelling four agreements it had with other nations relating to cooperation and education.

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Issue #1951

History of East Timor and Australia on the 79th anniversary of Darwin and Timor

The 19th of February marked the 79th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin by Japanese fascists in 1942, which resulted in the deaths of around 250 people.

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Issue #1953

End fascism in the Philippines! Stop Australian military aid to the Philippines!

As execution of human rights activists heightens in the Philippines, the Australian Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines calls for the Australian Government to stop using tax payer’s money in supporting the Philippine military.

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Issue #1970

New international coalition seeks to further UN charter principles

Seventeen countries joined together to launch their initiative, forming the Group of friends in defence of the Charter of the United Nations.

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Issue #2007

The Communist Party of Australia and the Communist Party of China – a perspective

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) prepares for its significant twentieth congress in 2022, we may ask how the Communist Party of Australia (CPA)...

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Issue #2022

The 2022 Tibet Think Tank Forum

On 26th August this year, I participated in the China Tibet Think Tank International Forum, hosted by the Institute of Tibet Studies in Beijing. It...

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Issue #1968

NATO “testing the waters” with Russia in the Black Sea

On 23rd June, the British warship HMS Defender entered the territorial waters of Crimea, sparking a response of two warning shots from a patrol ship and four bombs dropped by a Russian Navy Su-24M jet.

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Issue #1959

MANDELA IN CUBA

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he asked me to write his speeches.

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Issue #2012

By engaging with China, Pacific countries seek their own paths out of poverty

From 24th May to 4th June, 2022, China’s highly experienced Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and a large delegation visited eight Pacific countries in person, as...

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Issue #2004

Ironic for Morrison to draw red line without respecting others’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison just drew a “red line” for China. Australian media widely reported on Sunday that Morrison claimed China building a military...

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Issue #1994

Putin and Xi plot to escape SWIFT

At present, in the midst of the panic and pandemonium being created by the world’s press about Russia and China, no one has mentioned that...

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Issue #1982

Victory for China: Meng returns home

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Chinese tech company Huawei, has been released from detention after being held illegally in Canada for over 1000 days.

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Issue #1950

Yemen’s Victory against War

The new Biden administration announced it will end US support for offensive operations in Yemen, following a six-year war which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 innocent Yemenis ...

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Issue #1967

UK free trade deal sells out Aussie workers

Scott Morrison’s proposed UK free trade deal with Boris Johnson cuts the legs out from under Australian workers.

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Global briefs Issue #2052

CUBA: More than 10 million people became literate thanks to the Cuban program “Yes, I can.” The program was Fidel Castro’s initiative that helped to...

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Issue #1979

Coalition presses the UK to remove climate targets from trade deal

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Coalition government pressed the UK to remove climate targets from the post-Brexit Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement

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The anti AUKUS-WA protest held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, WA. Issue #2063

CPA’s Elly Hulm to CPUSA International Conference

Dear Comrades On behalf of the Communist Party of Australia, I thank the CPUSA for inviting us to speak and I send our fraternal greetings...

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Chinatown Melbourne. Issue #2105

Where our real national interest lies

The visit of Chinese Premier Li Qiang to Australia has revealed much about this country and how it views its relationship with China. Two distinct...

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Several king penguins near Port-aux-Français station, Kerguelen Islands. Issue #2069

The Kerguelen Islands sale to China

On 15th July 2023 France offered to sell the Kerguelen Islands to China for 60 billion Euros. The sale would make China Australia’s newest neighbour....

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Issue #2040

Albanese’s PNG visit falls flat

In the second week of January of this year, Prime Minister Albanese made a delayed visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Albanese addressed the PNG...

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Global briefs Issue #2045

GLOBAL BRIEFS

IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA: The two countries reached an agreement that includes the resumption of diplomatic relations and re-opening of diplomatic missions within two months. They...

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Issue #2035

DINGO

The latest cost estimate for taxpayers of Australia’s pending nuclear submarines at more than $170 billion. Don’t be surprised when Australia’s supply of weaponry to...

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Issue #2030

Let’s rebuild the anti-war movement

There are many Australians currently opposed to the AUKUS pact with all its sinister implications for our country  since it was first handed to us...

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Issue #2026

DINGO

Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...

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Issue #2027

Canberra branch celebrates formal launch

On Saturday, members and friends met to celebrate the official launch of the Canberra branch of the CPA. Having formed earlier this year, its first...

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Issue #1947

CPA statement on US inclusion of Cuba on its terror list

On Monday 11th January 2021, just nine days short of the end of President Donald Trump’s mandate, the State Department under Mike Pompeo unilaterally decided to include Cuba on the US list of terror. President Obama had removed Cuba from that list in 2015.

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Global briefs Issue #2094

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuban-American members of the US House of Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) have proposed new sanctions against Cuba, reaffirming the...

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Issue #1961

Morrison gov’t further damages relations with China!

Australia-China relations continue to deteriorate.

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Issue #2048

On the path towards modernisation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) kindly invited the CPA to participate in the online forum of the CPC in dialogue with World Political Parties...

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Global briefs Issue #2096

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALDIVES: Almost 284,000 people were eligible to vote in Maldives’ parliamentary elections last Sunday. The island country consists of nearly 2,000 coral islands across 800 km...

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Chinese Consul General HE Long Dingbin delivering his speech for the Chinese New Year. Issue #2086

Building a community with a shared future for mankind

The year 2023 has just passed, while the globe is gradually emerging from the haze of COVID-19 pandemic, the world is neither peaceful nor tranquil...

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Global briefs Issue #2071

GLOBAL BRIEFS

AFRICA: Three former French colonies – Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali have formed a defensive alliance. Alliance of Sahel States (AES) aims to jointly combat...

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Issue #2046

A return to Cuba

Since January 1983, dedicated groups of Australian and New Zealand friends of Cuba have made their way to the Caribbean to show their support for...

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The Echidna Strategy: Australia’s Search for Power and Peace. Issue #2079

The Echidna Strategy: Australiaís Search for Power and Peace

Sam Roggeveen is Director of the conservative Lowy Institute’s International Security Program, and used to work for the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence...

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Issue #1950

Slander and threats against the communist party of Venezuela are unacceptable

The parties signing this Joint Statement have been firmly standing at the side of the people of Venezuela and have repeatedly denounced and condemned the imperialist aggression of the United States, the European Union, and their allies in Latin America against Venezuela and the coup attempt to overthrow the elected President Nicolás Maduro. For us, denouncing and opposing the imperialist attacks against the people of Venezuela and the peoples of the world are non-negotiable.

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Global briefs Issue #2056

GLOBAL BRIEFS

PAKISTAN: Militants attacked a Pakistani security post near the country’s border with Iran last week, triggering a shoot-out that killed two soldiers, the military said....

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Issue #1969

CPA president’s contribution to the CPC and World Political Parties Summit

I thank the Communist Party of China’s International Department for the invitation to participate in this Summit.

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Issue #2020

What Australia can learn from South Africa

It is a sad fact that many countries around the world do not see Australia as a sovereign country, especially in terms of international relations....

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Penny Wong. Issue #2050

Wong’s “reality check” ignores reality

When Penny Wong took over as Foreign Minister from Marise Payne last year, she was surfing the wave of approval that brought the Albanese Labor...

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Issue #2015

ACT Supreme Court ends prosecution of Bernard Collaery

The prosecution of Bernard Collaery has been officially ended after the new federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus ordered the charges levelled at Collaery to be dropped....

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2043

PEACE NOTES

In the latest escalation in Australia’s increasingly forceful campaign to manufacture consent for war with China, the Murdoch-owned Sky News Australia has aired a jaw-droppingly...

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Israeli flag on Masada. Issue #2077

Australia: A History of Supporting Israel

On 28 October, 120 member states of the UN General Assembly voted Yes to the resolution for an immediate truce to provide aid to the...

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Issue #1980

CPA statement on the AUKUS Tripartite Agreement and nuclear-powered submarines

The Communist Party of Australia urges all its members and supporters to actively oppose the Morrison government’s decision to join the AUKUS Agreement

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Global briefs Issue #2084

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NAURU: Nauru switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, leaving Taiwan with only 12 diplomatic allies that recognise it as a sovereign state. Nauru’s decision...

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NZ soldiers in creek playing war games. Issue #2087

Australia and New Zealand’s ‘seamless’ march to militarisation

The latest step in the militarisation of the Indo-Pacific has been taken. The inaugural ANZMIN ‘2+2’ joint meeting of Australian and New Zealand foreign and...

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Issue #1968

CPA delegation to Canberra

The CPA sent a diplomatic delegation to Canberra last week.

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Issue #1981

No nuclear Australia: TIME FOR ACTION!

The sudden announcement of the AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) military agreement which will bring nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has provoked worldwide and growing opposition.

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Rally outside of Parliament. Issue #2090

Marcos Jr. addresses Parliament amid protests

The president of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr addressed parliament on 29 February 2024. Coming a week before the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit,...

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Issue #1968

Only solidarity can defeat COVID

Around the globe, COVID-19 in its various mutations continues to spread, with the health systems of many developing nations unable to cope and vaccines in short supply.

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Over 2000 members of Melbourne’s Sri Lankan community came to Deakin University’s Burwood campus to hear a report by the Leader of JVP & NPP comrade Anura Kumara Dissanayake on Saturday 24th June 2023. Issue #2059

Big Welcome for Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Wow what a welcome to Melbourne for Anura Kumara Dissanayake! Over 2000 members of Melbourne’s Sri Lankan community came to Deakin University’s Burwood campus to...

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Issue #2105

This week’s US imperialist intervention is Germany 1950s: The CIA orchestrated a wide-ranging campaign of sabotage, terrorism, and psychological warfare against the German Democratic Republic...

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Issue #2097

DINGO

The government of Papua New Guinea continues to reject Australia’s attempt to force it to abandon its relations with China. Twenty years ago, the then...

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Issue #2045

Historic oceans agreement

On March 4, 2023, after two weeks of negotiations and a final 36-hour sitting 193 nations reached agreement on a treaty to protect the biodiversity...

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Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Senator the Honourable Penny Wong in Melbourne, 4 March 2024. Issue #2091

Deputy sheriff fails to deliver

The four-day ASEAN-Australia Special Summit held in Melbourne from 4 - 6 March, ended with the Australian government failing to gain consensus around its aggressive stand towards...

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Issue #2045

NO AUKUS

Under the appalling AUKUS plan announced by US President Biden on Tuesday (Australian time), Australia will begin hosting US nuclear-powered and armed submarines from this...

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Issue #2047

Rules-based international order: Whose rules?

Having rules and keeping them sounds like a good thing. Rules keep our roads safe. All our sports have rules. Rules mean other people don’t...

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President Xi Jinping. Issue #2099

A global community of shared future

Humanity refuses to die at the hands of war-mongers and profiteers. The planet and its people are at a cross roads. Capitalism and its blindness...

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Issue #2091

CPA greeting to the 90th anniversary of the Iraqi Communist Party

Read Fahmy General Secretary Iraqi Communist Party Dear Comrade, The Communist Party of Australia conveys its warm greetings to the members and leadership of the...

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Issue #2064

Learning from Cuba

Really standing up to the US is something Australia could do, but which the vast majority of our media and both our largest political parties...

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Issue #2077

A place under the table

It’s always a stressful experience meeting the boss, so perhaps we should sympathise with Anthony Albanese who has just been to Washington to catch up...

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