Australia’s great and powerful neurotics


There is lovely China:

Efforts to stabilise Australia’s relationship with Beijing have suffered a serious setback after a Chinese court handed a suspended death sentence to jailed dual citizen and democracy advocate Yang Hengjun.

As the Australian government and opposition described the sentence as appalling, China’s ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian, was summoned by the secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jan Adams, for an explanation.

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About the author
David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.