High-tech Chinese ships are mapping waters close to Papua New Guinea just as the United States and Australia begin upgrading a naval base on Manus Island.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wraps up a brief official visit to Beijing, where she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to shore up bilateral ties amid friction over tech giant Huawei.
Chinese authorities are accused of harassing and intimidating the Uyghur migrant community in Australia, amid a looming threat that family members could be detained.
Vanessa Rodel, one of the asylum seekers who sheltered American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013has been granted asylum in Canada with her daughter — but the other five refugees are still waiting for the verdict.
Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman John Podesta, who had his emails hacked by Russian agents in 2016, discusses "the weaponisation" of intelligence and what it will take to beat Donald Trump in 2020.
As China flexes its muscles throughout the Pacific, New Zealand finds itself in a troublesome position between its largest trading partner, the United States, and fears of Chinese interference in domestic affairs.
Poor government relations with China appear to have cost former trade minister Andrew Robb a lucrative job post-politics — and he's not shy about pointing the finger at who he holds responsible.
Mandarin and calligraphy lessons, or agents of foreign influence and attacks on academic freedom — increasing concern puts a spotlight on China's Confucius Institutes in Australia.
Whether it's hackers stealing files from defence contractors or Federal Parliament's computer network being undermined, Australia has for years come under attack by a variety of cyber thieves.