Kissing the koala

Australia China FTA and G20

Xinhua: 习近平在澳联邦议会演讲:携手追寻中澳发展梦想 并肩实现地区繁荣稳定
Likening China to “big guy” in crowd, Xi highlights peaceful development

The People’s Daily: 习近平在澳大利亚联邦议会发表重要演讲

China News / Netease: 习近平几乎走遍澳大利亚所有州 幽默“要证书”

BBC / Youtube: ‘China trade deal latest chapter in a long book’ Kevin Rudd interview with BBC

The Guardian: Tony Abbott lauds Xi Jinping’s ‘commitment to fully democratic China’

Censorship and ideology

Xinhua: 29家网站签署《跟帖评论自律管理承诺书》; see translation at Fei Chang Dao: Self-Discipline Commitment Letter on Administration of Discussion and Commentary

The Global Times: Don’t defame China

Great Fire: China just blocked thousands of websites

China Media Project: China’s “positive” prescription for dissent

Chinese labour going global

The Globe and Mail: Canada’s immigration policies hurt bottom line, China says

China’s state-controlled energy firms are struggling to turn a profit in Canada in part because of the federal government’s immigration laws, a senior Chinese diplomat says.

Wang Xinping, China’s consul general based in Calgary, said his country’s energy companies want to bring in their own employees to reduce costs. But Ottawa has been stingy in issuing work permits, he said, making it harder for Chinese companies to develop their projects.