‘How empires begin.’ China has made its global move. This is Australia’s response

China's rise in the Pacific threatens to erode Australian influence. But it also offers us a chance to be part of the biggest infrastructure...

‘Take this down’: Embassy’s fury over 60 Minutes’ Chinese mega-wharf investigation

Around 6pm on Tuesday last week, 60 Minutes executive producer Kirsty Thomson received a phone call from the Chinese Embassy in Canberra. On the line was Saxian...

Australians fear Chinese influence in real estate rather than politics

While Australian political leaders are growing more concerned about the security and military threat posed by China, new research show the Australian people are...

Penny Wong warns against ‘racial fault lines from past’ betraying China ties

The shadow foreign minister and Labor’s Senate leader, Penny Wong, will use a keynote speech to the Australia China Business Council to argue that politicians...

‘I share Australian values’: Chinese-Australian developer hits back at foreign ownership fears in Tasmania

Plans for a $100 million resort on Tasmania's east coast are raising concerns about foreign ownership and influence in the Apple Isle, but one...

Chinese investment in Australia falls as political debate hits confidence

Chinese direct investment in Australia has declined, according to a new report by the University of Sydney and KPMG. In 2017, the value of investment fell...

Beijing’s crackdown on overseas investment has hit Australia hard

Chinese investment in Australia dropped 11% to $US10.3 billion ($A13.3 billion) in 2017 as China applied the brakes to foreign investing, according to analysis...

Costs of Australia’s relationship with China are adding up

Even if it's not yet publicly spelled out, there's a growing difference of opinion between Australia's political and business leadership over China. Australian business leaders...

Christian Porter defends Australian media after Chinese diplomat says it ‘fabricated stories’

Attorney-General Christian Porter has launched a strident defence of the press after another senior Chinese diplomat accused the Australian media of fabricating stories about...

Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia, citing fear of legal action...
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