China and Australia
The Chinese government is seeking to unify Taiwan with the mainland despite overwhelming opposition to reunification among Taiwanese citizens, and Chinese influence in Taiwan has become a key political issue.
Senator Lambie said governments on both sides of politics allowed Australia to become too economically dependent on China.
The Chinese dairy company Mengniu which earlier agreed to pay $1.5 billion to purchase organic baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia has gone a step further in taking over the Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio.
The people of Hong Kong are waging a desperate, last-gasp effort to keep their liberties. Australia should heed their lesson and stand up now.
Prime minister Scott Morrison says Australia is “not naive” to the threat of foreign interference amid explosive claims that the Chinese communist party wanted to infiltrate Australia’s parliament.
Government investigating ‘disturbing’ reports of Beijing espionage activities after spy details activities
Government agencies are examining claims of espionage amid reports a Chinese spy has sought political asylum in Australia after revealing details of Beijing's spy activities.
The retired Asio chief Duncan Lewis has reportedly warned that the Chinese government is seeking to use “insidious” foreign interference operations to “take over” Australia’s political system.
Many of the richest Chinese, who can command every luxury and privilege at home, nonetheless prefer to live in Australia. We are the number one choice for rich Chinese looking to migrate, ahead of the US, Canada and Switzerland. This is a more telling indicator than any amount of nationalist chest-puffing and official propaganda.
Australia and China established a human rights dialogue between high-ranking officials in 1997 and held 15 meetings, the last of which was in 2014.
Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has refused to apologise for criticising China after being told he would need to “repent” to visit the country.
West Australian MP Andrew Hastie and Victorian Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month.
Bellamy's is the fourth-largest baby formula producer in Australia. The Treasurer has approved the sale with conditions, including investment in Australian facilities
It is a warm spring night and Government House in Perth is illuminated with a red, China themed glow.
Prime Minister Morrison arrived in Bangkok ahead of the East Asia Summit. China denied there has been a "historical feud" between Canberra and Beijing
Scott Morrison has once again condemned China’s mass detention and surveillance of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, after copping backlash from Beijing.
Foreign affairs minister says it’s in Australia’s interest to speak out against abuses of power, such as the treatment of Uighur in Xinjiang
China's restrictions on Australian coal are expected to remain in place into next year as Beijing seeks to moderate a spike in foreign imports of the commodity to protect domestic supply.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a new agreement to work with China as part of its controversial belt and road initiative.
But Ms Wumaier has been repeatedly taken in for questioning by Chinese police and is being closely monitored.
Huang Xiangmo, linked in the past to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests in Australia, had a citizenship application rejected and lost his rights to residency in February.
Scott Morrison seized the opportunity of his Jakarta weekend visit for Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s inauguration to obtain a meeting with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.
Leading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the US.
Chinese use state-owned enterprises, local tech companies and foreign partnerships, ASPI report says
Canavan noted the government had expressed concerns about the arrest and treatment of Australian citizens in China, their lack of access to legal representation, and treatment of Uighurs in China.
The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has launched a wide-ranging attack on the Chinese Communist party, accusing it of engineering a series of cyber-attacks on...
Immigration Minister David Coleman and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg agreed that in many cases China's values were inconsistent with Australia's.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has warned Hong Kong's government it "risks inflaming a delicate and sensitive situation" by using emergency laws for the first time in 50 years as thousands of protesters defy orders and return to the streets.
‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism? The PM has taken a barely veiled swipe at the United Nations and the international institutions Australia previously championed
A Victorian police station has been slammed for “honouring a police state” by flying the flag of the Chinese Communist regime.
Australia has in recent years intensified efforts to address China’s growing influence in Australia, policies that have seen trade with China suffer.
Labor has targeted Scott Morrison over the credentials of Chinese-born MP Gladys Liu, asking what steps he had taken to ensure she was a “fit...
Millions of Hong Kongers believe those goals are worth fighting for. A test will come soon enough when Australian politicians must decide whether to help.
High-profile student protesters from Hong Kong have arrived in Australia for meetings in Melbourne and Canberra, as demonstrations across the Asian city continue into their third month.
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she supported the department's decision to end the Confucius Institute program.
Scott Morrison never mentioned China by name, but one word in his speech last night revealed what he really thinks about the superpower.
Scott Morrison is clear-eyed about the challenge and opportunities for Australia in China's astonishing rise — in mineral resources, its education, investment and research cooperation.
Four MPs have voiced concerns about the influence the Chinese government has at Aussie unis, following a tense clash between protesters on Friday.
Finding a way to get the China relationship right and not being afraid to talk about the risks in the relationship as well as...
The head of parliament’s powerful intelligence committee has made explosive comments about China’s growing power and ambition.
The deputy chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has called for Australia to buy back control of Darwin's port.
Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China US secretary of state dismisses warning by top security analyst, arguing ‘you can sell your soul for a pile of soy beans or you can protect your people’
The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been “unsatisfactory”, said China’s top diplomat Wang Yi after meeting his Australian counterpart.
China is Australia’s largest trading partner and a paper released this week highlighted the scary scenario that we could face if its economy nosedived.
Multiple sources have also confirmed that prior to the arrests, Crown told its Chinese staff to falsely claim to Chinese authorities they were not working for Crown in China but were working in other locations.
Crown Resorts paid a brothel owner and alleged money launderer to lure high rollers to its Australian casinos and then provided them with money...
Marise Payne says Australia would be concerned if diplomatic representatives undermined free speech
Australian universities hosting Chinese government-funded education centres have signed agreements explicitly stating they must comply with Beijing's decision-making authority over teaching at the facilities.
A peaceful protest at the University of Queensland against the Chinese government's treatment of Uyghur Muslims and Hong Kong citizens turned violent at the St Lucia campus.
While the speech does not set out specific changes to the WTO or other trade rules, it accepts that change is needed to deal with the rising trade tensions.
China policy is much too important to be left to a non-accountable security establishment.
A cranky China has taken aim at Australia, as experts sound an alarming warning that Aussies are not immune from its Hong Kong crackdown.
Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon says Australia delivered a historically important wake-up call to the US when it blew the whistle on the extent...
Author Clive Hamilton has launched a Chinese-language edition of his controversial book Silent Invasion to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
The arrival of three Chinese warships in Sydney harbour was not a surprise, Scott Morrison has said, despite the fact that the government did not announce the visit in advance.
"That was an interesting moment in time," she said. "My honest view was you have to persevere and stay there and keep investing in the challenging times as well as the good times."
Lynas said it would develop the heavy metals separation facility in the United States with Texas-based Blue Line Corp.
Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon explains how Labor 'snatched defeat from the jaws of victory' – and Shorten's one fatal blunder
The election of Scott Morrison as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia on Friday is unlikely to lead to a major shift in Canberra’s vitally important, yet often tense relationship with China
A Global Times editorial described the shock election result as "far from optimistic" for foreign relations
Labor has lodged a complaint with the Australian Electoral Commission over Liberal signage targeting Chinese voters that appears to imitate official AEC communications.
While many among the new wave of Chinese immigrants to Australia used WeChat, Chew added most Chinese Australian voters probably had a broader selection of information sources.
Leaders of the Australian Labor Party, aiming to take power for the first time since 2013, are less friendly to the Trump administration; they embrace economic ties to China while appearing reluctant to be pulled too close in either direction.
Scott Morrison and the Coalition have been targeted by propaganda social media accounts affiliated with the Chinese Government.
National security agencies are both cautious and forensic in their work on the attribution of cyber intrusions. This is about technical and operational integrity, as well as about ensuring they get the advice to Australia’s political leaders right.
Bill Shorten says he does not share former Labor prime minister Paul Keating's views that Australia's spy chiefs are "nutters" who should be sacked to help improve relations with China.
On Wednesday 1 May, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong gave a speech titled ‘Australian values, Australia’s interests - Foreign policy under...
Chinese investors also remain pessimistic about the investment environment in Australia, where they said it was becoming harder to raise capital, particularly in the property sector.
A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald obtained documents showing how Chinese consular officials issued at least eight warnings over 12 months to the Georges River Council over its dealings with Vision China Times, a Chinese-language media organisation.
Parents of the children and advocates for the families have criticised the Australian government for perceived inaction in seeking to bring the children to Australia, saying they have “grave fears” for them.
Chinese authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating the Uyghur migrant community in Australia, amid a looming threat that family members could be detained.
Muslims in New Zealand and overseas were “quite rightly asking questions about how this terror attack was able to happen here,” Ms. Ardern said.
Mr Murray said the reduction in the volume of Chinese imports would also cause a very substantial drop in the price and hit Australia hard.
Australian thermal coal exports to China are under increasing pressure, with indications import restrictions are spreading to other key ports.
Ninety-six years is a long time by any standard. Darwin was a different place back in 1923, a young city almost 20 years away...
As China flexes its muscles throughout the Pacific, New Zealand is now finding itself in a troublesome position as the nation awaits a major...
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has slammed his ex-colleagues Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce, as well as Australia's security agencies, over what he sees...
China's export effort appears to have finally cracked under sustained pressure from US tariffs and a slowdown in global trade Key points: China's trade surplus...
As real-estate agent Adam Wong works through Australia’s worst property downturn in decades, he’s also found himself at the mercy of China’s slowing economy. In...
Last week vitamin company Blackmores lost 24 per cent of its sharemarket value in one day. On Tuesday it lost its chief executive Richard Henfrey and its ability to tell investors why he had gone.
After reports that Australian coal had been blocked at a key port in north-eastern China, officials have defended the action. A Chinese official said yesterday...
A senior official at China CYTS Tours Holding Co. Ltd., a powerful state-owned Chinese tour operator, summarized the decision-making process: "How warmly a country treats tourists could also affect Chinese citizens' choices of travel destinations."
Australia is scrambling to verify reports a major Chinese port has banned imports of its coal, amid fears it could be a retaliation by the Asian giant over the federal government's stance on telecoms group Huawei.
The former New Zealand prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley has denied writing a controversial opinion piece for a Chinese state-run newspaper headlined: “We need to learn...
Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key...
The head of Australia's domestic spy agency has rejected allegations that it is targeting the Chinese community in the wake of the Huang Xiangmo...
Suspicion is falling on Chinese spies for targeting the computer systems of Australia's three major political parties, with intelligence officials acknowledging the skilled cyber...
China has recruited the services of former police detectives in Australia and other Western countries to help it recover millions of dollars in alleged "hot money" taken out of the country.
A record six Chinese companies were delisted from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) last year, with controversial health firm Traditional Therapy Clinics the latest...
New Zealand has been left red-faced after China failed to take part in the country’s much touted tourism partnership between the two nations.
A passenger plane flying from Auckland to Shanghai was forced to turn back after about five hours in the air because it did not...
It took less than an hour after the first report of a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament for suspicion to fall on China. Australia's...
Australia denies citizenship to Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo and strips his permanent residency
Australia has stripped Chinese billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo of permanent residency and killed off his citizenship application. Key points: Huang Xiangmo and his companies...
One of the greatest failings of China watchers and commentators is a tendency to see and assess China through Western eyes, treating it as...
Australia is playing a role in helping China develop its rival global positioning system that will be used for guiding missiles and other military...
An economic forecaster says China, not the local housing market downturn, could be the major swing factor for Australia's economy in the year ahead. Key...
Security experts warn Beijing could spread propaganda in the lead-up to the federal election through popular social messaging service WeChat, which is facing less...
Australian diplomats have visited the detained Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, who is being held in residential detention in Beijing under investigation for involvement with...
It’s hard to overstate how much is at stake in the Australian government’s handling of the arrest of writer, commentator and Australian citizen Yang...
A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing after arriving at Guangzhou airport last week has been detained by Chinese authorities, according to the Australian embassy...
At around 4.30pm on Tuesday, officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra were alerted to concerns that Australian-Chinese writer Yang...