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Corporate concern over China tensions harming trade

Australian business leaders have urged the federal government to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative amid increasing concerns that political tensions between Canberra and...

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 

Chinese remain keen on agricultural invesment

Chinese investors and companies remain eager to invest in Australian agriculture, with vineyards, dairy and aquaculture named yesterday as the most popular sectors. The Agri-Investor...

Mortgages and debt: How lending culture is leaving Australians vulnerable

A decade of housing price rises, low interest rates and relatively easy credit has left Australians carrying the second-highest level of household debt in...

Peter Dutton vows to ‘call out’ China over foreign interference and cyber hacks

Immigration Minister David Coleman and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg agreed that in many cases China's values were inconsistent with Australia's.

Fears government restrictions will stop flow of Chinese money to Brisbane, Gold Coast development

THE great wall of money from mainland China arriving in Queensland will continue but there are concerns cracks are appearing. Over the past few years...

Several reasons to like Chinese shares

Thanks to the news that the MSCI will finally include Chinese mainland A-shares in several key indices in the coming months, it should come...

Australia has a China problem and we can’t leave it to faceless spooks

China policy is much too important to be left to a non-accountable security establishment.

Australian currency trader staff in Shanghai held hostage in alleged extortion attempt

Three Chinese and Taiwanese staff members from an Australian foreign exchange trading firm continue to be held against their will in a Shanghai office, in an alleged extortion attempt.

Has Australia’s economy relied too much on China market?

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.

Has Chinese investment become toxic?

As the shockwaves ripple from the federal government's decision to knock back the CK Group's $13 billion bid for local gas pipeline outfit APA, one Australian banker sees things in very black and white terms.

We need to talk about China: why Hastie was right to sound the alarm

Finding a way to get the China relationship right and not being afraid to talk about the risks in the relationship as well as...