Australia joins United States and Japan in naval exercise as concerns grow over China

Five Australian warships are conducting military exercises in the Philippine Sea alongside the American and Japanese navies, amid simmering regional security tensions with China.

What’s behind Australia’s response to the Chinese Government’s crackdown on Hong Kong

Mr Morrison announced his Government would offer safe haven to many Hong Kong students and graduates already living in Australia.

Australia resolves China contradictions at last

The Morrison government is making it clear that because Beijing is the enemy, national security will now take priority over trade.

China’s destabilisation strategies show bold plan to attack democracies from within

It might seem like diplomatic hot air, but a recent war of words between China and Australia hints at a wider plan that should have us all worried.

Victoria’s Daniel Andrews slammed over China deal: ‘Belt and Road’ scheme explained

The controversial Belt and Road Initiative has been in the news over the past seven days, but what exactly is it and how does it affect Australia? Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says his state’s proposed deal with China will bring much needed jobs and new infrastructure to the state.
video

‘Beggars belief’ why a free state like Victoria is ‘on the kow-tow to China’

Sky News host Peta Credlin says at a time when China is "attacking the livelihoods" of Victoria's barley farmers and sabotaging the national economy the state is "cuddling up to China in the hope of getting access to cheap money".
video

‘Communist Party of China views Australia as a vessel state’: Bronwyn Bishop

Former speaker of the house Bronwyn Bishop says as Virgin Australia struggles to keep afloat, "we have got to stop selling Australian companies to Chinese communist backed corporations".

China accuses Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of parroting US in ‘propaganda war’ over...

The Chinese embassy in Canberra has accused Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of being a mouthpiece for the United States, in a withering criticism describing calls by Australian politicians for greater scrutiny of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis as "pitiful".

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.
- Advertisement -

Editor's Pick

Australian universities are under threat from more attractive, cheaper Chinese competitors

In the YouTube video the young man browses Chinese-language books in a library, practices Chinese calligraphy with careful brushstrokes, introduces himself in Mandarin.

China Australia: A marriage of more than convenience

The mutual dependency is undeniable: China has been Australia’s largest trading partner since 2010. Total two-way trade in the 2016 fiscal year was $A150 billion; Australian exports to China were $A86 billion.

China test looms for Australia over Hong Kong free trade agreement

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.

Port Adelaide’s crazy idea of bringing AFL to China pays off

On the spectrum of whacky ideas, playing an AFL game in China must rank near the top. Not only is there no understanding of Australia's...

Fudged growth numbers take the shine off China’s ‘miracle’

One of the greatest failings of China watchers and commentators is a tendency to see and assess China through Western eyes, treating it as...

China pressured Sydney council into banning media company critical of Communist Party

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.

Lynas spends $500m on production of rare earths in WA plant

Lynas said it would develop the heavy metals separation facility in the United States with Texas-based Blue Line Corp.

Chinese investors in Australian farms urged to win a ‘social licence’

Chinese investors wanting to buy Australian farms or agribusinesses must obtain "broad community approval" if they want to operate in Australia, according to a new report to be released in Beijing on Thursday.

China hungry for Rio’s coal as crisis looms: Yancoal

The Chinese company in a bidding war with Glencore for Rio Tinto’s Australian thermal coal assets is looking to Australia to solve what its...

Chinese business’ Australian space plan

Executives from major Chinese robotics and technology firms say Australia's new national space agency will provide excellent opportunities for engagement and cooperation between the...

Chinese climate impacts will hit Australian economy

Two vital questions for Australia are the extent to which climate change impacts in China could damage the Australian economy, and the regional strategic consequences should climate impacts in China undermine domestic political stability.

Ban on Chinese mobile giants for 5G ‘needed to protect critical infrastructure’

Australia’s spy chief has revealed that critical infrastructure, including the electricity grid and water supplies, could not have been adequately protected if China's Huawei...