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.

China, UN blasted by Labor senator over coronavirus response

Senator Kitching said the COVID-19 crisis had also showed signs that the World Health Organisation was being "politicised under Chinese influence".

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".

Australia Is Having a Strategic Revolution, and It’s All About China

The Australian government has announced a major shift to its regional policy. Will the United States notice in time?

Morrison says China knows ‘where Australia is coming from’, after meeting Chinese vice-president

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.

Australia ramps up pressure on China with backing of US and Japan

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.

Three Chinese warships arrive in Sydney Harbour for four-day stopover

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.

China ridicules Scott Morrison and Coalition government on WeChat

Scott Morrison and the Coalition have been targeted by propaganda social media accounts affiliated with the Chinese Government.

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.

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...
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Treasurer’s budget measures on foreign buyers come as China’s spending spree soars

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China to extend restrictions on Australian coal, say analysts

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.

Hong Kong protesters in Australia to meet with students after university clashes

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.

The Australia-China Relations Institute doesn’t belong at UTS

Last month eight of Australia’s top journalists visited China for a week as guests of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). They were greeted by top Communist Party officials and toured some of China’s new infrastructure projects.

Chinese general tours Defence facilities, South China Sea dispute on agenda

A top-ranking Chinese general from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has toured a secretive military facility outside Canberra as part of a low-key "goodwill"...

Crown executive Jason O’Connor set to be released from Chinese jail

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Scott Morrison to reveal $3bn in Pacific funding to counter Chinese influence

Scott Morrison will unveil a $2bn infrastructure financing facility for the Pacific as part of new measures designed to project Australia as the region’s principal...

‘Daigou’ buyers stocking suburban home warehouses with baby formula for Chinese parents

Suburban homes are being turned into makeshift warehouses as the overseas hunger for Aussie baby formula continues to grow. The Chinese market is being fed...

China’s internet erupts over Monash University’s drunk officials quiz question

Monash University's reputation in the lucrative Chinese student market has taken a battering after an online exam for business students claimed it was widely said Chinese government officials only tell the truth when they are drunk.