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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.

Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten are in step with meddling China

Here we are again with another China problem. This time it’s serious and needing a sophisticated, continuing, institutional response. But first let’s pause to celebrate...

Matthew Ng parole case to put spotlight on China’s influence over Australia

China's influence over the Australian Government will be questioned in the Federal Court today. Chinese-Australia businessman Matthew Ng is challenging strict parole conditions put on him...

Australian exporters still need to work harder at understanding Chinese business, expert says

A fiery editorial in a Chinese state-owned paper will not hurt the roughly $11.5 billion worth of Australian exports, but experts say it highlights...

China experts warn of funding shock to research

China experts say Australian universities’ financial dependence on a single group of students jeopardises more than teaching funds, with all university operations susceptible to vacillations in demand from the most populous country.

Crown Resorts staff face up to a decade in jail as their trial begins...

FOUR Australians are among 19 staff and associates of Crown Resorts who each face a maximum of 10 years in jail in a closed courtroom trial on the outskirts of Shanghai tomorrow

Payne questions motive behind China’s arrest of Canadians but stops short of urging release

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia is “very concerned” the arrest of two Canadians in China represents political retaliation by Beijing over the...

‘Amazon of China’ Alibaba already has supermarkets. Now it wants our food

The business world may be enthralled with Amazon's moves to become a major supermarket player, but Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is already...

Star chairman John O’Neill warns Chinese tourism is no safe bet

Mr O’Neill said the Australian tourism industry also needed to closely watch developments in China, including shifts in government policies.

Australian sport chiefs head to Shanghai in bid to crack Chinese market

A group of Australian sport executives are meeting in Shanghai to make an unprecedented bid to collectively crack the Chinese market. Key points: Heads of...

China’s mighty orbit in South Pacific threatens to leave Australia in spin

The South Pacific has become an increasingly important geopolitical chessboard with the United States, China and Australia racing to secure ports, cyber infrastructure and...

Waning trust between Australia and China may have dire consequences, experts warn

WANING trust between Australia and China may have serious consequences if we don’t find a way to engage on the issue, an expert panel...