Australia calls for China to ‘play by the rules’ after reports of multibillion-dollar trade...

The Morrison government has called on China to come clean on whether a range of Australian export sectors worth billions of dollars a year will face new curbs from Friday amid increasing tensions between the two countries.

Swamp in Australia that needs to drained

The call by the Australian government to investigate the origin of the Covid-19 virus had led to an embargo on Australian products by the CCP.

‘You will be put into detention’: Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing...

I was counting down the days before we could leave China for good. This wasn't the way I wanted it to end my posting, leaving behind one the world's biggest stories and many good Chinese friends.

When Chinese State Security police knocked on ABC journalist Bill Birtles’ door, he realised...

After five years of reporting for the ABC in Beijing and seven years in the city in total, I felt nothing but deep disappointment and sadness that it was ending this way.

Australian journalists Bill Birtles, Mike Smith forced out of China

Two Australian journalists working in China have arrived in Sydney after a diplomatic stand-off in which police demanded interviews with both reporters.

Cheng Lei, Australian anchor for China’s government-run English news channel CGTN, detained in Beijing

A high-profile Australian television anchor for the Chinese Government's English news channel, CGTN, has been detained in Beijing in a highly sensitive case posing a fresh challenge to Australia-China relations.

Are young Australians being turned off China as diplomatic ties grow frostier?

"Understanding China is so important to Australia's future, but it also helps you to develop as a person, you're not just studying a language, you're learning to look at the world in a different way."

China recruits Australian scientists and academics to secretive research program

Sky News host Sharri Markson says the Chinese government is recruiting Australian scientists and academics to a secretive research program called the Thousand Talents...

Australia upgrades travel warning for China

Australians living in and travelling to China may be arbitrarily detained, the Department of Foreign Affairs has warned as the relationship between the two countries deteriorates.

Coronavirus started in China, PM tells mining billionaire

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told billionaire Andrew Forrest to stay away from foreign affairs and stop spreading misinformation about the origins of the coronavirus.
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Top unis admit China influence, Go8 fears backlash

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Research unis rely on Chinese fees

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Glamorous Chinese businesswoman who boasted about her influence on Australian politicians hails Xi Jinping...

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Cattle queen Gina Rinehart turns her focus to China with new deal

Last year, Gina Rinehart claimed the position of Australia’s cattle queen; now her agribusiness ambitio­n is firmly international, with plans under way to develop the nation’s live cattle trade into a $2 billion industry.