Revealed: five Australian children trapped in China amid Uighur crackdown

Parents of the children and advocates for the families have criticised the Australian government for perceived inaction in seeking to bring the children to Australia, saying they have “grave fears” for them.

Australia-based academic stalked all week in Hong Kong by Chinese state media

An Australia-based academic has accused the Chinese Government of intimidation after staffers from a state media outlet stalked him for more than a week...

Australia’s trade minister, senior politicians to attend China import expo

Australia's new Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, senior state politicians and the country's major exporters are scheduled to be in Shanghai next month for Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature import expo.

China officially bans ABC website, claims internet is ‘fully open’

China's cyber security regulator has confirmed it has censored the ABC's website for breaching the country's internet rules and regulations, but has declined to say how.

The rise of daigou: Why Aussie skincare brand Bondi Goddess is only available to...

AUSTRALIAN skincare brand Bondi Goddess is owned by Australians and produced Down Under, but its products are not available for regular Aussies to purchase.

Chinese censors ban Australian play The Removalists because of ‘salty’ language

"Salty" language and violence in a Beijing production of The Removalists has resulted in Chinese censors banning the Australian play. The play was written in...

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has taken to popular Chinese social media site Weibo to criticise Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "paranoid and all over...

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...

Breaking into the Chinese daigou market

"Chinese students or immigrants were being requested by their friends and family back home to purchase Australian products," says McDougall, the founder of a new e-commerce venture DaigouSales.

Aussies turning to China for last-ditch medical treatment

IT’S just three months until the date Emily was told she would die, and she says she’s never felt better after turning to China. EMILY...
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Senator Jacqui Lambie declares ‘we’re sitting ducks’, calling on Australia to pull back economic...

Senator Lambie said governments on both sides of politics allowed Australia to become too economically dependent on China.

Are Chinese investors turning their backs on Australia after the foreign buyer tax hike?

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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.

$50 million wine plan aims to supercharge China exports, boost wine tourism

The Australian wine industry will target popular Chinese social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo as part of a $50 million marketing push plan...

Australian wine exports: China now the biggest market

GIVE the people what they want. A simple ethos, yes, but one that, in the wine world, is not particularly well embraced. And when it comes...

Foreign investors ‘push up prices’

Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese real estate investors, are pushing up housing prices, according to survey findings published this month....

Daigou: Why China is tuning in to live streams from Aussie shops

As Ming Ouyang walks into a Sydney Kmart, preparing to stock his basket with toys, hundreds of people in China are watching the live stream from his phone.

Pilbara Minerals soars on Chinese deal

Shares in Pilbara Minerals surged yesterday after the company confirmed it had signed a funding and off-take arrangement with China’s Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium for...

Credit curbs hit Chinese investment in Australian housing

THE number of foreign applications for investment in Australian housing is plunging as credit conditions tighten in China, according to Australia’s top financial bureaucrat. Treasury...

Chinese demand for Melbourne property to cool for remainder of year

CHINESE demand for Melbourne property is forecast to cool over the next six months as the market adjusts to changing conditions before bouncing back...

Can the Darwin Port’s 99-year lease to China be reversed? And what role, if...

Ninety-six years is a long time by any standard. Darwin was a different place back in 1923, a young city almost 20 years away...

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...