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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Sky News host Sharri Markson says the Chinese government is recruiting Australian scientists and academics to a secretive research program called the Thousand Talents...
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.
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.
Australia has been described as “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,” by a Chinese state media editor as Beijing criticised calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus origin as “political manoeuvring,” further straining ties.