Kung Fu Komedy: How Melbourne’s Andy Curtain opened the only comedy club in mainland...

Mainland China may have more than 1.3 billion people, but it only has one stand-up comedy club. Melbourne-born comedian Andy Curtain started producing comedy shows...

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.

Amy Lyons, 24yo star of Chinese social media, takes stock of ‘quirky’ career path

Estimated to be worth billions of dollars, China's throngs of internet celebrities, known as Wang Hongs in Chinese, are big business.

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...

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...

Seeking brand Australia in China – where the bloody hell are you?

It’s not just Twiggy Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian. The mining and beef billionaire’s views are...

DFAT confirms jailed Crown staff released in China

China has released 10 employees of the 16 Crown Resorts staff who were detained in October and sentenced last month for gambling crimes.

Agribusiness delegation heads to China to improve industry ties

The Malcolm Broomhead-chaired Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative is poised to lead its inaugural agribusiness delegation to China this weekend, which is aiming to identify achievable, practical steps to further advance Australian-Chinese agricultural industry collaboration.

The weird and wonderful things you notice when you travel to China

THE MOMENT the immigration officer opened my passport, I knew China would be a unique experience. She stared at me suspiciously for a minute or...

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.
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Chinese investors in Australian farms urged to win a ‘social licence’

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Australia vulnerable to ‘full-blown trade war’ as US-China tension deepens

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Chinese developer to bring $800m Aussie Legends World to the Gold Coast

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Malcolm Turnbull faces fresh leak after calling China a ‘frenemy’

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China, not the house price downturn, the major risk to Australia’s economy, says Deloitte

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Australian companies still need Chinese ‘daigou’ buying agents

Thousands of people in the Chinese community are buying up Australian products and selling them to friends and family back home. Dubbed ‘daigou’, they...

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.

China abruptly postpones massive tourism partnership launch with NZ as tensions rise

New Zealand has been left red-faced after China failed to take part in the country’s much touted tourism partnership between the two nations.