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...

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.

Sydney’s Amy Lyons is raking it in as a Chinese social influencer

YOU might not recognise her, but Amy Lyons is a big deal in China. The 24-year-old Sydney native is living it up as a social media influencer in Beijing.

Aussie searches for opportunity in China

The high stakes of entrepreneurship is summed up by the Chinese in one word - Xiahai. It means to "jump into the sea". It's a concept...

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...

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.

The Seven Group is getting out of China and looking for acquisitions

The Seven Group has sold WesTrac China, its Caterpillar franchise, for $540 million to Lei Shing Hong Machinery Limited. WesTrac China started in 2001 in...

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...

What will Apple’s China VPN ban mean for Australian travellers?

What effect will that have on your Chinese travel plans? VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) can have many applications, including encrypting private business information and allowing...

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...
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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.

China’s thirst for baby formula creating problems for Australian shoppers and staff

Retail staff are being abused by Chinese personal shoppers and are concerned about their safety at work while they attempt to police the purchase of baby formula in Australian supermarkets.

China increases its stake in Australian land

Chinese investors have added another 50,000 hectares to their Australian property portfolio, taking the total area of property under Chinese control to more than...

Australia first: What new visa policy means for Chinese, Asian immigrants

In a budget unveiled last week, the Australian government of Malcolm Turnbull put “Australians first” by cutting the 457 visa for foreign workers and...

Why Chinese telecoms participating in Australia’s 5G network could be a problem

In the end, Australia’s willingness to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G mobile infrastructure should be based on a rational analysis of risks. There is no shame in excluding them based on evidence rather than Sinophobia.

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 

China pressured Sydney council into banning media company critical of Communist Party

A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald obtained documents showing how Chinese consular officials issued at least eight warnings over 12 months to the Georges River Council over its dealings with Vision China Times, a Chinese-language media organisation.

China casts long cloud over NZ poll

Concern over Chinese political donations and the use of Chinese-owned dairy farms to launch industrial balloons which allegedly can be used for missile technology have electrified New Zealand’s election campaign, where Prime Minister Bill English has rallied to be in reach of a historic victory.

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says Turnbull, Bishop neglected concerns about China in the Pacific

Outgoing international development minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has accused Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop of failing to back her up after she criticised China's aid...

Chinese communist party congress outcomes crucial to Australia’s future

The Soviet-style rituals in Beijing today may look arcane — the Great Hall of the People suffused in red, a giant hammer and sickle...

Australia moves up Chinese travel bucket list

Australia has leapt up the bucket list of Chinese tourists to the fourth most desirable destination, from tenth just two years ago — following...

Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG sign undersea cable deal amid criticism from China

The leaders of Australia, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have marked the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable...