China to extend restrictions on Australian coal, say analysts

China's restrictions on Australian coal are expected to remain in place into next year as Beijing seeks to moderate a spike in foreign imports of the commodity to protect domestic supply.

Rio Tinto agrees to sell Australian coal unit to China’s Yancoal for $3.2b

Global miner Rio Tinto has cut a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to China's Yancoal for $3.2 billion — if the sale...

Trump threats over China trade are bad news for Australia

Forty-one minutes before the opening bell on Wall Street last night President Trump tweeted: “Stock Market could hit all-time high --- 22,000 today”. And he...

Chinese government trade bank may get mortgage over Australian port

The Chinese owner of the Port of Darwin lease is using the port as security to seek a loan of up to $500 million...

Brothel owner and alleged money launderer is Crown casino’s business partner

Crown Resorts paid a brothel owner and alleged money launderer to lure high rollers to its Australian casinos and then provided them with money...

Marise Payne defends 5G ban on Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE

The incoming foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, has defended a decision that shut Chinese telecommunications giants out of Australia’s 5G network, saying it was necessary to protect national security.

Ansell sheds its condom business in $800m deal with China

One of the great and enduring success stories of Australian manufacturing, the Ansell condom business, has been sold to Chinese interests for $800 million.

Australia’s Deepening Economic Relationship with China: Opportunities and Risks

What happens in China is important to Australia, and to the broader global community. This is as true in the world of economics as it is in other areas. So we all have a strong interest in understanding China.

China’s crackdown targets ‘food safety, not Aussie dairy’

China is certainly not targeting Australian dairy products, one of the leading international experts on China’s food sector says, but it is still developing...

‘The perfect crime’: Aussie business battles counterfeit wine in China

Following the discovery of 14,000 bottles of fake Penfolds wine for sale in China in November, Wine Australia had to concede it can't keep track of the extent counterfeit Australian wine is being sold in the country.
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Chinese demand for Melbourne property to cool for remainder of year

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Mr Bra’s home the latest in $350m spending spree by Chinese buyer

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China’s ‘brazen’ and ‘aggressive’ political interference outlined in top-secret report

A top-secret report has raised concerns that the Chinese Government has attempted to influence Australia's political parties for the past decade.

China dispute would hit enrolments

A western Pacific diplomatic incident could help trigger the “perfect storm” that jeopardises Chinese enrolments and brings Australian research to its knees. University of Queensland...

Australia not ruling out China trade sanctions

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Our economic destiny is China, not America

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Crown Resorts employees detained in China charged with promoting gambling offences

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Chatswood church as ‘busy as ever’ despite falling numbers of Catholics across the north...

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China explains why Aussie coal shipments have been restricted

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China’s credit crackdown is starting to bite and we won’t be spared

Should we be bracing for a coming China crash? Figures released on Monday clearly show that the Chinese economy is losing momentum as tighter financial conditions...

Australia Is Having a Strategic Revolution, and It’s All About China

The Australian government has announced a major shift to its regional policy. Will the United States notice in time?

Costs of Australia’s relationship with China are adding up

Even if it's not yet publicly spelled out, there's a growing difference of opinion between Australia's political and business leadership over China. Australian business leaders...