Rio Tinto watching for revival in China iron ore mining

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean Sebastien Jacques said he has no real concerns about China's iron ore demand in 2017, and the indications for 2018 are positive.

AGL Energy finds Chinese buyer for Moranbah gas assets

AGL Energy has finally found a buyer for its northern Queensland gas assets, striking a deal with what is thought to be a new entrant...

Contract cattle kills sought by beef company, with sights set on Chinese supermarket trade

The demand for cheaper supermarket beef in China has prompted a new Australian joint-venture to directly source and process cattle for boxed export. While the...

China launches anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine exports

China's Ministry of Commerce announced Monday it has launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine exports.

China optimism pushes ASX-listed miners higher

Gains in the sharemarket's two largest sectors, financials and materials, sparked an intraday rebound on Tuesday but weren't enough to push the ASX into the black.

China’s clouded iron ore import outlook, points to downward price risk

The heat came out of China's iron ore imports in April, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting a decline of several million tonnes from...

China the toast of Aussie wine exporters

Industry group Wine Australia says China remains the top destination for Australian wine, with exports growing 44 per cent to $607 million in 2016/17.

Australian exporters still need to work harder at understanding Chinese business, expert says

A fiery editorial in a Chinese state-owned paper will not hurt the roughly $11.5 billion worth of Australian exports, but experts say it highlights...

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...

After the Fires, Australian Wineries Assess the Damage

For more than five months, bushfires blazed and smoldered along the southeast coast of Australia, burning millions of acres, destroying thousands of homes, devastating wildlife and shrouding cities in smoke.
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Qantas widens its China exposure

Qantas has signed a new deal with the online travel booking arm of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba as it looks to increasingly tap the...

Trading blows: China’s punitive strategy against Australia is failing

Scott Morrison and his cabinet have no intention of buckling under Chinese coercion. Neither does Anthony Albanese's Labor Party.

Morrison toughens stance on China, US over ‘collateral damage’ on trade

While the speech does not set out specific changes to the WTO or other trade rules, it accepts that change is needed to deal with the rising trade tensions.

Aussie Rules is not a national game and the Chinese know it

You can't catch a train from Geelong to Melbourne without hearing someone talk about AFL. Even worse, everyone assumes you're interested in the game and...

Nuclear secrets and deadly coffees: A look at Australian fake news on Chinese social...

Like many people around the world, citizens in China are now getting much of their news from social media instead of traditional news outlets. Key...

China’s richest have $30 trillion to spend, and more investing in Australia

Australia is the third most popular destination for ultra-rich Chinese to invest wealth offshore and it's closing the gap on other countries, a new report shows.

Peter Dutton: China accuses home affairs minister of ‘shocking’ and ‘malicious’ slur

The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has launched a wide-ranging attack on the Chinese Communist party, accusing it of engineering a series of cyber-attacks on...

How China’s real estate bubble pushes up prices in Australia

It didn't seem a hotbed of revolutionary anger. It was one of the big, global conferences that usually are the domain of the powerful and...

Chinese students question Australian education sending chills through industry

The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out product...

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.

‘I share Australian values’: Chinese-Australian developer hits back at foreign ownership fears in Tasmania

Plans for a $100 million resort on Tasmania's east coast are raising concerns about foreign ownership and influence in the Apple Isle, but one...

US-China trade tariffs could spell trouble for Australian miners

Analysts say the uncertainty following news of United States-China tariffs could cause issues for miners in Australia's biggest export state. Bell Potter Securities' Giuliano Sala...