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China Put on Notice by Australia’s Anti-Interference Laws

Australia is set to become the first developed country to pass sweeping laws against foreign interference, in a move aimed at reducing Chinese meddling in national...

The story of William Ah Ket, the first Chinese-Australian barrister

He fought against the White Australia policy and racist laws targeting Chinese workers as Australia's first barrister of Chinese descent. Despite these achievements, William Ah...

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

Australian diplomats visit detained blogger after accusations of crossing ‘China’s legal red line’

Australian diplomats have visited the detained Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, who is being held in residential detention in Beijing under investigation for involvement with...

New Zealand backs Taiwan joining the WHO despite China rebuke

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties.

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.

Baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia rocked by China probe

EMBATTLED baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia says Chinese authorities moved to block imports from its newlyacquired Melbourne canning plant after receiving complaints about quality...

China’s overreach is testing Australia in four key ways

The people of Hong Kong are waging a desperate, last-gasp effort to keep their liberties. Australia should heed their lesson and stand up now.

Daniel Andrews releases details of Belt and Road agreement with China

The Andrews government has released the memorandum of understanding it signed with China to join its multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road trade initiative. Labor released the...

Don’t be silenced, top diplomat tells Australian unis amid China concerns

Australia's Foreign Affairs boss has urged universities to better protect themselves from the rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party, asking students to engage...

Hong Kong protesters in Australia to meet with students after university clashes

High-profile student protesters from Hong Kong have arrived in Australia for meetings in Melbourne and Canberra, as demonstrations across the Asian city continue into their third month.

Australian wine exports: China now the biggest market

GIVE the people what they want. A simple ethos, yes, but one that, in the wine world, is not particularly well embraced. And when it comes...