China imposes 80pc tariff on Australian barley for next five years amid global push...

China has imposed a massive 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports from today, saying the product has been imported against trade rules. The...

‘There’s no doubt this is the potential beginning of a trade war’

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Tuesday night that the restrictions on Australian beef exporters were due to violations of quarantine and custom standards. Mr Zhao criticised Australia’s pursuit of the coronavirus inquiry for "political reasons".

Australia coronavirus: F1 Grand Prix cancelled and Flight Centre to close 100 stores

The Football Federation of Australia has confirmed that A-League and W-League matches will go ahead as normal this weekend, bucking the trend for other sporting events, like the Australia v New Zealand ODI, which is playing to an empty stadium tonight.

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.

Chinese dairy company buys Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio for $600m

The Chinese dairy company Mengniu which earlier agreed to pay $1.5 billion to purchase organic baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia has gone a step further in taking over the Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio.

Bellamy’s baby formula’s $1.5b Chinese takeover bid approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Bellamy's is the fourth-largest baby formula producer in Australia. The Treasurer has approved the sale with conditions, including investment in Australian facilities

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.

Daniel Andrews signs new infrastructure, trade agreement with China

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a new agreement to work with China as part of its controversial belt and road initiative.

Has Australia’s economy relied too much on China market?

China is Australia’s largest trading partner and a paper released this week highlighted the scary scenario that we could face if its economy nosedived.
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This woman was jailed in China because she worked for Crown casino

Multiple sources have also confirmed that prior to the arrests, Crown told its Chinese staff to falsely claim to Chinese authorities they were not working for Crown in China but were working in other locations.
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