Chinese investment hit $15bn in 2016, but rivals catching up

Australia is maintaining its attraction for Chinese investors, whose business interests are rapidly diversifying and are increasingly being led by private companies — but...

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...
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Chinese police to play by Australian rules under new deal

Chinese police who want to question suspects in Australia will need to obey a new set of formal rules which include having an Australian Federal...

China port bans Australian coal imports

Australia is scrambling to verify reports a major Chinese port has banned imports of its coal, amid fears it could be a retaliation by the Asian giant over the federal government's stance on telecoms group Huawei.

China’s ‘hybrid war’: Beijing’s mass surveillance of Australia and the world for secrets and...

A Chinese company with links to Beijing's military and intelligence networks has been amassing a vast database of detailed personal information on thousands of Australians, including prominent and influential figures.

China hits back at Australia-US statement on South China Sea, Hong Kong

The Chinese embassy has angrily reacted to a joint Australia-US statement criticising the regime’s actions in the South China Sea and elsewhere, warning “any attempt to pressure China will never succeed”.

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...

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...

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...

Australia to review migrants rule for Chinese millionaires, other applicants; data shows they boost...

A government official declared on Wednesday that Australia would review visa rules for millionaire would-be migrants as part of the country’s efforts to tighten policies in applying for residency rights.

Personal boundaries can be lost in translation for Chinese professionals in Australia

The Chinese proverb – “the fish does not know the existence of water until it is taken out of it” – will resonate with...

China iron ore demand to fall by 8 million tonnes a month as cities...

China's iron ore demand is expected to drop 7 per cent, as steel-making cities across northern China begin rolling out anti-pollution measures from next...

Universities sell out national interests to China’s benefit

Foreign interference is a threat to the Australian way of life. The Chinese Communist Party has exerted influence so adroitly that university leaders either believe they are capable of taming the dragon or care more for foreign funds than the national interest.

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China US secretary of state dismisses warning by top security analyst, arguing ‘you can sell your soul for a pile of soy beans or you can protect your people’