Battle for Box Hill: Residents warns of slums as high-rise surge in hot market

Box Hill's skyline will dwarf that of Hobart or Canberra within three years, with 11 towers approved or under construction and dozens more to...

Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?

Chinese students in Australia are attracting attention. Former Fairfax China correspondent John Garnaut said last month that Chinese students embody a 'racial chauvinism' that...

End the isolation of Chinese students in Australia

In 1989, Liu Xiaobo rushed to Beijing to join student protesters at Tiananmen Square. He was a devoted fighter not just for the rights of pro-democracy students, but all Chinese people. When Liu said "I have no enemies", he meant it.

China now owns 10 times the amount of Australian land it did last year

The amount of Australian farm land owned by Chinese interests has surged tenfold in the past year, climbing above 14 million hectares or 2.5 per...

Chinese tourist charged with manslaughter after woman dies in botched breast surgery

A Chinese tourist has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a Sydney beauty clinic owner following a botched breast procedure. Jean Huang, 35,...

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...

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...

Fake Australian banknotes with Chinese characters seized in Murray Bridge

Fake Australian banknotes with Chinese characters across the currency's clear window have been found on a man detained for acting suspiciously in the South...

Rise of China’s army of ‘personal shoppers’

Sales by so-called daigous of Australian goods to Chinese consumers, such as baby formula and health products, could easily triple over the next two...

Can the Darwin Port’s 99-year lease to China be reversed? And what role, if...

Ninety-six years is a long time by any standard. Darwin was a different place back in 1923, a young city almost 20 years away...
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The rise of daigou: Why Aussie skincare brand Bondi Goddess is only available to...

AUSTRALIAN skincare brand Bondi Goddess is owned by Australians and produced Down Under, but its products are not available for regular Aussies to purchase.

China hungry for Rio’s coal as crisis looms: Yancoal

The Chinese company in a bidding war with Glencore for Rio Tinto’s Australian thermal coal assets is looking to Australia to solve what its...

What will Apple’s China VPN ban mean for Australian travellers?

What effect will that have on your Chinese travel plans? VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) can have many applications, including encrypting private business information and allowing...

Wine exports smash records on the back of surging China demand

Hunter Valley winemaker Mark Davidson has witnessed Chinese consumers' enthusiasm for Australian wine first hand at his cellar door. Over the past five years, the...

Greens divisions over China erupt

Divisions have emerged within the Greens over Chinese government influence in Australia, with Tasmanian leader Cassy O’Connor rejecting claims from within the party of...

Chinese remain keen on agricultural invesment

Chinese investors and companies remain eager to invest in Australian agriculture, with vineyards, dairy and aquaculture named yesterday as the most popular sectors. The Agri-Investor...

Court lifts suppression on name of Chinese billionaire entangled in rape trial

A famous Chinese billionaire who became entangled in a rape trial after a guest to his Sydney penthouse dinner party was accused of sexually...

China restricts Australian coal imports at its ports in a bid to boost domestic...

Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key...

Chinese banks beat the Americans in the corporate lending game

The 23 per cent surge in corporate lending by Chinese banks in Australia over the past the year is a sign of their growing...

Australia to discuss critical supply chains with Japan, India and US as China relationship...

Beijing is worried about what the so-called Quad could become and has previously labelled the group ‘an anti-China frontline’

Victoria’s Daniel Andrews slammed over China deal: ‘Belt and Road’ scheme explained

The controversial Belt and Road Initiative has been in the news over the past seven days, but what exactly is it and how does it affect Australia? Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says his state’s proposed deal with China will bring much needed jobs and new infrastructure to the state.

China must be told to stop interfering in Australian affairs

Monday night's episode of Four Corners lined up an array of academics, bureaucrats and politicians expressing alarm about China's attempts to influence Australia through...