Beijing’s crackdown on overseas investment has hit Australia hard

Chinese investment in Australia dropped 11% to $US10.3 billion ($A13.3 billion) in 2017 as China applied the brakes to foreign investing, according to analysis by KPMG and the University of Sydney.

Claim of Chinese spy plot in Australia ‘deeply disturbing’, Scott Morrison says

Prime minister Scott Morrison says Australia is “not naive” to the threat of foreign interference amid explosive claims that the Chinese communist party wanted to infiltrate Australia’s parliament.

Costs of Australia’s relationship with China are adding up

Even if it's not yet publicly spelled out, there's a growing difference of opinion between Australia's political and business leadership over China. Australian business leaders...

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.

Victorian opposition will make Belt and Road deal with China public if elected

Nationals leader says, ‘What’s so secret? There’s an issue with trust and credibility’. The Victorian opposition has pledged to publicly release the memorandum of understanding...

Christian Porter defends Australian media after Chinese diplomat says it ‘fabricated stories’

Attorney-General Christian Porter has launched a strident defence of the press after another senior Chinese diplomat accused the Australian media of fabricating stories about...

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.

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...

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 ‘responsible for cyber attacks targeting Australia’

Federal government agencies reportedly believe China is behind large-scale cyber attacks on Australia.
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This ‘democracy’ thing: China and Australia compared

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Warehouses full of baby formula headed to China

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‘We’ll vigorously defend’: Australia ready to fight China over wine dispute

The federal government is prepared to fight Beijing at the World Trade Organisation after the Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

Are Australian universities putting our national security at risk by working with China?

Leading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the US.

Australia ‘very conscious’ of China’s behaviour as spy ship navigates near Queensland

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China’s next five-year plan on the way and it is a big deal for...

When the world's second largest economy sits down to reshuffle its leadership and map out an economic plan for the next five years it is a big deal.

Growing fears for Chinese-Australian writer who has disappeared in China

The Australian government is searching for information concerning the whereabouts of Yang Hengjun, a prominent Chinese-Australian writer who friends fear has been detained by...