Detention of an Australian in China is Canberra’s worst nightmare

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‘Shameful’: Turnbull rebukes Australian business for criticising China relations

Malcolm Turnbull has rebuked Australian business chiefs and academics for criticising the Australian government over the state of the relationship with Beijing, saying such reactions would only “encourage more bullying from China”.

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

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Australia revokes Chinese scholar visas and targets media officials, prompting furious China response

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Following the money: where China’s $40bn investment in Australia is going

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I was born in Australia. Why do I need to renounce the Chinese Communist...

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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.

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...

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.

Power and Paranoia: Why the Chinese government aggressively pushes beyond its borders

Many of the richest Chinese, who can command every luxury and privilege at home, nonetheless prefer to live in Australia. We are the number one choice for rich Chinese looking to migrate, ahead of the US, Canada and Switzerland. This is a more telling indicator than any amount of nationalist chest-puffing and official propaganda.
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