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Australia and the U.S. Are Old Allies. China’s Rise Changes the Equation.

Leaders of the Australian Labor Party, aiming to take power for the first time since 2013, are less friendly to the Trump administration; they embrace economic ties to China while appearing reluctant to be pulled too close in either direction.

No middle way for Australia to be in a complaint relationship with Communist China

For 30 years Australia has enjoyed an economic boom thanks to investments from and exports to China, but the benefits from mutual trade have...

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...

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.

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...

China’s richest have $30 trillion to spend, and more investing in Australia

Australia is the third most popular destination for ultra-rich Chinese to invest wealth offshore and it's closing the gap on other countries, a new report shows.

China Put on Notice by Australia’s Anti-Interference Laws

Australia is set to become the first developed country to pass sweeping laws against foreign interference, in a move aimed at reducing Chinese meddling in national...

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism?

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism? The PM has taken a barely veiled swipe at the United Nations and the international institutions Australia previously championed

Agribusiness delegation heads to China to improve industry ties

The Malcolm Broomhead-chaired Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative is poised to lead its inaugural agribusiness delegation to China this weekend, which is aiming to identify achievable, practical steps to further advance Australian-Chinese agricultural industry collaboration.

Ambassador called after Julie Bishop reprimands China over Taiwan protest

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye visited the Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra on Tuesday to explain China’s role in a diplomatic spat over Taiwan. The...

Bitter pill for Blackmores boss as China turns sour

Last week vitamin company Blackmores lost 24 per cent of its sharemarket value in one day. On Tuesday it lost its chief executive Richard Henfrey and its ability to tell investors why he had gone.

China plays hardball on trade as Australia tensions escalate

Australia’s foreign minister has accused China of spreading disinformation that “contributes to a climate of fear and division” while declaring Canberra would take a more active role in global bodies.