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How basketball and soccer helped sell Australian wines to Chinese millennials

Catching the attention of Chinese millennials by sponsoring American basketball and English soccer might not seem the obvious way to promote Australian wines in China. But the tactic...

ALP reels after resignation and calls for China donations inquiry

Labor is reeling after an adviser resigned amid revelations that the party bankrolled its 2016 federal election campaign with the help of up to...

Evergrande’s latest update is bad news for Australia

In an official call with offshore creditors on Tuesday, the embattled Chinese property company, Evergrande, provided some good news to compensate for the inevitable...

New deal seeks to make China more accessible for AU businesses – and vice...

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is cooperating with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to open the gates between Australia and Hong Kong,...

Grape expectations: The Chinese investors buying into Barossa Valley wineries

Chinese nationals are buying Australian vineyards and wineries at unprecedented levels, with up to 10 per cent of South Australia's iconic Barossa Valley now...

China overtakes Australia in university humanities ranking

Australia has surrendered its claim to the Asia Pacific’s best arts university, in the latest sign that local higher education is giving ground to...

How President Xi ensures his will is being enforced — at home and abroad

PRESIDENT Xi’s Communist Party has extended its reach deep into suburban Australia, effectively silencing dissidents and ensuring Beijing’s international agendas are enforced. Growing concerns about...

Beverages group Lion abandons $600 million China dairy sale

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has welcomed Lion's decision to abandon the sale of its $600 million dairy and drinks business to China Mengniu Dairy after it was told it was unlikely to win approval from Australian regulators.

Trade surplus heads back to $1b as iron ore shipments to China surge

A renewed appetite for iron ore by Chinese steelmakers has driven Australia's trade surplus back out to $1 billion. Key points: The value of iron...

The Seven Group is getting out of China and looking for acquisitions

The Seven Group has sold WesTrac China, its Caterpillar franchise, for $540 million to Lei Shing Hong Machinery Limited. WesTrac China started in 2001 in...

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.

China the toast of Aussie wine exporters

Industry group Wine Australia says China remains the top destination for Australian wine, with exports growing 44 per cent to $607 million in 2016/17.