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...

How Bob Carr became China’s pawn

One of the big questions hanging over the future of Australian trade and investment with China is whether it is possible to engage more...

China used Huawei to hack network, says secret report

Secret intelligence reports given to Australian officials outlined a case in which Chinese espionage services used telecommunications giant Huawei’s staff to get access codes...

Australia’s China reset

The rest of the world is watching how we counter Beijing’s campaign of influence It’s no secret that Professor Francis Fukuyama got it wrong in...

Labor calls for increased pressure on China over alleged mass detention of Uighur Muslims

The Labor Party has called on the Morrison Government to increase pressure on China over the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims. Key points: It...

Waning trust between Australia and China may have dire consequences, experts warn

WANING trust between Australia and China may have serious consequences if we don’t find a way to engage on the issue, an expert panel...

There is no substitute for US-Australia economic mateship, not even China

Dichotomies are intellectually seductive, making a complex world easy to navigate. Good and bad, left and right, or – as we often encounter in...

Chinese retreat from Australian property market

Chinese property buyers are turning away from Australian housing as efforts by regulators in both countries to slow investment begin to bite. Chinese buyers, who make up about 80...

Australia’s China play wrong: US adviser

Former US Presidential advisor Dr Pippa Malmgren can't believe Australia sulks at home while our biggest trading partner builds a new world on our...

‘Human error’ blamed for shock China beef ban

Meat industry leaders remain hopeful of a quick resolution to a shock temporary ban on exports to China from six Australian meatworks. The suspensions sent trade...
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Australia to pay China’s Shenhua $200 million to buy back mining license

Sydney (AFP) - Australia has bought back most of a contentious mining licence issued for a huge Chinese-run coal mine near prime agricultural land,...

Australia coronavirus: F1 Grand Prix cancelled and Flight Centre to close 100 stores

The Football Federation of Australia has confirmed that A-League and W-League matches will go ahead as normal this weekend, bucking the trend for other sporting events, like the Australia v New Zealand ODI, which is playing to an empty stadium tonight.

Turnbull government carefully tackles Chinese interference

The Turnbull government has expressed in strong terms its displeasure with the way Chinese diplomats deal with Chinese citizens in Australia. The Chinese embassy in...

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 stores charging ‘ridiculous prices’ for Australian baby formula, fuelling daigou trade

SCENES of shoppers frantically stripping baby formula from shelves have caused outrage — but are the “daigou” really to blame? SCENES of shoppers frantically stripping...

Scott Morrison meets Chinese Premier as Australia hopes to emerge from diplomatic freezer

Prime Minister Morrison arrived in Bangkok ahead of the East Asia Summit. China denied there has been a "historical feud" between Canberra and Beijing

Aussie Rules is not a national game and the Chinese know it

You can't catch a train from Geelong to Melbourne without hearing someone talk about AFL. Even worse, everyone assumes you're interested in the game and...

China and Australia film projects a boon to local industry

Australian and Chinese producers are planning to make an ambi­tious list of 14 films together, mostly shot in Australia from Chinese screenplays using Chinese...

Treasurer’s budget measures on foreign buyers come as China’s spending spree soars

China’s crackdown on capital outflows into overseas property markets doesn’t appear to be working judging by the surge in investment from its shores into...

Deputy NZ PM Winston Peters issues warning against Chinese interference

Winston Peters, New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minster and Foreign Minister, says it would be "naive" to think general citizens are not being spied upon...

Council tears up contract for $500 million Chinese theme park in NSW after no...

The man who promised to bring a $500 million Chinese theme park to the NSW Central Coast remains confident - even after the local...

Here’s what Chinese online shoppers like to buy from Australia

Online shoppers in China have a high regard for Australian products, seeing them as safe and value for money. Australia, seen by Chinese consumers as...