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

New data out on Chinese investment in Australia has revealed that while the mining industry is the dominant destination of funds, investment in real...

What China is doing ‘are like acts of war’

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says what China is undertaking against Australia are "like acts of war" by trying to steal information and spy on citizens.

Bill Shorten disagrees with Paul Keating’s comments on China at Labor’s election campaign launch

Bill Shorten says he does not share former Labor prime minister Paul Keating's views that Australia's spy chiefs are "nutters" who should be sacked to help improve relations with China.

Millions missing in Chinese visa fraud racket

In front of an audience that included Nauru's President Baron Waqa, violinist Harmonnia Junus performed a selection of classical music and popular Taiwanese folk songs with an orchestra.

China waste ban: What a load of rubbish

When Australian environment ministers sat down to discuss what to do about the China ban on the nation’s domestic rubbish exports last week, plastics...

Chinese remain keen on agricultural invesment

Chinese investors and companies remain eager to invest in Australian agriculture, with vineyards, dairy and aquaculture named yesterday as the most popular sectors. The Agri-Investor...

China’s credit crackdown is starting to bite and we won’t be spared

Should we be bracing for a coming China crash? Figures released on Monday clearly show that the Chinese economy is losing momentum as tighter financial conditions...

Chinese climate impacts will hit Australian economy

Two vital questions for Australia are the extent to which climate change impacts in China could damage the Australian economy, and the regional strategic consequences should climate impacts in China undermine domestic political stability.

Elderly Australians told to self-isolate at home, outdoor gatherings restricted to two people

Australians aged over 70 have been urged to remain at home and all outdoor gatherings will be restricted to just two people, as Prime...

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...

Australian film industry makes China push with Asian cinema to be celebrated

Australia's film industry has announced a fresh push into Asia, with a new Asian film award and a program aimed at starting more collaboration...

China’s thirst for baby formula creating problems for Australian shoppers and staff

Retail staff are being abused by Chinese personal shoppers and are concerned about their safety at work while they attempt to police the purchase of baby formula in Australian supermarkets.