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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NSW Labor leader echoes Chinese criticism of Australian media

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has fully endorsed China’s global infrastructure fund and mimicked language used by Beijing officials in attacking Australian media for...

Australia vulnerable to ‘full-blown trade war’ as US-China tension deepens

Australia is overexposed to a full-blown trade war between the US and China, business leaders have warned, as the Trump administration increases sanctions on Chinese products.

China dispute would hit enrolments

A western Pacific diplomatic incident could help trigger the “perfect storm” that jeopardises Chinese enrolments and brings Australian research to its knees. University of Queensland...

Australia’s largest maritime exercise underway with China participating for first time

The Australian naval fleet commander has called on his counterparts — including those from China — to respect "freedom of navigation" and promote "free...

‘Tear it down’: PM lays into TikTok after ‘harmful’ video goes viral

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has a “serious concern” over the safety of children on social media after a “disgraceful” video went viral this week on TikTok.

Queensland Police investigating top Chinese diplomat after complaint from students

One of China’s most senior diplomats in Australia is being investigated by police in Brisbane for allegedly inciting threats against a uni student.

China accuses Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of parroting US in ‘propaganda war’ over...

The Chinese embassy in Canberra has accused Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of being a mouthpiece for the United States, in a withering criticism describing calls by Australian politicians for greater scrutiny of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis as "pitiful".

Chinese developers ‘walking away’ from Australian projects amid lack of finance

A landmark Sydney property at Circular Quay, bought by Chinese commercial property giant Dalian Wanda Group, is now flanked by blank hoardings. At one point...

Crown Resorts staff face up to a decade in jail as their trial begins...

FOUR Australians are among 19 staff and associates of Crown Resorts who each face a maximum of 10 years in jail in a closed courtroom trial on the outskirts of Shanghai tomorrow

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...

Australia abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China

Australia walked away from plans for a free trade agreement with Taiwan after China warned any deal would hurt relations between Beijing and Canberra. Taiwan...

‘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”.