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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Chinese government trade bank may get mortgage over Australian port

The Chinese owner of the Port of Darwin lease is using the port as security to seek a loan of up to $500 million...

Ansell sheds its condom business in $800m deal with China

One of the great and enduring success stories of Australian manufacturing, the Ansell condom business, has been sold to Chinese interests for $800 million.

We need to talk about China: why Hastie was right to sound the alarm

Finding a way to get the China relationship right and not being afraid to talk about the risks in the relationship as well as...

China pressured Sydney council into banning media company critical of Communist Party

A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald obtained documents showing how Chinese consular officials issued at least eight warnings over 12 months to the Georges River Council over its dealings with Vision China Times, a Chinese-language media organisation.

Australian tourism may suffer from Chinese investment restrictions

Australia's tourism industry could be hit by new Chinese government restrictions on companies investing overseas, the Turnbull government fears. The Chinese government ban on "irrational"...

Air China to start Brisbane-Beijing direct flights in December 2017

Starting on 11 December 2017, Air China will commence direct Brisbane-Beijing flights. Flights will run four times per week, taking off from Brisbane at...

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’s Operation Australia: The party line

The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia – an aggressive form of “soft power” – and while loyalists are rewarded, dissidents live in fear.

Senator Jacqui Lambie declares ‘we’re sitting ducks’, calling on Australia to pull back economic...

Senator Lambie said governments on both sides of politics allowed Australia to become too economically dependent on China.

Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia, citing fear of legal action...

G20: China and US put economy at risk, says Morrison

Scott Morrison has accused the US and China of putting the ­global economy at risk if they don’t reach agreement to de-­escala­te their trade...

Fire rips through Chinese restaurant at Para Vista

A BUSINESS owner whose month-old restaurant was badly damaged by fire overnight says the site has been plagued by four fires in 20 years .