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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Seeking brand Australia in China – where the bloody hell are you?

It’s not just Twiggy Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian. The mining and beef billionaire’s views are...

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...

Chinese dairy company buys Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio for $600m

The Chinese dairy company Mengniu which earlier agreed to pay $1.5 billion to purchase organic baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia has gone a step further in taking over the Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio.

New Zealand’s a2 Milk almost triples profit on strong Chinese demand

New Zealand's a2 Milk Co said on Wednesday its full-year profit nearly tripled in 2017 to hit its highest-ever level, fuelled by soaring demand for...

Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

At the wine tasting room of Taylors Wines in Sydney, Australia, bottles are uncorked, poured, swished, sniffed and sipped. There's a lot for employees...

New Zealand’s Government divided ahead of pivotal report on Chinese political interference

As China flexes its muscles throughout the Pacific, New Zealand is now finding itself in a troublesome position as the nation awaits a major...

The complexities of cyber sovereignty in Chinese airlines over Australian skies

Recently on a trip to Shanghai, I was confused to find that as my plane lifted off Melbourne's Tullamarine tarmac, the internet services that...

Wine exports smash records on the back of surging China demand

Hunter Valley winemaker Mark Davidson has witnessed Chinese consumers' enthusiasm for Australian wine first hand at his cellar door. Over the past five years, the...

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...

China claims pro-Hong Kong protests in Australia nothing more than staged ’show’

A cranky China has taken aim at Australia, as experts sound an alarming warning that Aussies are not immune from its Hong Kong crackdown.

China Put on Notice by Australia’s Anti-Interference Laws

Australia is set to become the first developed country to pass sweeping laws against foreign interference, in a move aimed at reducing Chinese meddling in national...

Australia’s trade minister, senior politicians to attend China import expo

Australia's new Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, senior state politicians and the country's major exporters are scheduled to be in Shanghai next month for Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature import expo.