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...

Australian currency trader staff in Shanghai held hostage in alleged extortion attempt

Three Chinese and Taiwanese staff members from an Australian foreign exchange trading firm continue to be held against their will in a Shanghai office,...

Bellamy’s Australia hits another roadblock in China as export licence suspended

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China orders halt to red meat imports from several Australian meatworks

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Australia’s China reset

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Gina Rinehart ‘confident’ of winning Chinese approval for live-cattle exports: Hancock Prospecting

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's company is confident it is only months away from winning Chinese Government approval to start exporting cattle to China. Key points: ...

Labor MP filed documents for billionaire ALP donor’s Chinese business association

Billionaire Huang Xiangmo's political influence has extended directly into the NSW parliament with revelations that a serving NSW MP filed documents for an organisation...

China’s censorship fingers reach into our cyberspace

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Chinese, Korean and Spanish websites advertise illegal pay rates as little as $4.20 an...

Four out of five businesses advertising Australian jobs on Chinese, Korean and Spanish language websites are offering illegal pay rates as low as $4.20...

Chinese investment in Australian property down, but still strong: Juwai.com

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