ChAFTA worker influx ‘a trickle, not flood’ despite union fears

The nation’s most powerful union leaders have exaggerated an “unlimited” surge of Chinese workers coming into Australia under a free-trade deal, with new figures...

Should Australia Fear an Influx of Chinese?

New census results this week from Australia show that it is increasingly an Asian nation, with Asian migration outstripping European for the first time and Mandarin now the second-most spoken language after English.

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.

Research unis rely on Chinese fees

One out of every six dollars used to run Australia’s oldest univer­sity comes directly from tuition fees paid by Chinese students, an HES analysis...

Australia first: What new visa policy means for Chinese, Asian immigrants

In a budget unveiled last week, the Australian government of Malcolm Turnbull put “Australians first” by cutting the 457 visa for foreign workers and...

Australia not ready for Chinese tourism boom: ACBC

Former Victorian premier John Brumby has rejected concerns about China's influence in Australia higher education sector, while at the same time warning that Australia is not ready for a massive boom in Chinese tourism.

Coronavirus update: People suspected of carrying COVID-19 could be detained under Australia’s biosecurity laws...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia has risen to 38 on Tuesday, up from 33 with four new cases in NSW and one in QLD.

China steps up and widens use of exit bans on foreigners

China is increasing the use of exit bans to prevent foreign visitors, including Australians, from leaving the country even if they are only related to someone involved in a legal dispute or wanted by the authorities.

Chinese police to play by Australian rules under new deal

Chinese police who want to question suspects in Australia will need to obey a new set of formal rules which include having an Australian Federal...

China casts long cloud over NZ poll

Concern over Chinese political donations and the use of Chinese-owned dairy farms to launch industrial balloons which allegedly can be used for missile technology have electrified New Zealand’s election campaign, where Prime Minister Bill English has rallied to be in reach of a historic victory.
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Australian universities hosting Chinese government-funded education centres have signed agreements explicitly stating they must comply with Beijing's decision-making authority over teaching at the facilities.

China restricts Australian coal imports at its ports in a bid to boost domestic...

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China Inquiry: Stand up for sovereignty and economic independence

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Chinese-Australian love greater than the challenges of intercultural marriage, study finds

Love can trump the challenges of relationships and culture, according to one of the findings of a study into intercultural marriage between Chinese and Australian lovebirds.

What will Apple’s China VPN ban mean for Australian travellers?

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Trading blows: China’s punitive strategy against Australia is failing

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Chinese demand for Melbourne property to cool for remainder of year

CHINESE demand for Melbourne property is forecast to cool over the next six months as the market adjusts to changing conditions before bouncing back...

Australia extends coronavirus ban on travel from China into fourth week

The Australian government has extended its ban on international arrivals who have travelled through China for a fourth week due to the novel coronavirus crisis, despite the increasing pressure on the economy and the start of the university year.

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

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