‘Daigou’ buyers stocking suburban home warehouses with baby formula for Chinese parents

Suburban homes are being turned into makeshift warehouses as the overseas hunger for Aussie baby formula continues to grow. The Chinese market is being fed...

Chinese ‘Uber for bikes’ company eyes Adelaide

Beijing-based bicycle sharing company Ofo reportedly plans to deploy 20 million bikes and expand its app-based service to more than 100 cities across the...

Here’s what Chinese online shoppers like to buy from Australia

Online shoppers in China have a high regard for Australian products, seeing them as safe and value for money. Australia, seen by Chinese consumers as...

Thousands of red bikes set to hit Sydney’s streets – and footpaths

By Christmas, about 6000 red bikes tracked by GPS will be scattered throughout Sydney. That's the ambitious target for Sydney's first dockless bike-sharing service, Reddy...

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

Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company...

China’s love of wine drives thirst for knowledge

In calendar 2000 China imported $1.34 million of our wine; by 2016 it reached $520m, three months later in March it had reached $568m, a year-on-year growth of 41 per cent.

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.

This ‘democracy’ thing: China and Australia compared

Many Australians are rather proud of our "democracy", but how much more democratic than China are we really?Colin Cook considers. THE DEMONISATION of China in...

Australian film industry makes China push with Asian cinema to be celebrated

Australia's film industry has announced a fresh push into Asia, with a new Asian film award and a program aimed at starting more collaboration...

Australia must be China-ready to capitalise on its unique tourism, Deloitte report says

They are cashed-up millennials in their late 20s and early 30s, they are social media savvy and are looking for distinctly Australian sights and...
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China’s ‘brazen’ and ‘aggressive’ political interference outlined in top-secret report

A top-secret report has raised concerns that the Chinese Government has attempted to influence Australia's political parties for the past decade.

Australian journalists Bill Birtles, Mike Smith forced out of China

Two Australian journalists working in China have arrived in Sydney after a diplomatic stand-off in which police demanded interviews with both reporters.
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‘Beggars belief’ why a free state like Victoria is ‘on the kow-tow to China’

Sky News host Peta Credlin says at a time when China is "attacking the livelihoods" of Victoria's barley farmers and sabotaging the national economy the state is "cuddling up to China in the hope of getting access to cheap money".

Chinese SOE lines up for Loy Yang B power staion

As the owner of Loy Yang B and its adviser, Rothschild, start assessing bids for the coal-fired power station, the sale has taken an...

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.

Australia coronavirus: Peter Dutton tests positive for Covid-19

A senior member of the Australian government, home affairs minister Peter Dutton, has tested positive for coronavirus, he said on Friday.

Australia’s export performance in 2016

After a fairly lengthy hiatus (apologies, lots of travel plus some time off) I thought I’d mark my return to our blog by taking...

Chinese billionaire tried to sell Van Diemen’s Land Company before buying it

Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell. In a messy...

China deadline for dairy exporters of infant formula

The clock is ticking for Australian infant formula producers to complete a suite of new regulatory hurdles, in order to be able to keep...

Offensive flyers targeting Chinese students found at Melbourne universities

Melbourne University student Lisa Lu tweeted that she was "shocked" to see the post on the east gate of the Doug McDonnell building at Melbourne University on Monday.

Shorten fell for elites, says Trump strategist Steve Bannon

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon explains how Labor 'snatched defeat from the jaws of victory' – and Shorten's one fatal blunder

China optimism pushes ASX-listed miners higher

Gains in the sharemarket's two largest sectors, financials and materials, sparked an intraday rebound on Tuesday but weren't enough to push the ASX into the black.