Struggling Chinese owner of Darwin Port offloads Melbourne property

The heavily-indebted Chinese owner of Darwin Port, who is struggling to make payments on money borrowed to pay for the port lease, is offloading...

Victoria apologises to Chinese community for racist policies during gold rush era

Victoria's Premier has apologised to the state's Chinese community for the racism and unjust policies their ancestors endured during Australia's gold rush era. Premier Daniel...
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Bob Carr fascinates with sins of omission on Chinese influence

There are many sins of commission in Bob Carr’s crack at ­debunking his straw man version of the Four Corners-Fairfax investigation into Beijing’s influence...

The Australian launches website in Mandarin for local readers

The Australian today becomes the first local newspaper to launch a regularly updated Chinese-language website — translating reports into Mandarin for local Chinese readers. From today,...

China plays hardball on trade as Australia tensions escalate

Australia’s foreign minister has accused China of spreading disinformation that “contributes to a climate of fear and division” while declaring Canberra would take a more active role in global bodies.

Australia ‘very conscious’ of China’s behaviour as spy ship navigates near Queensland

The watchers were being watched — closely. Key points: Defence Force last week spotted the People's Liberation Army intelligence ship in international waters "We are...

Qantas eyes China growth but seeks balance

Qantas is focused on lifting its share of the lucrative Chinese travel market without sacrificing growth in other markets. “We have to make sure we...

Australia does not have to choose between US and China, says US ambassador

As he leans back in his chair in a Perth hotel lobby, James Carouso cuts a relaxed figure. A career diplomat with a background in...

Daniel Andrews signs new infrastructure, trade agreement with China

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a new agreement to work with China as part of its controversial belt and road initiative.

Andrews seeks Chinese tech precinct for Melbourne as part of ‘gateway’ push

How Dan Andrews is allowing a Chinese company which was blacklisted by the US over security fears and is part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative to build Melbourne's new trains.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes national security law

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China's decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday (Jul 28).

Star chairman John O’Neill warns Chinese tourism is no safe bet

Mr O’Neill said the Australian tourism industry also needed to closely watch developments in China, including shifts in government policies.

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...

China hits back at Australia-US statement on South China Sea, Hong Kong

The Chinese embassy has angrily reacted to a joint Australia-US statement criticising the regime’s actions in the South China Sea and elsewhere, warning “any attempt to pressure China will never succeed”.