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...

Melbourne top for Chinese property buyers

Melbourne has cemented its status as most popular city in Australia for Chinese buyers of residential real estate, two sets of new figures show. The...
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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...

‘We’re going to need the Australians’: Pompeo lays out contest with China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said global institutions trying to deal with an aggressive China are no longer fit for purpose, in part because Australia does not have a leading role in many of them.

Chinese investment in Australia slumps 40 per cent

Chinese investment into Australia slumped 40 per cent last year, twice the drop worldwide, according to new figures, which highlight the impact of Beijing's crackdown on trophy acquisitions

Coronavirus: the impact on Australian Society is profound

Australian tourism bosses have warned that hotels could be forced out of business if the coronavirus outbreak continues to severely restrict visitor numbers.

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 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.

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...

‘How empires begin.’ China has made its global move. This is Australia’s response

China's rise in the Pacific threatens to erode Australian influence. But it also offers us a chance to be part of the biggest infrastructure project in the world.

Former head of Chinese steel company with links to Australia jailed

He was once one of China's most powerful steel executives, buying iron ore in quantities that fuelled Australia's economic boom. But Deng Qilin, 66, will...

Contract cattle kills sought by beef company, with sights set on Chinese supermarket trade

The demand for cheaper supermarket beef in China has prompted a new Australian joint-venture to directly source and process cattle for boxed export. While the...

Port Adelaide’s crazy idea of bringing AFL to China pays off

On the spectrum of whacky ideas, playing an AFL game in China must rank near the top. Not only is there no understanding of Australia's...

Australians fear Chinese influence in real estate rather than politics

While Australian political leaders are growing more concerned about the security and military threat posed by China, new research show the Australian people are...