‘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.

China Inquiry: Stand up for sovereignty and economic independence

The Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth is inquiring into the 2018-19 annual reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), to understand the need for Australia to diversify its trade markets and foreign investment profile.

Australia to introduce new rules on foreign takeovers that inflame relations with China

Australia is set to introduce tough new rules regarding foreign takeovers that could enrage China at an already tense time for relations.

Australia secures European support for independent pandemic probe

Australia has secured the support of the European Union's top foreign minister for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus, despite significant economic and diplomatic...

New Zealand backs Taiwan joining the WHO despite China rebuke

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties.

Positive development: Australian researchers claim to find possible ‘cure’ for Coronavirus

Queensland senator Susan McDonald has tested positive for Covid-19; the 2020 AFL season will last only 17 rounds; and NSW health minister warns of an ‘exponential’ rise in cases.

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.

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-wide as ACT confirms first case of COVID-19

The man is the first Canberra resident to contract COVID-19, despite an attendee to an university conference and an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member who visited Canberra in late February already testing positive to coronavirus.

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 
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Beijing’s crackdown on overseas investment has hit Australia hard

Chinese investment in Australia dropped 11% to $US10.3 billion ($A13.3 billion) in 2017 as China applied the brakes to foreign investing, according to analysis by KPMG and the University of Sydney.

Cheng Lei, Australian anchor for China’s government-run English news channel CGTN, detained in Beijing

A high-profile Australian television anchor for the Chinese Government's English news channel, CGTN, has been detained in Beijing in a highly sensitive case posing a fresh challenge to Australia-China relations.

Warning WeChat could spread Chinese propaganda during federal election

Security experts warn Beijing could spread propaganda in the lead-up to the federal election through popular social messaging service WeChat, which is facing less...

Naive Australia open to China’s tech thieves, experts warn

China will target radar technology and quantum computing under development in Sydney and Canberra to advance its military capabilities and outmatch Australia, former defence...

Chinese investment in Australia falls as political debate hits confidence

Chinese direct investment in Australia has declined, according to a new report by the University of Sydney and KPMG. In 2017, the value of investment fell...

Australian airlines reorient to China following domestic slump

As domestic travel runs into headwinds, Australia's leading airlines are seeking to land Chinese customers with new sales channels and new routes to the major Asian market.

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.

Rundown of China’s spy agencies will make uncomfortable reading for some

We've heard in recent years that Chinese spying and hacking in Australia is so rife that it's overwhelming our own intelligence agencies. The federal government in 2018 even introduced new laws to try to limit Chinese spying and interference.

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.

Hurstville: Sydney’s real Chinatown

Hurstville, 16 kilometres south-west of the CBD, occupies a unique spot on Sydney's demographic map. With more than half of its residents reporting Chinese ancestry,...

ANU partner with China on nuclear fusion technology for power supply

ANU has handed over the keys to its $35 million nuclear fusion stellarator as part of a technology exchange with China aimed at creating...

Suspicion falls on China after cyber attack on Australian Parliament — and it’s not...

It took less than an hour after the first report of a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament for suspicion to fall on China. Australia's...