Can the Darwin Port’s 99-year lease to China be reversed? And what role, if...

Ninety-six years is a long time by any standard. Darwin was a different place back in 1923, a young city almost 20 years away...

How Bob Carr became China’s pawn

One of the big questions hanging over the future of Australian trade and investment with China is whether it is possible to engage more...

Australia’s China reset

The rest of the world is watching how we counter Beijing’s campaign of influence It’s no secret that Professor Francis Fukuyama got it wrong in...

Labor calls for increased pressure on China over alleged mass detention of Uighur Muslims

The Labor Party has called on the Morrison Government to increase pressure on China over the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims. Key points: It...

There is no substitute for US-Australia economic mateship, not even China

Dichotomies are intellectually seductive, making a complex world easy to navigate. Good and bad, left and right, or – as we often encounter in...

Australia’s China play wrong: US adviser

Former US Presidential advisor Dr Pippa Malmgren can't believe Australia sulks at home while our biggest trading partner builds a new world on our...

Chinese general tours Defence facilities, South China Sea dispute on agenda

A top-ranking Chinese general from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has toured a secretive military facility outside Canberra as part of a low-key "goodwill"...

Malcolm Turnbull needs a better plan for North Korea than asking for China’s help

In response to North Korea's successful test of an inter-continental ballistic missile that could possibly reach Australia, politicians, including Malcolm Turnbull, have been calling...

Chinese in Australia: How we are changing as a country

CHINA used to copy the world and now the world copies China. And far from being just a poor communist country, China is now a...

Australia not ruling out China trade sanctions

Australia has "sympathy" with calls to impose trade sanctions on countries such as China in retaliation for giving North Korea an economic lifeline.
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Crown Resorts employees detained in China charged with promoting gambling offences

JAMES Packer’s casino operation Crown Resorts has revealed employees detained in China have been charged with offences related to promotion of gambling. 18 Crown staff...

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 banks beat the Americans in the corporate lending game

The 23 per cent surge in corporate lending by Chinese banks in Australia over the past the year is a sign of their growing...

Union warning on Chinese plans to dump excess steel in Australia

Uncertainty about the global impact of a US move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports on national security grounds has triggered calls...

‘There’s no doubt this is the potential beginning of a trade war’

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Tuesday night that the restrictions on Australian beef exporters were due to violations of quarantine and custom standards. Mr Zhao criticised Australia’s pursuit of the coronavirus inquiry for "political reasons".

New investment rules to curb China’s foreign acquisition binge

The Chinese government has officially put the brakes on Chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a...

Three Chinese warships arrive in Sydney Harbour for four-day stopover

The arrival of three Chinese warships in Sydney harbour was not a surprise, Scott Morrison has said, despite the fact that the government did not announce the visit in advance.

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.

ASIO denies discrimination after stripping Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo’s permanent residency

The head of Australia's domestic spy agency has rejected allegations that it is targeting the Chinese community in the wake of the Huang Xiangmo...

Newsroom Investigation: National MP trained by Chinese spies

A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of our Security Intelligence Service. The list...

Blackmores plunges on Chinese buyer exodus

The new chief executive of Blackmores says there's little prospect of a quick return of the flood of Chinese tourists and entrepreneurs buying up...

American beef will compete with Australian exports as the Chinese market opens up

Australian beef will compete with American exports as the Chinese market opens up to the US, for the first time in 13 years.