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...

The Labor Party, Chinese property developer Huang Xiangmo, and the seat in the NSW...

When Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power at the beginning of November 2012, one of the first things he did was announce a...

Julie Bishop’s attack on Labor over Chinese donations backfires

A parliamentary attack on Labor over foreign donations from Chinese supporters backfired badly on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday when the opposition returned...

Chinese government trade bank may get mortgage over Australian port

The Chinese owner of the Port of Darwin lease is using the port as security to seek a loan of up to $500 million...

ASIO warns parties that taking China cash could compromise Australia

ASIO has warned the major political parties about taking donations from two high-profile Chinese businessmen because they may be a conduit for Chinese Communist...

The ADF requests talk of a potential compromise by a Chinese drone be made...

DEFENCE chiefs have been grilled over a possible national security breach by Australia’s military through the use of a Chinese-made off-the-shelf drone. DEFENCE chiefs have...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra celebrates 45 years of China-Australia relations

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has celebrated 45 years of bilateral relations between Australian and China by performing to audiences in Shanghai and Beijing. The Sydney...

Victorian man charged as brutal attack on kangaroo goes viral on Chinese social media

A 43-year-old man has been charged with destroying protected wildlife after the brutal killing of a kangaroo went viral on social media.

Malcolm Turnbull draws US praise for tough line on China

Malcolm Turnbull's warning to China not to bully neighbours has been warmly received by America's foreign policy and security establishment worried by a void...

DFAT confirms jailed Crown staff released in China

China has released 10 employees of the 16 Crown Resorts staff who were detained in October and sentenced last month for gambling crimes.
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Government investigating ‘disturbing’ reports of Beijing espionage activities after spy details activities

Government agencies are examining claims of espionage amid reports a Chinese spy has sought political asylum in Australia after revealing details of Beijing's spy activities.

Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties – sources  

Australia has in recent years intensified efforts to address China’s growing influence in Australia, policies that have seen trade with China suffer. 

Brumby warns negative attitude may deter Chinese investment

A negative attitude towards foreign investment could “compromise” Australia’s ability to attract billions of dollars in new capital from China, the chairman of the...

Daniel Andrews staffer link to China foreign influencers

A staffer in Daniel Andrews’s office has been linked to China’s United Front organisation, which co-ordinates Beijing’s overseas influence operations, amid growing criticism of...

‘No alternative’ to South China Sea exercises, John Howard says

John Howard has hardened his position on the South China Sea, predicting Australia would even­tually join US-led freedom-of-navigation exercises to “hold the ring” against Chinese expansion.

A2 Milk wins China formula approval

Infant formula suppliers The A2 Milk Company and Wattle Health Australia have strengthened their regulatory position in the lucrative Chinese market. A2 Milk’s application...

The weird and wonderful things you notice when you travel to China

THE MOMENT the immigration officer opened my passport, I knew China would be a unique experience. She stared at me suspiciously for a minute or...

Gina Rinehart signs cooperation agreement to export as many as 300,000 live cattle a...

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has signed an agreement which could see the live export of as many as 300,000 cattle a year to China. Mrs...

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism?

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism? The PM has taken a barely veiled swipe at the United Nations and the international institutions Australia previously championed

Grape expectations: The Chinese investors buying into Barossa Valley wineries

Chinese nationals are buying Australian vineyards and wineries at unprecedented levels, with up to 10 per cent of South Australia's iconic Barossa Valley now...

I was born in Australia. Why do I need to renounce the Chinese Communist...

Instead of being asked about complex issues facing multicultural communities or how Australia could benefit from a more diverse Parliament, I was asked by Senator Eric Abetz to "unequivocally condemn" the Chinese Communist Party.

Aussie Rules is not a national game and the Chinese know it

You can't catch a train from Geelong to Melbourne without hearing someone talk about AFL. Even worse, everyone assumes you're interested in the game and...