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”.

Deputy NZ PM Winston Peters issues warning against Chinese interference

Winston Peters, New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minster and Foreign Minister, says it would be "naive" to think general citizens are not being spied upon...

NSW Labor leader echoes Chinese criticism of Australian media

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has fully endorsed China’s global infrastructure fund and mimicked language used by Beijing officials in attacking Australian media for...

Deal to be inked for Solomon Islands undersea internet cable Australia stopped China building

It is the 4,000 kilometre cable that Canberra did not want Beijing to build. But today, Australian and Solomon Islands officials will sign up to...

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough". The discovery...

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 ‘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...

China is still stealing intellectual property — but that’s not the biggest problem

China has continued to steal intellectual property from other countries, according to a report out this week — but one cyber security expert says...

Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo hypes Gold Coast during Beijing promo to Chinese travel bosses

FEDERAL Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says his only concern for the Gold Coast and country with soaring Chinese tourism is accommodating them all.

Australia denounces China’s South China Sea aggression in joint statement

Australia, the United States and Japan have denounced island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea in a joint statement likely to prompt an angry response from China. In a...
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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.

Hong Kong protesters in Australia to meet with students after university clashes

High-profile student protesters from Hong Kong have arrived in Australia for meetings in Melbourne and Canberra, as demonstrations across the Asian city continue into their third month.

Six Chinese men reach Australia by boat, intercepted by Border Force

Six Chinese men have successfully landed on Australian territory by boat, in an apparent blow to the Turnbull government's claims to have stopped the boats.

NSW Government scraps Chinese Government-sponsored program over foreign influence fears

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she supported the department's decision to end the Confucius Institute program.

Australian executives aren’t equipped to do business in Asia: report

Five years after the release of the Asian Century White Paper, the nation's top 200 companies are not "Asia ready" and not using local talent to tap into a rapidly growing market.

China ridicules Scott Morrison and Coalition government on WeChat

Scott Morrison and the Coalition have been targeted by propaganda social media accounts affiliated with the Chinese Government.

Power and Paranoia: Why the Chinese government aggressively pushes beyond its borders

Many of the richest Chinese, who can command every luxury and privilege at home, nonetheless prefer to live in Australia. We are the number one choice for rich Chinese looking to migrate, ahead of the US, Canada and Switzerland. This is a more telling indicator than any amount of nationalist chest-puffing and official propaganda.

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has taken to popular Chinese social media site Weibo to criticise Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "paranoid and all over...

10 Days After Christchurch Shootings, Jacinda Ardern Announces a Trip to China

Muslims in New Zealand and overseas were “quite rightly asking questions about how this terror attack was able to happen here,” Ms. Ardern said.

Ministerial staffer flew business class to China energy conference

A “friend” and staffer of a South Australian assistant minister has travelled business class to China at taxpayers’ expense for a renewable energy conference. The...

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...

China’s creeping influence a threat to Australian openness

Merriden Varrall, the director of the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, has penned an article in the New York Times warning about...