Dastyari in hot water over China links

A high-profile Chinese donor reportedly pulled out of a promised $400,000 pledge after Labor criticised China's activity in the South China Sea. In a speech...

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...

Liberal Andrew Robb took $880k China job as soon as he left Parliament

Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb walked straight out of Parliament last year and into an $880,000-a-year job with a billionaire closely aligned to...

Sheri Yan, jailed for bribing UN official, was target of secret ASIO raid in...

Agents from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) found a cache of secret government files when they broke into a Canberra home in October...

Australia does not have to choose between US and China, says US ambassador

As he leans back in his chair in a Perth hotel lobby, James Carouso cuts a relaxed figure. A career diplomat with a background in...

Beijing reacts to Richardson’s China espionage claim

China is conducting extensive espionage against Australia, Australia's most senior defence department official said on Friday, in a rare public accusation against its largest...

Chinese bank ‘training money’ used as real Australian $100 notes in Darwin

Fake Australian $100 notes supposed to be used to train Chinese bank tellers have made their way to Darwin where people are using them...

China’s clouded iron ore import outlook, points to downward price risk

The heat came out of China's iron ore imports in April, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting a decline of several million tonnes from...

Ambassador called after Julie Bishop reprimands China over Taiwan protest

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye visited the Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra on Tuesday to explain China’s role in a diplomatic spat over Taiwan. The...
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Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia, citing fear of legal action...

Chinese, woolgrowers ditch auction to trial long-term deal

China’s most powerful wool companies are starting a trial to buy wool directly from some of Victoria’s biggest woolgrowers under long-term fixed-price contracts. The scheme,...

Huawei dominates high-level Australia-China talks led by Howard

The Huawei controversy dominated a high-level meeting in Beijing between Australia and China, in the wake of the dramatic arrest of Huawei executive heiress...

China the toast of Aussie wine exporters

Industry group Wine Australia says China remains the top destination for Australian wine, with exports growing 44 per cent to $607 million in 2016/17.

Chinese private equity Jingyi Group to expand into Australia via TST Partners

Capital would be sought from China and South East Asia and held in managed investment schemes, Mr Gu said.

After the Fires, Australian Wineries Assess the Damage

For more than five months, bushfires blazed and smoldered along the southeast coast of Australia, burning millions of acres, destroying thousands of homes, devastating wildlife and shrouding cities in smoke.

Chinese investment in real estate grows to $32b: FIRB

Chinese investors topped the list of foreign investment approvals for the financial 2016, and have pledged to invest $47.3 billion in Australia, mainly in...

Rio Tinto agrees to sell Australian coal unit to China’s Yancoal for $3.2b

Global miner Rio Tinto has cut a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to China's Yancoal for $3.2 billion — if the sale...

‘Daigou’ buyers stocking suburban home warehouses with baby formula for Chinese parents

Suburban homes are being turned into makeshift warehouses as the overseas hunger for Aussie baby formula continues to grow. The Chinese market is being fed...

Labor targets PM over Gladys Liu’s alleged links to Chinese Communist party

Labor has targeted Scott Morrison over the credentials of Chinese-born MP Gladys Liu, asking what steps he had taken to ensure she was a “fit...

Project Dragon and China’s attempts to reclaim money from inside Australia

China has recruited the services of former police detectives in Australia and other Western countries to help it recover millions of dollars in alleged "hot money" taken out of the country.

Businessman loses $277,000 deposit on Bellevue Hill trophy home

IT WAS supposed to secure his dream home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but $277,000 has evaporated into thin air. Property developer Peter Zhu has forfeited...