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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Coming soon: Buyer frenzy from China

SYDNEY estate agents will be seeking out buyers who’ll be here from China next week on potential fly’n’buy visits. The National Day Golden Week is...

China dispute would hit enrolments

A western Pacific diplomatic incident could help trigger the “perfect storm” that jeopardises Chinese enrolments and brings Australian research to its knees. University of Queensland...

Melbourne top for Chinese property buyers

Melbourne has cemented its status as most popular city in Australia for Chinese buyers of residential real estate, two sets of new figures show. The...

China’s ambition knows no bounds and we’re finding out the hard way

Scott Morrison is clear-eyed about the challenge and opportunities for Australia in China's astonishing rise — in mineral resources, its education, investment and research cooperation.

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.

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...

‘Deteriorating fast’: Chinese state media takes aim at Scott Morrison

Chinese state media says Australia’s coronavirus crisis is “deteriorating fast” in a scathing attack piece on Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China US secretary of state dismisses warning by top security analyst, arguing ‘you can sell your soul for a pile of soy beans or you can protect your people’

Australia and the U.S. Are Old Allies. China’s Rise Changes the Equation.

Leaders of the Australian Labor Party, aiming to take power for the first time since 2013, are less friendly to the Trump administration; they embrace economic ties to China while appearing reluctant to be pulled too close in either direction.

Margaret River wine producers see big future in exports to China as demand grows

China is now the biggest export destination for Australian wine, and Margaret River winemakers are hopeful for their future in a market tipped to...

Australia to discuss critical supply chains with Japan, India and US as China relationship...

Beijing is worried about what the so-called Quad could become and has previously labelled the group ‘an anti-China frontline’

Chinese property buyers shift interest from Australia to other parts of the world

Australia is losing Chinese buyer interest to other parts of the world as tougher government regulations and new tax rules continue to bite, new...