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Jetstar returns to Australia-China market with new Zhengzhou service

Jetstar plans to resume nonstop services between Australia and China with twice weekly flights to Zhengzhou in partnership with a Chinese travel company. The flights...

China’s iron ore imports slump as port stocks build

China's iron ore imports have slumped 13 per cent to their lowest level in six months, as stockpiles at ports across the mainland remain at record levels.

Attributing the hack on Australia’s parliament will give clarity to the China relationship

National security agencies are both cautious and forensic in their work on the attribution of cyber intrusions. This is about technical and operational integrity, as well as about ensuring they get the advice to Australia’s political leaders right.

China’s big spenders a tourism boon for South Australia, new survey finds

THE number of Chinese tourists who visited South Australia during the 2017 financial year increased by more than 50 per cent on the previous...

MPs voice concerns about Chinese government influence at Aussie universities

Four MPs have voiced concerns about the influence the Chinese government has at Aussie unis, following a tense clash between protesters on Friday.

Former head of Chinese steel company with links to Australia jailed

He was once one of China's most powerful steel executives, buying iron ore in quantities that fuelled Australia's economic boom. But Deng Qilin, 66, will...

Fears of Chinese exodus from Sydney property market

THERE are nascent signs Chinese foreign buyers have toned down their enthusiastic buying of Sydney property. There are three pinpointed causes. Firstly, Beijing has narrowed...

Chinese remain keen on agricultural invesment

Chinese investors and companies remain eager to invest in Australian agriculture, with vineyards, dairy and aquaculture named yesterday as the most popular sectors. The Agri-Investor...

Trade surplus heads back to $1b as iron ore shipments to China surge

A renewed appetite for iron ore by Chinese steelmakers has driven Australia's trade surplus back out to $1 billion. Key points: The value of iron...

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.

‘Shameful’: Turnbull rebukes Australian business for criticising China relations

Malcolm Turnbull has rebuked Australian business chiefs and academics for criticising the Australian government over the state of the relationship with Beijing, saying such reactions would only “encourage more bullying from China”.

Why Australia shouldn’t count on China for growth and profits

Counting on China to deliver endless growth and profits? Then you need to know about the news item last week announcing that a big international conglomerate was forced to sell one of its businesses in China.