Gold Coast LNP Chinese Heritage Branch gets mixed reception

A CHINESE-only branch of the Liberal National Party has formed on the Gold Coast, dividing the party faithful. The Gold Coast LNP Chinese Heritage Branch...

Chinese snap up more shares in Santos

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has increased its stake in Santos to 15 per cent by snapping up another 48 million shares in the Australian energy firm overnight.
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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.

Fudged growth numbers take the shine off China’s ‘miracle’

One of the greatest failings of China watchers and commentators is a tendency to see and assess China through Western eyes, treating it as...

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.

Chinese investment in Australian real estate booms to record levels, reaching $24 billion in...

  Chines investors spent $24 billion on Australian real estate in the last year The figure, compiled by Chinese website Juwai.com, is up $6 billion...

Victorian opposition will make Belt and Road deal with China public if elected

Nationals leader says, ‘What’s so secret? There’s an issue with trust and credibility’. The Victorian opposition has pledged to publicly release the memorandum of understanding...

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...

Chinese community reacts to anti same-sex marriage pamphlets

Pamphlets made by the Australian Chinese for Families Association to oppose same-sex marriage have drawn a range of reactions. The association was co-founded by Dr...

Thousands of red bikes set to hit Sydney’s streets – and footpaths

By Christmas, about 6000 red bikes tracked by GPS will be scattered throughout Sydney. That's the ambitious target for Sydney's first dockless bike-sharing service, Reddy...

Chinese stores charging ‘ridiculous prices’ for Australian baby formula, fuelling daigou trade

SCENES of shoppers frantically stripping baby formula from shelves have caused outrage — but are the “daigou” really to blame? SCENES of shoppers frantically stripping...

Air New Zealand flight to China forced to turn back for not having permission...

A passenger plane flying from Auckland to Shanghai was forced to turn back after about five hours in the air because it did not...

ASIO warned ANU of donor links to Chinese Communist party, Opposition ramps up inquiry...

The Australian National University rejected a multi-million-dollar donation from a billionaire property developer last year after its vice chancellor was warned by ASIO that...

Chinese businessman blames Australia tax probe on politics

Huang Xiangmo, linked in the past to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests in Australia, had a citizenship application rejected and lost his rights to residency in February.