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.

China, not the house price downturn, the major risk to Australia’s economy, says Deloitte

An economic forecaster says China, not the local housing market downturn, could be the major swing factor for Australia's economy in the year ahead. Key...

Rich Chinese chase Australian bargains as house prices soften

The Chinese are getting richer and many are keen for a bargain in the softer Australian market, according to a new report released today.

Housing downturn could worsen, depending on US-China trade war: IMF

Australia is on the final leg of its economic recovery since the end of the mining boom, according to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF)...

Ausin Chinese agency collapses, 130 housing settlements lost

Residential project marketer and sales agency Ausin Group's offices in China have collapsed leaving behind a trail of 130 failed settlements of houses and apartments...

Chinese buyers set to keep underpinning Australian home prices: analysts

Almost one in four new homes in NSW is being snapped up by a Chinese buyer, according to Credit Suisse analysis of NSW Revenue figures,...

Chinese developers ‘walking away’ from Australian projects amid lack of finance

A landmark Sydney property at Circular Quay, bought by Chinese commercial property giant Dalian Wanda Group, is now flanked by blank hoardings. At one point...

Chinese property buyers face tighter rules as real estate agents go for broke in...

Cashed-up Chinese property hunters will be treated to helicopter rides and "money-can't-buy" experiences when they flock to Australia next week, but higher taxes and...

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...

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...
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‘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”.

Bellamy’s baby formula’s $1.5b Chinese takeover bid approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Bellamy's is the fourth-largest baby formula producer in Australia. The Treasurer has approved the sale with conditions, including investment in Australian facilities

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.

China to extend restrictions on Australian coal, say analysts

China's restrictions on Australian coal are expected to remain in place into next year as Beijing seeks to moderate a spike in foreign imports of the commodity to protect domestic supply.

China orders halt to red meat imports from several Australian meatworks

China has temporarily banned beef exports from a number of Australian meatworks, the ABC understands. The Australian Meat Industry Council has confirmed it is working...

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...

John Howard defends free media after China complains about coverage

Former prime minister John Howard has revealed Chinese officials complained about Australian media coverage during high-level meetings in Beijing last week. Key points: Howard says...

Suspicion falls on China after cyber attack on Australian Parliament — and it’s not...

It took less than an hour after the first report of a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament for suspicion to fall on China. Australia's...

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...

China’s Eagle Health flies towards ASX

Eagle Health Holdings, a Chinese company that makes protein powder, throat lozenges and vitamins and is chaired by former Federal Sports and Tourism Minister Andrew Thomson, is headed for the ASX.

Chinese students question Australian education sending chills through industry

The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out product...

Turnbull government carefully tackles Chinese interference

The Turnbull government has expressed in strong terms its displeasure with the way Chinese diplomats deal with Chinese citizens in Australia. The Chinese embassy in...