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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A financial crisis in China could also take down Australia

Australia managed to survive the global financial crisis with the help of a huge stimulus program from China.

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...

Australia-wide as ACT confirms first case of COVID-19

The man is the first Canberra resident to contract COVID-19, despite an attendee to an university conference and an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member who visited Canberra in late February already testing positive to coronavirus.

Christian Porter defends Australian media after Chinese diplomat says it ‘fabricated stories’

Attorney-General Christian Porter has launched a strident defence of the press after another senior Chinese diplomat accused the Australian media of fabricating stories about...

Victorian deal with China could be scrapped by Federal Government’s proposed new foreign relations...

Victoria's controversial trade deal with Beijing may be scrapped by Australia's Foreign Minister, using new powers being proposed by the Federal Government.

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...

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.

Personal boundaries can be lost in translation for Chinese professionals in Australia

The Chinese proverb – “the fish does not know the existence of water until it is taken out of it” – will resonate with...

Fake Australian banknotes with Chinese characters seized in Murray Bridge

Fake Australian banknotes with Chinese characters across the currency's clear window have been found on a man detained for acting suspiciously in the South...

Australian executives aren’t equipped to do business in Asia: report

Five years after the release of the Asian Century White Paper, the nation's top 200 companies are not "Asia ready" and not using local talent to tap into a rapidly growing market.

Chinese general tours Defence facilities, South China Sea dispute on agenda

A top-ranking Chinese general from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has toured a secretive military facility outside Canberra as part of a low-key "goodwill"...

Naive Australia open to China’s tech thieves, experts warn

China will target radar technology and quantum computing under development in Sydney and Canberra to advance its military capabilities and outmatch Australia, former defence...