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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China Put on Notice by Australia’s Anti-Interference Laws

Australia is set to become the first developed country to pass sweeping laws against foreign interference, in a move aimed at reducing Chinese meddling in national...

Why Australian universities have upset Chinese students

In four prominent cases in recent months, Chinese students at Australian universities have complained about teaching materials being incorrect or insulting to China. The incidents...

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism?

‘Delicate moment’: was Scott Morrison’s Lowy speech a pivot towards Trumpism? The PM has taken a barely veiled swipe at the United Nations and the international institutions Australia previously championed

There is no substitute for US-Australia economic mateship, not even China

Dichotomies are intellectually seductive, making a complex world easy to navigate. Good and bad, left and right, or – as we often encounter in...

Australia bars entry to foreign nationals traveling from mainland China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals traveling from mainland China from Saturday due to the increasing threat from the coronavirus epidemic.

NT businesses welcome Chinese investment despite reluctance over ‘new Silk Road’

Northern Territory businesses looking to grow in a slowing economy are turning to one of the biggest economic and geopolitical expansions the world has...

China ‘a threat’ to Australia’s Antarctica claim

Australia risks being outflanked by China if it continues a complacent attitude towards its Antarctic territory. Australia must wise up to secret Chinese military activities...

Australia does not have to choose between US and China, says US ambassador

As he leans back in his chair in a Perth hotel lobby, James Carouso cuts a relaxed figure. A career diplomat with a background in...

China confirms it has detained missing Chinese-Australian writer, DFAT says

A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing after arriving at Guangzhou airport last week has been detained by Chinese authorities, according to the Australian embassy...

How China’s debt binge threatens Australia

No country can be indifferent to China's economy, especially not Australia. We're more exposed to what goes on in it than just about any...

‘No basis in fact’: Australian Tourism Minister slams China’s travel warning

Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has slammed the Chinese government for instructing citizens not to visit Australia due to increasing racism as "having no basis in fact".

Will Australia die by the Chinese sword?

THE Chinese economy is exhibiting some dangerous signs. Last time we saw this in America, it led to a global financial crisis.