Up to half of Chinese buyers leave apartments vacant

A quarter of Chinese buying property overseas leave their apartments vacant and the majority pay for their purchase with cash, a survey of mainland...

Chinese property buyers shift interest from Australia to other parts of the world

Australia is losing Chinese buyer interest to other parts of the world as tougher government regulations and new tax rules continue to bite, new...

Mortgages and debt: How lending culture is leaving Australians vulnerable

A decade of housing price rises, low interest rates and relatively easy credit has left Australians carrying the second-highest level of household debt in...

New investment rules to curb China’s foreign acquisition binge

The Chinese government has officially put the brakes on Chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a...

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...

Fears government restrictions will stop flow of Chinese money to Brisbane, Gold Coast development

THE great wall of money from mainland China arriving in Queensland will continue but there are concerns cracks are appearing. Over the past few years...

Vaucluse property: The great sprawl of China as developer seeks to combine two luxury...

THE 29-year-old heir to a billion-dollar Chinese property empire wants to rip up one of Australia’s most exclusive ­estates to expand his historic Vaucluse mega...

China’s credit crackdown is starting to bite and we won’t be spared

Should we be bracing for a coming China crash? Figures released on Monday clearly show that the Chinese economy is losing momentum as tighter financial conditions...

Chinese retreat from Australian property market

Chinese property buyers are turning away from Australian housing as efforts by regulators in both countries to slow investment begin to bite. Chinese buyers, who make up about 80...

Chinese investment in Australian property could fall as much as $16b in 2017

Chinese buyers have turned off the Australian investment property market, with 43 per cent of Chinese agents surveyed by Investorist saying they would stop...
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China’s Tiananmen generation reflect on how Bob Hawke gave them a permanent Australian home

It's this personal history that is driving Mr Wang's current research, which is looking at the impact of Tiananmen Square on Australian migration policy and the massacre's influence on the perceptions of Chinese people in Australia.

This ‘democracy’ thing: China and Australia compared

Many Australians are rather proud of our "democracy", but how much more democratic than China are we really?Colin Cook considers. THE DEMONISATION of China in...

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 

Andrew Robb blames former Coalition leaders for ‘toxic’ relationship with China

Former trade minister Andrew Robb has slammed his ex-colleagues Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce, as well as Australia's security agencies, over what he sees...

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...

‘I will not repent’: Andrew Hastie refuses to back down on China

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has refused to apologise for criticising China after being told he would need to “repent” to visit the country.

Coronavirus: PM says Australia may succeed at eliminating virus without strict lockdown

Australia may succeed in eliminating the coronavirus despite not introducing a full lockdown, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

New investment rules to curb China’s foreign acquisition binge

The Chinese government has officially put the brakes on Chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a...

High expectations: Record-breaking prestige market pushing asking prices up

Brisbane’s record-breaking prestige market has raised sellers’ expectations of what their properties are worth but as Chinese buyers become locked out of the market, those expectations will have to...

CCTV cameras, Chinese spies and an unusual delegation

As staff at the Melbourne office of Securecorp were preparing to hand over the company to its new Chinese owners in 2016, they noticed...

Australian Dollar Remains Vulnerable To China Data

Fundamental Australian Dollar Forecast: Bearish The Australian Dollar can look to a central bank decision and official GDP data this week But Aussie monetary...

Australian values, Australia’s interests – Foreign policy under a Shorten Labor government

On Wednesday 1 May, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong gave a speech titled ‘Australian values, Australia’s interests - Foreign policy under...