From the kitchen table to a $35 million business: Bubs Australia

IT ALL started in a suburban kitchen on Sydney’s northern beaches. At home on maternity leave from her role as a high-flying marketing executive, local...

Julie Bishop’s attack on Labor over Chinese donations backfires

A parliamentary attack on Labor over foreign donations from Chinese supporters backfired badly on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday when the opposition returned...

Senate candidate’s China links find $120k for Labor

The NSW Labor Party received donations totalling at least $120,000 for last year’s federal election campaign from companies with links to a Chinese-born businessman...

ALP reels after resignation and calls for China donations inquiry

Labor is reeling after an adviser resigned amid revelations that the party bankrolled its 2016 federal election campaign with the help of up to...

Bob Carr fascinates with sins of omission on Chinese influence

There are many sins of commission in Bob Carr’s crack at ­debunking his straw man version of the Four Corners-Fairfax investigation into Beijing’s influence...

China’s youngest female billionaire Zetian Zhang lists The Rocks penthouse for $18 million

Check out this week's pick of Prestige Properties. facebook twitter pinterest linkedin print Chinese rich-lister signs off on Vaucluse mansion for $36 million Penthouse at The Rocks sells for $16.2...

Chinese hardware giant opens Sydney complex

Chinese building materials and homewares company China Lesso Group Holdings is opening its first exhibition space in Australia today, as it makes a push into the local market.

Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten are in step with meddling China

Here we are again with another China problem. This time it’s serious and needing a sophisticated, continuing, institutional response. But first let’s pause to celebrate...

Dastyari raised China questions days after billionaire paid his $5000 bill

In the days after Labor senator Sam Dastyari had a $5000 legal bill paid by a Chinese billionaire he asked a series of pointed...

The Labor Party, Chinese property developer Huang Xiangmo, and the seat in the NSW...

When Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power at the beginning of November 2012, one of the first things he did was announce a...
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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...

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

China restricts Australian coal imports at its ports in a bid to boost domestic...

Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key...

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...

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.

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...

Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG sign undersea cable deal amid criticism from China

The leaders of Australia, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have marked the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable...

‘I share Australian values’: Chinese-Australian developer hits back at foreign ownership fears in Tasmania

Plans for a $100 million resort on Tasmania's east coast are raising concerns about foreign ownership and influence in the Apple Isle, but one...

Foreign investors ‘push up prices’

Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese real estate investors, are pushing up housing prices, according to survey findings published this month....

Australia ramps up pressure on China with backing of US and Japan

The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been “unsatisfactory”, said China’s top diplomat Wang Yi after meeting his Australian counterpart.

China scandal hits home for Crown

Australian gaming giant Crown could face fresh reviews of its casino licences in three states, as the fallout from this week's criminal convictions in...

‘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".