Coronavirus: the impact on Australian Society is profound

Australian tourism bosses have warned that hotels could be forced out of business if the coronavirus outbreak continues to severely restrict visitor numbers.

Chinese tourists won’t be weapons for much longer

A senior official at China CYTS Tours Holding Co. Ltd., a powerful state-owned Chinese tour operator, summarized the decision-making process: "How warmly a country treats tourists could also affect Chinese citizens' choices of travel destinations."

China steps up and widens use of exit bans on foreigners

China is increasing the use of exit bans to prevent foreign visitors, including Australians, from leaving the country even if they are only related to someone involved in a legal dispute or wanted by the authorities.

Air China to start Brisbane-Beijing direct flights in December 2017

Starting on 11 December 2017, Air China will commence direct Brisbane-Beijing flights. Flights will run four times per week, taking off from Brisbane at...

Australian tourism may suffer from Chinese investment restrictions

Australia's tourism industry could be hit by new Chinese government restrictions on companies investing overseas, the Turnbull government fears. The Chinese government ban on "irrational"...

Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo hypes Gold Coast during Beijing promo to Chinese travel bosses

FEDERAL Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo says his only concern for the Gold Coast and country with soaring Chinese tourism is accommodating them all.

Australian tourism ministers meet in China in bid to draw more visitors

Australian federal, state and territory tourism ministers have for the first time jointly held a meeting in Beijing as Chinese visitors are poised to...

Jetstar returns to Australia-China market with new Zhengzhou service

Jetstar plans to resume nonstop services between Australia and China with twice weekly flights to Zhengzhou in partnership with a Chinese travel company. The flights...

Air New Zealand pushes Wellington in China with free domestic flight offer

Air New Zealand is to offer up to 1000 free domestic flights to the capital in a bid to lure Chinese tourists beyond Auckland. On Monday...

Council tears up contract for $500 million Chinese theme park in NSW after no...

The man who promised to bring a $500 million Chinese theme park to the NSW Central Coast remains confident - even after the local...
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Economy relies on China as international students prop up our universities

AUSTRALIA is relying on Chinese students paying huge amounts of money to study in Australia and our economy is at risk. IT WAS 3.30pm as...

Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines set to start direct flights from China to Darwin ‘within months’

YEARS of backroom lobbying by the current and former governments could see direct flights from China landing in Darwin within months. The Chinese Civil Aviation...

Foreign spies are infiltrating Australia, with ‘unprecedented’ espionage and interference activities

CHINA has a concerning plan to infiltrate and interfere with Australia at the highest levels. And it has national security experts on high alert. ESPIONAGE...

After the Fires, Australian Wineries Assess the Damage

For more than five months, bushfires blazed and smoldered along the southeast coast of Australia, burning millions of acres, destroying thousands of homes, devastating wildlife and shrouding cities in smoke.

Australia on the front line of clash with China, says Steve Bannon

Australia, you didn't know it, but you've been at the very forefront of Donald Trump's project. "I think Australia is in a fight for...

From student to drone swarms: how the Chinese Communist Party trains its cadres in...

In 2009, a student called Wang Xiangke came to the Australian National University as a visiting PhD scholar. It was a year after the Olympic torch...

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...

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. 

Diplomatic freeze thaws as Australian government hails Chinese tourism

Trade minister Simon Birmingham has said record levels of Chinese tourism to Australia is building trust between the two countries, in a speech in...

Clive Hamilton launches Chinese-language version of Silent Invasion ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Author Clive Hamilton has launched a Chinese-language edition of his controversial book Silent Invasion to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

What will Apple’s China VPN ban mean for Australian travellers?

What effect will that have on your Chinese travel plans? VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) can have many applications, including encrypting private business information and allowing...

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...