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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Australia and the U.S. Are Old Allies. China’s Rise Changes the Equation.

Leaders of the Australian Labor Party, aiming to take power for the first time since 2013, are less friendly to the Trump administration; they embrace economic ties to China while appearing reluctant to be pulled too close in either direction.

Chinese climate impacts will hit Australian economy

Two vital questions for Australia are the extent to which climate change impacts in China could damage the Australian economy, and the regional strategic consequences should climate impacts in China undermine domestic political stability.

Ansell sheds its condom business in $800m deal with China

One of the great and enduring success stories of Australian manufacturing, the Ansell condom business, has been sold to Chinese interests for $800 million.

‘Human error’ blamed for shock China beef ban

Meat industry leaders remain hopeful of a quick resolution to a shock temporary ban on exports to China from six Australian meatworks. The suspensions sent trade...

China shock big risk to WA rock lobster prices

WA’s lucrative rock lobster industry has left itself dangerously exposed to the Chinese market, according to a report which warns that operators could be...

How China’s real estate bubble pushes up prices in Australia

It didn't seem a hotbed of revolutionary anger. It was one of the big, global conferences that usually are the domain of the powerful and...

Qantas eyes China growth but seeks balance

Qantas is focused on lifting its share of the lucrative Chinese travel market without sacrificing growth in other markets. “We have to make sure we...

Australia has a China problem and we can’t leave it to faceless spooks

China policy is much too important to be left to a non-accountable security establishment.

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...

Can the Darwin Port’s 99-year lease to China be reversed? And what role, if...

Ninety-six years is a long time by any standard. Darwin was a different place back in 1923, a young city almost 20 years away...

Aussie searches for opportunity in China

The high stakes of entrepreneurship is summed up by the Chinese in one word - Xiahai. It means to "jump into the sea". It's a concept...

How basketball and soccer helped sell Australian wines to Chinese millennials

Catching the attention of Chinese millennials by sponsoring American basketball and English soccer might not seem the obvious way to promote Australian wines in China. But the tactic...