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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Federal budget 2017: Push for Australian steel to be used in infrastructure projects instead...

Australian steel should be used in the Federal Government's infrastructure projects to give towns like South Australia's Whyalla "something to smile about" instead of the cheaper Chinese product, a union and the Greens have said.

‘Deteriorating fast’: Chinese state media takes aim at Scott Morrison

Chinese state media says Australia’s coronavirus crisis is “deteriorating fast” in a scathing attack piece on Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Are Australian universities putting our national security at risk by working with China?

Leading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the US.

Lang Walker rejigs plans for 90-storey Aspire Tower

Property tycoon Lang Walker has pulled back from plans to build a 90-storey apartment tower in Parramatta and the residential skyscraper once billed as...

Top 5G suppliers linked to China’s Communist Party

Three potential suppliers of equipment to Australia’s next generation 5G network have connections to China’s Communist Party.

Australia resolves China contradictions at last

The Morrison government is making it clear that because Beijing is the enemy, national security will now take priority over trade.

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough". The discovery...

China boost for gold, lithium

China Inc poured almost $1.4 billion into the WA economy in 2016, about half of it in the mining sector as its direct investments...

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.

Australia’s China Choice

I had been longing for a visit to Australia, home to the Sydney Opera House and The Thorn Birds (my first taste of the Australian literature),...

Fire rips through Chinese restaurant at Para Vista

A BUSINESS owner whose month-old restaurant was badly damaged by fire overnight says the site has been plagued by four fires in 20 years .

Businessman loses $277,000 deposit on Bellevue Hill trophy home

IT WAS supposed to secure his dream home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but $277,000 has evaporated into thin air. Property developer Peter Zhu has forfeited...