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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Should Australia Fear an Influx of Chinese?

New census results this week from Australia show that it is increasingly an Asian nation, with Asian migration outstripping European for the first time and Mandarin now the second-most spoken language after English.

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.

Australian coal prices cop a ‘belting’ as Chinese import restrictions spread

Australian thermal coal exports to China are under increasing pressure, with indications import restrictions are spreading to other key ports.

Australia’s population to hit 25 million, newest resident likely to be young, female and...

Australia's population will hit the 25 million mark later tonight according to projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a milestone reached in...

China correction would have negative effect on Australia property

The action in the long running Australian property boom has shifted to outer suburban land. And at the same time we need to watch...

Contract cattle kills sought by beef company, with sights set on Chinese supermarket trade

The demand for cheaper supermarket beef in China has prompted a new Australian joint-venture to directly source and process cattle for boxed export. While the...

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...

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...

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.

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....

Crown Casino takes huge revenue hit as wealthy Chinese gamblers desert Burswood precinct

Chinese high rollers are deserting James Packer’s Perth casino in droves, putting at risk one of the key strategies behind Crown’s $650 million redevelopment.

Crown 19 set to plead guilty in Chinese court

Crown Resorts staff including executive Jason O'Connor are expected to plead guilty when their court case is heard on Monday in Baoshan District Court, outside...