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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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...

Chinese-Australian love greater than the challenges of intercultural marriage, study finds

Love can trump the challenges of relationships and culture, according to one of the findings of a study into intercultural marriage between Chinese and Australian lovebirds.

Chinese investment in Australian property down, but still strong: Juwai.com

CHINESE buyers are expected to splash $104.5 billion on international property this year, with about a fifth of that to be sunk into Australia. A...

Australia called ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush

Australia has been described as “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,” by a Chinese state media editor as Beijing criticised calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus origin as “political manoeuvring,” further straining ties.

China’s overreach is testing Australia in four key ways

The people of Hong Kong are waging a desperate, last-gasp effort to keep their liberties. Australia should heed their lesson and stand up now.

Warehouses full of baby formula headed to China

A BABY formula warehouse loaded with pallets, shopping bags and trolleys of tins stripped from supermarket shelves to be sent to China has been uncovered.

China Inquiry: Stand up for sovereignty and economic independence

The Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth is inquiring into the 2018-19 annual reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), to understand the need for Australia to diversify its trade markets and foreign investment profile.

Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.

Australia to discuss critical supply chains with Japan, India and US as China relationship...

Beijing is worried about what the so-called Quad could become and has previously labelled the group ‘an anti-China frontline’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his attitude towards communist China

The election of Scott Morrison as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia on Friday is unlikely to lead to a major shift in Canberra’s vitally important, yet often tense relationship with China

Australia’s universities are failing to protect free speech

Academic freedom is increasingly under threat on Australian campuses, and widespread speech codes leave universities unprepared to combat the danger. The latest threat comes from...

Australians fear Chinese influence in real estate rather than politics

While Australian political leaders are growing more concerned about the security and military threat posed by China, new research show the Australian people are...