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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China, not the house price downturn, the major risk to Australia’s economy, says Deloitte

An economic forecaster says China, not the local housing market downturn, could be the major swing factor for Australia's economy in the year ahead. Key...

China orders halt to red meat imports from several Australian meatworks

China has temporarily banned beef exports from a number of Australian meatworks, the ABC understands. The Australian Meat Industry Council has confirmed it is working...

‘Not sensible’: Scott Morrison delivers stern warning to China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a stern warning to China that his government will not relent to Beijing’s demands as steps are taken to resurrect their struggling relationship.

China fuel-car ban could boost Australian manufacturing

The world's largest car market, China, has indicated it will follow countries like France and Britain in moving to ban the sale of new...

‘No basis in fact’: Australian Tourism Minister slams China’s travel warning

Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has slammed the Chinese government for instructing citizens not to visit Australia due to increasing racism as "having no basis in fact".

‘Hundreds of millions of dollars at risk’: China blocks Australian beef exports

Hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian beef exports are at stake after China raised concerns about the labelling of some recent shipments.

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...

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.

China scandal hits home for Crown

Australian gaming giant Crown could face fresh reviews of its casino licences in three states, as the fallout from this week's criminal convictions in...

Fudged growth numbers take the shine off China’s ‘miracle’

One of the greatest failings of China watchers and commentators is a tendency to see and assess China through Western eyes, treating it as...

Australia’s trade minister, senior politicians to attend China import expo

Australia's new Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, senior state politicians and the country's major exporters are scheduled to be in Shanghai next month for Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature import expo.

China blocks Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson from Beijing study trip

West Australian MP Andrew Hastie and Victorian Senator James Paterson were due to take part in a study tour to Beijing next month.