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Scott Morrison to reveal $3bn in Pacific funding to counter Chinese influence

Scott Morrison will unveil a $2bn infrastructure financing facility for the Pacific as part of new measures designed to project Australia as the region’s principal...

Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties – sources  

Australia has in recent years intensified efforts to address China’s growing influence in Australia, policies that have seen trade with China suffer. 

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.

Chinese investors pull out of Melbourne apartment market

Chinese investors are pulling out of Melbourne's apartment market, prompting a downturn. Key points: Melbourne apartment market expected to face a downturn Chinese investors are...

Pilbara Minerals soars on Chinese deal

Shares in Pilbara Minerals surged yesterday after the company confirmed it had signed a funding and off-take arrangement with China’s Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium for...

China heads for a trade recession as exports crash 20pc, and that’s bad news...

China's export effort appears to have finally cracked under sustained pressure from US tariffs and a slowdown in global trade Key points: China's trade surplus...

Struggling Chinese owner of Darwin Port offloads Melbourne property

The heavily-indebted Chinese owner of Darwin Port, who is struggling to make payments on money borrowed to pay for the port lease, is offloading...

‘We’ll vigorously defend’: Australia ready to fight China over wine dispute

The federal government is prepared to fight Beijing at the World Trade Organisation after the Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

NZ Immigration Minister says US, Australia visa change announcement a coincidence

Immigration Minister says changes to work visas will improve quality of migrants

Margaret River wine producers see big future in exports to China as demand grows

China is now the biggest export destination for Australian wine, and Margaret River winemakers are hopeful for their future in a market tipped to...

China-US trade deal to affect Australian markets

A new trade deal between the US and China signed over the weekend will rapidly intensify the competition for key Australian exports into our biggest market.

Why Chinese telecoms participating in Australia’s 5G network could be a problem

In the end, Australia’s willingness to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G mobile infrastructure should be based on a rational analysis of risks. There is no shame in excluding them based on evidence rather than Sinophobia.