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...

Australia-wide as ACT confirms first case of COVID-19

The man is the first Canberra resident to contract COVID-19, despite an attendee to an university conference and an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member who visited Canberra in late February already testing positive to coronavirus.

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...

Australian fourth and Gold Coast third on Chinese visitor wishlists

AUSTRALIA and the Gold Coast’s growing popularity with Chinese visitors keeps soaring with the country their fourth favourite destination. That’s according to a survey of...

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.

Thousands of red bikes set to hit Sydney’s streets – and footpaths

By Christmas, about 6000 red bikes tracked by GPS will be scattered throughout Sydney. That's the ambitious target for Sydney's first dockless bike-sharing service, Reddy...

Chinese developer to bring $800m Aussie Legends World to the Gold Coast

A Chinese theme park giant has been given permission to develop an $800 million "Australian Legends World" on the Gold Coast.

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.

Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines set to start direct flights from China to Darwin ‘within months’

YEARS of backroom lobbying by the current and former governments could see direct flights from China landing in Darwin within months. The Chinese Civil Aviation...

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"...
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China’s destabilisation strategies show bold plan to attack democracies from within

It might seem like diplomatic hot air, but a recent war of words between China and Australia hints at a wider plan that should have us all worried.

Ausin Chinese agency collapses, 130 housing settlements lost

Residential project marketer and sales agency Ausin Group's offices in China have collapsed leaving behind a trail of 130 failed settlements of houses and apartments...

Produce from Adelaide’s northern suburbs could soon be hitting shelves in China following trade...

MORE northern produce and wine could soon be hitting shelves across the world following talks last week between local companies and a delegate of...

What China is doing ‘are like acts of war’

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says what China is undertaking against Australia are "like acts of war" by trying to steal information and spy on citizens.

Australian film industry makes China push with Asian cinema to be celebrated

Australia's film industry has announced a fresh push into Asia, with a new Asian film award and a program aimed at starting more collaboration...

Coronavirus: Australia warns millions could become infected as China toll passes 3,000

Modelling in Australia has predicted a worst-case scenario where millions inside the country could become infected with Covid-19, as China’s death toll passed 3,000.

Rise of China’s army of ‘personal shoppers’

Sales by so-called daigous of Australian goods to Chinese consumers, such as baby formula and health products, could easily triple over the next two...

Australia revokes Chinese scholar visas and targets media officials, prompting furious China response

Senior Chinese media officials in Australia have been targeted and the visas of two leading Chinese scholars have been revoked in an unprecedented foreign interference investigation into a NSW political staffer, provoking a furious response from the Chinese Government.

Chinese climate impacts will hit Australian economy

Two vital questions for Australia are the extent to which climate change impacts in China could damage the Australian economy, and the regional strategic consequences should climate impacts in China undermine domestic political stability.

New investment rules to curb China’s foreign acquisition binge

The Chinese government has officially put the brakes on Chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a...

China is seeking to ‘take over’ Australia’s political system, former Asio chief claims

The retired Asio chief Duncan Lewis has reportedly warned that the Chinese government is seeking to use “insidious” foreign interference operations to “take over” Australia’s political system.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes national security law

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China's decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday (Jul 28).