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.

Australia moves up Chinese travel bucket list

Australia has leapt up the bucket list of Chinese tourists to the fourth most desirable destination, from tenth just two years ago — following...

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...

Australia must be China-ready to capitalise on its unique tourism, Deloitte report says

They are cashed-up millennials in their late 20s and early 30s, they are social media savvy and are looking for distinctly Australian sights and...

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...

Austrade China mission targets flight-training demand

Australia’s aviation training providers are trying to steal a march on rivals from the US and other nations in tapping China’s aviation boom. The Australian...

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.

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.

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...
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Worldwide calls for New Zealand Government to speak up on China

The Government’s lack of response to the matter of China’s influence has added to the global perception of New Zealand becoming the “soft underbelly” for the...
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This woman was jailed in China because she worked for Crown casino

Multiple sources have also confirmed that prior to the arrests, Crown told its Chinese staff to falsely claim to Chinese authorities they were not working for Crown in China but were working in other locations.

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...

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.

Our economic destiny is China, not America

Ask the average Australian whether China or the US is the country's most important economic partner and you'll likely get a bewildered look –...

China’s ambition knows no bounds and we’re finding out the hard way

Scott Morrison is clear-eyed about the challenge and opportunities for Australia in China's astonishing rise — in mineral resources, its education, investment and research cooperation.

Chinese snap up more shares in Santos

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has increased its stake in Santos to 15 per cent by snapping up another 48 million shares in the Australian energy firm overnight.

Australia in the firing line as Trump, Pyongyang and now China talk of war

A mad man in Pyongyang with a growing arsenal of missiles and nuclear weapons. A US president thought by much of the world to...

Millions missing in Chinese visa fraud racket

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When Chinese State Security police knocked on ABC journalist Bill Birtles’ door, he realised...

After five years of reporting for the ABC in Beijing and seven years in the city in total, I felt nothing but deep disappointment and sadness that it was ending this way.

Breakthrough in Australia’s beef with China over meat exports

Australian beef which was shipped to China before the Asian powerhouse slapped a temporary import ban on some producers will now be allowed into...

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...