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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti: China is the future for us

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday that Hong Kong was the perfect gateway to China. "You're geographically situated in a...

Cairns gets direct Chinese flights

China Southern Airlines will operate the flights three times a week over three years in a deal struck betwen the Queensland Government and Cairns Airport.

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...

Chinese visitor numbers on the wane as group tours lose appeal

AUSTRALIA’s Chinese visitor boom has shown the first signs of waning with numbers going backwards in the March quarter. The latest International Visitor Survey by...
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China’s Tiananmen generation reflect on how Bob Hawke gave them a permanent Australian home

It's this personal history that is driving Mr Wang's current research, which is looking at the impact of Tiananmen Square on Australian migration policy and the massacre's influence on the perceptions of Chinese people in Australia.

China explains why Aussie coal shipments have been restricted

After reports that Australian coal had been blocked at a key port in north-eastern China, officials have defended the action. A Chinese official said yesterday...

‘You will be put into detention’: Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing...

I was counting down the days before we could leave China for good. This wasn't the way I wanted it to end my posting, leaving behind one the world's biggest stories and many good Chinese friends.

Waning trust between Australia and China may have dire consequences, experts warn

WANING trust between Australia and China may have serious consequences if we don’t find a way to engage on the issue, an expert panel...

Chinese property investor interest in Australia cools as tougher regulations bite

Offshore Chinese investors have helped drive the Australian property market to new heights. But with the tightening of government regulations, that interest is shifting to...

New team brings fresh challenges for China

Australia’s foreign policy under Scott Morrison is unlikely to offer relief for Beijing. The resignation of Malcolm Turnbull, who championed a crackdown on Chinese government...

Coronavirus case in New Zealand: Panicked shoppers empty shelves after Kiwi confirmed with virus

New Zealanders are being urged to remain calm after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed here — despite public health officials saying more cases are highly likely.

High expectations: Record-breaking prestige market pushing asking prices up

Brisbane’s record-breaking prestige market has raised sellers’ expectations of what their properties are worth but as Chinese buyers become locked out of the market, those expectations will have to...

$5.2m worth of Melbourne real estate frozen in money-laundering probe

More than $5 million worth of Melbourne real estate has been frozen as part of an investigation into offshore funds allegedly being laundered in...

Chinese business’ Australian space plan

Executives from major Chinese robotics and technology firms say Australia's new national space agency will provide excellent opportunities for engagement and cooperation between the...

Push for ‘Australian values’ education to counter Chinese Communist propaganda

Chinese Communist party "propaganda" and "brainwashing" must be countered by compulsory "Australian values" education, according to a group of pro-democracy activists alarmed at Beijing's...

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...