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Trump ‘hires’ Turnbull to negotiate with China in North Korea fight

Specifically, Mr Trump sought Mr Turnbull’s views on dealing with China and maintaining a good relationship with Chinese leaders.

Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia, citing fear of legal action...

Australia among worst hit in trade war between US and China

A recent analysis of multinational companies' exposure to the Chinese market has revealed that Australia has among the most to lose in the event...

China used Huawei to hack network, says secret report

Secret intelligence reports given to Australian officials outlined a case in which Chinese espionage services used telecommunications giant Huawei’s staff to get access codes...

Cheng Lei, Australian anchor for China’s government-run English news channel CGTN, detained in Beijing

A high-profile Australian television anchor for the Chinese Government's English news channel, CGTN, has been detained in Beijing in a highly sensitive case posing a fresh challenge to Australia-China relations.

Chinese ownership of Australian farmland rises, American ownership falls

The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased over the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen.

7 things Chinese students in Australia send home

Helping relatives back home to buy foreign goods while studying abroad is nothing new. But to turn it into a business … now that’s...

China’s crackdown targets ‘food safety, not Aussie dairy’

China is certainly not targeting Australian dairy products, one of the leading international experts on China’s food sector says, but it is still developing...

Trade surplus heads back to $1b as iron ore shipments to China surge

A renewed appetite for iron ore by Chinese steelmakers has driven Australia's trade surplus back out to $1 billion. Key points: The value of iron...

Australian diplomats visit detained blogger after accusations of crossing ‘China’s legal red line’

Australian diplomats have visited the detained Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, who is being held in residential detention in Beijing under investigation for involvement with...

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.

Liberal Andrew Robb took $880k China job as soon as he left Parliament

Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb walked straight out of Parliament last year and into an $880,000-a-year job with a billionaire closely aligned to...