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Qantas widens its China exposure

Qantas has signed a new deal with the online travel booking arm of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba as it looks to increasingly tap the...

G20: China and US put economy at risk, says Morrison

Scott Morrison has accused the US and China of putting the ­global economy at risk if they don’t reach agreement to de-­escala­te their trade...

Australia to pay China’s Shenhua $200 million to buy back mining license

Sydney (AFP) - Australia has bought back most of a contentious mining licence issued for a huge Chinese-run coal mine near prime agricultural land,...

NSW Labor leader echoes Chinese criticism of Australian media

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has fully endorsed China’s global infrastructure fund and mimicked language used by Beijing officials in attacking Australian media for...

How basketball and soccer helped sell Australian wines to Chinese millennials

Catching the attention of Chinese millennials by sponsoring American basketball and English soccer might not seem the obvious way to promote Australian wines in China. But the tactic...

Coronavirus update: People suspected of carrying COVID-19 could be detained under Australia’s biosecurity laws...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia has risen to 38 on Tuesday, up from 33 with four new cases in NSW and one in QLD.

Diplomatic freeze thaws as Australian government hails Chinese tourism

Trade minister Simon Birmingham has said record levels of Chinese tourism to Australia is building trust between the two countries, in a speech in...

Labor’s plan to work with China in north Australia ‘bizarre’

A push by Labor to engage ­directly with Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy by signing up to joint infrastructure projects in Australia’s north...

Senior diplomat warns China is the “challenge of our age”

Australians should be worried about China’s perception of us, a senior diplomat warns. And there’s not much we can do about it.

Chinese schoolkids’ applause brings Indigenous author Bronwyn Bancroft to tears

Beijing: When it was suggested to Indigenous Australian author Bronwyn Bancroft that her picture books for children be translated into Chinese, her first thought was...

Suspected China defence leak a wake-up call for Australia

An alleged Chinese ‘spy plot’ in the UK should be a wake-up call for Australia, an expert has warned. British counterterrorism police are investigating an...

Kung Fu Komedy: How Melbourne’s Andy Curtain opened the only comedy club in mainland...

Mainland China may have more than 1.3 billion people, but it only has one stand-up comedy club. Melbourne-born comedian Andy Curtain started producing comedy shows...