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Warning WeChat could spread Chinese propaganda during federal election

Security experts warn Beijing could spread propaganda in the lead-up to the federal election through popular social messaging service WeChat, which is facing less...

Australia not ready for Chinese tourism boom: ACBC

Former Victorian premier John Brumby has rejected concerns about China's influence in Australia higher education sector, while at the same time warning that Australia is not ready for a massive boom in Chinese tourism.

New Zealand former PM denies writing glowing pro-China piece for Beijing paper

The former New Zealand prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley has denied writing a controversial opinion piece for a Chinese state-run newspaper headlined: “We need to learn...

China and human rights: Is Australia ‘making a difference’?

Australia’s relationship with China has been tumultuous of late: political scandals, security threats, a perceived need for draconian new legislation, angry rhetoric from Beijing....

Labor calls for increased pressure on China over alleged mass detention of Uighur Muslims

The Labor Party has called on the Morrison Government to increase pressure on China over the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims. Key points: It...

The story of William Ah Ket, the first Chinese-Australian barrister

He fought against the White Australia policy and racist laws targeting Chinese workers as Australia's first barrister of Chinese descent. Despite these achievements, William Ah...

Marise Payne defends 5G ban on Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE

The incoming foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, has defended a decision that shut Chinese telecommunications giants out of Australia’s 5G network, saying it was necessary to protect national security.

Penny Wong warns against ‘racial fault lines from past’ betraying China ties

The shadow foreign minister and Labor’s Senate leader, Penny Wong, will use a keynote speech to the Australia China Business Council to argue that politicians...

Aussie Rules is not a national game and the Chinese know it

You can't catch a train from Geelong to Melbourne without hearing someone talk about AFL. Even worse, everyone assumes you're interested in the game and...

Australian Crown Resorts staff jailed in China won’t be deported

wo Australian Crown Resorts employees released from a Shanghai jail had received especially generous treatment in being allowed to remain in China, say court...

New Zealand backs Taiwan joining the WHO despite China rebuke

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties.

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...