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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...

Following the money: where China’s $40bn investment in Australia is going

New data out on Chinese investment in Australia has revealed that while the mining industry is the dominant destination of funds, investment in real...

Palmer blames Chinese nemesis for $2.3b loss

Embattled billionaire Clive Palmer is directly blaming his Chinese nemesis CITIC for the collapse of his nickel empire in a new legal action which claims its failure to pay him royalties meant the Queensland company folded with a personal loss to the former MP of $2.3 billion.

Australia ‘helping’ China develop its rival system to American GPS

Australia is playing a role in helping China develop its rival global positioning system that will be used for guiding missiles and other military...

China-US trade deal to affect Australian markets

A new trade deal between the US and China signed over the weekend will rapidly intensify the competition for key Australian exports into our biggest market.

Chinese dairy company buys Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio for $600m

The Chinese dairy company Mengniu which earlier agreed to pay $1.5 billion to purchase organic baby formula maker Bellamy’s Australia has gone a step further in taking over the Lion Dairy and Drinks portfolio.

Australia ‘very conscious’ of China’s behaviour as spy ship navigates near Queensland

The watchers were being watched — closely. Key points: Defence Force last week spotted the People's Liberation Army intelligence ship in international waters "We are...

Australian coal prices cop a ‘belting’ as Chinese import restrictions spread

Australian thermal coal exports to China are under increasing pressure, with indications import restrictions are spreading to other key ports.

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.

China, UN blasted by Labor senator over coronavirus response

Senator Kitching said the COVID-19 crisis had also showed signs that the World Health Organisation was being "politicised under Chinese influence".

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...

Chinese police to play by Australian rules under new deal

Chinese police who want to question suspects in Australia will need to obey a new set of formal rules which include having an Australian Federal...