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Number of Chinese citizens seeking asylum in Australia triples

New government data has revealed the number of Chinese citizens seeking asylum in Australia has tripled in just one year.

China’s thirst for baby formula creating problems for Australian shoppers and staff

Retail staff are being abused by Chinese personal shoppers and are concerned about their safety at work while they attempt to police the purchase of baby formula in Australian supermarkets.

Australia’s universities are failing to protect free speech

Academic freedom is increasingly under threat on Australian campuses, and widespread speech codes leave universities unprepared to combat the danger. The latest threat comes from...

Rio Tinto’s NSW coal mines taken over by China-backed Yancoal

After a protracted bidding war, Rio Tinto shareholders have finally decided to sell its NSW coal assets to China-backed miner Yancoal. Key points: Yancoal is...

Australia joins condemnation of ‘huge, audacious’ Chinese hacking plot

US indictment accuses two Chinese nationals of global, state-backed campaign targeting dozens of agencies, including in Australia. Australia has called on China to respect international commitments on...

China to extend restrictions on Australian coal, say analysts

China's restrictions on Australian coal are expected to remain in place into next year as Beijing seeks to moderate a spike in foreign imports of the commodity to protect domestic supply.
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This woman was jailed in China because she worked for Crown casino

Multiple sources have also confirmed that prior to the arrests, Crown told its Chinese staff to falsely claim to Chinese authorities they were not working for Crown in China but were working in other locations.

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...

Record migration to Melbourne is changing the face of our city

MIGRANTS now comprise up to 80 per cent of residents in some Melbourne suburbs as the city continues to be transformed by a record...

Universities must accept China’s directives on Confucius Institutes, contracts reveal

Australian universities hosting Chinese government-funded education centres have signed agreements explicitly stating they must comply with Beijing's decision-making authority over teaching at the facilities.

Costs of Australia’s relationship with China are adding up

Even if it's not yet publicly spelled out, there's a growing difference of opinion between Australia's political and business leadership over China. Australian business leaders...

Australia hangs back on China Silk Road plan

Nearly 70 countries have signed up to be a part of China's new Silk Road plan but Australia is yet to jump aboard the trillion-dollar gravy train.