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China ramps up soft power push in Australia with marketing campaign for state-owned broadcaster

China is spending more than half a million dollars on an advertising campaign to promote its state-owned broadcaster in Australia, as Beijing seeks to soften...

China pressured Sydney council into banning media company critical of Communist Party

A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald obtained documents showing how Chinese consular officials issued at least eight warnings over 12 months to the Georges River Council over its dealings with Vision China Times, a Chinese-language media organisation.

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...

‘Let me buy Rio Tinto’: China’s brazen bid to buy our companies

"I recall a topic hotly debated online by young internet users: Who is really China’s enemy? Is it America? Japan? Russia?," he wrote. "If we think about things cooly, perhaps none of them are. China’s enemy is itself."

Huawei: NZ bars Chinese firm on national security fears

New Zealand has become the latest country to block a proposal to use telecoms equipment made by China's Huawei because of national security concerns. Spark...

Bellamy’s baby formula’s $1.5b Chinese takeover bid approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Bellamy's is the fourth-largest baby formula producer in Australia. The Treasurer has approved the sale with conditions, including investment in Australian facilities

Rio Tinto watching for revival in China iron ore mining

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean Sebastien Jacques said he has no real concerns about China's iron ore demand in 2017, and the indications for 2018 are positive.

Crown Resorts employees detained in China charged with promoting gambling offences

JAMES Packer’s casino operation Crown Resorts has revealed employees detained in China have been charged with offences related to promotion of gambling. 18 Crown staff...

Opportunities for business in China’s One Belt One Road

The federal government's lukewarm response to China's massive One Belt One Road infrastructure plan should not deter Australian businesses from coming up with their own comprehensive engagement strategies.

‘Predatory habits’: US to ask Australia to help counter China

The Trump administration will next week talk to Australia on stepping up efforts to counter China's grab for international sea lanes and its "pernicious...

China’s mighty orbit in South Pacific threatens to leave Australia in spin

The South Pacific has become an increasingly important geopolitical chessboard with the United States, China and Australia racing to secure ports, cyber infrastructure and...

Seeking brand Australia in China – where the bloody hell are you?

It’s not just Twiggy Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian. The mining and beef billionaire’s views are...