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New Zealand’s a2 Milk almost triples profit on strong Chinese demand

New Zealand's a2 Milk Co said on Wednesday its full-year profit nearly tripled in 2017 to hit its highest-ever level, fuelled by soaring demand for...

Coal price drops one third as China shuts door on Australian imports until 2019

Limits to imports were initially put in place in the middle of this year but now Chinese authorities have stopped all imports of coal from across the globe and the ban is not expected to be lifted until early 2019.

China restricts Australian coal imports at its ports in a bid to boost domestic...

Dozens of vessels carrying Australian coal continue to be in limbo off the coast of China as restrictions on imports are introduced at key...

ChAFTA worker influx ‘a trickle, not flood’ despite union fears

The nation’s most powerful union leaders have exaggerated an “unlimited” surge of Chinese workers coming into Australia under a free-trade deal, with new figures...

Why Australia shouldn’t count on China for growth and profits

Counting on China to deliver endless growth and profits? Then you need to know about the news item last week announcing that a big international conglomerate was forced to sell one of its businesses in China.

Smashing the ‘butter fruit’: Australia looks to feed China’s growing avocado demand

Five years ago avocados were virtually unheard of in China, but a rapidly growing middle class has seen demand for foreign avocados skyrocket. Located between...

Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?

Chinese students in Australia are attracting attention. Former Fairfax China correspondent John Garnaut said last month that Chinese students embody a 'racial chauvinism' that...

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...

Crown executive Jason O’Connor set to be released from Chinese jail

Crown Resorts' head of VIP operations, Jason O'Connor, is expected to be released from a Shanghai prison on Saturday after serving a 10-month sentence...

‘No alternative’ to South China Sea exercises, John Howard says

John Howard has hardened his position on the South China Sea, predicting Australia would even­tually join US-led freedom-of-navigation exercises to “hold the ring” against Chinese expansion.

Crown Casino takes huge revenue hit as wealthy Chinese gamblers desert Burswood precinct

Chinese high rollers are deserting James Packer’s Perth casino in droves, putting at risk one of the key strategies behind Crown’s $650 million redevelopment.

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday.