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Scott Morrison criticises Victoria’s secret deal with China

The Prime Minister has criticised the Victorian Government for signing a secret deal with China without reference to the Commonwealth. 9News revealed that Victoria blindsided the...

China’s clouded iron ore import outlook, points to downward price risk

The heat came out of China's iron ore imports in April, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting a decline of several million tonnes from...

‘Hundreds of millions of dollars at risk’: China blocks Australian beef exports

Hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian beef exports are at stake after China raised concerns about the labelling of some recent shipments.

Forget the food and scenery, Chinese turn to Tasmania for romance

"The whole island resembles the shape of a heart," says Beijing-based Chinese investor William Wei who has acquired three luxury bed and breakfasts in...

Australia’s export performance in 2016

After a fairly lengthy hiatus (apologies, lots of travel plus some time off) I thought I’d mark my return to our blog by taking...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra celebrates 45 years of China-Australia relations

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has celebrated 45 years of bilateral relations between Australian and China by performing to audiences in Shanghai and Beijing. The Sydney...

China confirms it has detained missing Chinese-Australian writer, DFAT says

A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing after arriving at Guangzhou airport last week has been detained by Chinese authorities, according to the Australian embassy...

When Chinese State Security police knocked on ABC journalist Bill Birtles’ door, he realised...

After five years of reporting for the ABC in Beijing and seven years in the city in total, I felt nothing but deep disappointment and sadness that it was ending this way.

Australia’s China play wrong: US adviser

Former US Presidential advisor Dr Pippa Malmgren can't believe Australia sulks at home while our biggest trading partner builds a new world on our...

China imposes 80pc tariff on Australian barley for next five years amid global push...

China has imposed a massive 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports from today, saying the product has been imported against trade rules. The...

Australia denies citizenship to Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo and strips his permanent residency

Australia has stripped Chinese billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo of permanent residency and killed off his citizenship application. Key points: Huang Xiangmo and his companies...

Chinese property buyers shift interest from Australia to other parts of the world

Australia is losing Chinese buyer interest to other parts of the world as tougher government regulations and new tax rules continue to bite, new...