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New team brings fresh challenges for China

Australia’s foreign policy under Scott Morrison is unlikely to offer relief for Beijing. The resignation of Malcolm Turnbull, who championed a crackdown on Chinese government...

Australia secures European support for independent pandemic probe

Australia has secured the support of the European Union's top foreign minister for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus, despite significant economic and diplomatic...

Elaborate kidnapping scam targets Chinese, Taiwanese university students in Australia

Cyber criminals are targeting Chinese and Taiwanese students in Australia via an elaborate kidnapping scam. Key points: Scammers threatening students with deportation from Australia and...

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...

Payne questions motive behind China’s arrest of Canadians but stops short of urging release

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia is “very concerned” the arrest of two Canadians in China represents political retaliation by Beijing over the...

ALP reels after resignation and calls for China donations inquiry

Labor is reeling after an adviser resigned amid revelations that the party bankrolled its 2016 federal election campaign with the help of up to...

Foreign investors ‘push up prices’

Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese real estate investors, are pushing up housing prices, according to survey findings published this month....

The Seven Group is getting out of China and looking for acquisitions

The Seven Group has sold WesTrac China, its Caterpillar franchise, for $540 million to Lei Shing Hong Machinery Limited. WesTrac China started in 2001 in...

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...

Gina Rinehart ‘confident’ of winning Chinese approval for live-cattle exports: Hancock Prospecting

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's company is confident it is only months away from winning Chinese Government approval to start exporting cattle to China. Key points: ...

Financing more buyers: Harry Triguboff cites tougher Chinese capital controls

Harry Triguboff, the country's richest person, says he is financing about $200 million of the $1.4 billion worth of apartment sales he expects to make this...

‘Selling out our national dignity’: Neil Mitchell slams Australian coronavirus response for bowing to...

Neil Mitchell has slammed the Australian response to the coronavirus outbreak, criticising our governments, universities and an elite Melbourne school for “bowing” to China.