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Australia’s economic ‘lucky streak’ jeopardised by political infighting, reliance on China, report warns

Australia has an "enviable economic record" but its "lucky streak" could come to an end due to domestic infighting and an over-reliance on Chinese...

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long’s summer visits to inject $2.5m to Tasmanian economy: Premier

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long will dock in Hobart twice over summer, with the Tasmanian Government estimating the two port calls will inject $2.5 million...

Fire rips through Chinese restaurant at Para Vista

A BUSINESS owner whose month-old restaurant was badly damaged by fire overnight says the site has been plagued by four fires in 20 years .

Bellamy’s Australia hits another roadblock in China as export licence suspended

Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company...

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...

Deal to be inked for Solomon Islands undersea internet cable Australia stopped China building

It is the 4,000 kilometre cable that Canberra did not want Beijing to build. But today, Australian and Solomon Islands officials will sign up to...

‘We’ll vigorously defend’: Australia ready to fight China over wine dispute

The federal government is prepared to fight Beijing at the World Trade Organisation after the Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

Trade surplus heads back to $1b as iron ore shipments to China surge

A renewed appetite for iron ore by Chinese steelmakers has driven Australia's trade surplus back out to $1 billion. Key points: The value of iron...

China’s creeping influence a threat to Australian openness

Merriden Varrall, the director of the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, has penned an article in the New York Times warning about...

Chinese state media says shock federal election victory will impact China-Australia relations

A Global Times editorial described the shock election result as "far from optimistic" for foreign relations

Credit curbs hit Chinese investment in Australian housing

THE number of foreign applications for investment in Australian housing is plunging as credit conditions tighten in China, according to Australia’s top financial bureaucrat. Treasury...

Millions missing in Chinese visa fraud racket

In front of an audience that included Nauru's President Baron Waqa, violinist Harmonnia Junus performed a selection of classical music and popular Taiwanese folk songs with an orchestra.