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Australia examines China-led building bonanza

The country of the Great Wall wants to build more great things everywhere and Australia is weighing up whether to get a piece of the trillion dollar action.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes national security law

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China's decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday (Jul 28).

Gina Rinehart signs cooperation agreement to export as many as 300,000 live cattle a...

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has signed an agreement which could see the live export of as many as 300,000 cattle a year to China. Mrs...

Marise Payne defends 5G ban on Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE

The incoming foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, has defended a decision that shut Chinese telecommunications giants out of Australia’s 5G network, saying it was necessary to protect national security.

John Howard defends free media after China complains about coverage

Former prime minister John Howard has revealed Chinese officials complained about Australian media coverage during high-level meetings in Beijing last week. Key points: Howard says...

Chinese investors pull out of Melbourne apartment market

Chinese investors are pulling out of Melbourne's apartment market, prompting a downturn. Key points: Melbourne apartment market expected to face a downturn Chinese investors are...

China accuses Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of parroting US in ‘propaganda war’ over...

The Chinese embassy in Canberra has accused Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton of being a mouthpiece for the United States, in a withering criticism describing calls by Australian politicians for greater scrutiny of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis as "pitiful".

Ministerial staffer flew business class to China energy conference

A “friend” and staffer of a South Australian assistant minister has travelled business class to China at taxpayers’ expense for a renewable energy conference. The...

Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.

Government rejects federal MP’s call to buy back Darwin port from Chinese leaseholder

The deputy chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has called for Australia to buy back control of Darwin's port.

Fears government restrictions will stop flow of Chinese money to Brisbane, Gold Coast development

THE great wall of money from mainland China arriving in Queensland will continue but there are concerns cracks are appearing. Over the past few years...

Chinese authorities accused of intimidating Uyghurs in Australia

Chinese authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating the Uyghur migrant community in Australia, amid a looming threat that family members could be detained.