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Rise in Chinese voter support for New Zealand First, survey finds

Three quarters of ethnic Chinese voters will cast their vote for National if an election was held tomorrow, a survey has found.

Coronavirus started in China, PM tells mining billionaire

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told billionaire Andrew Forrest to stay away from foreign affairs and stop spreading misinformation about the origins of the coronavirus.

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...

China plays hardball on trade as Australia tensions escalate

Australia’s foreign minister has accused China of spreading disinformation that “contributes to a climate of fear and division” while declaring Canberra would take a more active role in global bodies.

China slaps 200% import tax on Australian wine amid tensions

China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against Australia over disputes including its support for an inquiry into the origin of the coronavirus.

Australian values, Australia’s interests – Foreign policy under a Shorten Labor government

On Wednesday 1 May, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong gave a speech titled ‘Australian values, Australia’s interests - Foreign policy under...

Australia signs Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world’s largest trade deal

The RCEP pact, which has taken eight years to negotiate, surpasses the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in scale after the United States pulled out of that agreement under the Trump Administration. "The real benefits here are two-fold — one is for our farmers and exporters, they get a more common set of rules across all 15 nations," Senator Birmingham said on Sunday.

We need to talk about China: why Hastie was right to sound the alarm

Finding a way to get the China relationship right and not being afraid to talk about the risks in the relationship as well as...

Morrison toughens stance on China, US over ‘collateral damage’ on trade

While the speech does not set out specific changes to the WTO or other trade rules, it accepts that change is needed to deal with the rising trade tensions.

Council tears up contract for $500 million Chinese theme park in NSW after no...

The man who promised to bring a $500 million Chinese theme park to the NSW Central Coast remains confident - even after the local...

Police brief Taiwan authorities on alleged election bribery plot

The Chinese government is seeking to unify Taiwan with the mainland despite overwhelming opposition to reunification among Taiwanese citizens, and Chinese influence in Taiwan has become a key political issue.

Rio Tinto agrees to sell Australian coal unit to China’s Yancoal for $3.2b

Global miner Rio Tinto has cut a deal to sell its Australian coal assets to China's Yancoal for $3.2 billion — if the sale...