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Social media platform WeChat censors Scott Morrison’s post directed at Chinese community

A message by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that was directed at the Chinese community and critical of an inflammatory post by a senior Beijing bureaucrat has been censored by a Chinese tech giant.

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.

Australia-wide as ACT confirms first case of COVID-19

The man is the first Canberra resident to contract COVID-19, despite an attendee to an university conference and an Australian Defence Force (ADF) member who visited Canberra in late February already testing positive to coronavirus.

Coal price drops one third as China shuts door on Australian imports until 2019

Limits to imports were initially put in place in the middle of this year but now Chinese authorities have stopped all imports of coal from across the globe and the ban is not expected to be lifted until early 2019.

Grape expectations: The Chinese investors buying into Barossa Valley wineries

Chinese nationals are buying Australian vineyards and wineries at unprecedented levels, with up to 10 per cent of South Australia's iconic Barossa Valley now...

China to extend restrictions on Australian coal, say analysts

China's restrictions on Australian coal are expected to remain in place into next year as Beijing seeks to moderate a spike in foreign imports of the commodity to protect domestic supply.

Australian state premier had secret relationship with China-linked politician

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian revealed the relationship to the NSW Independent Commission into Corruption (ICAC), prompting calls from the opposition Labor party for her resignation.

Australia ‘helping’ China develop its rival system to American GPS

Australia is playing a role in helping China develop its rival global positioning system that will be used for guiding missiles and other military...

Air New Zealand pushes Wellington in China with free domestic flight offer

Air New Zealand is to offer up to 1000 free domestic flights to the capital in a bid to lure Chinese tourists beyond Auckland. On Monday...

China pressured Sydney council into banning media company critical of Communist Party

A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald obtained documents showing how Chinese consular officials issued at least eight warnings over 12 months to the Georges River Council over its dealings with Vision China Times, a Chinese-language media organisation.

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 

Ansell sheds its condom business in $800m deal with China

One of the great and enduring success stories of Australian manufacturing, the Ansell condom business, has been sold to Chinese interests for $800 million.