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The story of William Ah Ket, the first Chinese-Australian barrister

He fought against the White Australia policy and racist laws targeting Chinese workers as Australia's first barrister of Chinese descent. Despite these achievements, William Ah...

Australia not ready for Chinese tourism boom: ACBC

Former Victorian premier John Brumby has rejected concerns about China's influence in Australia higher education sector, while at the same time warning that Australia is not ready for a massive boom in Chinese tourism.

Australia’s export performance in 2016

After a fairly lengthy hiatus (apologies, lots of travel plus some time off) I thought I’d mark my return to our blog by taking...

Are Chinese investors turning their backs on Australia after the foreign buyer tax hike?

Most Sydneysiders think foreigners shouldn’t be able to buy property ‘Subtle’ 2017 budget change affects thousands of sellers Federal budget 2017: Five housing...

Australia abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China

Australia walked away from plans for a free trade agreement with Taiwan after China warned any deal would hurt relations between Beijing and Canberra. Taiwan...

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...

China boost for gold, lithium

China Inc poured almost $1.4 billion into the WA economy in 2016, about half of it in the mining sector as its direct investments...

Chinese developer to bring $800m Aussie Legends World to the Gold Coast

A Chinese theme park giant has been given permission to develop an $800 million "Australian Legends World" on the Gold Coast.

Chinese, Korean and Spanish websites advertise illegal pay rates as little as $4.20 an...

Four out of five businesses advertising Australian jobs on Chinese, Korean and Spanish language websites are offering illegal pay rates as low as $4.20 per hour, a new audit has found.

Malcolm Turnbull faces fresh leak after calling China a ‘frenemy’

MALCOLM Turnbull has reportedly labelled China a “frenemy” of Australia at a public event in Sydney. The report comes one day after audio surfaced of...

China steps up and widens use of exit bans on foreigners

China is increasing the use of exit bans to prevent foreign visitors, including Australians, from leaving the country even if they are only related to someone involved in a legal dispute or wanted by the authorities.

Australian universities are under threat from more attractive, cheaper Chinese competitors

In the YouTube video the young man browses Chinese-language books in a library, practices Chinese calligraphy with careful brushstrokes, introduces himself in Mandarin.