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Australian National University ‘hit by Chinese hackers’

Australia’s top-ranked university says it has spent several months fighting off a threat to its computer systems, which some media reports say have been...

China’s global ambition ‘like the rise of Nazi Germany’, government MP says

The head of parliament’s powerful intelligence committee has made explosive comments about China’s growing power and ambition.

Christian Porter defends Australian media after Chinese diplomat says it ‘fabricated stories’

Attorney-General Christian Porter has launched a strident defence of the press after another senior Chinese diplomat accused the Australian media of fabricating stories about...

Marise Payne says China must be held to account for human rights abuses

Foreign affairs minister says it’s in Australia’s interest to speak out against abuses of power, such as the treatment of Uighur in Xinjiang

Rich Chinese chase Australian bargains as house prices soften

The Chinese are getting richer and many are keen for a bargain in the softer Australian market, according to a new report released today.

Diplomatic freeze thaws as Australian government hails Chinese tourism

Trade minister Simon Birmingham has said record levels of Chinese tourism to Australia is building trust between the two countries, in a speech in...

High expectations: Record-breaking prestige market pushing asking prices up

Brisbane’s record-breaking prestige market has raised sellers’ expectations of what their properties are worth but as Chinese buyers become locked out of the market, those expectations will have to...

End the isolation of Chinese students in Australia

In 1989, Liu Xiaobo rushed to Beijing to join student protesters at Tiananmen Square. He was a devoted fighter not just for the rights of pro-democracy students, but all Chinese people. When Liu said "I have no enemies", he meant it.

Beverages group Lion abandons $600 million China dairy sale

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has welcomed Lion's decision to abandon the sale of its $600 million dairy and drinks business to China Mengniu Dairy after it was told it was unlikely to win approval from Australian regulators.

Daniel Andrews signs new infrastructure, trade agreement with China

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a new agreement to work with China as part of its controversial belt and road initiative.

Scott Morrison to reveal $3bn in Pacific funding to counter Chinese influence

Scott Morrison will unveil a $2bn infrastructure financing facility for the Pacific as part of new measures designed to project Australia as the region’s principal...

Australia called ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush

Australia has been described as “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,” by a Chinese state media editor as Beijing criticised calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus origin as “political manoeuvring,” further straining ties.