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China increases its stake in Australian land

Chinese investors have added another 50,000 hectares to their Australian property portfolio, taking the total area of property under Chinese control to more than...

China, not the house price downturn, the major risk to Australia’s economy, says Deloitte

An economic forecaster says China, not the local housing market downturn, could be the major swing factor for Australia's economy in the year ahead. Key...

Air New Zealand flight to China forced to turn back for not having permission...

A passenger plane flying from Auckland to Shanghai was forced to turn back after about five hours in the air because it did not...

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.

Scott Morrison criticises Victoria’s secret deal with China

The Prime Minister has criticised the Victorian Government for signing a secret deal with China without reference to the Commonwealth. 9News revealed that Victoria blindsided the...

China recruits Australian scientists and academics to secretive research program

Sky News host Sharri Markson says the Chinese government is recruiting Australian scientists and academics to a secretive research program called the Thousand Talents...

Universities must accept China’s directives on Confucius Institutes, contracts reveal

Australian universities hosting Chinese government-funded education centres have signed agreements explicitly stating they must comply with Beijing's decision-making authority over teaching at the facilities.

Chinese buyers set to keep underpinning Australian home prices: analysts

Almost one in four new homes in NSW is being snapped up by a Chinese buyer, according to Credit Suisse analysis of NSW Revenue figures,...

Australia stuck in the middle of the US and China as tensions rise

Tensions have risen at the APEC Summit as the United States and China comes to blows — and now Australia is caught in the...
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This woman was jailed in China because she worked for Crown casino

Multiple sources have also confirmed that prior to the arrests, Crown told its Chinese staff to falsely claim to Chinese authorities they were not working for Crown in China but were working in other locations.

China’s iron ore imports slump as port stocks build

China's iron ore imports have slumped 13 per cent to their lowest level in six months, as stockpiles at ports across the mainland remain at record levels.

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China

Mike Pompeo urges Australia to stand up for itself over trade with China US secretary of state dismisses warning by top security analyst, arguing ‘you can sell your soul for a pile of soy beans or you can protect your people’