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Should Australia Fear an Influx of Chinese?

New census results this week from Australia show that it is increasingly an Asian nation, with Asian migration outstripping European for the first time and Mandarin now the second-most spoken language after English.

Gina Rinehart signs cooperation agreement to export as many as 300,000 live cattle a...

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has signed an agreement which could see the live export of as many as 300,000 cattle a year to China. Mrs...

Wine exports smash records on the back of surging China demand

Hunter Valley winemaker Mark Davidson has witnessed Chinese consumers' enthusiasm for Australian wine first hand at his cellar door. Over the past five years, the...

The Australian launches website in Mandarin for local readers

The Australian today becomes the first local newspaper to launch a regularly updated Chinese-language website — translating reports into Mandarin for local Chinese readers. From today,...

Kung Fu Komedy: How Melbourne’s Andy Curtain opened the only comedy club in mainland...

Mainland China may have more than 1.3 billion people, but it only has one stand-up comedy club. Melbourne-born comedian Andy Curtain started producing comedy shows...

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.

Melbourne top for Chinese property buyers

Melbourne has cemented its status as most popular city in Australia for Chinese buyers of residential real estate, two sets of new figures show. The...

China abruptly postpones massive tourism partnership launch with NZ as tensions rise

New Zealand has been left red-faced after China failed to take part in the country’s much touted tourism partnership between the two nations.

Brothel owner and alleged money launderer is Crown casino’s business partner

Crown Resorts paid a brothel owner and alleged money launderer to lure high rollers to its Australian casinos and then provided them with money...

Mr Bra’s home the latest in $350m spending spree by Chinese buyer

The son of one of China's richest men "Jeremy" Jianmin Song has ramped up his push to buy Australian assets with the $18.75 million...

Chinese investment in real estate grows to $32b: FIRB

Chinese investors topped the list of foreign investment approvals for the financial 2016, and have pledged to invest $47.3 billion in Australia, mainly in...

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...