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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.

China’s internet erupts over Monash University’s drunk officials quiz question

Monash University's reputation in the lucrative Chinese student market has taken a battering after an online exam for business students claimed it was widely said Chinese government officials only tell the truth when they are drunk.

Australia to pay China’s Shenhua $200 million to buy back mining license

Sydney (AFP) - Australia has bought back most of a contentious mining licence issued for a huge Chinese-run coal mine near prime agricultural land,...

China test looms for Australia over Hong Kong free trade agreement

Millions of Hong Kongers believe those goals are worth fighting for. A test will come soon enough when Australian politicians must decide whether to help.

Dastyari in hot water over China links

A high-profile Chinese donor reportedly pulled out of a promised $400,000 pledge after Labor criticised China's activity in the South China Sea. In a speech...

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.

Developers still going to China, but demand down 40pc

The founder of Australia's biggest off-the-plan marketing website says the claim that local developers have abandoned the Chinese market due to a lack of appetite...

Chinese retreat from Australian property market

Chinese property buyers are turning away from Australian housing as efforts by regulators in both countries to slow investment begin to bite. Chinese buyers, who make up about 80...

Mortgages and debt: How lending culture is leaving Australians vulnerable

A decade of housing price rises, low interest rates and relatively easy credit has left Australians carrying the second-highest level of household debt in...

China used Huawei to hack network, says secret report

Secret intelligence reports given to Australian officials outlined a case in which Chinese espionage services used telecommunications giant Huawei’s staff to get access codes...

BHP set to reap rewards from events in China

Elliott may have 5 per cent of BHP but it is dealing with a transformed company. Let me introduce the new BHP.

How Bob Carr became China’s pawn

One of the big questions hanging over the future of Australian trade and investment with China is whether it is possible to engage more...