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Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines set to start direct flights from China to Darwin ‘within months’

YEARS of backroom lobbying by the current and former governments could see direct flights from China landing in Darwin within months. The Chinese Civil Aviation...

‘You will be put into detention’: Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing...

I was counting down the days before we could leave China for good. This wasn't the way I wanted it to end my posting, leaving behind one the world's biggest stories and many good Chinese friends.

Australian fourth and Gold Coast third on Chinese visitor wishlists

AUSTRALIA and the Gold Coast’s growing popularity with Chinese visitors keeps soaring with the country their fourth favourite destination. That’s according to a survey of...

Matthew Ng parole case to put spotlight on China’s influence over Australia

China's influence over the Australian Government will be questioned in the Federal Court today. Chinese-Australia businessman Matthew Ng is challenging strict parole conditions put on him...

The rise of daigou: Why Aussie skincare brand Bondi Goddess is only available to...

AUSTRALIAN skincare brand Bondi Goddess is owned by Australians and produced Down Under, but its products are not available for regular Aussies to purchase.

Australian currency trader staff in Shanghai held hostage in alleged extortion attempt

Three Chinese and Taiwanese staff members from an Australian foreign exchange trading firm continue to be held against their will in a Shanghai office, in an alleged extortion attempt.

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...

Grape expectations: The Chinese investors buying into Barossa Valley wineries

Chinese nationals are buying Australian vineyards and wineries at unprecedented levels, with up to 10 per cent of South Australia's iconic Barossa Valley now...

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...

Suspected China defence leak a wake-up call for Australia

An alleged Chinese ‘spy plot’ in the UK should be a wake-up call for Australia, an expert has warned. British counterterrorism police are investigating an...

Chinese businessman blames Australia tax probe on politics

Huang Xiangmo, linked in the past to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests in Australia, had a citizenship application rejected and lost his rights to residency in February.

Ambassador called after Julie Bishop reprimands China over Taiwan protest

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye visited the Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra on Tuesday to explain China’s role in a diplomatic spat over Taiwan. The...