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Chinese visitor numbers on the wane as group tours lose appeal

AUSTRALIA’s Chinese visitor boom has shown the first signs of waning with numbers going backwards in the March quarter. The latest International Visitor Survey by...

Chinese investors pull out of Melbourne apartment market

Chinese investors are pulling out of Melbourne's apartment market, prompting a downturn. Key points: Melbourne apartment market expected to face a downturn Chinese investors are...

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough". The discovery...

China port bans Australian coal imports

Australia is scrambling to verify reports a major Chinese port has banned imports of its coal, amid fears it could be a retaliation by the Asian giant over the federal government's stance on telecoms group Huawei.

China slaps 200% import tax on Australian wine amid tensions

China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against Australia over disputes including its support for an inquiry into the origin of the coronavirus.

China dispute would hit enrolments

A western Pacific diplomatic incident could help trigger the “perfect storm” that jeopardises Chinese enrolments and brings Australian research to its knees. University of Queensland...

China’s ‘hybrid war’: Beijing’s mass surveillance of Australia and the world for secrets and...

A Chinese company with links to Beijing's military and intelligence networks has been amassing a vast database of detailed personal information on thousands of Australians, including prominent and influential figures.

Ministerial staffer flew business class to China energy conference

A “friend” and staffer of a South Australian assistant minister has travelled business class to China at taxpayers’ expense for a renewable energy conference. The...

Australia revokes Chinese scholar visas and targets media officials, prompting furious China response

Senior Chinese media officials in Australia have been targeted and the visas of two leading Chinese scholars have been revoked in an unprecedented foreign interference investigation into a NSW political staffer, provoking a furious response from the Chinese Government.

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 the canary in China’s coalmine: Bannon

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon says Australia ­delivered a historically important wake-up call to the US when it blew the whistle on the extent...

Glamorous Chinese businesswoman who boasted about her influence on Australian politicians hails Xi Jinping...

Jean Dong, 33, is emerging as a key player in the unfolding political stoush; She has praised Chinese president Xi Jinping for his handling of COVID-19; She is the chief executive of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative company .