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Turnbull government carefully tackles Chinese interference

The Turnbull government has expressed in strong terms its displeasure with the way Chinese diplomats deal with Chinese citizens in Australia. The Chinese embassy in...

China hungry for Rio’s coal as crisis looms: Yancoal

The Chinese company in a bidding war with Glencore for Rio Tinto’s Australian thermal coal assets is looking to Australia to solve what its...

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.

Labor calls for increased pressure on China over alleged mass detention of Uighur Muslims

The Labor Party has called on the Morrison Government to increase pressure on China over the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims. Key points: It...

Australia hangs back on China Silk Road plan

Nearly 70 countries have signed up to be a part of China's new Silk Road plan but Australia is yet to jump aboard the trillion-dollar gravy train.

China’s Operation Australia: The party line

The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia – an aggressive form of “soft power” – and while loyalists are rewarded, dissidents live in fear.

China boost for gold, lithium

China Inc poured almost $1.4 billion into the WA economy in 2016, about half of it in the mining sector as its direct investments...

‘I will not repent’: Andrew Hastie refuses to back down on China

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has refused to apologise for criticising China after being told he would need to “repent” to visit the country.

Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia, citing fear of legal action...

Australia’s China Choice

I had been longing for a visit to Australia, home to the Sydney Opera House and The Thorn Birds (my first taste of the Australian literature),...

Rise in Chinese voter support for New Zealand First, survey finds

Three quarters of ethnic Chinese voters will cast their vote for National if an election was held tomorrow, a survey has found.

Chinese Buyers Helped Boost Australian Home Prices. Now They’re Leaving

As real-estate agent Adam Wong works through Australia’s worst property downturn in decades, he’s also found himself at the mercy of China’s slowing economy. In...