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China’s love of wine drives thirst for knowledge

In calendar 2000 China imported $1.34 million of our wine; by 2016 it reached $520m, three months later in March it had reached $568m, a year-on-year growth of 41 per cent.

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...

Senior diplomat warns China is the “challenge of our age”

Australians should be worried about China’s perception of us, a senior diplomat warns. And there’s not much we can do about it.

There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war.

China ramps up soft power push in Australia with marketing campaign for state-owned broadcaster

China is spending more than half a million dollars on an advertising campaign to promote its state-owned broadcaster in Australia, as Beijing seeks to soften...

‘No more Huawei’: Vodafone CEO expects telcos to dump Chinese suppliers

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta believes the government's decision to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment providers from Australia's high-speed 5G rollout means Huawei...

Australia called ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush

Australia has been described as “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,” by a Chinese state media editor as Beijing criticised calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus origin as “political manoeuvring,” further straining ties.

Federal Government set to block Chinese company’s takeover of Australian gas network

A multi-billion-dollar Chinese-backed takeover of more than half of Australia's gas pipeline network looks likely to be blocked by the Morrison Government. Key points: Josh...

Australian tourism may suffer from Chinese investment restrictions

Australia's tourism industry could be hit by new Chinese government restrictions on companies investing overseas, the Turnbull government fears. The Chinese government ban on "irrational"...

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,...

Coronavirus: PM says Australia may succeed at eliminating virus without strict lockdown

Australia may succeed in eliminating the coronavirus despite not introducing a full lockdown, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

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.