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Foreign investors ‘push up prices’

Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese real estate investors, are pushing up housing prices, according to survey findings published this month....

Chinese ‘Uber for bikes’ company eyes Adelaide

Beijing-based bicycle sharing company Ofo reportedly plans to deploy 20 million bikes and expand its app-based service to more than 100 cities across the...

Chinese censors ban Australian play The Removalists because of ‘salty’ language

"Salty" language and violence in a Beijing production of The Removalists has resulted in Chinese censors banning the Australian play. The play was written in...

China explains why Aussie coal shipments have been restricted

After reports that Australian coal had been blocked at a key port in north-eastern China, officials have defended the action. A Chinese official said yesterday...

China’s ambition knows no bounds and we’re finding out the hard way

Scott Morrison is clear-eyed about the challenge and opportunities for Australia in China's astonishing rise — in mineral resources, its education, investment and research cooperation.

Australia joins United States and Japan in naval exercise as concerns grow over China

Five Australian warships are conducting military exercises in the Philippine Sea alongside the American and Japanese navies, amid simmering regional security tensions with China.

‘Amazon of China’ Alibaba already has supermarkets. Now it wants our food

The business world may be enthralled with Amazon's moves to become a major supermarket player, but Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is already...

Saving Yang Hengjun: we must not tolerate China’s hostage diplomacy

It’s hard to overstate how much is at stake in the Australian government’s handling of the arrest of writer, commentator and Australian citizen Yang...

CCTV cameras, Chinese spies and an unusual delegation

As staff at the Melbourne office of Securecorp were preparing to hand over the company to its new Chinese owners in 2016, they noticed...

China’s clouded iron ore import outlook, points to downward price risk

The heat came out of China's iron ore imports in April, with vessel-tracking and port data suggesting a decline of several million tonnes from...

Andrews seeks Chinese tech precinct for Melbourne as part of ‘gateway’ push

How Dan Andrews is allowing a Chinese company which was blacklisted by the US over security fears and is part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative to build Melbourne's new trains.

Coronavirus update: People suspected of carrying COVID-19 could be detained under Australia’s biosecurity laws...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia has risen to 38 on Tuesday, up from 33 with four new cases in NSW and one in QLD.