Fifteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), one of the largest free trade agreements in history. Inspired by the 10 member states of the Association of...
by John Chan | Nov 4, 2020
Beijing appears intent to push back against efforts to investigate the early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, this week introducing retaliatory trade measures against Australia and limiting access for WHO...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 18, 2019
On Sunday, Reuters’ Colin Packham reported on an Australian intelligence report blaming China’s Ministry of State Security for cyberattacks on the country’s parliament and three biggest political parties ahead...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 17, 2014
As China and Australia reached a new trade agreement on Monday, Australian prime minister Tony...
by Melissa M. Chan | Mar 20, 2012
For several years, China has had the world’s largest demand for iron ore, but now BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, has reported that China’s demand for iron seems to be waning. China overtook Japan in demand for...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 27, 2009
AFP reports on substantial news deals signed between Australian companies and the province of Guangdong: “At present, it is a good time for further enhancing the cooperation between Guangdong and Australia,” Huang...
by dwang | Mar 29, 2009
Opposition politicians in Australia are questioning the propriety of the government’s ties to Beijing. From the AP and AFP via Taipei Times: Australia’s deputy prime minister defended the government yesterday against...
by Japhet Weeks | Jun 6, 2008
Australia’s Mandarin speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made a point of strengthening his country’s ties with China, but that has the Middle Kingdom’s neighbors worried, from the Christian Science Monitor:...
by Morgan Figuers | Apr 27, 2008
From Reuters UK: Australia said on Sunday no Chinese companies have been told to withdraw applications to buy into Australian resource firms, despite media reports Canberra was pressuring China to back away from such investment....
by Sophie Beach | Apr 20, 2005
ABC News (Australia) interviewed Trade Minister Mark Vaile about a proposed free trade deal between Australia and China: The Trade Minister Mark Vaile insists that Australia has not agreed to any areas of the economy being excluded from a proposed free trade deal with China. Some Chinese officials have expressed concern about Australian farm products […]
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