NT Government ‘not aware’ of bribery allegations involving Dong Hai Airlines owner, as flights begin from China to Darwin

NT Government ‘not aware’ of bribery allegations involving Dong Hai Airlines owner, as flights begin from China to Darwin

Posted June 06, 2018 16:48:57 The Northern Territory Government is refusing to reveal the costs of its partnership with a Chinese airline, saying it was not aware its owner was recently named in court hearings over the alleged bribing of a government official in Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong …

Companies warned to expect China pressure

Companies warned to expect China pressure

Australian companies are being warned they could soon find themselves joining Qantas in coming under pressure to cave into demands from China. The airline has joined several of its rivals in bowing to pressure from Beijing to change their websites so they refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory rather …

Crayfish avoids being eaten in restaurant in China by escaping hotpot and severing its own claw

Crayfish avoids being eaten in restaurant in China by escaping hotpot and severing its own claw

Updated June 04, 2018 10:22:40 Photo: Diners at a restaurant in China witness a crayfish’s cunning escape after it tears off its own claw. (Facebook/加藤軍台灣粉絲團) A crayfish has made a desperate attempt to avoid being served to a group of diners by severing its own claw to escape. The crustacean …

Australia must stay cool on China, and press the reset button – China power

Australia must stay cool on China, and press the reset button – China power

Posted June 04, 2018 09:54:52 Photo: In ANU professor Peter Drysdale’s view, the greater risk for Australia is an erratic Trump administration. (Twitter: Malcolm Turnbull) Let’s call it the “China syndrome”. This describes a condition that is a bit compulsive and not always rational. Australia’s response to China’s continuing rise …

China warns all trade deals are ‘void’ if US imposes tariffs, other trade measures

China warns all trade deals are ‘void’ if US imposes tariffs, other trade measures

Posted June 03, 2018 23:46:39 Photo: Wilbur Ross (left) and Liu He met in Beijing for their latest round of talks. (AP: Andy Wong, Pool) China has warned the United States that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implements tariffs …

South China Sea: US says China’s militarisation of islands an act of ‘intimidation and coercion’

South China Sea: US says China’s militarisation of islands an act of ‘intimidation and coercion’

Posted June 03, 2018 08:40:47 US Defence Secretary James Mattis has raised the prospect of additional American steps against China if its “militarisation” of the South China Sea keeps apace. Mr Mattis said Beijing was intimidating and coercing others in the region by putting weapons systems on manmade islands. US …

‘It’s like a license to print money’ — Citrus industry urges Government to help preserve China trade

‘It’s like a license to print money’ — Citrus industry urges Government to help preserve China trade

Posted June 03, 2018 04:45:52 Photo: Demand for citrus is expected to outstrip supply this season. (ABC News: Prue Adams) The citrus industry has called on the Federal Government to not “trip up” their trade with China, as Australian orange and mandarin growers enjoy the best prices in years. Key …

Australia’s spat with China just a ‘misunderstanding’, says Chinese business delegation

Australia’s spat with China just a ‘misunderstanding’, says Chinese business delegation

Updated May 30, 2018 14:33:40 Several diplomatic dramas over the past few weeks have sent relations with China into the deep freeze. But at a summit in Sydney this week, visiting Chinese entrepreneurs said they just want to get on with business. More than 220 Australian and Chinese business leaders …

New Zealand’s ‘anti-China’ Foreign Minister visits China on charm offensive

New Zealand’s ‘anti-China’ Foreign Minister visits China on charm offensive

Posted May 28, 2018 04:53:04 Photo: New Zealand’s Winston Peters shakes hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Pool Photo via AP: Thomas Peter) New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters has spent the weekend in China, where he met with top-ranked Chinese officials, and pencilled in further high-level exchanges for …

US warships sail near disputed islands in South China Sea in a move likely to anger Beijing

US warships sail near disputed islands in South China Sea in a move likely to anger Beijing

Posted May 28, 2018 00:25:09 Photo: The Higgins guided-missile destroyer, pictured, and the Antietam came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands. (Wikimedia Commons: Frederick McCahan) Two US Navy warships have sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China, two US officials say, in a move likely to …