Australia to contribute $930 million to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Joe Hockey says

Australia will become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced. The decision comes after extensive discussions between the Government, China and other key partners... Read more »

10-year multiple-entry visas for Chinese travellers to boost Australian tourism

The federal government has extended multiple entry visas to Chinese nationals from three to 10 years to better compete with the US, which is also clamouring for more Asian tourists. Trade and... Read more »
More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

Over 200,000 people moved to Australia, in order to live permanently in 2013 to 2014 financial year, there has been a big increase in the number of international students. Official figures from... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese Trade Minister Gao Hucheng attended the signing ceremony Wednesday in Canberra.

Australia, China sign landmark free trade agreement

Trade deal termed milestone in Australia and China bilateral relations Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement after more than a decade of negotiations, providing a boon for jobs and... Read more »
climate change

US, UK least concerned about climate change, survey says

The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found... Read more »
A passenger ship carrying 458 people, has sunk in the Yangtze river in China

Most of 458 passengers feared dead as Chinese ferry sinks in Yangtze

A passenger ship carrying 458 people, mainly elderly Chinese tourists, has sunk in the Yangtze river in what could be one of China’s worst disasters in years. WUHAN, (China) — Rescuers pulled... Read more »
South China Sea dispute

South China Sea disputes test Beijing’s peaceful rise

By John Kemp The South China Sea has become the most important testing ground for the changing economic, political and military relationship between China and the United States. The islands, rocks, reefs... Read more »

China’s yuan no longer undervalued, says IMF

China’s currency “is no longer undervalued”, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US has long suggested that China has manipulated the value of the yuan to boost its exports. Undervaluation... Read more »

India asks China to “reconsider its approach” on some issues

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country and China have been successful in settling some differences between the two Asian giants, as New Delhi and Beijing move to introduce a new... Read more »

China overtakes US as Australia’s largest foreign investor

China swamps US as top foreign investor in Australia after $12b property splurge China has become Australia’s biggest source of approved foreign investment for the first time after a $12.4 billion splurge on... Read more »

Chinese builder assembled 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days

CHANGSHA, (China) — A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world’s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co.... Read more »

Bizarre bat-winged dinosaur may reveal evolution of birds

Bizarre bat–winged dinosaur once soared over China Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species, with bat-like wings, that sheds light on how dinosaurs may have evolved into birds. Chinese... Read more »

Chinese rescue team rushes aid to Nepal after devastating earthquake

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — China this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set... Read more »

China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hold rare meeting, call for better ties

The Chinese and Japanese leaders have held another rare meeting in a sign of easing tensions between the two East Asian powers over the disputed islands and the wartime legacy. Chinese President... Read more »

Chinese President receives warm welcome in Pakistan

Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation... Read more »

China and Pakistan launch economic corridor worth $46 billion

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan) — China and Pakistan launched a plan on for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.... Read more »

Asian-African nations look toward enhanced cooperation, economic development

JAKARTA, (Indonesia) — Dozens of leaders from Asia and Africa assembled in Jakarta on Sunday for a five-day summit to breathe new life into economic development and mark the anniversary of a Cold War-era gathering that led to... Read more »

China, Japan, South Korea agree to boost Tourism ties

The three countries launch ‘Visit East Asia Campaign’ as they seek to enhance visitor goal of 30 million by 2020 East Asian nations, China, Japan and South Korea, have decided to briefly... Read more »

China evacuates foreign nationals from war-torn Yemen

A Chinese naval frigate has evacuated 225 foreign citizens from war-torn Yemen, its foreign ministry said, marking the first time that China’s military has helped other countries evacuate their people during an... Read more »

Iran and world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

LAUSANNE, (Switzerland) — Iran and international powers have reached “solutions on key parameters” of Tehran’s nuclear program following eight-day talks in Switzerland, according to a joint statement issued by the negotiators on Thursday. During... Read more »

Why Australia took so long to join the AIIB?

Australia cares about infrastructure investment in Asia. But why didn’t Australia joined the new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) last November when they would have received the most political benefit? And... Read more »

China’s Huawei Technologies 2014 Profit surged 33 percent

Huawei Technologies, China’s biggest maker of telecom equipment, says on Tuesday profit grew 32.7% last year. Huawei reported a net profit of $ 4.5 billion. Revenue increased 20.6% to $ 46.5 billion... Read more »

Australian Commission plans to block Qantas – China Eastern alliance

CANBERRA, (Australia) – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said on Tuesday it was leaning toward blocking a tie up between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines because it could increase fares on the... Read more »

Why Putin’s hosting Kim Jong Un?

By Alexandra Jaffe What does a world leader who’s been shunned by the international community and strained relations with every major global power do to show that he still has some friends?... Read more »