About two-thirds of the world’s patent applications come from 3 countries

Global innovation has become a three-horse race. Three countries—the US, Japan and China—accounted for over 60% of patent applications in 2014, according to a report released by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) today. The... Read more »

Australia urged to shut coal-fired power plants urgently as analysis reveals huge emissions

Australian government has been urged to place US-style regulations on coal-fired power plants to ensure they shut down, as a new analysis highlights the vast scale of emissions pumped out by the... Read more »

China and Japan hold first security meeting in 4 years

TOKYO, (Japan) – Foreign and defense officials from China and Japan kicked off a high-level security meeting on Thursday, the first one between the two sides in more than four years. The... Read more »

How China and Australia can strengthen long-term relations?

By Stuart Harris Australia’s foreign policy has been a mix of positives and negatives under the Liberal-National Coalition government, as was true of the previous Labor government. Former prime ministers Gough Whitlam... Read more »

China defense budget increase to 10% for 2015

China’s defense budget will grow to around USD 145 billion in 2015, registering a rise of about 10 percent in comparison with 2014 The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about... Read more »

China prefers local Brands and Products over foreign Tech Brands

China has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations... Read more »

Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors enliven Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year getting bigger and more exciting in Australia every year Sydney – Australia is all set to brighten up the Chinese New Year with a burst of colour with 90 brightly coloured... Read more »

Chinese New Year 2015 celebration in Australia

On Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney is hosting an enthralling three-week festival beginning from Feb. 13 and ending on March 1. The festival will feature more than 80 events and is... Read more »

Air China announces direct Melbourne-Beijing service

SYDNEY – Air China, the official carrier of the People’s Republic of China, recently announced that a direct service between Melbourne and Beijing will commence on June 1st, 2015. According to Chinese... Read more »

How Chinese students can help boost Australia’s trade

By Oliver Theobal With the announcement of the recently concluded China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (CHAFTA) between Australia and China, followed by the Labor Party’s Asian Century White Paper and the Liberal Party’s... Read more »

One in three Australians now born overseas

Kiwis, Indians, Chinese and English are the biggest migrators to Australia Australians born outside the country now represent 28 per cent of the population. Australian Bureau of Statistics says around 28 percent... Read more »

MH370 search called off, disappearance declared an accident

Officials declare search for survivors over but underwater hunt for missing plane to continue Malaysia on Thursday has called off its search for survivors of Flight MH 370 and declared the disappearance... Read more »

Ups and downs of Oil prices

Oil remains the world’s most critical commodity. It has fuelled the industrial age. For over a century, oil politics has been almost synonymous with geopolitics; the cause of numerous wars and revolutions. Read more »

Australia and China agree to strengthen cooperation

Tony Abbott and Chinese president Xi Jinping have officially concluded negotiations over a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will deliver at least $18 billion over a decade that maintains full scrutiny of... Read more »

USA and China: Where do they stand?

By Yasmeen Aftab Ali APEC Summit, Asia Pivot and US midterm elections Republicans have swept in with 52 seats in the Senate. For the first time since 2006 they have a majority... Read more »

China seeks Australia’s cooperation, FM Bishop in Beijing

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Australia and China should support each other on APEC and G20 while meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Beijing on Thursday. Wang noted that... Read more »

China Proposes Connectivity Initiative to Sustain Asia’s Growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to strengthen connectivity within Asia for coordinated development, open economy and people’s happiness. President Xi delivered a key speech at a dialogue meeting on strengthening connectivity partnership,... Read more »

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launched

China-Led Infrastructure Bank set to start work before end of 2015 Twenty-one Asian countries have signed an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding for establishing a new multilateral bank to finance infrastructure projects in... Read more »

Indo-US encirclement Plans

by Asif Haroon Raja This US agenda for Pakistan prepared by the neo-cons after 9/11 was similar to that applied throughout the broader Middle East Central Asian region. US strategy, supported by... Read more »

SME Fair to boost Sri Lanka and China Trade Ties

Sri Lanka represented at SME Fair in the Asia Pacific Region Sri Lanka’s participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou which... Read more »

Apple loses China patent case

BEIJING: A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own... Read more »