Australian council kowtowed to China, banned media company critical of CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint media investigation has found an Australian council last year banned a local Chinese-language newspaper from sponsoring a Lunar New Year event due to its criticism...

China has banned imports of Australian coal, shocking the AU Dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China just fired a major shot in an escalating trade dispute with Australia on Thursday, Feb. 21, with the major port of Dalian's announcement of a ban on imports of A...

Taiwan flag flown at Melbourne’s New year parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday, Australian coastal city Melbourne held its annual Lunar New Year parade to cap off a week’s worth of festive celebrations. One Twitter user reported a ...

US and Australia to build joint naval base in Papua New Guinea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the face of China’s expanding military presence over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. and Australia have agreed to join forces and construct a naval military base on t...

Australian Foreign Minister expresses grave concern over Xinjiang detention camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, has expressed concern over Xinjiang internment camps after meeting with Chinese authorities. The Australian...

Australia could set a pattern by blocking Huawei from its 5G project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Australia might set an example for other countries in its decision what to do about Chinese telecom group Huawei Technologies’ participation in its 5G project, the Nikkei ...

Foreigners banned from Australian parliament internships over Chinese spy worries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Australian National University (ANU) has banned foreign students from taking part in its internship program with federal lawmakers, amid rising concerns from lawmakers...

Malcolm Turnbull kowtows to Beijing over Taiwan references by Qantas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite his own defense minister condemning China's bullying of Qantas over its website references to Taiwan, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is backing the...

Australia calls for intel. review after report on Chinese espionage made public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a turbulent week in Australian politics, with controversy and debate swirling around issues of espionage and undue Chinese influence, new developments point to even ...