Aussies accepting farm sales to China,   claims Australia-China Relations 

Australians are not as opposed to Chinese investors buying local farms and agricultural assets as often claimed, the Australia-China Relations Institute said. Institute deputy director James Laurenceson said a survey by the group showed the Australian public was more nuanced and sophisticated about the benefits and disadvantages of greater foreign investment in agriculture by Chinese…

Nothing to fear about the rise of China : Bill Shorten 

Labor leader Bill Shorten has told Chinese New Year celebrations that Australia has nothing to fear about the rise of China. Australia has nothing to fear about the rise of China, Bill Shorten believes. The Labor leader made the remark while joining Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne on Saturday, welcoming in the year of…

Chinese $7.3b bid for WA’s Dampier-Bunbury gas pipeline Duet group 

WA’s key piece of energy infrastructure could become foreign-owned by Chinese billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong  under a $7.3 billion offer for DUET Group, raising further questions about Premier Colin Barnett’s privatisation plans. DUET, owner of the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline and other national energy assets, said yesterday Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung…

China’s need for land is ‘mind boggling’

China’s hunger for Australian agricultural land only the beginning The conditional $371 million purchase of Australia’s largest land holder S. Kidman & Co by China’s Dakang is the beginning of an ambitious plan by the country to secure more agricultural land and feed its population.   China was Australia’s largest source of foreign investment in…

China Plows Big Money Into Australian Agriculture

The leading buyer of Australian farm products is now the top investor in the country’s farm sector SYDNEY—Australian deal makers are swapping hard hats for cowboy hats as Chinese investors increasingly explore a new natural-resource boom: agriculture. China became the largest investor in Australia’s agricultural sector during the financial year ended June 2014, according to…

Asia’s second richest man bids for more Aussie power assets 

Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure makes $7.3 billion offer for Duet Group A company led by Asia’s second-richest man Li Ka-shing has made a $7.3 billion bid for infrastructure owner Duet Group, just four months after the Turnbull government blocked the purchase of NSW’s poles and wires business by the same group. Duet Group is…

The Panama Papers: Chinese Rich Listers were top Australian clients

  Chinese billionaires dominate the top ranks of Australian clients of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, and new documents show the lengths to which the Panama law firm would go to protect them, as reported by The Australian Financial Review Mossack Fonseca’s Australian client list can be searched on the Australian Financial Review’s website from Tuesday morning as part of a release by the International Consortium of…