Tag: China

After nine years as China correspondent, Stephen McDonell farewells the ABC

Posted December 14, 2015 12:25:36 Photo: Stephen McDonell is leaving the ABC right after nine years covering typhoons, earthquakes, financial boons and corruption crackdowns. (ABC News: Robert Hill) Map: China China correspondent Stephen McDonell is leaving the ABC, ending nine years of covering earthquakes and financial booms, crackdowns and corruption in a dynamic and building…


South China Morning Post sold to e-commerce giant Alibaba

Posted December 12, 2015 11:51:ten Alibaba has agreed to buy Hong Kong’s flagship English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, the most politically sensitive acquisition by the e-commerce giant to date. Alibaba and SCMP Group Ltd announced on Friday that the Hangzhou-primarily based firm would purchase the 112-year-old newspaper and other media properties for an…


DFAT warns early release of Matthew Ng could threaten China prisoner swap deal

Updated December 08, 2015 23:52:45 The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned the future of Australia’s prisoner swap deal with China could be jeopardised if the Lawyer-General, George Brandis, grants businessman Matthew Ng an early release from prison. Mr Ng was arrested in Guangzhou in 2010 right after refusing to sell his $ one hundred…


China blamed for ‘massive’ cyber attack on BoM supercomputer

[unable to retrieve complete-text content] China is being blamed for a main cyber attack on the computer systems at the Bureau of Meteorology, which has compromised sensitive systems across the Federal Government. Agen Sabung Ayam


China slowdown to hinder Australia’s return to spending budget surplus: Deloitte

Posted November 30, 2015 01:23:48 The slowdown in China indicates the Australian spending budget is unlikely to return to surplus unless changes are made to its existing settings, a major economics forecaster says. The latest budget monitor from Deloitte Access Economics forecast the total deficits more than the subsequent four years would be $ 38…


Report: Google Play’s move into China now scheduled for 2016

Agen Sabung Ayam (credit: Josh Chin) A report from Reuters provides us the most recent update on Google’s ongoing effort to get Google Play into China. The report says that Google staff are “operating hard in China to lay the ground for the app store’s launch” and the store will go reside in 2016, sometime after February. With…