1. We won’t take your coal, says Beijing  The Australian
  2. China slams Australian Government for 'politicising trade' over decision to block Probuild sale to Chinese company  ABC News
  3. What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?  The Conversation AU
  4. Probuild wins major Sydney project a day after its sale to China blocked  The Australian
  5. ‘Discriminatory’: Beijing lashes Josh Frydenberg over rejected takeover bid  NEWS.com.au
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China's government slams Australia's decision to block a Chinese company's $300 million bid for the Australian construction firm Probuild, accusing the Federal Government of further undermining trust between the two countries.China's government slams Australia's decision to block a Chinese company's $300 million bid for the Australian construction firm Probuild, accusing the Federal Government of further undermining trust between the two countries.

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New Zealand should recognise the high stakes and join the China-Australia WTO hearing as a third party.New Zealand should recognise the high stakes and join the China-Australia WTO hearing as a third party.

What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

China has accused Australia of weaponising trade after the Treasurer blocked a Beijing-backed takeover bid for an Aussie company over national security concerns.China has accused Australia of weaponising trade after the Treasurer blocked a Beijing-backed takeover bid for an Aussie company over national security concerns.

Probuild takeover: Beijing lashes Josh Frydenberg over rejected takeover bid

Australian treasurer won't say if he was stopping China sale | 2021/01/13Australian treasurer won't say if he was stopping China sale

Australian treasurer won't say if he was stopping China sale | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

More than eight months in the making, the mooted deal is the latest casualty of Australia's deteriorating relationship with China.More than eight months in the making, the mooted deal is the latest casualty of Australia's deteriorating relationship with China.

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Labor backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says Australia is becoming an "unattractive place in which to invest". "All of our history we've relied on foreign investment," Mr Fitzgibbon told Sky News host Chris Smith. "We desperately need it". Mr Fitzgibbon said, "as we look forward a lot of that available capital will come from China". "We should always put our national interest first but more often than not our national interest is served by accepting foreign direct investment". It comes after China has accused Australia of weaponising ­national security after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg blocked a major takeover deal. China State Construction ­Engineering Corporation withdrew its $300 million bid for South-African owned, Australian-based ­construction company Probuild, after the government indicated it would be turned down on national security grounds. The treasurer's decision was believed to have been based on the company's links to China's military. Labor backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says Australia is becoming an "unattractive place in which to invest". "All of our history we've relied on foreign investment," Mr Fitzgibbon told Sky News host Chris Smith. "We desperately need it". Mr Fitzgibbon said, "as we look forward a lot of that available capital will come from China". "We should always put our national interest first but more often than not our national interest is served by accepting foreign direct investment". It comes after China has accused Australia of weaponising ­national security after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg blocked a major takeover deal. China State Construction ­Engineering Corporation withdrew its $300 million bid for South-African owned, Australian-based ­construction company Probuild, after the government indicated it would be turned down on national security grounds. The treasurer's decision was believed to have been based on the company's links to China's military.

China has slammed Australia's decision to block a Chinese company's bid for construction firm Probuild, accusing the federal government of discrimination.China has slammed Australia's decision to block a Chinese company's bid for construction firm Probuild, accusing the federal government of discrimination.

China has accused the Australian government of 'politicising trade'

Josh Frydenberg’s blocking of Chinese investment into Australia could slow funds from the country coming into the startup scene — but that's okay says one prominent VC.Josh Frydenberg’s blocking of Chinese investment into Australia could slow funds from the country coming into the startup scene — but that's okay says one prominent VC.

Chinese VC investment no big loss to Aussie startups, says Daniel Petre - SmartCompany

OPINION: Our neighbouring country has led the western criticism of Beijing — and is being subjected to a growing list of export restrictions in return.OPINION: Our neighbouring country has led the western criticism of Beijing — and is being subjected to a growing list of export restrictions in return.

Australia’s treasurer has declined to comment on whether he had intended to block a Chinese state-owned company’s takeover of an Australian-based construction companyAustralia’s treasurer has declined to comment on whether he had intended to block a Chinese state-owned company’s takeover of an Australian-based construction company

Australian treasurer won’t say if he was stopping China sale - The Washington Post