Commonwealth Countries

Australia. Suspected foreign agents ordered to hand over documents as new unit targets China link

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/suspected-foreign-agents-ordered-to-hand-over-documents-as-new-unit-targets-china-links-20200307-p547sf.html

Mystery buyers bid for closing Australian newswire AAP

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/mystery-buyers-bid-for-closing-australian-newswire-aap

Mega Chinese wool processor grabs another Victorian farm

https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/6669893/chinese-wool-magnate-buys-another-victorian-farm/?cs=4710

Australia is not for sale! Government cracks down on foreign raiders looking to snap up struggling local firms amid coronavirus crisis – after saying they were on ‘high alert’ for Chinese buyers

  • Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declared zero dollar threshold for foreign investment
  • He stressed the measures were temporary ‘for the duration of the current crisis’ 
  • Liberal MP Andrew Hastie called regulators to watch for predatory China firms 
  • China was the number one source of foreign investment in Australia in 2018-19 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8165687/Australian-government-cracks-Chinese-firms-seeking-buy-distressed-firm-coronavirus.html?ito=social-twitter_DailyMailAU

Chinese billionaire sells huge Australian cattle stations to Queensland family

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