China Slams U.S. Security Plan Following Trump’s “Rival” Claims

China has criticised Donald Trump over its new national security strategy that claims China is a competitor that is challenging the U.S.’s interests. The country claimed the strategy demonstrated a “cold war mentality” after the U.S. president said in a speech announcing the strategy China was eroding the U.S.’s security and prosperity. “We urge the…

WA Liberals To Target The Hearts & Minds Of Local Chinese

EXCLUSIVE REPORT Just seven months after going into opposition, the Liberal Party has formed a WA Chinese members club to garner support from the Asian community. During a launch at Parliament House on Wednesday evening, Liberal MPs were joined by members of the Chinese community. Former Liberal Candidate For Mirrabrooka Lily Chen has been appointed…

Dragon Boat Festival Set to Boost Chinese Culture in WA

Picture Courtesy: Chung Wah Association  Dragon boats will be powering down Champion Lakes on Sunday as part of the Chung Wah Dragon Boat Festival, promoting Western Australian multiculturalism. The event, organised by the Chung Wah Association aims to boost Chinese culture in the state through the festival, expected to be attended by more than 1,000 spectators.…

ATV to lose broadcasting license

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (Story begins at 03:54) This story was written by WAMN News journalist Helene Fung. Hong Kong’s Executive Council today turned down Asia Television’s application to renew its free to air broadcasting license, meaning that the television station’s days are numbered. Formerly named Rediffusion Television,…

Chinese New Year customs for beginners

This opinion piece is written by WAMN Cultural Contributor Helene Fung. It’s Chinese New Year (CNY) again soon – because it goes by lunar calendar, this year it falls on 19th February. For our non-Chinese readers, have you ever wondered what the funny customs are all about? Why do some of your Chinese friends celebrate…

Hong Kong Airlines paid Chinese travelers for delay

On last Friday, a Hong Kong Airlines flight bound for Shanghai, China from Hong Kong has delayed because of bad weather at the destination. 276 passengers onboard the flight were affected. The bad weather in Shanghai has caused serious delays to the flights inbound to the city. Over 63 flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai…

Bloodbath In Kunming Train Station

READERS ARE ADVISED THAT THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES. At least 27 people are dead and 135 injured after a group of deranged people went on a wild rampage in the main train station in Kunming, China. It happened at the early hours of Saturday morning, a group of attackers dressed in black and armed with knifes began…

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Mooncakes Seized By Biosecurity Officers

During the lead up to the Chinese Moon Festival, Australia biosecurity officers seized more than 270 mooncakes and fruit gifts between 1 August and 22 September 2013. Mooncake that contains meat could carry diseases or pesticides and harm Australia’s environment. In a press release, Colin Hunter from the Department of Agriculture believed Australia’s strong biosecruity…

EXCLUSIVE: Family First set the record straight

Family First Party WA Federal Senate candidate Linda Rose denied the party has attempted to silence Henry Heng. During an exclusive interview, Ms Rose told WAMN News that she was not aware that the telephone conversation with the journalist will be published as a news story online. Click on the link below to watch the…

Feature Interview with Natasha Cheung

Three months ago Western Australia almost made political history. Natasha Cheung representing the Liberal Party in West Swan lost by a small margin in this year’s election. If she had of won she would’ve been WA’s first Chinese female MP. Ivan Leung caught up with Ms Cheung this week to look back at her election…