Beijing has long maintained its rise to power will be "peaceful" despite its soaring economic and military growth being seen as a "threat".
Mining lobbyists and environmentalists say a go-ahead for Adani tomorrow would be monumental for the Galilee Basin, possibly paving the way for six other mines in the region but analysts say some projects may not be viable.
The worldwide price of oil has fallen by more than $US10 a barrel in recent weeks, but the cheaper price has not fazed a Norwegian company's plan to drill in the Great Australian Bight.
China issues a travel warning for the US, saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by US law enforcement agencies.
Far worse than expected retail sales figures will put the Reserve Bank under even more pressure to cut rates.
President Donald Trump says the United States will impose a 5 per cent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico from June 10 and they will increase until the "illegal immigration problem is remedied".
Many businesses are lured to China's booming e-commerce industry, but many find it difficult to survive.
The newly sworn-in Water Minister David Littleproud is to order ACCC inquiry into water trading in southern basin.