After relying on China during the mining boom, the West Australian government is again pinning its hopes on the Asian superpower, this time for a rise in tourism and property investment.

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett has revealed a $30 million boost to events funding in the state budget, including cash for a program aimed at attracting tourists for Chinese New Year, which is in summer in Perth but winter in China. Treasurer Mike Nahan said lunar new year celebrations…