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‘They would never hire someone with my name’: Chinese literacy among Australia’s diplomats worse than general population

‘They would never hire someone with my name’: Chinese literacy among Australia’s diplomats worse than general population

New research shows that Chinese Australians are potentially opting not to join the Australian Public Service, or choosing to resign early in their career, because of issues with recruitment and the difficulty presented by security checks.

  • by Anthony Galloway

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Former Turnbull security adviser auditing universities’ foreign interference risks
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Former Turnbull security adviser auditing universities’ foreign interference risks

The universities of Sydney, New South Wales, Monash and Queensland have engaged former journalist and policy adviser John Garnaut to detect foreign interference risks.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Wrestling with free speech, racism and China on university campuses

Wrestling with free speech, racism and China on university campuses

Racism, the fear of cancel culture and government pressure are influencing how universities, galleries and student journalists deal with China on campus.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
‘Lost contact with loved ones’: Uighurs call for meeting with China’s ambassador

‘Lost contact with loved ones’: Uighurs call for meeting with China’s ambassador

Australian Uighurs are calling on the Chinese ambassador to Australia to meet with them to explain why their loved ones have gone missing.

  • by Anthony Galloway
‘If we are provoked we will respond’: China goes on offensive over treatment of Uighurs

‘If we are provoked we will respond’: China goes on offensive over treatment of Uighurs

Australia has struggled to get its relationship with China back on track ever since the Morrison government pushed for an independent inquiry into the outbreak of COVID-19.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Trade delegation to China on business and federal government’s wishlist

Trade delegation to China on business and federal government’s wishlist

Australian businesses have produced a plan for a high-level trade mission to China, but political tensions between the two nations present some difficulties.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke
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Spiked uni article exposes good intentions, not just woke deference to China
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Spiked uni article exposes good intentions, not just woke deference to China

The removal of a Sydney University online article exposing links between professors and the Chinese government was the wrong call, but there is no free speech crisis on campus.

  • by Salvatore Barbones
Biden administration considers ‘co-ordinated’ Beijing Olympics boycott

Biden administration considers ‘co-ordinated’ Beijing Olympics boycott

The State Department made clear the US would expect to be joined by its allies if it were to boycott the games, scheduled for next February.

  • by Matthew Knott
Victoria’s secret agreement with China faces federal government scrutiny
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Victoria’s secret agreement with China faces federal government scrutiny

The Commonwealth will probe a third deal between the Andrews government and China to advance public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, signed separately to Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road deal.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Australia paid a high price for unsatisfying report into global tragedy

Australia paid a high price for unsatisfying report into global tragedy

China’s stonewalling ensured the international inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic did not reach any definitive conclusions.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Student newspaper pulls story on academics’ links to Chinese government

Student newspaper pulls story on academics’ links to Chinese government

The editors of Sydney University’s student paper have been accused of capitulating to Chinese Communist Party supporters.

  • by Michael Koziol