Kidnapping phone scam targets Chinese students in Australia

The ACCC has warned Australia's Chinese community of a recurring scam that involves threats of arrest and extortion via fake kidnappings. Having already caused victims...

Elaborate kidnapping scam targets Chinese, Taiwanese university students in Australia

Cyber criminals are targeting Chinese and Taiwanese students in Australia via an elaborate kidnapping scam. Key points: Scammers threatening students with deportation from Australia and...

Australia not ready for Chinese tourism boom: ACBC

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Don’t be silenced, top diplomat tells Australian unis amid China concerns

Australia's Foreign Affairs boss has urged universities to better protect themselves from the rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party, asking students to engage...

Australia’s universities are failing to protect free speech

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Chinese student Zhengxiang Wang to be deported after serving six months for machete attack

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Brisbane education industry unfazed by bad Chinese press

Despite reports indicating Chinese students are turning their back on studying in Australia, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says Brisbane has nothing to be concerned...

Top unis admit China influence, Go8 fears backlash

The peak body representing Australia’s elite universities has for the first time acknowledged there have been “isolated” instances of Chinese government interference on campuses...

Chinese students question Australian education sending chills through industry

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Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?

Chinese students in Australia are attracting attention. Former Fairfax China correspondent John Garnaut said last month that Chinese students embody a 'racial chauvinism' that...
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