‘The fear is real’: Chinese students in Australia dread reprisal from Beijing

Chinese students in Australia are scared of speaking out about Hong Kong as the Chinese Communist Party ramps up new online portals for reporting dissent and UNSW is engulfed in controversy over academic freedom.

‘Craven cowardice’: UNSW condemned for deleting posts critical of Beijing

Federal MPs have condemned the University of NSW for deleting social media posts about human rights in Hong Kong following an online backlash from Chinese nationalists.

Australia universities let Chinese students get around a travel ban. Critics warn it could...

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No middle way for Australia to be in a complaint relationship with Communist China

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Australian university offers Chinese students $1,000 to return via third country

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‘Overreaction’: China students stuck as Australia closes border

A ban on non-citizens travelling from or through China is leading to chaos in Australia’s university sector.

Are Australian universities putting our national security at risk by working with China?

Leading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the US.

Hong Kong protesters in Australia to meet with students after university clashes

High-profile student protesters from Hong Kong have arrived in Australia for meetings in Melbourne and Canberra, as demonstrations across the Asian city continue into their third month.

NSW Government scraps Chinese Government-sponsored program over foreign influence fears

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she supported the department's decision to end the Confucius Institute program.

Australia warns diplomats after China praises ‘patriotic’ clashes with pro-Hong Kong protesters

Marise Payne says Australia would be concerned if diplomatic representatives undermined free speech
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