End the isolation of Chinese students in Australia

In 1989, Liu Xiaobo rushed to Beijing to join student protesters at Tiananmen Square. He was a devoted fighter not just for the rights of pro-democracy students, but all Chinese people. When Liu said "I have no enemies", he meant it.

Australia first: What new visa policy means for Chinese, Asian immigrants

In a budget unveiled last week, the Australian government of Malcolm Turnbull put “Australians first” by cutting the 457 visa for foreign workers and...

‘You are not alone’: Lifeline seeks to reach out to Chinese community

For members of Australia's Chinese community, cultural stigma and language can be additional barriers to seeking help.

The Australia-China Relations Institute doesn’t belong at UTS

Last month eight of Australia’s top journalists visited China for a week as guests of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). They were greeted by top Communist Party officials and toured some of China’s new infrastructure projects.

Victoria apologises to Chinese community for racist policies during gold rush era

Victoria's Premier has apologised to the state's Chinese community for the racism and unjust policies their ancestors endured during Australia's gold rush era. Premier Daniel...

Australia not ready for Chinese tourism boom: ACBC

Former Victorian premier John Brumby has rejected concerns about China's influence in Australia higher education sector, while at the same time warning that Australia is not ready for a massive boom in Chinese tourism.

The go-betweens who help Chinese settle in Australia

As at March 2017, Chinese-born migrants comprise the nation’s third-highest resident population, after New Zealand and Britain, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

China steps up and widens use of exit bans on foreigners

China is increasing the use of exit bans to prevent foreign visitors, including Australians, from leaving the country even if they are only related to someone involved in a legal dispute or wanted by the authorities.

NZ Immigration Minister says US, Australia visa change announcement a coincidence

Immigration Minister says changes to work visas will improve quality of migrants

China’s Operation Australia: The party line

The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia – an aggressive form of “soft power” – and while loyalists are rewarded, dissidents live in fear.
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