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Australia Looks to Tighten Government Oversight of University Agreements With China
October 14, 2020

Australia Looks to Tighten Government Oversight of University Agreements With China

By Robert Potter
The move is overdue, as public entities and state governments have proven unable to fully vet their agreements with China.

The Case of Cheng Lei: China Blurring the Lines of Ethnicity and Citizenship
September 24, 2020

The Case of Cheng Lei: China Blurring the Lines of Ethnicity and Citizenship

By Grant Wyeth
China has effectively created a Schrödinger’s Chinese Australian, where a person’s nationality is simultaneously Australian and Chinese depending on which serves the CCP’s purposes. 
Chinese-born Australian CCTV Journalist Detained in China 
September 02, 2020

Chinese-born Australian CCTV Journalist Detained in China 

By Associated Press
Australian officials say Cheng Lei has been detained by Chinese authorities, but the reason has not been made clear.

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency
August 31, 2020

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update
July 11, 2020

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update

By Ankit Panda
Australia reacts to a shifting regional environment.

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
July 09, 2020

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns

By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.
Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?
July 09, 2020

Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?

By Grant Wyeth
This week, Canberra issued a travel warning that Australians could face “arbitrary detention” in China.

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending
July 02, 2020

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending

By Luke Hunt
Chinese bullying crystalizes opposition, divides ASEAN.

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe
June 26, 2020

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe

By Associated Press
Police and intelligence officers searched the Sydney home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane.

Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation
June 17, 2020

Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation

By Grant Wyeth
A new taskforce underlines Canberra’s efforts to push back again Chinese disinformation, in particular.
What Changes in Hong Kong Could Mean for Australia
May 27, 2020

What Changes in Hong Kong Could Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Countries like Australia need to prepare themselves for the consequences of the shifting reality in Hong Kong.

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