Australia-China relations and Higher Education

This Deakin Arts & Education Faculty research network seeks to address the challenges for the Australia-China bilateral education relationship emerging from the current climate.

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Inquiry releases recommendations for higher education and foreign interference

By Rebecca Cairns Last week (25 March, 2022) the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS), chaired by Senator James Peterson, released the recommendations of the inquiry into security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector. The report put the spotlight on Chinese foreign interference. It also reinforces that the protection of […]

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Australia-China and education reading, research and viewing highlights from 2021

To recap the year, we asked network members for some recommended reading in the Australia-China and education space, including their own research. Here are their recommendations: Jeffrey Gil Lo Bianco, J. (2021) Australia needs to make languages compulsory, Melbourne Asia Review An informative reflection on Asian language education policy in Australia, including how it’s been […]

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Australia China Relations Seminar – 2021 A Year in Review

The Australia China Relations and Higher Education Research Network invites you to join us to look back on the year that was in the tumultuous Australia China relationship. This seminar will be a conversation with two ABC journalists – Max Walden and Iris Zhao – discussing this important and troubled relationship from their journalistic and […]

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Bookshelf

We are excited to celebrate the publications of our network members – we will feature their work here. Be sure to check back to see what is new, and let us know if you have a new book you’d like to share! We are also putting together a shared Zotero library – you can view […]

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What we’ve been reading…

We’ve been noticing some excellent pieces of writing and research recently, so we are sharing them here.   Academic freedom is paramount for universities. They can do more to protect it from China’s interference This piece by Yun Jiang at the ANU was published in The Conversation earlier this week, after the report by Human Rights […]

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Understanding the China–NZ relationship: The Dragon and the Taniwha

By Danping Wang, Senior Lecturer of Chinese, the University of Auckland For many Chinese people watching international news in April 2021, what New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said about New Zealand’s new approach to China was unexpected. But for the members of the Five Eyes group*, especially Australia, it was clearly a betrayal. That […]

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First Meeting

Our first meeting is to be held on Thursday, 6 May, 2-4pm (AEST). For our first meeting, we invite you to prepare a 3 min. research snapshot: • My research passion through 3 keywords • Current project/s, and how these are aligned with the focus of the network • Pie in the sky: What’s your […]

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