No place for anti-China thoughts, Chinese students taught to ‘snitch’

Chinese students taught to ‘snitch’ on politically incorrect lecturers The war being waged by Chinese international students against “politically incorrect” lecturers in Australia hasn’t emerged out of the blue. It has flowed out from China’s increasingly regimented education system. It has come from a cohesive approach pursued over the past five years by the Chinese…

Chinese students turn on Aussie professors

Tensions rise as Chinese government’s influence infiltrates Aussie universities AUSTRALIAN educators are increasingly coming under attack from Chinese students, raising concerns their government’s influence is permeating our universities. The students have been openly complaining about Western teaching methods and ideas, and publicly demanding apologies or changes to how subjects are explored. The trend has raised…

Chinese influence in Darwin school ‘not a concern’ for NT Government

The Northern Territory Government is unconcerned about Chinese Government control over a language and culture course at a Darwin School, the NT Education Minister says. Chinese Government agency the Confucius Institute opened its first language and culture course in the Northern Territory at Woodroffe Primary School on Wednesday. “The [Confucius] classroom funding comes from a…

Immigration intake will remain at record level for 2017 – 2018

Australia’s permanent migration programme for 2017-18 will remain at a ceiling of 190,000 places. This was announced by Department of Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton on budget day. After recent announcements of abolishing the 457 visas and strengthening the requirement to gain Australia’s citizenship, all eyes were on government to see if the…

What Chinese are buying in Australia

THE Chinese continue to pour money into Australian businesses, infrastructure, resources and real estate to the tune of $15.36 billion in 2016. The figure is the highest it’s been since 2008 when Chinese direct investment reached its peak of $21.6 billion, according to a report from KPMG and the University of Sydney. Commercial real estate…

Parents fears over Chinese Confucius program in schools 

PARENTS have raised serious concerns about a program, devised and funded by the Chinese regime, being offered at some north shore public schools. “It’s basically a Chinese regime-run institution on an Australian campus, which concerns me for a few different reasons. “Confucius classrooms are not run by Australian schools, they are run by the Chinese…

Beijing sends  blunt warning to Chinese Australians

“Unfortunately a signal of intimidation has been sent to Chinese Australians not to criticise Communist party interference in Australian domestic affairs,” the head of the National Security College at the Australian National University (ANU), Rory Medcalf, says. Dr Feng was finally allowed to leave Guangzho, China on Saturday, a month after arriving in China where…

Chinese communist party steps up university influence effort

The Chinese Communist Party had escalated its campaign to ­influence Australian universities at the same time as University of Technology Sydney academic Chongyi Feng was being interrogated in China. As recently as last week, in the days before Dr Feng was interviewed by Chinese officials, the head of a Chinese government ­department aimed at influencing…

Australia’s population big boom theory 

AUSTRALIA is adding a new Darwin every 20 weeks in a population surge that is set to impact household wealth, lifestyles and home prices.Projections by the Australian Bureau of Statistics put the nation’s population at 40 million within the next 40 years, more than double what it was just a decade ago. And the strongest…

ABC Kids to offer preschool programms in Mandarin 

The ABC will offer four popular preschool television shows in Mandarin as part of a 12-month trial on ABC iview. The announcement: ABC is excited to announce that four of our most popular preschool programs will be available in Mandarin as part of a 12-month trial on ABC iview and ABC KIDS iview to celebrate…