Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics. Photo: Xinhua

China set to surpass US as Australia’s main academic collaborator, report finds

  • The newly uncovered trend has raised national security concerns and led to calls for greater due diligence in partnering with Chinese institutes
  • Others, however, dismiss such talk and say limiting engagement with the rising power is unlikely to improve its human rights record
Topic |   Australia

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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear stand guard at the entrance to a large mosque in the centre of Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in July 2009. Photo: Reuters

China slams Australian broadcaster over Xinjiang report as universities investigate claims

  • Two Australian universities say they will review ties to Chinese tech companies implicated in rights abuses in the semi-autonomous region
  • The Chinese embassy in Australia has pushed back against the ABC’s Four Corners programme, saying it misled audiences with ‘absurd logic’
Topic |   Australia

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Chinese paramilitary police in riot gear stand guard at the entrance to a large mosque in the centre of Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in July 2009. Photo: Reuters
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