Marise Payne, Australia's foreign minister, criticised China’s record in a speech on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg

China hits back after Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne attacks its human rights record

  • Beijing says criticism ‘ignored the facts’ after minister’s speech in Sydney highlighted Muslim detention camps in Xinjiang and arrest of writer Yang Henjun
  • Payne says Canberra will not turn a blind eye to human rights violations because it will not accept behaviour that ‘undermines international peace and stability’
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Marise Payne, Australia's foreign minister, criticised China’s record in a speech on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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China Electronics Technology Group Corporation is a major defence contractor. Photo: Dickson Lee

China’s tech rise poses security and human rights dilemma for Australian universities

  • Australian universities face an uncomfortable choice in working with China’s world-leading researchers on facial recognition and artificial intelligence
  • Collaborate, and be accused of helping Beijing to violate human rights; or disengage, and lose both funding and competitiveness
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China Electronics Technology Group Corporation is a major defence contractor. Photo: Dickson Lee
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