Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout

As Australia frets about Chinese influence, local officials tout Belt and Road Initiative

  • The country’s isolated Northern Territory, long dependent on Asian neighbours for prosperity, is now laying out the welcome mat for Beijing’s global trade strategy
  • But local governments keen on working with China are at odds with security concerns held by federal officials
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout
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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
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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China Electronics Technology Group Corporation is a major defence contractor. Photo: Dickson Lee
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