Opinion

More must be done to protect academic freedoms under threat from China

By Elaine Pearson
April 9 2019 - 12:00am

There's been a vigorous debate of late in Australia about the extent of Chinese government interference in domestic politics. Less has been said about what occurs on our university campuses. Pressure from the Chinese government comes in numerous ways, including censoring discussion topics, putting students from China under surveillance, and threatening those who participate in protests or events China deems sensitive.

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