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Australian universities are accused of trading free speech for cash: interview with Waltzing Confucius

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Harrison, M, Australian universities are accused of trading free speech for cash: interview with Waltzing Confucius, The Economist, Economist Group, London, 19 September (2019) [Media Interview]


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Abstract

Seek "harmony but not sameness", advised the Chinese philosopher Confucius 2,500 years ago. Neither quality was on display when Chinese nationalists violently disrupted a rally at the University of Queensland in July in support of anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong. Since then Drew Pavlou, one of the organisers of the sympathy rally, says he has received a litany of threats from Chinese patriots. The passport details of another participant in the rally, who is from the Chinese mainland, have been disseminated on social media. A third says authorities in China visited his family there, to warn them of the consequences of dissent.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:China, Australia, universities, influence
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:135129
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-10-01
Last Modified:2019-10-03
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