Student visa numbers to fall as China bypasses Australia

By Leith van Onselen

Back in December, the higher education program director at the Grattan Institute, Andrew Norton, warned that Australia’s universities have become dangerously reliant on Chinese students.

This warning came after a near doubling of international student arrivals over the past five years:

Alongside a ballooning of the international student share at Australia’s universities, driven by the ‘big four’: ANU, University of Sydney, University of NSW, and Monash University:

Over the weekend, University of NSW Professor, Ian Jacobs, warned that Chinese students studying in Australia will decline over the next decade as China increases investment in its own universities and lifts its standards. From The Canberra Times:

“They are getting more universities, and those are getting much better quality, very rapidly,” said Professor Jacobs. “The Chinese government understands education is everything if they are going to be the high tech country they aspire to be.”

“My assessment [is] over a 10-year period, [Chinese students] will gradually decrease. We are already starting to see a slight decrease in the number of undergraduate students from China as the opportunities increase.

Jacobs’ assessment makes sense.

Australia’s universities have become dependent financially upon international students. And the need to attract, year in and year out, huge numbers of international students has impacted on the prestige-value of an Australian qualification in the international market-place.

University standards have also plummeted in a bid to keep student numbers (and profits) flowing. There is continuous pressure not to be too demanding on international students when it comes to language skills, and if possible, to pass low performing students as they undertake their courses.

The situation has become so bad that the Victorian Government in January called for a review of entry requirements into Australia’s universities after growing evidence had emerged that international students with poor English language proficiency are badly eroding education standards and placing undue strain on lecturers and university staff.

This was immediately followed by academics admitting to Fairfax that they had lowered teaching standards and passed failing international students in order to maintain the foreign student trade.

The international student association also called for greater regulation of overseas migration agents amid widespread cheating on English tests to gain access to Australian universities.

Whereas three recent Australian reports (here, here and here) raised the alarm that the flood of international students had degraded Australian university standards.

The above factors are compounded by increasing competition from universities abroad (including from China) as their standards improve. This will make it increasingly difficult to attract high quality students from China or elsewhere, who are more likely to study at home (or abroad).

Unlike with commodities, Australia has no natural advantage in university education. And one of the reasons why education exports grew so much in the first place was because they are a pathway to Australian residency. I’d even go as far to say that Australia is primarily selling residency rather than education.

The Australian’s Judith Sloan nicely encapsulated the issue with the following comment:

To sell overpriced degrees to overseas students, it is necessary to be able to offer the byproduct of permanent residence for graduates. Any reduction in the immigration numbers would make that sell quite a bit harder. No doubt, there was a bit of wink-and-nod between the government and the vice-chancellors on this topic.

The lobby group representing foreign students in Australia – the Council for International Students in Australia (CISA) – also point blank admitted that students come here to migrate, not because of the quality of education on offer:

The Council for International Students in Australia said foreign potential students were attracted to Australia by the possibility of migrating here…

The national president of CISA, Bijay Sapkota, said… “For people coming from low socio-economic backgrounds there has to be a value proposition. If they go home they will not get value. So there has to be a possibility of immigration.”

In other words, if the incentive of permanent residency was removed, then Australia’s attractiveness as a place to study would evaporate and the international student trade would collapse.

A recent national survey from the University of New South Wales revealed the majority (54%) of Australians want international student numbers to be limited:

Whereas a variety of recent opinion polls showed the majority of Australians want immigration to be lowered, including:

  • Australian Population Research Institute: 54% want lower immigration;
  • Newspoll: 56% want lower immigration;
  • Essential: 54% believe Australia’s population is growing too fast and 64% believe immigration is too high;
  • Lowy: 54% of people think the total number of migrants coming to Australia each year is too high;
  • Newspoll: 74% of voters support the Turnbull government’s cut of more than 10% to the annual permanent migrant intake to 163,000 last financial year;
  • CIS: 65% in the highest income decile and 77% in the lowest believe that immigration should be cut or paused until critical infrastructure has caught up;
  • ANU: Only three out of 10 Australians believe the nation needs more people.

Given Australia’s education system has effectively become an integral part of the immigration industry and the federal government’s ‘Big Australia’ policy, any pullback in Chinese student numbers would likely be welcomed by the community.

Not only would it ease population pressures in our major cities, but it would help to arrest the decline in standards necessary to attract increasing numbers of international students year after year.

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Comments

  1. New Zealand … why the falloff in Chinese visitors ? …

    Slowing Chinese visitor numbers could be costly …Thomas Coughlan … Newsroom

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/02/18/449749/slowing-chinese-visitor-numbers-buck-australian-trend

    Arrivals of Chinese tourists to New Zealand are slowing, according to data released by Statistics NZ.

    While nearly 450,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand last year, a massive 7.3 increase on the year before, comparing the number of monthly arrivals with the year before shows three consecutive months of decline.

    October 2018 saw a dramatic 8.7 percent decline on the year before, November’s arrivals declined 4.4 percent, and December had 3.3 percent fewer arrivals than the year before. It points to what looks like a disappointing summer season for the New Zealand tourism industry. … read more via hyperlink above …
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    The slowdown appears to be accelerating … coupled with anecdotal reports of Asians / Chinese exiting the excessively priced housing sector.

    • DefinitelyNotTheHorribleScottMorrisonPM

      Don’t worry comrade. This is fake news. Chinese universities will never be able to lower their standards as much as Aussie universities, to take in all these dribbling moron “students”. You need to have more faith in Australian exceptionalism. And property.

  2. May as well use this photo now:

    https://static.accessmasterstour.com/application/public/cache/article-study-in-the-uk-for-indian-students-615×370.jpg

    I read an article about an inventive kid in Ireland and he is hoping to study in England or USA. He does not have Australia on his mind. Which smart kid wants to study here?

    Aung San Suu Kyi studied in Oxford. Nelson Mandela studied in London Uni. If you look at the richest 40 people in China, only one of them studied in Australia. Number 22 did an MBA at UniSA

    The 6th richest person in China studied in Ohio. Number 8 studied in Buffalo.

      • Philly SlimMEMBER

        and US universities are much better than Australian ones. I did my undergrad at ANU and my masters at Penn (Ivy League).

        also, US student visas are harder to get. The only reason you come here is (a) cheaper, and (b) you want PR. No one is really coming here for a Masters in International Accountancy.

    • China actually has a large number of high quality universities: just as the US as its Ivy League and we have our sandstone unis, the Chinese have the top 100 universities. It would be pretty much unheard of for a Chinese high school graduate being offered a place in a top 100 Chinese uni for an undergraduate course but choosing a foreign uni instead. What is more likely to happen is for a graudate of a top 100 Chinese uni going os, probably to a top British or US uni, for postgraduate studies. (But of course with millions of Chinese kids finishing high school each year there is a need for the tens of thousands of tertiary insitutions, and not just the top one or two hundred, to lift their game).

      More likely the calibre of Chinese student attracted to overseas undergraduate courses are those who did not get the results in high school to get into a top Chinese uni but whose family is wealthy enough to send them os. They are not the slum dwellers that mike likes to make them out to be, they generally are from middle class urban families.

      There is clearly a pecking order with the US usually being the first choice then the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, NZ. And finally Australia does actually have a couple of competitive advantages, one being we speak “American” and two we are perceived as being relatively safe. “American” remains the international language for business and science.

      • Yes, that’s right.
        Australian unis don’t reject enough applicants – you need to get that level high to demonstrate how exclusive you are. The Americans were onto this decades ago hence their legions of recruitment officers, and warping of the whole system into a ridiculous fetish. On the other hand we’ll take anyone with a fist full of cash.

      • Strayan unis, in the pursuit of short-term financial gain, are cooking the goose that lays the golden egg. Of course, present Chancellors will retire stupidly rich, so there’ll be no justice there, but future Chancellors can look forward to a decidedly average wage.

      • @Dominic, it’s a bit like the banks, an outrageous period where the principals have been massively overcompensated for similar types of performance.

  3. ResearchtimeMEMBER

    Huawei are currently doing free demonstrations at Shanghai’s train station using their latest 5G tech – able to download an entire movie in HD in several seconds… amazing stuff!!!

    • Yeah, great. Have you ever spent real time in China? Their mobile network sucks. 5G isn’t going to fix frequency congestion. And your phone goes flat twice as fast because it’s constantly hopping cells. You are such a weirdly conflicted guy I can never work out what your real agenda is. One day you are on the HSR bandwagon, then railing against the NBN, then gung ho for 5g from China, then we will be invaded by China, and then the Indos, etc etc I don’t suppose you have a character reference for Pell while we are at it?

      • ResearchtimeMEMBER

        And despite the supposed experts on this topic (I have never been one of them), it is entirely possible to hold two disparate ideas at once. That China in the short-term will be strong, but weakness will eventually ensue. They are not conflicting concepts.

        When i wrote six or seven years ago (maybe longer) that WiFi, not cable, was the future, 5G wasn’t an idea. Kevin Rudd was pushing railways, at a time when flight was coming – despite a bid for massive coverage for a fraction of the eventually NBN price.

        It was those in the know, who could perceive this coming. But even then, they didn’t know how exactly… I had a colleague, well meaning, telling me how the NBN would transform the way cattle would be sold. He had no idea, I came from a cattle farm, and knew it pointless to argue. And over the years he has argued numerous silly things, but still I don’t argue too hard. After all, he is a friend. he and I are made differently.

        Can I say this bit, you/I always get things wrong. I thought the housing market would have corrected five years ago. But four and half years ago, when I became aware of external monies and unmitigating demand, my views changed. Made many similar mistakes, which if I am truthful, have cost me millions and millions.

        Unfortunately, some contributors have a fixed mindset that this is all one big competition. It’s not. The NBN was always a waste of money. The people who everyone listened to spouting NBN expertise, lacked imagination. They resided in the here and now.. despite the obvious (to some of us) coming down the line.

        If we are honest, we are all limited beings. Personally, I don’t care if you think I am right or wrong. You totally misunderstand where I am coming from. I reside in the realm possibilities…

      • JunkyardMEMBER

        Researchtime? The guy who tells everyone to shut up and not comment if they are not an expert on something, yet never misses an opportunity to subject us all to his puerile telecommunications insights.

    • Anthropos metron

      You’re* an idiot.

      Lets be clear – 5G has high download capacity – not upload. So its useless for anything other than mobile. GOT THAT !

      Right now we all have home internet – AND MOBILE – the speeds are comparable.

      If you have a tower with 20 people connected – great !
      50 people – not so great.
      100 people – ugh – dial up.
      500 people – snail mail.
      1000 people – might as well walk.

      Got it.

      Now – movies have already gone from 720 dpi to 4k – this destroys 5G right there. But just as bigger and faster mobile becomes available – so too we will use that bandwidth – its that simple.

      So already in Asia 8 and 16k is being used. So its not just movies that will occupy that – editing packages, video game edits, software, game designs everything will move to bigger and more band width and 5G will be useless as soon as it is made availble.

      How you can’t understand such a mind blowingly simple concept is just beyond me. It really is so simple to grasp and completely nullifies your inane position on 5G.

      A single strand of fiber can deliver Petabytes of data over thousands of kilometers – thats pretty much every single cell phone in all of Asia downloading at full capacity on 5G.

      THINK ABOUT THAT.

      By the way – there are a lot of people in the room who are smarter than you – time to realise that. Its frustrating.

  4. Hey that’s a bit mean. RT is being in a joyous moment. Inconsistency is one of the best parts of human character.
    I think you need to watch a few Kung Fu episodes.

    This is meant in reply to timmeh comment

  5. ChristopherJMEMBER

    So, in absence of possible PR, our degrees are not so in demand? Am shocked, just shocked.

    We never should have put a price on education and kept the o/s contingent in the single figures. When I studied, kids were reading Latin and Anthro ffs, parking was free and they served beer at lunchtime.

    Just another the past was better story, eh?

    • DefinitelyNotTheHorribleScottMorrisonPM

      ALL education is valuable. You need to start watching the ABC.

  6. since we are selling working visas not education, there will always be enough young foreigners willing to come to work and earn money – as long as they can find jobs
    number of students will drop when unemployment hits 8% or so

    • If ICT is anything to go by, when you figure out a visa scam to somehow keep paying people half – see the Sydney Water example – I think there is no reason it couldn’t go all the way to 100% local unemployment and they’d still be coming ‘just in time’ to soak up any new growth.

  7. St JacquesMEMBER

    Our governments and educators prostituted our education system and now it’s got itself a bad global reputation it will never shake. Holy hell, nobody could have seen this coming ™. LOL

  8. In the 1980’s US car makers didn’t care how bad the car they sold was they sold it anyway.
    Fast forward 20 years and even the kids of Automakers are buying Japanese cars because they want something reliable that just works.
    If you trash your brand, it takes a while for the word to get out but the word always gets out always.
    I guess Australian higher Education just has some learning to do

    • St JacquesMEMBER

      “Australian Higher Education”, haha, woinderful oxymoron, bit like “military intelligence”, only worse.

    • The greedy elites being paid enormous short-term money don’t care about trashing a brand.

      They will trash one brand, pocket a fortune, then move on to trash another brand, or retire. They don’t give a @#$% about anyone else or about the future.

      Why do we admire and worship these base people, and give them so much control?

      • They are personally pocketing the franchise value that’s been built up over generations. Then it’s, So long, suckers!

    • Great for English speaking immigrant graduates though. Imagine, you have qualifications in (say) IT from a UK university and you’re competing against graduates from an Aus “university”. Ho Ho Ho! I’ve interviewed more than one of these Aus “graduates” and I can tell you, choosing the immigrant with the European degree is a no-brainer. And it’s probably got worse since my experiences.

      • Yeh – BTDT… Got ‘a few’ of those “MIT (Mumbai Information Technology) Uni” resumes. Absolutely useless. Then, there’s a swath of “have no visa, will you sponsor me” ones – which is “straight to the bin” material.

  9. Maybe there is another reason for this. Look at the demographics. In china now the is about half the amount of 19 year olds as there were 5 years ago…..

    • They’ve lifted the one child policy so there should be a resurgence in births any time now.

      • Well – they obviously need to start importing some vibrancy, stat! Get some sudanese vibrancy in them…

      • Ha Ha! The gift shop at every major Australian university will see a boom in the sale of those cute little size-zero T-shirts that say “Class of 2040”.

      • Blaming the one child policy is such a crock.
        Check out birth statistics for countries like S Korea and Taiwan…neither has a one child policy but having a second child is unusual especially with both parents working.
        China if anything is becoming more like Taiwan than the other way around. The Millennial generation is especially spoilt in China but they kinda see it as a Filial duty to have one child however there’s no way they’re having two kids…they’ve got a life to live places to see friends …..
        Yeah China might have gotten rid of the one child policy but that’s not the problem.

      • The question might be – ‘When the number of children born in China falls below the number of Chinese uni places, possibly as soon as 2030, to what extent will the Chinese government tolerate being forced to close unis while students swan off overseas?’

    • You got a reference for that claim? Clearly the second generation of the one child policy would be having an effect but a 50% drop in the birth rate in five years sounds a tad severe.

      • Births are down nearly , but not quite, 50% from the peak (15.2 million last year compared all time high of 29.5 million), but it took a bit longer than 5 years – births in China peaked in 1963.

  10. MountainGuinMEMBER

    I wonder how the universities have funded all the new accommodation and facility construction. Debt or do they get enough cash from internationals to self fund most works.
    Either way, even if international student number crash the unis will still do ok from the coming recession if some folk who lose jobs turn to uni to reskill or to keep busy

  11. Jacobs is just positioning r.e the new government. His message decoded is that government should leave UNSW alone as it will diversify ‘over the next decade’. What a crock.

    International student numbers at UNSW have reached extremes levels and are planned to grow much further. Chinese are the overwhelmingly dominant group. UNSW is ground zero on the international student big Australia scam and Ian Jacobs is the epitome of the slimy used car salesman VCs who have proliferated.

    Government needs to step in, limit numbers, and send slime like Jacobs back to Britian.

  12. wasabinatorMEMBER

    It’s high time Australia starts whoring itself to India. We’ve been mistresses to Japan, China, so i guess they are next? We’re masters of putting all our eggs in one basket and exporting our kids’ kitchen sinks to the highest bidder.

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      Have you ever tried selling anything to a curry? There will be no sales of apartments unseen at advertised price. None. We need to encourage the Chinamen back by whatever means is necessary as only they will bid up not down.

      • I attended a very entertaining house auction at the height of the boom in 2017. Four Indian guys were slowly bidding against each other in $5k increments when suddenly a young, well-dressed Chinese guy in dark sunglasses (whom nobody had noticed up to that point) stepped forward and increased the bid by $100k in one shot! Every jaw dropped and every head turned slowly in the same direction as if to say “WTF?”. After a few more bids, when it became clear this guy was the top bidder, the agent went inside and came back to say the seller wanted more money. The buyer simply offered the extra money on the spot without even bothering to go inside to negotiate. He bought the house for 1.4 mil but today it would fetch only between 1.1 and 1.2 mil.

    • And that bid gets lower and lower. The cycle seems to be about 2 decades. We started as a high class escort. The street corner now beckons.

      • Well, you will know that time has come once you start hearing people leaving for Zimbabwe…..

  13. It would only be a good thing for Australia if they all buggered off. The ones I’ve stood in front of and tried to teach have largely been useless muppets who stare blankly into space because they can’t understand what I’m saying, or noodle around on their phones. I dunno why they bothered showing up. In fact, most of them don’t. I’ve given presentations to classes of 6-10 students when the course enrolment is 80+.

    It’s a bloody farce, and the sooner it ends the better off we’ll all be.

    • “I’ve given presentations to classes of 6-10 students when the course enrolment is 80+.”

      Cool. They should make the courses online, and able to be taken from outside Australia. ONLY from outside Australia.

      Clearly it’s how the international “students” prefer to “consume” “education”.

      • Hah!! Consume!… I had one of the academic coordinators here (I’m not too sure what that position is code for, but anyway) rant off about one of the snowflakes pulling this “I’m an edumacation consumer, gimme muh diploma, I paid muh moneh” schtick… It was most amusing.

  14. Philly SlimMEMBER

    Chinese foreign student numbers dropping??

    Praise the lord and pass the ammunition!

  15. It’s all about the soft power, but it looks like it might backfire.

    China’s not interested in change, and the population are too scared to repeat their last attempts.

    We might do better by assisting our more immediate developing neighbours. Timor, Indonesia, PNG, or the at least mostly English speaking democracies of Malaysia and the Philippines.

    It doesn’t look like we can win the 1.5bn, but we might win the .5bn.

  16. My understanding is that Australia has been a great place for wealthy foreign students, since Mum and Dad paid for the student to attend and bought a property for their child to live in while studying. On graduation, the property capital gain had pretty much paid the cost of the tuition. Now that property is falling…

  17. – I think a (deep) chinese recession will reduce the amount of chinese students as well. Then much more chinese parents won’t have the money anymore to let their children study in Australia. And we have seen the first signs of a chinese recession (with or without quotation marks) popping up as well. Ian Jacobs should brace himself for more and deeper declines.

  18. Foreign student & partner numbers went up.
    From 672,000 students & partners to 712,000 – +6%.
    Chinese numbers up 8% (see AustraliaEducation gov snapshots) – will be official in end of March 2019.

    China is not going to reduce their outflow of Hukou undesirables being packaged up and sent to Australia as willingly participants in money laundering & visa fraud.

    Nothing will change until Australia wakes up, and realises the Chinese intake and foreign student industry is economically & socially destructive & shuts it down.

    Until then Australia will remain the preferred destination & recipient of China’s misfits & underdesirables, sent here to stay here.

    -/-

    China has a residency pass control system called Hukou. Every person in China is bound to province, municipalities and district in living, work, education and social welfare entitlement.

    There are 105 million ‘illegal migrant Chinese ‘Hukou’ in & around the Chinese Tier 1 cities that are being cleansed out as part of the current China 5 year plan.

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/01/chinas-middle-class-is-pulling-up-the-ladder-behind-itself/amp/

    The original intent was to relocate them ‘transmigrasi’ to western China (the ghost cities MB occasionally highlights) & the new Urghur, Tibetan & Mongolian colonies but that’s largely failed.

    So now they are exported as foreign migrant guestworkers & ‘students’ – 9 million so far. China has another 90 million to ‘resettle’.

    The intake of mainland communist Chinese into Australia is about 1 million – 🔻180k now citizens, revoking Chinese sole passport, most via third countries, HK, then amnesties etc.
    🔻396k Chinese PR / China🇨🇳 first
    🔻130k via other routes eg NZ SCV.
    🔻well over 275k as TR.

    ➡️ A Chinese Hukou underclass, dumped into Australian, the PR used as proxies to wash the tens of billions of dirty Chinese criminal syndicate money into established Australian housing / to accomodate the 831,000 PR & TR / TV Chinese in Australia colonisation and working illegally

    The vast majority are poor second & third generation peasant stock Chinese ‘illegals’ or (internal) Hukou migrants.

    The Chinese government & the migrant trafficking syndicates work to facilitate their loan debt, papers, visa fraud & legal or illegal work overseas.

    As example $2k buys a PR in China.

    A 4 year Australian ‘foreign student CoE’ (9 years with extensions) is on offer everywhere in China for free basically – via a loan shark debt, the promise being illegal work : no tax to repay it & then the promise of the path to a PR to bring the rest of their underclass into Australia.

    The vast majority of the Chinese PR & most of the Chinese students coming in are these Hokou underclass/ poor, beholden & in debt to the Chinese agent / criminal trafficking syndicates.

    Go ask any Chinese about Hukou status, and the origins of the majority of Chinese coming into Australia / they will tell you these are misfit Hukou underclass – ‘illegal migrants’ – 2nd generation peasant stock, petty criminals, stall & market or factory workers, and many petty criminals & vice workers.

    -/-

    “But they have money”.
    Yes they do. The 2nd generation peasant Hukou criminal class – the old undesirables & sick, the tattooed petty criminals, pimps, vice workers, black market and underground detritus – all being cleansed out of China – yes they do have money. Dirty money.

    And a lot of the money is not theirs.

    The criminal syndicates also use the Chinese PR here as a proxy to wash the dirty money and the party money – as non repatriation safe haven & cash no tax goldmine / eg: Australian residential property – to house Chinese cash in hand or vice & other rackets.
    $70 -$80 billion worth.
    Chinese dirty money.

    Australia.
    ▫️No criminal proceeds sharing treaty such as Canada.
    ▫️No criminal repatriation treaty such as many other countries.
    ▫️Ridiculously easy visa / identity fraud.
    ▫️No foreign investment review on PR
    ▫️No social credit or Hukou checks
    ▫️One of the few western destinations they can launder the criminal money, get a PR & buy Australian modest established housing to run as illegal cram cash in hand migrant only bunkshare.
    ▫️Where they can openly run vice & blackmarket underground business & labor rings.

    The TR are also used as money mules to launder Chinese criminal syndicates money as ‘loans’ or ‘family’ money & then once in Australia work illegally (75% of the students work illegally / UTS / Sydney studies ) and they are the epicentre of the vice & blackmarket here.

    -/-

    What would a Chinese Hukou underclass foreign student who has been in Australia for 4-9 years ever actually ‘go back’ to?

    Firstly their ‘Australian’ education will be a nonsense.
    No international recognition, laughed at in China.
    These Chinese have shocking progression here into any high income professional vocation (3.6%) if they get a PR – and its even tougher in China.
    There is no 3rd grade ‘university’ in China they can go to – no money & only a tiny fraction is ever given as grants or as token charity opportunity.

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020872817725134

    So if they can’t secure the Australian PR or stay indefinitely on COE churn or visa extension/ they will remain Hukou – internal migrant illegals, and go straight back into the Chinese slums.

    That’s why the rare few that do go back then re-enter on other visas or via NZ.

    -/-

    The Foreign student industry in Australia is a racket that costs Australians tens of billions in full view of its scope & impact.

    672,000 foreign students and so called partners, pay a combined total of $8.3 billion in fees (Deloitte) from money earned here so not an export at all.

    75% or 505,000 work illegally (Syd Uni & UTS studies) and so that’s 500,000 Australia unemployed costing $9.2 billion.
    Then add on lowered wages, housing impact, congestion, degraded education and the foreign student industry is over $18 billion NEGATIVE.

    Each ‘foreign student’ coming in thru airport arrivals will create a yearly $26,000 negative social & economic individual impact.

    Nothing is going to change until Australia wakes up and shuts down the socially & economically destructive migrant intake & the foreign student trafficking industry.

    Until then, Australia will remain the destination and recipient of a China’s Hukou export policy.

    A broad policy of Chinese offshore colonisation, tens of billions in money flow, self funding cash flow from their underclass & China exporting what China views as its undesirables that it cant resettle internally.
    -/-

    At an individual level, every Chinese coming in knows the score.

    All are willing participants in visa fraud & working illegally.

    China First 🇨🇳, work, repay loan debt, send back foreign remittance, wash the dirty money and secure that PR.

    To get the Welfare, the Medicare card and to be the anchor for the tens of millions of Chinese Hukou underclass lined up behind them.

    1.021 million Chinese mainland communists onshore.

    🔻190,000 Chinese citizen grants – earlier waves
    🔻396,000 China First 🇨🇳 PR
    🔻315,000 China First 🇨🇳 TR all visa groups
    🔻120,000 China First 🇨🇳 Long / repeat stay ‘visitors’

    Even if we exited the 435,000 Chinese on TR & long duration / repeat stay TV, the other 586,000 Chinese on citizen grants & PR remain as a welfare & Medicare burden for generations to come.

    1.021 million Chinese Hokou underclass.

    832,000 as non assimilated China First 🇨🇳 Communist China passport holders as our social & economic burden.

    • Seems to me that we sent them our household garbage, they sent us their human garbage.
      And recently they said “no more”
      And we’re still taking their garbage in.

      ‘Straya!

    • excellent as always. frightening numbers ….. really, we have a problem can be fixed though.