We need federal intervention at UQ:
An Australian University appears to be teaching students that Muslim Uyghurs are overrepresented in ‘Terrorism’ incidents in the Chinese territory of Xinjiang. I wonder if they’re also learning about the ‘re-education camps’ there? https://t.co/JQWrYddLka
— Andrew Greene (@AndrewBGreene) July 2, 2020
Australian university UQ has a Chinese government funded course (ECON3820) that asks whether Hong Kong protests can be considered terrorism. pic.twitter.com/KknfiXliRo
— Drew Pavlou 柏乐志 (@DrewPavlou) July 2, 2020
Why would we teach the above yet do this?
Hong Kong nationals wanting to flee China’s security crackdown in the territory would have a fast track to resettlement in Australia through the skilled visa program, under an option cabinet will consider next week.
As Hong Kong police arrested hundreds of protesters under a draconian new law that outlaws acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces, Scott Morrison said Australia was prepared to “step up and provide support” to the territory’s residents who faced difficulties.
A safe haven visa has not been ruled out for fleeing Hong Kong residents but The Australian understands the skilled migrant visa class, which has ground to a halt under coronavirus lockdowns, is the most likely pathway for them to come to Australia.
Time for a royal commission into university links with China. We need to keep pushing back hard, via the AFR:
John Bolton says Australia, the US and other allies need to strengthen their stand against China or risk becoming little more than vassal states of Beijing.
“This is exactly the time to stand up to them … they’re behaving like bullies,” US President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser said in an interview with The Australian Financial Review.
“If this is the way China behaves now, how will it behave if its position becomes even stronger?”
I don’t agree with John Bolton on much but this is exactly right.