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30 June
Dr Fiona Stanaway
ABC News online and The Daily Mail quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health in an article about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and the implications for New South Wales.

Dr Alexandra Grey 
The Conversation published an article by Dr Alexandra Grey from Sydney Law School about her research examining the uptake of downloadable signage about COVID-19 in different languages, highlighting that the Victorian government did not properly engage with linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19 in the lead up to the recent spike in infections. The article was republished on ABC News online.

22 June
China Daily reported on a conversation hosted by China Studies Centre between Professor Stephen Simpson from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Professor Zhong Nanshan from the Guangzhou Institute for Respiratory Disease about COVID-19. The article was republished in the Jakarta Post.

Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan
The Indian Sun interviewed Associate Professor Jingdon Yuan, from the School of Social and Political Sciences and the China Studies Centre, about the border tensions between India and China. A story also ran in IntellAsia.net and NasikNews.in.

19 June
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan
CNBC News (US) interviewed Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the China Studies Centre and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about current tensions between India and China and the border dispute that has been unresolved for almost 60 years.

Dr David Brophy
VICE News quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History in an article about former United States national security advisor John Bolton’s memoir, alleging that Donald Trump verbally approved China’s Uighur ‘re-education camps’, where as many as one million members of the country’s Muslim minority population are currently being housed. 

16 June
Dr Alexandra Grey 
SBS News online quoted Dr Alexandra Grey from Sydney Law School about her research examining the uptake of downloadable signage about COVID-19 produced by NSW Health and the Federal Department of Health in different languages.

15 June
Dr Wei Li

AusBiz interviewed Dr Wei Li from the Business School about declining Chinese investment in Australia, as detailed in the joint University of Sydney and KPMG report. 

Professor Hans Hendrischke
The Weekend Australian, Global Times (China), Sina (China) and Sohu (China) reported on Chinese investment in Australia and quoted fellow report author Professor Hans Hendrischke.  

10 June
Professor Hans Hendrischke
The Guardian, ABC TV News, Courier Mail, West Australian (syndicated widely across Australian Community Media) reported on a study by the University of Sydney Business School and KPMG Australia that found Chinese investment in Australia declined by almost two-thirds last year. Report author Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School and China Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News and The Business (ABC) about the findings. Reuters (Australia, India, UK, US), Financial Times (China), Sohu (China), Phoenix TV (China), Commercial Times (China), South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong News, China Times, Nasdaq (US) and US News also reported on the study, quoting Professor Hendrischke.  

 

3 June
Dr Michael Paton
2SER FM interviewed Dr Michael Paton, honorary associate of the China Studies Centre about the ancient origins and global influence of the Chinese cultural practice of Feng Shui.

2 June
Professor John Keane 
The Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated across Nine Publishing) quoted Professor John Keane from the Faculty or Arts and Social Sciences about failures of US governance, and how we are currently in a historical moment of watching an empire decline.

1 June
Associate Professor Anna Boucher
The Australian quoted Associate Professor Anna Boucher from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the effects of halted migration due to COVID-19 on the Australian economy.

27 May 
Dr Wei Li
SBS Cantonese interviewed Dr Wei Li from the Business School about how Australia’s tourism industry might recover post-pandemic.

 

26 May
Professor Hans Hendrischke 
China Daily quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School and China Studies Centre about Chinese investment in Australia and trade tensions between the two countries.

Dr Fiona Stanaway
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health about the risk of COVID-19 transmission in ski resorts.

25 May
Associate Professor Jeanne Huang 
IntellAsia paraphrased Associate Professor Jeanne Huang from Sydney Law School about free trade principles associated with China-Australia trade.

Professor Hans Hendrischke 
ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School and China Studies Centre about Chinese investment in Australia and trade tensions between the two countries. Professor Hendrschke was also quoted in Intellasia.

Dr Wei Li
China News Agency quoted Dr Wei Li from the Business School about how China’s economy might recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Minglu Chen
Al Jazeera quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations and the China Studies Centre about how China is dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus, from an economic perspective. IntellAsia republished the piece.

Associate Professor Anna Boucher 
ABC News (TV) interviewed Associate Professor Anna Boucher from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the difficulties migrants in Australia are facing due to the pandemic.

22 May
Dr Minglu Chen
Al Jazeera quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations and China Studies Centre about unemployment in China following the COVID-19 lockdown.

21 May
Professor Anthony Welch 
University World News quoted Professor Anthony Welch from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and China Studies Centre about how international collaboration has become increasingly challenged during COVID-19.

Dr David Brophy
The Courier quoted Dr David Brophy from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and China Studies Centre about how Australian universities respond to on-campus activism in support of Hong Kong and criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.

20 May
Professor Andrew McLachlan

ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Andrew McLachlan, Dean of the School of Pharmacy about US President Donald Trump using hydroxychloroquine in an attempt to ward off COVID-19, highlighting concerns expressed by health professionals.

Associate Professor Anne Boucher
ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Anne Boucher from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about Australia’s obligations to workers on temporary visas, and the long-term picture for people in this situation.

Dr David Brophy 
Yahoo! News Australia and NZ quoted Dr David Brophy from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and China Studies Centre about how Australian universities respond to on-campus activism in support of Hong Kong and criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.

19 May
Professor Hans Hendrischke
 SBS TV World News and SBS News online quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School and China Studies Centre about the inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 and trade relations with China.

Highlight

Chinese investment in Australia falls by over 50 percent in 2019

Despite record trading year, Chinese investment down last year, Chinese investment in Australia fell 58 percent from A$8.2 billion in 2018 to A$3.5 billion in 2019, according to a new report by KPMG and the University of Sydney. Read more.

Read the report Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia .