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8 February
Professor Hans Hendrischke
Evening Standard quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School in an article about Australia’s decision to block a $300m takeover offer by a Chinese state-owned company for a local building contractor. 

18 January
Professor Hans Hendrischke
Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from Sydney Business School about how boycotting Chinese products in Australia could escalate existing trade tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Dr Fiona Stanaway
The Age (syndicated across Nine publishing) quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the Sydney School of Public Health about how vaccination against coronavirus shouldn’t be considered a “passport”, and that caution would still need to continue until most members of the community were vaccinated.  Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated across Nine publishing) also quoted Dr Stanaway about controversy surrounding the Victorian government’s decision to let elite tennis players into the state, despite the existence of strict borders between NSW and Victoria.  

16 December
Professor Hans Hendrischke 
South China Morning Post quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School on China moving to ban certain Australian exports and the economic impact of the policy. 

15 December
Professor Hans Hendrischke 
Junkee interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about the recent trade tensions between Australia and China, and their historical context. 

14 December
Professor Hans Hendrischke 
The Courier Mail (syndicated across News Corp) quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about calls to boycott Chinese goods and businesses, which will have little impact on China. 

13 December
Associate Professor Daniel Tan
China Daily interviewd Associate Professor Daniel Tan from School of Life and Environmental Sciences on the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia. 

7 December
Dr Fiona Stanaway 
The Guardian interviewed Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine of Health on the risk of COVID-19 transmission and safety measures needed on cruises once Australia’s ban lifts in mid-December. Phoenix TV also interviewed Dr Stanaway about workers returning to the office. 

3 December
Professor Hans Hendrischke 
CNN Business quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about Chinese tariffs on Australian exports exercised by China and the potential impact on industries such as wine and beef. 

Dr David Brophy
The New York Times quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the relationship between Australia and China and the importance of America’s presence in Asia for Australia. 



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 .