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9 July
Dr Fiona Stanaway 
ABC News online quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health in an article about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and risk of transmission in NSW from people travelling across the border.

Professor Bing Ling
ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Bing Ling from the Law School and China Studies Centre about new national security laws imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong.

Professor Hans Hendrischke
The Australian quoted Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School and China Studies Centre in an article about Australia’s trade relationship with China.

8 July
Dr Alexandra Grey 
The Australian Financial Review quoted 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.

Dr Joyce Nip
Bloomberg (syndicated) quoted Dr Joyce Nip from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and China Studies Centre in an article about the response of big tech companies to the new security laws in Hong Kong. 

7 July 
Associate Professor Anna Boucher 
The Guardian 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.

Professor Bing Ling
The Sydney Morning Herald and IntellAsia quoted Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about the new national security laws imposed on Hong Kong.

3 July
Professor Bing Ling
ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Bing Ling from the Law School and China Studies Centre and Professor Mary Crock from the Law School about new national security laws imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong, which will also impact Chinese-Australians. Professor Bing was also quoted in The Australian about the same issue.

Dr Wei Li, 
SBS Cantonese (Radio) interviewed Dr Wei Li from the Business School and China Studies Centre in a segment about whether Australian distrust toward China would dampen the future trade relationship between the two countries.

2 July
Dr Fiona Stanaway
ABC News online quoted Dr Fiona Stanaway from the School of Public Health in an article about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria. Dr Stanaway was also quoted in the Daily Mail.

Professor Bing Ling 
The Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated across Nine Publishing) quoted Professor Bing Ling from the Law School and China Studies Centre in an article about new national security laws imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong, which will also impact Chinese-Australians. The Globe and Mail (Canada) and South China Morning Post also quoted Professor Ling on the same issue.

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. 

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 .