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  • Salam Damai and Peace to All

    This news item made frequent reference to the “issue”, without defining the issue. What is the issue? How is China interfering in Australian universities?

    • Danu Mekez
      Danu Mekez  7 days back

      The wakening time! The CHRISTIAN democratic west have been slumbering for decades, now time to see what has happened during this era of slumbering .

      • Ann E
        Ann E  2 weeks back

        The new Colonialists, even in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Canada etc etc.

        • Indie Jones
          Indie Jones  2 weeks back

          Australia seems to have quite a phobia about Chinese. Having done with their perceived political influence, now on alleged Chinese influence in universities and colleges. What next, Chinese tourists will suspected as spies too. One country that has exerted more influence, political, military etc but the media and politicians are not talking about it. Oh I get it, they share they the same heritage and poltical system so they are NOT to be suspect. Maybe the fear of yellow peril outweighs everything even though this country has caused more wars and tensions to every region they are present.

          • Lewis Lam
            Lewis Lam  2 weeks back

            CCP uses every means for their political invasion ,,,,the whole world should highly stay alert on it

            • Click to Confirm
              Click to Confirm  2 weeks back

              Oh the irony hahah, it was THEY (The LNP) created this mess and NOW they're crying wolf? lol NOW foreigners are USING Universities as a backdoor to immigration.

              • raphael vitton
                raphael vitton  2 weeks back

                Communism is just a ruse to trick the working class into handing over their resources .

                • Scorpion
                  Scorpion  3 weeks back

                  China, buying Australians property , businesses and even politicians. How low this government went.

                  • LZTDMYHJ DSB
                    LZTDMYHJ DSB  3 weeks back

                    Aussies like our money 😜

                    • jilson heffrey
                      jilson heffrey  1 weeks back

                      You guys only contribute 30 billion which is chump change....we couldn't care less...

                  • afree mind
                    afree mind  3 weeks back

                    I'm not familiar with Australian politics but I'm surprised if liberals are anti China and conservatives against it. It's the opposite elsewhere

                    • 4andronicus
                      4andronicus  3 weeks back

                      Here the Liberal party represents the political right and the Labor party represents the left.

                  • Codeman
                    Codeman  4 weeks back

                    Funny, yes, the孔子学院 confucius college are trying to spread Chinese culture, language,dance and other shit, but communism ideology? Have you ever been there? They have been there for decades have any Aussie kids got brainwashed and become a commie? Or Australia is getting more close to China? No! Actually the opposite, the mainstreams constantly bombing China and everything that related to China. And guess who are the activists that trying to shut down confucius college? VoA and FLG(aka Falungong aka uncensored China aka shenyun) which receiving millions funding from NED every year.
                    Aussie being brainwashed? Yes, but the real question is by whom? Maybe to think about how those hatred has been plant and grow in your mind? And just maybe try to understand your hateful enemy by simply go there and see it by your own eyes?

                    • Elaine Stewart
                      Elaine Stewart  4 weeks back

                      You have no idea what a TROJAN HORSE educational institutions have been in helping China to colonise the west!ESL what a scam an immigration scam!

                      • Distian Chrysler
                        Distian Chrysler  4 weeks back

                        Multiculturalism has left Australia weak and open to any outside influence...congratulations

                        • Distian Chrysler
                          Distian Chrysler  3 days back

                          Arthur Heywood even they were immigrants, and they never had civilisation

                        • Arthur Heywood
                          Arthur Heywood  2 weeks back

                          Nearly all Australians are immigrants the only true Australians are the aboriginals

                        • 4andronicus
                          4andronicus  3 weeks back

                          There is no shortage of virtue signalling wankers here.

                      • james gray
                        james gray  4 weeks back

                        Australian universities too reliant on foreign students? Ha! Well, how else are they going to fill their classroom, with local bogans? Sure, it would be great to have more students from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, etc., but those people want a civilized environment, not a physical and cultural desert filled with low-IQ, hygiene-deficient, aggressive, alcoholic hillbillies. Unless you are naive enough to believe that we can have a successful economy by selling coal, wool, boomerangs and Vegemite to the world, we need all the foreign students we can get, whoever they might be.

                        • RealityBitesShit
                          RealityBitesShit  4 weeks back

                          Penny Wong shouldn't stick up for a dictatorship when a million people are in concentration camps.

                          • Distian Chrysler
                            Distian Chrysler  4 weeks back

                            RealityBitesShit she’s all for her country...China!

                        • DragonAte George
                          DragonAte George  4 weeks back

                          Australia will sink without China. Like it or not, this will continue

                          • Jarrod Yuki
                            Jarrod Yuki  4 weeks back

                            china is not like russia or syria, china has strong economy and soft power. if liberals try to mess with china, chinese media and expats will retaliate.

                            • dior wang
                              dior wang  4 weeks back

                              Go back to where you from "CHINA" you guys talk loud & disrespectful errrr🤮

                              • Emmailok Corrielic
                                Emmailok Corrielic  4 weeks back

                                "Diversity is our strength", said the Jews with a Hungarian accent.
                                So now, these Jews, must fully assume and embrace the Chinese presence which they imported.

                                • Wu Jian Lung
                                  Wu Jian Lung  4 weeks back

                                  Australia is actually restricting freedom of speech by raising false and racist alarms about chinese influence. How are students influencing the universities? Give specific examples and cases. Racism is still rife in Australia and the media there are embedded with numerous CIA agents and racists. Shame!

                                  • Anon A
                                    Anon A  4 weeks back

                                    Wu Jian Lung - very well said.

                                  • Wu Jian Lung
                                    Wu Jian Lung  4 weeks back

                                    @CHINA BEST Don't be vulgar. You need to support Freedom of speech, mate! Cheers

                                • Bob Jackson
                                  Bob Jackson  4 weeks back

                                  So the ABC is concerned about education being under the influence of China? It's a shame they can't be concerned about education being dominated by feminists or the left wing, but of course the ABC being what it is, they can't see anything wrong with that.

                                  • JOSEPHWONGAU
                                    JOSEPHWONGAU  4 weeks back

                                    Blah Blah Blah from trouble makers, Those that express bias views of other must be too comfortable who got a place to live and a full stomach every day, many don''t .


                                    Get a gainful job and respect other countries. Both groups of protesters, please leave your problems in your own country. Australian go and protest on Australian issues Worry about our homeless, disadvantage people first. At least China brought 700 million people out of poverty

                                    • JOSEPHWONGAU
                                      JOSEPHWONGAU  4 weeks back

                                      @Tom Xavier Where did I say you are Chinese? I am a 5 generation Australian mate. My family had business tides between Australia and China since 1845 in agriculture. Last year I went to Hong Kong twice, Shenzhen twice. once in Zhongshan and once in Shanghai. I am now retired and contributed on the Australian economy for the last 50 years. started paying tax went I was 19 The stuff you write is shameful. Have you first hand experience and knowledge or you rely on hearsay and innuendo? Write your 1st hand evidence of brutality here for me to comment on

                                    • Tom Xavier
                                      Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                      @JOSEPHWONGAU What makes you think I am Chinese? I am not. You quote much heartache and killing from history but studiously avoid modern Communist brutality and killing today. How convenient for you but then you would disappear if you started to advertise these unpleasant facts. So please continue quoting the sins of our fathers if that keeps you safe.

                                    • JOSEPHWONGAU
                                      JOSEPHWONGAU  4 weeks back

                                      Tom, it is disappointing you say this. People died in the WWII and civil war in China as with all Wars throughout history of the world. KMT lost the civil war the set up exile government in Taiwan and called itself Public of China, claiming all the mainland China. Japanese used Chinese civilians in South China for testing chemical weapons The US used the Pacific to test. The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear weapons detonated by the United States from 1947 until 1991. That place will be radioactive for thousands of years. At the Pacific forum, the island state asked the US to clean it up. I don't see much of this in the media. The US and UK used false intelligent information to go into war with Iraq and Vietnam killing millions. Since we commenting here Tom. This is my thoughts. These youngsters forgot their parents and grandparents never had democracy under British Rule. Britain form Hong Kong so they can legalise selling opium to China , it is the effort of the British that created the phrase"sick man of Asia" so that they became inferior people. This phase is used by the British to described the Chinese addicted to opium caused by the British and the Century of Humiliation that China has suffered. Don't forgot false propaganda push by the US into the Vietnam and Iraq War that killed millions, US is the only country that used nuclear weapons by dropping atomic bombs in Japan, where is the diplomacy?
                                      Let bygones be bygones, however your narratives and mission has to be balanced.

                                      How shameful that you fly the UK and US flag and throw the Chinese flag in the water.

                                      I think China supplies Hong Kong with Water and Electricity as well.

                                      Grow up and be proud to be Chinese

                                      At least China stands proud through blood sweat and tears, lifting 700 million people out of poverty. Even Tesla and General Motors, BMW, Apple to name a few think China is good. China has super e-commerce platforms in Alipay and Wechat. China has more bullet trains than the rest of the World combined. China has the fastest super computer, the most powerful radio telescope to explore the universe, landed on the dark side of the moon, lead the World in telecommunication, lead the World in Nuclear Fusion for unlimited energy, has the most solar and wind generators, able to convert desert to agriculture farmland. Now lead the world with more STEM graduates. Holds over one trillion US dollars in US treasury notes, bailed the World out from GFC caused by the US.

                                      What have the youngest contribute to humanity? Just more blah, blah blah about one country two system, universal suffrage, human rights.

                                      Universal suffrage does not guarantee human advancement for the better, the leadership voted in can be not competent in innovation to build a better ecosystem. Meritocracy comes closer. What good is "human right for a few when the rest suffers ( your silent majority)?

                                      Go and worry about the "Maslow Hierachy of Needs" first

                                      One country two system is not set up that China is to evolve into Hong Kong. Hong Kong got to the evolve and converge smoothly into the Chinese system within the 50 years for achieved greater goals. You seems to lose the plot.

                                      Chinese in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau, Shanghai, Chongqing and others centres are bemused at you guys. It is sad.

                                    • Tom Xavier
                                      Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                      China also killed 45 million under Mao and now kills to harvest the organs of innocent people. Blah blah blah?

                                  • Ben Hill
                                    Ben Hill  4 weeks back

                                    We've now built a system that would collapse without them.

                                    • lunescinco
                                      lunescinco  4 weeks back

                                      they showed my university lmao

                                      • Yūbo Kumin
                                        Yūbo Kumin  4 weeks back

                                        Same thing happening in Canada. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg. China is planning a massive takeover of the entire world and is slowing putting all of this pieces in place. This is just one small part of it.

                                        • me heretoday
                                          me heretoday  4 weeks back

                                          J L their 'entire plan'...mmmmm

                                        • J L
                                          J L  4 weeks back

                                          their entire plan has been discovered and is being dismantled. They are also broke with massive infrastructure project spendings that go nowhere and building of ghost cities.

                                      • BJ700
                                        BJ700  4 weeks back

                                        It should be lead by the people, not the government.

                                        • John D
                                          John D  4 weeks back

                                          The average guy on the street would be more aware of Chinese influence and political influence that China has in Australia.
                                          Peny wong is deflecting the issue to federal level knowing it would not get any further than a mention which leads to others questions.
                                          Money! Follow the money trail and you’ll see the real issues.
                                          Chinese consulate is hiring protesters in Australia for their own agenda, let’s start there.

                                          • John D
                                            John D  4 weeks back

                                            CHINA BEST 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺this is Australia not China

                                          • John D
                                            John D  4 weeks back

                                            CHINA BEST the racist card is wearing thin in Australia now, as soon as someone has an opinion that doesn’t suit the narrative you call racist.

                                          • John D
                                            John D  4 weeks back

                                            CHINA BEST how is my comment even remotely racist coming from a communist dictatorship country that kills people who don’t agree with their agenda.

                                          • Tom Xavier
                                            Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                            Communist China is a disease that is spreading as people ignore it.

                                        • SeaWorld socialartslecturer

                                          ABC sighting Chinese interference is insanity when all ABC do is interfere with UK and US .

                                          • grimm reaper
                                            grimm reaper  4 weeks back

                                            the world is one big chess board. is Australia a chess player? or merely a chess piece? are you a willing chess piece?

                                            • grimm reaper
                                              grimm reaper  4 weeks back

                                              it is very simple for Australia and Australians. Just announce Australia no further trade with china, china investment not welcome, and you do not welcome Chinese students or Chinese tourists.

                                              • paul w
                                                paul w  4 weeks back

                                                lol what planet do you live on? an anarchist or communist one?

                                              • Dethmasheen
                                                Dethmasheen  4 weeks back

                                                That would make Australia go broke within hours. :)

                                            • Edward Snowden
                                              Edward Snowden  4 weeks back

                                              The issue of foreign interference? WTF America has more foreign interference in Australia, interference china could only dream of.

                                            • Bruce Boyden
                                              Bruce Boyden  4 weeks back

                                              Half the universities are nearly as far left as the Chinese government anyway. Too late to worry.

                                              • Bruce Boyden
                                                Bruce Boyden  4 weeks back

                                                @CHINA BEST please vote Green and go broke.

                                            • Jim Leung
                                              Jim Leung  4 weeks back

                                              Umm. Your neighbour is one fifth of all humanity.? One of the richest country in the world? Second biggest economy with a growing middle class who can actually send their kids overseas for schooling? Need I say more. Be happy that China as a peaceful nation . Not warmongering like let say USA? Lol

                                              • J L
                                                J L  4 weeks back

                                                @Jim Leung you need to get your facts right. China is still a very poor country, all it's GDP are fake figures, and it only got to where it is today due to massive foreign investments and market access to western markets. China was poorer than an african country country 40 years ago.

                                              • Jim Leung
                                                Jim Leung  4 weeks back

                                                I think you should open yours. Get the facts straight. Do your research. South China Sea is a sovereignty issues between China’s neighbours. It’s being solved bi laterally. Their claim is not without evidence. If you truly want the truth dig deeper look both sides. don’t just liberally accuse China of wrong doing.

                                              • ty aus
                                                ty aus  4 weeks back

                                                China as a peaceful nation? Open your eyes and look at South China Sea.

                                            • Chris Shawl
                                              Chris Shawl  4 weeks back

                                              Let's just admit we are having this discussion because Chinese people aren't white. If they are white enough, none of this would have happened. You racist pieces of crap.

                                              • Kers1
                                                Kers1  4 weeks back

                                                Fun fact. They added the word Liberal 5 times in this video and avoided saying Labor 3 times.

                                                Seriously though, watch it again and notice how weird it is. Why are they explicitly trying to say that liberal are the ones scared of foreign influence?

                                                • CPLD
                                                  CPLD  4 weeks back

                                                  Because all we have been hearing for the last 6 years is how Labor did wrong, not that the Libs are in power, why ARE we still blaming Labor?

                                              • Glenn W.
                                                Glenn W.  4 weeks back

                                                The only source of 'foreign interference' in Australia comes out of D.C..

                                                • Glenn W.
                                                  Glenn W.  4 weeks back

                                                  @Tom Xavier Your comment shows that you are a liar.

                                                • Tom Xavier
                                                  Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                                  @Glenn W. I have lived in many countries including the US and Australia. Your comment shows your ignorance of both countries you mention.

                                                • paul w
                                                  paul w  4 weeks back

                                                  @Tom Xavier he's right--except that China also meddles in Australian affairs

                                                • Glenn W.
                                                  Glenn W.  4 weeks back

                                                  @Tom Xavier Tom, you must live on Planet Xavier! Or, you are a paid troll. Tell, which is it?

                                                • Leisure Time
                                                  Leisure Time  4 weeks back

                                                  Exactly!

                                              • Mark C
                                                Mark C  4 weeks back

                                                Sinophobia, similiar to the other white countries especially the US, UK, Canada and NZ. The five white countries that are trying to dominate the entire world like their forefathers.

                                                • Kers1
                                                  Kers1  4 weeks back

                                                  That just sounds Anglophobic doesn't it?

                                              • Hakuna Matata
                                                Hakuna Matata  4 weeks back

                                                I love all cultures and I'm not a racist but I'm over Chinese taking over suburbs, housing, schools etc.

                                                • EverlastGX
                                                  EverlastGX  7 days back

                                                  @Hakuna Matata you are xenophobic, Australia is a land of immigration since the beginning so let asians in peace

                                                • jilson heffrey
                                                  jilson heffrey  1 weeks back

                                                  It's not just the Chinese but well said

                                                • Julian Leone
                                                  Julian Leone  4 weeks back

                                                  @Hakuna Matata *American negro,lol

                                                • Hakuna Matata
                                                  Hakuna Matata  4 weeks back

                                                  @Julian Leone *African American

                                                • Julian Leone
                                                  Julian Leone  4 weeks back

                                                  I lived in Flushing NYC in the 70s like you say all cultures it was great it was like a little world,now that place is all Asian ,but at least they dont make ghettos like the American negro who are looking to destroy this country,they hate whites.

                                              • Henry Henry Wang
                                                Henry Henry Wang  4 weeks back

                                                CN students use "CNMB" which is very dirty language in Chinese to abuse pro HK demonstrators in Oz uni campuses. School authorities must standup to stop such behaviour.

                                                • Henry Henry Wang
                                                  Henry Henry Wang  4 weeks back

                                                  @tommy xu l love to pass CNMB to you and l hope you enjoy it.

                                                • Henry Henry Wang
                                                  Henry Henry Wang  4 weeks back

                                                  @tommy xu l love to pass CNMB to, and l hope you enjoy it.😄😄😄

                                                • J L
                                                  J L  4 weeks back

                                                  pro china supporters watch out. that is a slap in the face of australia's core values.

                                                • tommy xu
                                                  tommy xu  4 weeks back

                                                  so it is illegal to say fxxk u during protest??? have u been to these violent aussie protest?

                                              • Doogie Chen
                                                Doogie Chen  4 weeks back

                                                We must protect our freedom of speech and our democracy. Chinese students act like a bully to any different voice from their opinion ( eg. Taiwan is an independent democratic country and not belong to CCP China)。

                                                • J L
                                                  J L  4 weeks back

                                                  so true.

                                              • VBHB
                                                VBHB  4 weeks back

                                                Errrr when your 3rd main source of income is overseas students what do you expect???

                                                • jilson heffrey
                                                  jilson heffrey  1 weeks back

                                                  It's not lmao

                                                • Marcia Crosby
                                                  Marcia Crosby  4 weeks back

                                                  My experience in Canada: when professors of particular disciplines become more "ESL instructors"--what then do we expect from them? Compliance? ... what?

                                              • Tony Barsco
                                                Tony Barsco  4 weeks back

                                                ABC is very good at spreading hatred.

                                                • Ĺinda Rothera
                                                  Ĺinda Rothera  4 weeks back

                                                  Of course, here we go,lets put Aussies in Chinese Universitys, lol see how that is received

                                                  • jilson heffrey
                                                    jilson heffrey  1 weeks back

                                                    Wouldn't work they hate Foreigner's

                                                  • grimm reaper
                                                    grimm reaper  4 weeks back

                                                    there are quite a bit of foreign students in Chinese universities. spend four yrs there. get a degree. return home and you're sinologist.

                                                • phil stabler
                                                  phil stabler  4 weeks back

                                                  Sort ya shop out Oz ya boss won’t be happy the Queen.

                                                  • Marcello B
                                                    Marcello B  4 weeks back

                                                    Very funny that

                                                    • Career Guru
                                                      Career Guru  4 weeks back

                                                      Well ABC Australia is an American organization. Is there an authentic Australian news channel?

                                                      • jason o'connor
                                                        jason o'connor  4 weeks back

                                                        Ignorance must be bliss for you!

                                                      • Glenn W.
                                                        Glenn W.  4 weeks back

                                                        The only source of 'foreign interference' in Australia comes out of D.C..

                                                    • Alex ZHANG
                                                      Alex ZHANG  4 weeks back

                                                      Foolish ABC News is always hostile to China.

                                                      • Tom Xavier
                                                        Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                                        @Alex ZHANG Get up off your knees, it is no wonder you cannot see anything when bowing down all the time....

                                                      • Alex ZHANG
                                                        Alex ZHANG  4 weeks back

                                                        Tom Xavier Shame on you

                                                      • Tom Xavier
                                                        Tom Xavier  4 weeks back

                                                        And Alex ZHANG is always polishing his masters "missile" Good boy, Xi will give you some noodles.

                                                    • LL Flame
                                                      LL Flame  4 weeks back

                                                      Shameless……

                                                      • LL Flame
                                                        LL Flame  4 weeks back

                                                        CHINA BEST 你也是闲的,你跑来我这下面评论政治有什么意义,找点事做去

                                                      • LL Flame
                                                        LL Flame  4 weeks back

                                                        CHINA BEST 他妈的回到欧洲去