Chinese students in Canberra for the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay.
Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in Australia. To ensure our A$28bn international education sector continues to thrive we need to pay more attention to why.
Student data is a popular target for hackers and a hot product on the online black market.
A new scam tricks families based overseas into paying a ransom for Chinese students in Australia who have supposedly been kidnapped.
Asian Australian students tend to spend more time studying than Anglo-Australians.
Students from the Philippines, China and India consistently achieve better results at school than their Australian-born counterparts. This is due to a number of factors, including parents' values.
We need to rethink how we frame discourse about Chinese students who speak out at universities – we seem to have forgotten that argument is a normal part of university study.
At last week’s Party Congress, President Xi Jinping stated that China’s priority is to become a globally “stronger” nation.
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
The classroom can be a cultural minefield or a place to grow cross-cultural understanding, depending on how you engage with it.
Framing freedom of speech and cultural sensitivity as competing goals makes us miss opportunities to develop cross-cultural competency.
Chinese students are less likely to be attracted by visa processing changes than they are by investment in higher education driving our unis up the rankings.
While recently implemented streamlined visa processes and post-study work visa policies may help attract Chinese students, they actually care more about university rankings and country safety.
China could be returning to Mao’s idea that students should be both ‘red and expert’.
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