The majority of students from China come to Australia to learn English and be exposed to a different culture. This helps them get a competitive edge over graduates in their home country.
Lee says Hong Kong is up against an emergent Chinese empire and fears violence on both sides will soon spiral out of control.
If the protesters can channel their energy in a more lasting, organised way, they may be able to achieve even more than the "five demands". Could the French Revolution be a source of inspiration?
The most likely explanation for the unrest lies not in Beijing’s influence over the city, but rather the nature of Hong Kong government and society itself.
Why a spontaneous popular movement emerged in Hong Kong.
Police tactics in Hong Kong have not helped the cycle of protest, repression and further protest.
A survey of 8,000 Hong Kong protesters shows that participants increasingly feel that radical protests are the most effective way to make the government heed public opinion.
The protests in Hong Kong have led to clashes between Chinese students here in Australia. What is it that makes those from mainland China so patriotic towards their country and leadership?
After weekend, another spasm of violence in Hong Kong. Why isn't the protest movement petering out after 12 weeks, and what will the government eventually do in response?
While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
Who are Hong Kong's protesters?
Hong Kong’s protesters like many Brexiters seek political freedom – but this may come at a heavy price.
The Chinese government has a multi-pronged approach to quell the protests –building support among business elites, putting pressure on companies and ramping up its misinformation campaigns.
What Beijing could learn from the British response to the 1967 Hong Kong riots.
Beijing's view of the rule of law is very different to what most of the rest of the world understands.
Australia must develop the intellectual acumen to see the world through China’s leaders’ eyes to manage the relationship on its own terms.
Protesters have adopted new approaches stemming from the failures of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and they are building something that is showing resilience to Beijing’s authoritarianism.
Hong Kong has few recognisable public places and none with the space for huge numbers of protesters. Instead, they have co-opted the streets and digital media as public spaces for protest.
The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong is evolving ...