32 min

CHINA | S05 05 - Chinese students: Commodity or opportunity‪?‬ China, If You're Listening

    • Politics

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the shutdown of travel from China, it shone a harsh light on the way Australia treats Chinese students who come here to study.

Some feel isolated and discriminated against, others feel they are being treated as "cash cows" by a university sector desperate for their fees.

Can we do better? And can we handle it when problems arise inside the bubble we have created around Chinese students?

Guests:

Dr Fran Martin, associate Professor & Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne

Catriona Jackson, CEO, Universities Australia

Yaqiu Wang, researcher, Human Rights Watch

'Yuki', former University of Adelaide student

Jane Poon, Australia-Hong Kong Link

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the shutdown of travel from China, it shone a harsh light on the way Australia treats Chinese students who come here to study.

Some feel isolated and discriminated against, others feel they are being treated as "cash cows" by a university sector desperate for their fees.

Can we do better? And can we handle it when problems arise inside the bubble we have created around Chinese students?

Guests:

Dr Fran Martin, associate Professor & Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne

Catriona Jackson, CEO, Universities Australia

Yaqiu Wang, researcher, Human Rights Watch

'Yuki', former University of Adelaide student

Jane Poon, Australia-Hong Kong Link

32 min

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