Australia’s China Question

  • Anthony Welch
Keywords: Australia; China; Australian higher education; Chinese influence; Confucius Institutes; security concerns; dependence on Chinese market


As in a number of other countries, Australian views on the Chinese influence in higher education and research have become a significant issue over the last year or more. The heavy dependence on the Chinese market by Australian universities is making university leaders nervous about a potential downturn in Chinese enrollments. Yet, no Confucius Institutes have been closed to date, and the concerns of national security agencies are universally accepted.

How to Cite
Welch, A. (2019). Australia’s China Question. International Higher Education, (98), 22-23. Retrieved from
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