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Beijing bans Australian researchers in tit-for-tat – Sydney Morning Herald

Clive Hamilton and Alex Joske have been banned from entering China after it was revealed Australia had revoked the visas of two Chinese academics.

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Both experts have focussed their work on the Chinese Communist Party’s rising influence abroad through the United Front network. Neither had plans to enter China.
Joske, who works for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, has accused the party of undermining social cohesion abroad, influencing politics, facilitating espionage and increasing unsupervised technology transfer.
He has urged governments to “disrupt the CCPs capacity” to use United Front figures as vehicles for covert influence…

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