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Universities Shouldn’t Wait for Marise Payne’s Axe to Fall on China-Funded Institutes

The universities can’t squirm out of it this time. Last year, all 13 Australian universities that host China-funded Confucius Institutes declined to register them under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. Some even tweaked their contracts with the Chinese government to avoid having to register on technicalities.

The government was not amused.

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