Tag Archives: Australia

Say NO to Internet Censorship in Australia

The Australian Government is proposing an internet censorship scheme that goes further than any other democracy in the world. I’ve just signed a petition to prevent the scheme that will make the internet up to 87% slower, more expensive, accidentally … Continue reading

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In Memory of Professor Liu Ts’un-yan 1917 – 2009

The world lost two of the best sinologists within a short space of less than three weeks.  Shortly after the death of Professor David Hawkes on 31 July, one of his best friends Professor Liu Ts’un-yan was admitted to hospital … Continue reading

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Australian Diplomats under Cyber Attack

Espionage accusation between Australia and China continues.  This time it involves spam emails loaded with spyware.  The targets are said to be Australian foreign affairs officials whose work involve China. According to today’s Sydney Morning Herald: The Department of Foreign … Continue reading

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Stern Hu Formally Charged

Stern Hu and his three other Rio Tinto colleagues have been formally arrested on charges of  infringing trade secrets and bribery.  This is a major breakthrough in a scandal that has severely damaged goodwill between Australia and China.  The timing … Continue reading

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Chinese Cyber-terrorism Gives Kadeer More Publicity (Update)

Click HERE for the original post. ABC News just confirms that a Chinese national has contacted the National Broadcaster, claiming responsibility for the hacking incident.  This is the relevant section from the news report: The hacker has contacted the ABC … Continue reading

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Chinese Cyber-terrorism Gives Kadeer More Publicity

Check HERE for update Rebiya Kadeer and the film 10 Conditions of Love and the Melbourne Film Festival continue to be the focus of international attention, thanks to a group of anarchic China-based hackers. Hackers broke into the Melbourne International … Continue reading

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Global Times Advocates Detention of All Rio Tinto Staff in China

Global Times, an ultra-nationalistic CCP controlled tabloid attached to People’s Daily, claimed that public opinion demand to see all Rio Tinto staff in China placed under detention. There is nothing new about Global Times’ pouring gasoline onto the flames of … Continue reading

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Australian Writers Condemn China’s Censorship Attempt

The Sydney affiliate of International PEN issued a statement to condemn China’s latest attempt to force the organiser of the Melbourne Film Festival to remove The Ten Conditions of Love from its 2009 program.  Sydney PEN also appealed for the … Continue reading

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China Demands Australian Film-maker to Withdraw Uighur Documentary

The Chinese Government, out of sheer stupidity, is stepping up pressure on Australia to subjugate to its whim.  This time, the target is an Australian film on Rebiya Kadeer, to be screened at the upcoming Melbourne Film Festival.  This is … Continue reading

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Time for Meditation: Dawn Mantras (1999)

This is my favourite piece of Australian music.  Ross Edwards’ Dawn Mantras, also know as Breath of the Spirit, was composed especially for the Dawn Performance which took place on the sails of the Sydney Opera House at sunrise on … Continue reading

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