President of Sichuan Normal University visits Griffith University

Sichuan Normal University and Griffith University representatives
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The newly appointed President of Sichuan Normal University (SNU) made a recent visit to Griffith University to meet with Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Ian O’Connor (20 April 2015). The delegation came as part of a strategic plan to reinvigorate the relationship between SNU and Griffith, and, to extend the collaboration to more comprehensive coverage […]

Stakes are high for Australia in Asian infrastructure bank

Griffith Asia Institute
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Hui Feng, Griffith University Australia will likely join more than 40 countries signing on to the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), following news it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in negotiations to set up the bank. America’s continued effort against the bank has significantly set back diplomacy between the two nations. […]

Griffith cultural connections in Xuzhou, China

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The Imperial Edict Museum in Xuzhou, China last month designated a special room within their museum the ‘Tourism Confucius Institute Chinese Culture Centre.’ The Imperial Edict Museum is seated in the picturesque Jiulishan West-East Han Dynasty cultural and tourism district, neighboring the Tomb of King Chu of the West Han Dynasty, Liu Zhu (King Xiang). It […]

Year of the… Goat?

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Article by Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO from the Griffith Asia Institute The coming year in the Chinese zodiac and East Asian cultures is the ‘year of the 羊’, pronounced yang in standard Chinese. The word can mean ‘sheep’, ‘goat’ or even other similar horned animals, like ‘gazelle’. If we want to be specific, a goat […]

Turkish nationals arrested in China

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Ten Turkish nationals were reportedly detained by Shanghai police for allegedly supplying passports to terror suspects from China’s Xinjiang region. It follows arrests made late last year of Chinese nationals who had allegedly purchased falsified Turkish passports. The move is another attempt by the Chinese government to quell the rising ethnic violence in the Xinjiang region. Many […]