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Traitors and treason in the collective Chinese imagination

How has the concept of the traitor been put to political use in China and what is regarded as treasonous behaviour?

India’s soft power push with vaccine diplomacy

India is the world’s largest donor of COVID-19 vaccines despite having the world’s second highest caseload of coronavirus.

Sexual citizenship and Asian migration to Australia

How do people at the intersection of LGBTQIA+ and Asian ethnicity fare in Australia? Why do they choose to make their lives here, and what challenges do they face as they seek genuine inclusion?

Migrants from China grappling with acceptance in Australia

How do members of Australia’s mainland Chinese community view themselves, and how are they viewed by others, particularly when the relationship between Canberra and Beijing is strained?

The fate of China’s many languages

Beijing is pushing hard the use of Mandarin by all Chinese, and while fluency in Mandarin brings economic benefits what is the cost to ethnic minorities?