China Matters Young Professionals is a project of China Matters that was established in 2016 to provide a unique platform for Australians in the early stages of their careers to examine, debate and publish on policy issues pertaining to the Australia-China relationship.
The Young Professionals project aims to create a dialogue between outstanding young individuals aged 35 or under who work in business and the public service, especially those dealing with foreign policy and security issues as well as trade and investment flows between Australia and China.
Don’t Shoot the (Online) Messenger: Separating citizen from state in Chinese Cyberspace
STANCE #32 – DECEMBER EDITION
At the height of the 2019 Australian Federal Election, both major parties took the tussle for Chinese-Australian voters to the social media platform WeChat – and both left crying foul. Labor Party hopeful Bill Shorten’s campaign was undermined by doctored screenshots fabricating his position on immigration. Scott Morrison’s campaign confronted inflammatory articles insisting his government was ‘kicked in the head by a Kangaroo’.
Read previous editions of our YP Stance here.