Meanwhile in the research real-world: Sino-Aus funding announced

But lest Chinese officials (or Australian senators) get upset this is not a deal to denounce

In fact, it’s entirely routine, and useful, research cooperation between the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The not-much funding (everybody gets $7000 each)  goes to:

Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University) and Tianyu Wang (CASS):  labour laws on digital employment in the two countries

Qian Fang (UNSW) and Chunguang Wang (CASS): migrant peer support groups

Enshen Li (Uni Queensland), Xupeng Jiao (CASS): security cooperation on cross-border crime

Peter Shi (Macquarie U), Deyong Zhang (CASS): fund managers providing aged care services (is CMM’s guess what this is about- the synopsis reads like Google found the original a struggle).