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Concerns About Confucius Institute Curriculum

The Confucius Institute, an initiative of the Chinese government, promotes Chinese culture and language abroad. It runs 350 programs in 104 countries. According to China’s Propaganda Chief, Li Changchun, it is “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up,” but there are concerns about the nature of its organization and …

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Concerns UNSW Falling Behind in Sustainability

UNSW has again failed to make a list of the country’s top environmentally friendly tertiary institutions, missing out on inclusion in The Australian’s “Ten Greenest Universities.” Higher Education Editor at The Australian, Julie Hare, told Tharunka the universities which had made the list had well-developed operational practices, green buildings, embedded …

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Review: Make Yourself At Home

Piss-bolting through Redfern on a rainy afternoon of last week, I bee-lined my way past bedraggled nine-to-fivers and arrived at the Chinalink Gallery. The current exhibition, Make Yourself At Home, showcasing the works of four emerging Chinese-Australian artists, was a definite shift from the industrial streetscape outside.

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University to Buy-Back Arc Retail

Arc announced this afternoon the buy-back of its retail assets by the University, including the Block House, CLB, Quad and Arc Fresh store at UNSW Village. The announcement puts rest to rumours that have circulated since late last year that the University and Arc were negotiating to transfer retail assets …

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Review: Shame

Shame, the new film by artist turned film-maker Steve McQueen, has been reasonably well received. Critics have recognised its quality – McQueen’s almost supernatural attention to detail, the incredible competency of its leads – but it will not win an Oscar; it didn’t even receive so much as a mention at the …

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