Art works featuring Batman and Winnie the Pooh censored from Australian university art gallery upon Chinese complaints

Three art works among an exhibition featuring images from dozens of countries were withdrawn from an art gallery on the campus of the Australian National University after Chinese students complained about “racial discrimination” and “humiliation of China.” Three works by artist Luke Cornish featuring Chinese currency bearing the altered images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping were removed from the exhibition following the complaints. The exhibition “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” by Luke Cornish, running from March 12 to April 15

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Australian air force plane spotted operating over East China Sea

A Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was operating in airspace over the East China Sea today, according to a Chinese think tank that monitors aircraft movements in the area. China’s semi-official South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) posted a map of the aircraft’s flight trajectory on Twitter today, observing that is was “unusual to see an Australian P-8A operating over the East China Sea.” The Australian Department of Defense (DoD) announced the aircraft’s deployment in the

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Two Taiwanese Men Caught Smuggling Drugs into Australia

Two men from Taiwan were arrested at Brisbane International Airport Thursday, after being found to be carrying 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine strapped to their bodies. Australian Border police first intercepted a 20 year old man who was found to be carrying a crystal substance hidden in body braces. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. A 19 year-old man was arrested later the same day after arriving on a different flight. Border police said that the men were carrying a combined

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Taiwanese Australian Dumped After Anti-Gay Comments

Australia’s One Nation Party revoked their endorsement of Shan Ju Lin, the party’s first Asian-Australian candidate, after the Taiwan-born candidate made controversial comments about gay people. Party leader Pauline Hanson dumped the member after Ms Lin posted a comment on her Facebook page saying that gay people engaged in “abnormal sexual behaviour” and “should be treated as patients.” Ms Lin has since allegedly deleted the comments. One Nation Party officials were unable to contact her through other means, and used

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