David Brophy is a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney and an author

China is far from alone in taking advantage of Australian universities’ self-inflicted wounds

Having long encouraged universities to find funding elsewhere, politicians now home in on their ties to China to argue that they’ve lost their way

 Sanctions only escalate tensions. It's time to tackle the Uyghurs' plight differently

We have to make a credible case that western opposition to China’s policies is not geopolitical manoeuvring, says Australian academic David Brophy