Janet Shen

Janet is a student at the University of New South Wales, currently on exchange at Peking University for one year. She is supported by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship. She has interests in International Business, International Affairs and History – particularly in relation to the Sino-Australian sphere.

Natalie Omond

Natalie is in the penultimate year of her double degree of Laws and Arts at the University of Adelaide. A recipient of the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship, Natalie is currently studying in the Master of Chinese Law program at Peking University.
Over the past two years, Natalie has assisted with the proofreading of ‘Critical Issues in Contemporary China’, published by Routledge in 2016. She has also engaged in
academic research concerning the internationalization of cities, counties and provinces in mainland China and Taiwan. Her current research project under PKUASC examines
both the relationships between these subnational-level governments and their Australian counterparts as well as their significance in Sino-Australian relations.

Reade Allison

Reade is an undergraduate student at the University of Adelaide, studying a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Language. He is currently completing a semester exchange at the Peking University Law School as a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholar. Having majored in Mandarin and visited China a couple of times prior to his current exchange, he is greatly interested in the intersection between Australian and Chinese relations and cultural communication.

Michael Cheng Liu

Michael is from Melbourne and has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Politics and International Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is currently working in China as a social media specialist, communicating with more than half a million subscribers daily. In the past Michael has also been extensively involved with freelance  journalism, having written extensively about Chinese social media and it’s effects on Australian politics. Michael has been quoted by publications such as The Guardian and New York Times, regarding Australian Chinese issues. He also has written for Crikey in relation to the accusation of Chinese influence on Australian politics.