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Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Chinese-Australian Writer
Two intriguing stories this week have triggered a renewal of the debate about free speech. It was feared Dr Yang Hengjun (known to friends as Henry), a Chinese-Australian crime novelist and prominent blogger on contemporary China, was being held captive by Chinese authorities after disappearing from an airport in Guangzhou. The writer, whom Greens Senator Scott Ludlam described as one of the most influential…
The State of Play in the State of Israel
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“I am increasingly convinced that this is the most important period in Israel’s history since 1948, because we have to make decisions.” So summarised Naomi Chazan on the impact of the Arab spring on relations between Israel and Palestinians. Chazan, a senior Israeli academic, peace and women’s rights advocate, and a former Knesset member, appeared recently at the Wheeler Centre…
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