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Haiqing Yu

About Haiqing Yu

Haiqing Yu is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a critical media studies scholar with expertise on Chinese digital media, communication and culture and their sociopolitical and cultural impact in China, Australia and the Asia Pacific. She is currently working on projects on China’s digital expansion and influence in Australasia, Chinese-language digital/social media in Australia, the social implications of China's social credit system, and social studies of digital technologies in the Chinese context.

The transformation of daigou in the post-COVID 19 era

Daigou based parallel trading is a historical phenomenon in the long history of cross-border trade. Its heyday is now history, but it is not dead yet, as the informal, freelance, retail daigou are gradually incorporated into corporate daigou channels in … Continue reading

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Chinese Australians’ take on anti-Chinese racism in Australia. Part 3 of a series on racism.

In the age of weaponised racism, Chinese Australians have taken on the moral duty of telling Australia stories well.

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HAIQING YU. China in a Time of Change

“Social Credit”: China’s Automated Social Control and the Question of Choice The social credit system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has attracted worldwide attention.

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HAIQING YU. Chinese students in Australia and our responsibility

The discourse on China’s influence in Australia has recently shifted its focus to Chinese students on Australian university campuses. They are seen as pro-Chinese Communist Party nationalists who sing the Chinese national anthem and shout profane abuse at pro-Hong Kong-protest … Continue reading

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HAIQING YU. Inside the world of the Chinese shoppers who are unnerving Australians.

Reports on daigou (personal shoppers) in Australia have evoked mixed feelings about Chinese presence and influence in Australian everyday and economic lives.

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