China warns students about choosing Australia, citing racist incidents

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BEIJING/SYDNEY — China on Tuesday urged students going overseas to think carefully before choosing Australia, citing a spate of racist incidents targeting Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic and putting A$12 billion ($8.3 billion) of fee revenue at risk. The Ministry of Education’s warning came days after the Chinese culture and tourism ministry advised citizens against traveling to Australia due to racial discrimination and violence stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, which first emerged in China in late 2019.