Tag: Drew Pavlou

Ugly Scenes at Australia-China Basketball Match After Human Rights Protest

Ugly scenes have erupted at a World Cup basketball qualifier between Australia and China after a Chinese “nationalist” spectator decided to get personal with a human rights protestor. Seven protestors—including student activist Drew Pavlou—waved the Tibetan flag, held signs, and shouted “Free Hong Kong” and  “Hong Kong independence” during the game at John Cain Arena…


Tributes Flow for Deceased Australian Senator and ‘China Hawk’ Kimberley Kitching

Tributes have poured in from human rights advocates and across the political spectrum for Australian Senator Kimberley Kitching. Kitching, one of the most vocal critics of Beijing’s human rights record in the Australian Labor Party (ALP), passed away from a suspected heart attack on March 10, aged 52. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Victorian…


Chinese Student Caught Tearing Down Pro-Hong Kong Democracy Posters From Australian University

An overseas Chinese student has been captured on video tearing down posters supporting democracy and freedom in Hong Kong and China at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia—an incident highlighting the ongoing influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) indoctrination has had on the Chinese people. The video was posted on the Twitter account…


Tennis Australia Lifts Its Ban on Peng Shuai T-shirts Following Widespread Backlash

Tennis Australia (TA) has overturned its ban on spectators wearing the “Where is Peng Shuai?” t-shirts but will not yet support the display of protest banners on the issue. This comes after the tournament experienced intense criticism for defending the Australian Open security guard, who confiscated a pro-Peng Shuai banner of two spectators and asked…


Tennis Australia Lifts Ban on Peng Shuai T-Shirts After Widespread Backlash

Tennis Australia (TA) has overturned its ban on spectators wearing the “Where is Peng Shuai?” t-shirts but will not yet support the display of protest banners on the issue. This comes after the tournament experienced intense criticism for defending the Australian Open security guard, who confiscated a pro-Peng Shuai banner of two spectators and asked…


Banning ‘Where Is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts Is ‘Safe and Inclusive’: Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia (TA) has again defended its decision to block fans from wearing t-shirts with slogans supporting Chinese doubles player Peng Shuai at Melbourne Park, saying the decision is to create a “safe and inclusive” environment. The organisation has been under scrutiny after the footage made its way to social media last Friday showing a TA’s…


Australian Open Fans Barred From Entry Over ‘Where Is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts

Tennis Australia’s security has stopped two spectators from entering Melbourne Park for the Australian Open after they refused to remove their shirts featuring a message supporting female Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. On Friday, Australian human rights activist Drew Pavlou uploaded a video on Twitter in which his friend Max Mok and another tennis fan…


Anti-CCP Activist Drew Pavlou Launches a Diverse Team for 2022 Federal Election

Australian student activist Drew Pavlou, known for his harsh criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has debuted the parliamentary team of his newly founded party as the candidates set goals for the federal election next year. The Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance Party will have five candidates in total, including those from Hong Kong, Tibetan,…


‘You Won’t Be Able to Book Any Billboards in Australia’: Agency Tells Beijing Critic and Human Rights Advocate

Advertising critical of China or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could be barred from running on any billboards in Australia, according to a recording by Senate candidate and student-activist Drew Pavlou. In a recording posted on Pavlou’s Twitter account, an advertising representative explained why his billboard company was turning down an AU$3,000 (US$2,152) campaign—featuring the…


University Gallery Removes Artwork Critical of Beijing Following Racism Outcry

An Australian gallery has removed three artworks critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after a group of Chinese students complained the pieces were racist. The Ambush Gallery at the Australian National University (ANU) is hosting the “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” exhibition by artist Luke Cornish which features 54 commentary artworks on “injustice and protest”…