Chinese students studying in Australia are monitored and controlled to conform to the demands of the Communist Party. As a massive social force, it follows too, that they are available to impose the politics of China upon others
China's plans in the South China Sea are to be defended by the students. That may bring them into confrontations.
The sale of education to overseas students has, in the case of China, created a massive power to intrude into Australian life and politics, from the purchase of property to immigration after graduation, from espionage to political intimidation on campus.
This is imperialism in operation.
As one Chinese publication said: "the Motherland cares". Sadly, Australia is full of collaborators - those who sold education in the first place, those who mix people up in the media about 'benefits' and those who facilitate the students in the property market.
Chinese imperialism contests for influence over Australia. It is challenging the interests of other foreigners to exploit Australia. Chinese imperialism also operates to colonise, the greatest danger to the country which could permit - military intervention, if it was perceived a 'threat' existed to its colonists.
An Australian Australia, an independent Australia, can still be achieved, but it will not be won without the gravest of dangers, up to and including war. The alternative - ethnic cleansing and re-colonisation.