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Nicholas Dynon

Line 21 Project Coordinator

 

 

Nicholas is a Phd candidate in International Communication at Macquarie University, Sydney. His research explores the prospects for Chinese public diplomacy through an analysis of China Daily and People's Daily reportage of the 2008 Lhasa riots and Wenchuan earthquake in the critical period leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games.

A former career officer of the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Nicholas has served as a diplomat in Shanghai, Beijing and the Fiji Islands, following which he worked in Australia’s Parliament House as a departmental liaison officer to the Immigration Minister.

Nicholas holds postgraduate degrees in Asian Studies and International Relations from the Australian National University and the University of Sydney respectively, and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia. He has also studied Chinese at the Beijing International Studies University.


Nicholas' peer-reviewed research has appeared in The China Journal, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy and China: an International Journal (forthcoming). He writes regularly for several publications, inlcuding the Jamestown Foundation's China Brief, The Diplomat, New Zealand Security MagazineThe Public Diplomat, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's CPD Blog and DiploFoundation's Internet Governance channel.


His areas of research include propaganda and terrorism in China, public diplomacy and soft power, nation branding and reputation, and internet governance and cyber security. Nicholas' twitter handle is @nxdynon. Read his Linkedin profile here.



Media Inquiries


Nicholas' insights have been quoted in major international print and online media publications (see selection below), and he is available for inquiries and interviews on his areas of expertise. He can be contacted at nxdynon@hotmail.com.

 

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China sees happy minorities and terrorists in Xinjiang
Kelly Olsen, Agence France-Presse (AFP), March 13, 2014

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"Terrorism" in quotation marks (in Chinese)

Julie Blusse, Pao Pao, March 10, 2014

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Eight police station 'attackers' shot dead in China's Xinjiang, Kelly Olsen, Agence France-Presse (AFP), December 30, 2013

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Report: Militant group says Tiananmen attack in China was 'jihadi operation'Jethro Mullen, CNN, November 29, 2013

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Post-Tiananmen China crackdown 'will fuel Xinjiang unrest'

Felicia Sonmez, Agence France-Presse (AFP), November 1, 2013

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Q&A: China's restive far west

Katie Hunt, CNN, October 30, 2013

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Chinese police in crackdown on 'online jihad'

Natie Hunt and Feng Ke, CNN, October 9, 2013

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The Line 21 Project is interested in working with people who share an enthusiasm for Chinese propaganda and soft power. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch with the coordinator.