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Fears in Chinese students as violence spreads in Sydney

By Christian Edwards (Xinhua)

08:12, April 27, 2012

SYDNEY, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) has joined a chorus of condemnation over the assault of two Chinese nationals on a Sydney train earlier this week that has raised questions over the safety of Chinese students living in Sydney.

Police arrested two men in Sydney's southern suburb of Rockdale along with four juveniles aged between 14 and 17 after a gruesome assault that has left the community shaken and undermined Sydney's image as a haven for international students.

The men were formally refused bail on Tuesday and police are unable to comment further on the matter until it appears before court in June.

NSW State Premier Barry O'Farrell is writing a letter to the Chinese Consulate General but was not immediately available for comment.

News of the assault, which included racial abuse and elements of extreme intimidation and violence has spread across Chinese language micro-blogging services and mainstream media. A 29-year- old man, suffered a fractured cheekbone and nose during the robbery as well as burns from a lit cigarette.

ACYA's People to People Exchange Vice-President Jeffrey Sheehy told Xinhua that the Association deplores the attack.

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