Dongqing Fu is currently researching the policy intentions and effects of the international recognition of academic qualifications through a study of the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. Ms Fu is a member of the “Argumentative Chinese Students” Research Cooperative. She is working as a research assistant in the Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, undertaking projects relating to Australia’s responses to, and engagement with European policies affecting teacher education. Prior to this she undertook a contrastive study of English and Chinese, their cultural contexts and the implications of this for teaching English. Previously, Ms Fu worked as a lecturer teaching English at Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.