On Tuesday, a report made by Chaoyang District People's Court said that it heard 188 such lawsuits from January 2015 to March this year; Haidian District People's Court concluded 55 such cases between January 2016 and February this year.
Pointing to the 140,000 Chinese nationals studying at Australian universities, he said: "The great majority are excellent students. They also contribute a lot of money to our university system. Are we going to put it at risk?"
He noted that the past year had seen some "outrageous" claims made against China, and the media had been "poisonous".
Many of the disputes have centered on smartphone applications, as the mobile economy has developed rapidly, courts in the capital reported on Tuesday.
Mackerras studied the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for his MLitt at the University of Cambridge in 1964 and wrote his PhD on Chinese opera at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1970.
Officers have seized a white Ford Transit van which had been stolen from Ballance Street and was left at the scene.
"State Grid has worked on major power grid projects in seven countries and regions with the total assets exceeding $65 billion," said Shu, who is also a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.