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Australia needs clear message when it comes to Chinese meddling

Scott Morrison's government has no strategy to deal with Beijing's rise

| Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands

In late November, Australian media reported that authorities were investigating claims that a Chinese secret intelligence group had offered one million Australian dollars ($680,000) for a Chinese-born Australian citizen to contest a seat in federal parliament. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation said the general broad of Chinese interference was "unprecedented."

These allegations followed separate claims from a Chinese defector to Australia, Wang Liqiang, that he had worked as a spy in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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