Chinese political donations highlight Australian anxieties, lax law

Are donations from Chinese businesses and individuals to Australia’s two major parties being used to curry favor and gain influence? A recent ABC investigation revealed that donors poured over $5.5 million into Liberal and Labor party coffers between 2013 and 2015…. Read More › sci tech news Continue reading Chinese political donations highlight Australian anxieties, lax law

China-friendly Aussie ex-PM fails in UN Secretary General bid

Kevin Rudd wanted to take over from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when he steps down in December. While the reason for rejecting Rudd’s nomination by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not known, many feel his expertise on China would… Read More ›
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Australians swing against ruling coalition in knife-edge election

By Jonathan Barrett and Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia appeared to be heading for a hung parliament or a minority government with half the votes counted in a national poll on Saturday, potentially blocking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ability… Read More ›
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