Monday, July 3, 2017


But the public and political agenda has been galvanized by a series of local media revelations that have trained new attention on ways China has used money and influence to press its agenda at the highest political levels in Australia.
Lax contribution laws have allowed Chinese money to flood into local politics – two Chinese billionaires alone, with their associates, contributed about $6.7-million to the country’s leading political parties over the course of 10 years.
But there are signs of similar problems in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been criticized for attending a series of private fundraising dinners attended by wealthy members of the ethnic Chinese community in Canada, some of whom have close ties to the Communist Party apparatus in China
 No surprise then, that an overwhelming majority of Canadians oppose the sale of two domestic technology companies with military customers to Chinese investors and believe these takeovers should be a top priority for national-security reviews, according to a new public opinion survey.

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