Australia: Growing worries over China's hidden hand

Pro-China activists march on the streets of Sydney on Aug 17, 2019, as they rally against ongoing protests in Hong Kong. PHOTO: AFP
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In the corridors of Australia's Parliament, lobbyists have long been a constant but little noticed presence as they make their way in and out of MPs' offices trying to sway decisions in their clients' favour.

But their activities are no longer occurring in complete darkness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2019, with the headline Australia: Growing worries over China's hidden hand. Subscribe