Australia's landmark foreign interference laws stem meddling but raise China's ire

Australian senator Sam Dastyari resigned from all his parliamentary leadership positions on Nov 30, 2017, after he was asked to step down over his connections to a Chinese businessman.
Australian senator Sam Dastyari resigned from all his parliamentary leadership positions on Nov 30, 2017, after he was asked to step down over his connections to a Chinese businessman.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SYDNEY - In October 2020, residents of a quiet street in a leafy suburb in Melbourne were surprised to see police cars pulling up at an unassuming residence as officers launched an extensive raid.

The operation was followed by the arrest of Mr Di Sanh Duong, an active member of the city's Chinese community.

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