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Is China meddling in US elections?

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

It depends on what constitutes foreign interference in a country's electoral process.

Here is a decidedly strange story. US Vice-President Mike Pence has just claimed that Russian interference in US elections "pales in comparison" with China's alleged involvement in disrupting America's political processes.

"China wants a different American president; China is meddling in America's democracy," he said in a speech last week to the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think-tank.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2018, with the headline 'Is China meddling in US elections? '. Print Edition | Subscribe