onsdag 14. september 2016

US ambassador's 'surprise' at China's Australia influence

The outgoing US ambassador to Australia has expressed concern about the influence of Chinese money on Australian politics. John Berry told the Australian the US was "surprised" by the extent of China's involvement in politics. He urged greater transparency around political donations. Last week, Labor Senator Sam Dastyari resigned from the opposition frontbench after admitting taking money from companies linked to China. The scandal has led to debate about reforming rules on foreign donations, with Labour calling for a ban. Read more