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Silent invasion : China's influence in Australia / Clive Hamilton with research by Alex Joske
Bib ID 7580932
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hamilton, Clive, author
 
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2018 
©2018 
xi, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour), colour map ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781743794807 (paperback)
Summary

"In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did they come from? Why were they so aggressive? And what gave them the right to shut down others exercising their democratic right to protest? The authorities did nothing about it, and what he saw stayed with him. In 2016 it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party had become the largest donors to both major political parties. Hamilton realised something big was happening, and decided to investigate the Chinese government's influence in Australia. What he found shocked him. From politics to culture, real estate to agriculture, universities to unions, and even in our primary schools, he uncovered compelling evidence of the Chinese Communist Party's infiltration of Australia. Sophisticated influence operations target Australia's elites, and parts of the large Chinese-Australian diaspora have been mobilised to buy access to politicians, limit academic freedom, intimidate critics, collect information for Chinese intelligence agencies, and protest in the streets against Australian government policy. It's no exaggeration to say the Chinese Communist Party and Australian democracy are on a collision course."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-341) and index.

Subjects Chinese -- Australia.  |  China -- Foreign relations -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Foreign relations -- China.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australia -- Foreign economic relations -- China.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Joske, Alex, researcher

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