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Australia has a China problem and we can’t leave it to faceless spooks

Australia has a China problem.

It’s not in Beijing.

It’s not on the streets of Hong Kong.

It’s in Canberra.

China policy is in flux, under stress and confused.

  • Tony Walker
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

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