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Australia Investigates China Plot to Plant Spy in Parliament

Australia Investigates China Plot to Plant Spy in Parliament

Monday, 25 November 2019 12:38 AM

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia’s Parliament are “deeply disturbing and troubling.”

The Nine Network on Sunday aired explosive accusations that suspected Chinese operatives had offered Melbourne luxury car dealer Bo “Nick” Zhao 1 million Australian dollars ($679,000) to run as a candidate for a parliamentary seat in Melbourne.

The 32-year-old was found dead in a Melbourne hotel room in March after reportedly approaching ASIO, Australia’s counterespionage agency. Police have been unable to determine how he died.

Morrison told reporters, “The government has never been more determined to keep Australians free and safe from foreign interference.”

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia's Parliament are "deeply disturbing and troubling."The Nine Network on Sunday aired explosive accusations that suspected Chinese operatives had offered Melbourne...
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