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Ignorance leaving Australia vulnerable to CCP influence peddling: author

International relations Relations with China Communism Censorship Australia-China relations Political influence Australia

One close watcher of China's activities in Australia says events like those embroiling Sam Dastyari show a glaring lack of China literacy in Australia.

Louisa Lim is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Advancing Journalism, and author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited.

She says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.

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