'China panic': ambassador to Australia says claims of political interference groundless

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Cheng Jingye says reports of foreign influence in Australian politics are merely an attempt to reheat old allegations

Reports of foreign influence in Australian politics through donations by Chinese citizens are an attempt to whip up a “China panic”, the Chinese ambassador to Australia has said.

At an event in Canberra on Thursday, Cheng Jingye labelled claims of Chinese interference a “groundless” attempt to reheat old allegations, akin to “cooking up the overnight cold rice”.

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