It's unfair to single out Chinese-Australians on political donations | Jieh-Yung Lo

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Multicultural groups are frustrated that political parties come to them only during election campaigns to seek votes and for help to raise funds

The first thing that came to my mind after watching the joint Fairfax Media/Four Corners investigation into China’s soft power influence was the Chinese-Australians, their reaction and the Australian public attitude towards us.

As an Australian of Chinese heritage and a member of this community, I can’t help but think about the misconception formed by the wider Australian public . Every time a media story about Chinese influence in Australian society comes up, it is the ordinary Chinese-Australians who ultimately cop it.

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