Sunny Duong, accused of having links to Beijing, vows to fight foreign interference charge  The GuardianView Full coverage on Google News
Exclusive: Sunny Duong, who is being prosecuted under new national security laws, says he has never lived in ChinaExclusive: Sunny Duong, who is being prosecuted under new national security laws, says he has never lived in China

Sunny Duong, accused of having links to Beijing, vows to fight foreign interference charge | Espionage | The Guardian

A Melbourne man charged with preparing an act of foreign interference within Australia is a fee-paying member of the Liberal Party.A Melbourne man charged with preparing an act of foreign interference within Australia is a fee-paying member of the Liberal Party.

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A former Liberal candidate charged with preparing an act of foreign interference has been released on bail. Di Sanh Duong appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court after a year-long investigation into his relationship with an overseas intelligence agency. He will reappear in March next year. The 65-year-old is believed to belong to several groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party. He's the first person to be charged under the Coalition's new laws passed in 2018 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. The Australian Federal Police said in a statement “the CFI (Counter Foreign Interference) Taskforce has taken preventative action to disrupt this individual at an early stage”. “Foreign interference is contrary to Australia’s national interest, it goes to the heart of our democracy. “It is corrupting and deceptive, and goes beyond routine diplomatic influence practised by governments.” A former Liberal candidate charged with preparing an act of foreign interference has been released on bail. Di Sanh Duong appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court after a year-long investigation into his relationship with an overseas intelligence agency. He will reappear in March next year. The 65-year-old is believed to belong to several groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party. He's the first person to be charged under the Coalition's new laws passed in 2018 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. The Australian Federal Police said in a statement “the CFI (Counter Foreign Interference) Taskforce has taken preventative action to disrupt this individual at an early stage”. “Foreign interference is contrary to Australia’s national interest, it goes to the heart of our democracy. “It is corrupting and deceptive, and goes beyond routine diplomatic influence practised by governments.”

Di Sanh Duong is the first person in Australia to be charged with a foreign interference offence since national security laws passed in 2018.Di Sanh Duong is the first person in Australia to be charged with a foreign interference offence since national security laws passed in 2018.

Ex-Liberal Party candidate charged under foreign interference laws | Daily Mail Online

The suspect, who has been active in Chinese-Australian groups, was charged under laws against foreign interference that were seen as a response to China.The suspect, who has been active in Chinese-Australian groups, was charged under laws against foreign interference that were seen as a response to China.

China has never interfered in other countries' affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday, in response to Australia charging the first person under its foreign interference law.China has never interfered in other countries' affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday, in response to Australia charging the first person under its foreign interference law.

China Says Has Never Interfered In Other Countries' Affairs

Australian police say they have charged a 65-year-old man with preparing for a foreign interference offense. Local media say he has links to an organization affiliated with the Chinese government.Australian police say they have charged a 65-year-old man with preparing for a foreign interference offense. Local media say he has links to an organization affiliated with the Chinese government.

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BEIJING: China has never interfered in other countries' affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said on ...BEIJING: China has never interfered in other countries' affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said on ...

China says it has never interfered in other countries' affairs - CNA

&nbsp; BEIJING, Nov 6 — China has never interfered in other countries’ affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said today, in response to Australia charging the first person under its foreign interference law. Wang Wenbin, spokesman with the ministry, was...&nbsp; BEIJING, Nov 6 — China has never interfered in other countries’ affairs nor does it have any interest in doing so, a foreign ministry spokesman said today, in response to Australia charging the first person under its foreign interference law. Wang Wenbin, spokesman with the ministry, was...

China says has never interfered in other countries’ affairs | World | Malay Mail