Roger Uren pictured in 2014. Photo: Handout

Australia charges ex-official for security breach linked to probe into China’s political meddling

  • Roger Uren is married to US citizen Sheri Yan, who was jailed in 2016 for bribing a UN official
  • Security agents said sensitive documents were found in his home amid an investigation into Communist Party links to Australian politics
Topic |   Australia

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Roger Uren pictured in 2014. Photo: Handout
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Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout

As Australia frets about Chinese influence, local officials tout Belt and Road Initiative

  • The country’s isolated Northern Territory, long dependent on Asian neighbours for prosperity, is now laying out the welcome mat for Beijing’s global trade strategy
  • But local governments keen on working with China are at odds with security concerns held by federal officials
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout
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