Wang Liqiang in an interview with Australian media. Photo: YouTube

Did Australia’s China paranoia make ‘spy’ Wang Liqiang’s claims too easy to believe?

  • At first, his accounts of espionage and political sabotage were held up as proof of the country’s worst fears of Chinese meddling
  • But as more information began to emerge, the would-be defector’s story has transformed into a cautionary tale on the dangers of rushing to judgment
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Wang Liqiang in an interview with Australian media. Photo: YouTube
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.