The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Photo: AFP

Australia probes spy plot amid claims of Beijing’s political meddling in Taiwan, Hong Kong

  • Explosive accusations about an alleged attempt to infiltrate parliament follow the defection of self-confessed spy Wang Liqiang
  • Though retired Taiwanese intelligence official pours cold water on Wang’s claims, analysts say allegations will add to wariness about China’s intentions
Topic |   Australia

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The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Photo: AFP
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Self-confessed spy William Wang Liqiang. Photo: Handout

Self-proclaimed Chinese spy William Wang who defected to Australia is a fraud and wanted criminal, China says

  • Wang Liqiang convicted of fraud in 2016 and is under investigation for another alleged crime, Shanghai police claim
  • Wang claims to be Beijing-sponsored secret agent who undertook undercover espionage work in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia
Topic |   Espionage

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Self-confessed spy William Wang Liqiang. Photo: Handout
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