Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Canberra’s top foreign affairs bureaucrat accuses China of seeking to stoke ethnic divisions in Australia

  • Frances Adamson says Beijing wishes to project an image of Australia as intolerant and discriminatory, urging awareness in how domestic discussions can be portrayed
  • While some have welcomed her remarks, others say she is invoking the spectre of China rather than criticising a controversial recent questioning of Chinese-Australians

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. Photo: Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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