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

‘Paranoia and prejudice’: Chinese-Australians in politics face intense scrutiny as Canberra-Beijing ties fray

  • Australian candidates and officials with Chinese heritage are enduring a barrage of questions over their backgrounds as fears of alleged interference from Beijing rise
  • They cite a harmful lack of nuance over these assumptions and interrogations, and say there are already signs of intolerance spilling over into the wider community

Topic |   China-Australia relations
The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Photo: AFP
The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Photo: AFP
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