Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP
Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP
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Chinese-Australian billionaire’s defamation victory against ABC and Fairfax inflames debate over Beijing’s influence

  • Even after Chau Chak Wing was awarded US$450,000 for wrongly being labelled a lobbyist for China, media reports continued to question his loyalty
  • The media’s pursuit of Chau shows how politicised the debate about foreign interference in Australia has become, analysts say

Topic |   Australia
Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP
Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded A$590,000 after winning his defamation case. Photo: AAP Image via AP
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