Chinese plot to install agent in Australian Parliament

A Chinese and Australian flag o a conference table

Australia’s spy agency ASIO is investigating reports that Chinese intelligence figures tried to plant one of its agents in Federal Parliament.

Key points:

  • The Prime Minister has promised “strong action” over allegations of espionage
  • Wang Liqiang claims to have been a Chinese spy and is seeking asylum in Australia
  • Politicians and observers say Mr Wang should be protected

The man at the centre of these claims — luxury car dealer Nick Zhao — was found dead in a Melbourne motel room in March after reportedly approaching ASIO.

The explosive allegations aired on Nine’s 60 Minutes last night.


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