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