A glance at any segment of life in Australia today reveals China’s breathtaking influence: it is the biggest foreign purchaser of Australian property and commodities, and the largest source of tourists and students.

But there are concerns about whether there may also be a hidden price.

As the impact of China’s economic miracle becomes more visible, and as its global power increases, debate is growing about its efforts to influence affairs in Australia, particularly in politics and at universities. Flare-ups are occurring with increasing regularity and ferocity …

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Jonathan Pearlman, AFA Weekly