‘Deeply disturbing and troubling’ Chinese plot to plant spy in Australian parliament under investigation

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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said Monday that allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia's parliament are “deeply disturbing and troubling.” The Nine Network on Sunday aired explosive accusations that suspected Chinese operatives had offered Melbourne luxury car dealer Bo 'Nick' Zhao A$1m (£527,000) to run as a candidate for a parliamentary seat in Melbourne. The 32-year-old was found dead in a Melbourne hotel room in March after reportedly approaching Asio, Australia's counterespionage agency. Police have been unable to determine how he died. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now “The...

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