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China accuses Australia of installing wire taps in its embassy in Canberra and feeding ‘fake news’

China accuses Australia of installing wire taps in its embassy in Canberra and feeding ‘fake news’ to local media

  • A Chinese Communist Party has accused Australia of sending spies to China
  • Story alleges Australia tried to install wire taps in Chinese embassy in Canberra
  • The claims are based on an anonymous source from Chinese law-enforcement

China’s state media has claimed Australia is ramping up spying efforts against Beijing as diplomatic ties come under heavy pressure.

The Chinese Communist Party-run Global Times tabloid accuses Australia of waging an intensifying espionage offensive through sending spies to China.

It also claims Australia is instigating defections, spying on Chinese students and feeding ‘fake news’ to the media to hype up theories about Chinese spying.

Pictured: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at China's congress in May, 2020

China’s state media has claimed Australia is ramping up spying efforts against Beijing as diplomatic ties come under heavy pressure. Pictured: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left), Chinese President Xi Jinping (right)

The story, which is based on an anonymous source from a Chinese law-enforcement agency, says Australia tried to install wire taps in the Chinese embassy in Canberra. Pictured: What the publication alleges to be a wire tap in the embassy in Canberra

The story, which is based on an anonymous source from a Chinese law-enforcement agency, says Australia tried to install wire taps in the Chinese embassy in Canberra. Pictured: What the publication alleges to be a wire tap in the embassy in Canberra

The Global Times published photos of 'spying materials' including a compass, a USB flash disk, a notebook, a mask, gloves and a map of Shanghai, said to have been seized from arrested Australian agents

The Global Times published photos of ‘spying materials’ including a compass, a USB flash disk, a notebook, a mask, gloves and a map of Shanghai, said to have been seized from arrested Australian agents

The story, which is based on an anonymous source from a Chinese law-enforcement agency, says Australia tried to install wire taps in the Chinese embassy in Canberra.

It comes days after an obscure NSW upper house MP was raided by ASIO and federal police over allegations Chinese agents had infiltrated his office.

Shaoquett Moselmane was last week kicked out of the Labor Party and faces a suspension from parliament.

The Global Times published photos of ‘spying materials’ including a compass, a USB flash disk, a notebook, a mask, gloves and a map of Shanghai, said to have been seized from arrested Australian agents.

The state-owned newspaper warned Chinese agencies would take a harder line on Australian espionage operations.

It comes days after an obscure NSW upper house MP was raided by ASIO and federal police over allegations Chinese agents had infiltrated his office. Pictured: Federal agents leaving the home of NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane in Rockdale

It comes days after an obscure NSW upper house MP was raided by ASIO and federal police over allegations Chinese agents had infiltrated his office. Pictured: Federal agents leaving the home of NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane in Rockdale

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