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    Australian senator quits over claims of links to China interests

    SYDNEY--Prominent Australian opposition Senator Sam Dastyari said on Tuesday he would resign from parliament after a series of allegations emerged about his links with Chinese-aligned interests in Australia.


    Relations between Australia and China have become strained since Canberra announced last week it would ban foreign political donations as part of a crackdown aimed at preventing external influence in domestic politics.


    In announcing the ban, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull specifically singled out China, citing "disturbing reports about Chinese influence."


    China hit back, with the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily describing media reports about Chinese interference as "racist" and "paranoid."


    Dastyari, widely viewed as a rising star of the center-left Labor opposition party, has been under fire since domestic media reported he had sought to encourage the party's deputy leader not to meet a Chinese pro-democracy activist opposed to Beijing's rule in Hong Kong in 2015.


    "Today, after much reflection, I've decided that the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party is to not return to the Senate in 2018," Dastyari told reporters in Sydney.


    The latest allegations came just days after Dastyari was said to have warned Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo that his phone might be tapped.


    Dastyari had already quit some senior Labor positions after a tape surfaced of him appearing to endorse China's contentious expansion in disputed areas of the South China Sea, against his party's platform. The tape showed him standing next to Huang.

    Australian senator quits over claims of links to China interests?The Asahi Shimbun

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    Why isn't it just called "taking money from the chinkies to promote their interests over Australia's"?

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    Shanghai Sam Dastyari,the Irani rat has at last fallen on his sword,slimy little prick has been the go-to man for the Chinese to donate money to for their soft diplomacy to influence theLabor party policy, should of been shot at dawn.
    Bob Carr, the former foreign minister under the former Labor Govt is now a mouthpiece for the Chinese Govt via a pro Chinese think tank, another slime ball who needs to be shot with a ball of his own shit.
    The Chinese have been throwing money at local councils upwards to gain a pro regime stance,seems money is no object.

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    Born in Iran as well. This is perfect! Iran and China! Bomb them.

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    And he looks like Mr Bean,that is enough of a reason, plus he is a traitorous little shit,so bomb him first with some couscous laced with non-halal pig shit.

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    One hopes the government department will refuse all offers, financial or otherwise, to ensure clarity.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Why isn't it just called "taking money from the ameristanis to promote their interests over Australia's"?
    FIFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    One hopes the government department will refuse all offers, financial or otherwise, to ensure clarity.



    FIFY.

    I see you're in fine gibbering form this morning.

    Hit the old lao khao a bit early eh?

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    Thanks for the compliment "arry. Now do you have any thing to say regarding my considered post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Thanks for the compliment "arry. Now do you have any thing to say regarding my considered post?
    Yes. It's meaningless garbage. You pulled a Jeff.

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    Damn trouble making Foreigners....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Born in Iran as well. This is perfect! Iran and China! Bomb them.
    Make Australia Great Again using Freezer Bottles

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    Keep sucking the Pine Gap nipple MAGA

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