Chinese nationals in Australia ‘with Beijing allegiance’

Chinese nationals in Australia ‘with Beijing allegiance’, by Cameron Stewart.

A dangerous number of Chinese nationals in Australia owe their primary allegiance to Beijing ­rather than to Australia, one of the country’s leading strategic experts has warned.

Professor Paul Dibb says the Chinese community in Australia has adopted an increasingly ­strident pro-Chinese government view in recent years, largely influenced by the Chinese embassy in Canberra. …

He says there are about a million Chinese residents in Australia, of whom a third were born in China, and also about 140,000 Chinese students studying here.