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17 Nov China wants banned MPs to ‘repent’

China has declared "it will not yield to colonisation of ideas and values" and suggested Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson would need to "repent and redress their mistakes" before they were granted visas to visit the country. But the Morrison government MPs –...

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17 Nov MPs rally to defend Hastie and Paterson

Fergus Hunter - Sydney Morning Herald - Sunday 17 November Federal MPs from across the political spectrum have rallied behind Liberals Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, questioning the Chinese government's decision to bar the pair from visiting the country. Mr Hastie and Senator Paterson, vocal critics of...

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16 Nov Beijing bans visit by outspoken MPs

Nathan Hondros & David Crowe - The Age - Friday 16 November Beijing has blocked two federal Liberal MPs from a study tour to China in a decision that has shocked ministers and triggered a debate about China’s sensitivity to criticism. WA Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and...

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16 Nov MPs told to keep out of China

Kieran Gair - The Australian - Saturday 16 November Beijing has banned two outspoken Australian politicians from travelling to the country amid signs diplomatic tensions between the Morrison government and the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party are continuing to escalate. Policy think tank China Matters has...

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