How the China lobby is building a Great Wall of influence

The emergence of a pro-China lobby has divided political players in Australia, further complicating the delicate balancing act between appeasing the conflicting interests of the US and China.

Since the publication of Bob Carr’s Diary of a Foreign Minister, much of the subsequent media coverage has focused either on his snobbish tendencies or on his supposed singling out of the Israel lobby’s influence on Australian foreign policy. Yet little has been made of the other lobby Carr refers to in the book -- namely, the China lobby.

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