Australian Probe of Possible Interference Fueled Tensions With China

SYDNEY—In a dawn raid in June, federal law enforcement searched the residence of an Australian state opposition lawmaker in Sydney. That exact same working day, in relationship with the exact same investigation, authorities seized the personal computers and telephones of four journalists working for Chinese news corporations.

China produced facts of the raids on its journalists past 7 days just after Australia pulled two of its journalists out of China, shedding even more gentle on the mounting tensions involving Australia and China that led up to the diplomatic standoff more than the…

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