As debates on foreign interference in Australia continue, we asked Chinese-Australians about their perspectives on the influence of foreign countries, relative attention given to interference, and their interactions with Chinese officials and organisations.
Chinese-Australians continue to report low levels of contact with the Chinese embassy or consulate.
QUESTION Over the last 12 months, how often, if at all, have you had any contact with the Chinese embassy or consulate in your state or territory?
Chinese-Australians’ interaction with Chinese community and cultural organisations has remained consistent over the past three years.
QUESTION Over the last 12 months, how often, if at all, have you had any interaction with Chinese community and cultural organisations?
Around half of Chinese-Australians are concerned about foreign influence on Australia’s political processes from China, while nearly two-thirds are concerned about the influence of the United States.
QUESTION Are you personally concerned or not concerned about the influence of each of the following countries on Australia’s political processes?
The number of Chinese-Australians who say foreign interference is receiving about the right amount of attention in Australia has dropped over the past year.
QUESTION Do you personally think too much, too little or about the right amount of attention is given to the issue of foreign interference by each of the following groups?