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ASX delisted six Chinese companies in 2018, prompting experts to urge investor caution

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Australia denies citizenship to Chinese political donor Huang Xiangmo and strips his permanent residency

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Australian diplomats visit detained blogger after accusations of crossing ‘China’s legal red line’

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