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China’s influence-building operations have been receiving increased global attention in recent years.

Clive Hamilton, who published a book, “Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia,” in February 2018, warned at a talk in Washington about China’s campaign of influence in Australia, saying that his book almost went unreleased after China pressured the publisher to refrain from publishing the book.