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It no longer is possible to publish a frank opinion if your views don't dovetail those of foreign powers that have a huge influence over the Australian government...

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Fearful Australian publisher Allen & Unwin drops book about China
Jonathan Pearlman,The Telegraph 19 hours ago


A leading publisher in Australia, Allen & Unwin, has dropped a book about the influence of China’s Communist Party in Australia’s domestic affairs, citing fears of retaliation by Beijing.
In a decision likened to the recent decision by Cambridge University Press to restrict access to sensitive China-related articles,  the release of the forthcoming book Silent Invasion: How China is Turning Australia into a Puppet State was shelved by the publisher over concerns about potential legal action by China.
Clive Hamilton, the author and a prominent Australian academic, said the decision by Allen & Unwin demonstrated the extent of the “shadow cast by Beijing”.
It is believed to be the first time that a publisher has suspended publication of a book in a Western market because of fears of potential pressure from Beijing.
“We as Australians living in a free society should not allow ourselves to be bullied into silence by an autocratic foreign power," Professor Hamilton told ABC News.
Robert Gorman, the head of Allen & Unwin, said in an email to Professor  Hamilton that he was concerned the publisher was "an obvious target" for "Beijing's agents of influence".

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Fearful Australian publisher Allen & Unwin drops book about China
Jonathan Pearlman,The Telegraph 19 hours ago


A leading publisher in Australia, Allen & Unwin, has dropped a book about the influence of China’s Communist Party in Australia’s domestic affairs, citing fears of retaliation by Beijing.
In a decision likened to the recent decision by Cambridge University Press to restrict access to sensitive China-related articles,  the release of the forthcoming book Silent Invasion: How China is Turning Australia into a Puppet State was shelved by the publisher over concerns about potential legal action by China.
Clive Hamilton, the author and a prominent Australian academic, said the decision by Allen & Unwin demonstrated the extent of the “shadow cast by Beijing”.
It is believed to be the first time that a publisher has suspended publication of a book in a Western market because of fears of potential pressure from Beijing.
“We as Australians living in a free society should not allow ourselves to be bullied into silence by an autocratic foreign power," Professor Hamilton told ABC News.
Robert Gorman, the head of Allen & Unwin, said in an email to Professor  Hamilton that he was concerned the publisher was "an obvious target" for "Beijing's agents of influence".

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Funny.
My first post enters the forum. My copy and paste one is being "verified".

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Allen & Unwin Australia were procrastinating with the publication of a work written by
Clive Hamilton about China...



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The book's title:'

"Silent Invasion: How China is Turning Australia into a Puppet State" 

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The publishing house called off the publication for fear they may face legal actions from Beijing, and they know they will lose in the court of law for publishing shameless lies.

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