China "Freaks Out" over new Australian Laws
China has reacted furiously to proposed foreign interference laws, accusing the Australian Government of making "irresponsible" comments which have hurt "political mutual trust"
The US welcomes Turnbull Government crackdown
American officials have been increasingly concerned at the level of Chinese influence in Australia, and the acting United States ambassador has cautiously welcomed the Turnbull Government's announcement.
"I won't comment on the Australian draft legislation, as that is for the Australian Government to decide," Charge d'affaires James Carouso told the ABC.
"But our democracy is facing similar concerns with foreign interference and our FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) is helpful in finding ways to deal with the problem," Mr Carouso added.