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POST TRIP REPORT (PTR) Euan Grant
POST TRIP REPORT (PTR)
Date/s: 16th and 20th July 2018
Presentation by Greg Sheridan Foreign Editor of The Australian 16th July 2018
OUTPUT Awareness raising of Chinese MOs in influencing politicians, academia and business groups in Australia – which parallels Russian activity in Europe and widens reciprocal awareness.
OUTCOME Corroboration on multiple issues obtained which can be used to highlight similarities and differences between Russian influence building and Chinese. May be of particular interest to French cluster given French commercial interests – submarines- and territories in region.
ACTION Contact established with speaker by email, introducing and inviting him to contact IIsheridang@ theaustralian.com and + 61 3 9292 2809 and www.theaustralian.com.au This could cascade to other Australian links such as Euan Graham, ex UK Cabinet Office now at
ACTIVITY Adm, CHEN Yeong-Kang (Richard) former Deputy Defence Minister of Taiwan.
OUTPUT Material obtained on Taiwanese concerns about Chinese commercial influence in the key state of Singapore and on a crucial indicator of limits to that influence – Chinese requests to provide training facilities to Singapore military have been rebuffed.
OUTCOME Crucial risk / influence indicators identified, especially regarding training facilities which Russia is now deploying in African countries previously in western – French – areas of influence.
ACTION Business cards exchanged with Adm. Chen and Mr. Counsellor at the Singaporean High Commission and from Singapore Mop. Project was approached by both, being the first approach in the room from Adm. Chen: email@example.com and mobile + 905 360 535 . Peter MOK, Counsellor, High Commission of Singapore - 0207 316 3180, mobile 07843 747 726 and