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By Bob Carr
Note: An edited version of this letter was published in The Australian Financial Review, January 21 2015, p.33.
Your Rear Window columnist pretends to have a revelation when he writes that the think tank devoted to Australia-China relations (the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS) receives a contribution from a Chinese benefactor.
Two points need to be made.