Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Wednesday 1 June 2011
CHAIR: I might just interrupt you and hand over to Senator Ludlam for a while.
Senator LUDLAM: Thanks, Chair. I will continue in a similar vein to Senator Trood. Mr Suckling, can you give us some advice on the state overall of the current crackdown on the legal fraternity, poets, dissidents and people expressing political opinions in China currently? I understand since the unrest in North Africa and the Middle East early this year, the Chinese government has become particularly toey.