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WeChat Warned It Could Be Banned in Australia After Refusing to Appear at Government Inquiry

WeChat is facing a potential ban in Australia after the company refused to appear before a federal government inquiry into foreign interference.
The chair of the Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media, Sen. James Paterson, said at a press conference on July 11 that the refusal showed how little regard WeChat and its parent company Tencent, which is tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has for Australia’s democratic process.
“WeChat and its parent company, Tencent, continue to show contempt for the Parliament of Australia by refusing to appear before the Senate Select Committee, despite being now invited on four occasions,” Mr. Paterson said….

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