What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you.
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Items from June 15
Australia-China: As the U.S. obsesses over potential Russian cyberattacks on the U.S. election systems, several reports have appeared in recent weeks about increased Chinese influence and activity in Australia. These claims warrant closer scrutiny.
Finding: Concerns go back to August 2016, when Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that businesses with Chinese connections were the largest sourc