The New York Times Cliches (12/7)

China Scolds Australia Over Fears About Foreign Meddling 

A10, Paragraph 2, Thursday Paper

The new legislation, modeled on American laws that ban foreign campaign donations and require registration of foreign agents, had been widely expected after a drumbeat of stories in the Australian news media about the perceived threat of Chinese interference.

China Scolds Australia Over Fears About Foreign Meddling 

A10, Paragraph 3, Thursday Paper

Both have zeroed in on China as a threat, accusing the country of trying to exert influence through political donations and pressure applied to Chinese students at Australian universities.

China Scolds Australia Over Fears About Foreign Meddling 

A10, Paragraph 7, Thursday Paper

China has long treated Australia asa laboratory for soft power experiments, flexing its economic muscle, sending students to study at its universities and creating organizations with close ties to the Communist Party,

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