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Monday, 20 May 1957

Mr FREETH (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I ask the Minister for External Affairs what steps the Government is taking to ensure that trips to Communist China, as now provided by the Chinese Government, are not being used to further Communist activities in Australia. If such is not their object, what return does the Chinese Government expect for such hospitality? Has the Government any knowledge that the people invited are sympathetic to, or tolerant of, the Communist regime in China, or that the conditions under which the visits are conducted are such that an impartial judgment of life in that country could be expected from the visitors?

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