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Chinese Businessman Deemed a ‘National Security Risk’ Fights Australian Deportation Order

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Chinese Businessman Deemed a ‘National Security Risk’ Fights Australian Deportation Order

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A Melbourne-based Chinese businessman is fighting deportation after allegedly being assessed as a national security risk by Australian intelligence services. Liu “Haha” Huifeng, an ex-soldier of the People’s Liberation Army—China’s military—was denied permanent residency on character grounds in September after concerns were allegedly raised by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the acting immigration minister. The Federal Court of Australia has granted Liu a stay on his deportation, allowing him to challenge the decision. “I’ve done nothing wrong or against Australian law,” Liu told the ABC at his Melbourne home. “The decision to revoke my visa was extremely unfair,” he said. Liu was applying for residency via the Significant Investor Visa scheme, dubbed the “Golden Ticket,” which streamlines migration for applicants willing to invest AU$5 million into an approved fund or scheme. The attempt to oust Liu from the country follows moves last year by ASIO denying two Chinese …

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