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Police Investigate Suspected Sabotage of China Scholar's Car

November 16, 2018
 
 

Police in New Zealand are investigating suspected efforts to sabotage a car owned by a prominent scholar who studies China’s overseas influence campaigns, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Anne-Marie Brady, a professor at the University of Canterbury, said she is concerned about the safety of herself and her family.

"I'm also really concerned about the escalation of activities aimed at intimidating me and stopping my academic research," she told the Herald.

Police are separately investigating a series of break-ins to Brady’s home and campus offices in February that appeared to target her electronic devices. Brady has been the subject of vitriolic commentary in Chinese-language media, including a recent op-ed that called her and Chinese democracy activists “anti-Chinese sons of bitches" who should "get out of New Zealand."

Brady described the suspected sabotage on Twitter.

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