Foreign interference inquiry: Han Dong sought support from international students

OTTAWA — Former Liberal Han Dong met with international students from China and encouraged them to register as Liberal members during his nomination race in 2019 — but the MP didn’t mention that to an ongoing federal inquiry into foreign meddling until he took the stand Tuesday. 

The revelation came to light as Dong testified at a public hearing and responded to unsubstantiated allegations that China tampered with Dong’s nomination battle by coercing international students.

Dong left the Liberal caucus following media reports of allegations that he willingly participated in Chinese meddling and won his seat in 2019 with Beijing’s help. 

He denied the claims and countered with legal

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