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AP investigation highlights China's influence in Utah politics

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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An AP investigation into Chinese government efforts to influence Utah lawmakers has drawn scrutiny to elected officials' trips abroad — and a lack of transparency around who paid for them. Driving the news: Rep. Candice Pierucci (R-Herriman) is renewing a call for state officials to disclose when foreign governments help pay for their travel to conduct state business. • It comes after AP found evidence of Beijing officials working with well-connected Utah-based advocates for the country's agenda to influence state policy in the country's favor. Details: As many as 25...

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