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Chinese whisperers dish the dirt on Dutton

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20.10.2019

DEEP STATE: Two Chinese spies have revealed an arresting dynamic in Peter and Kirilly Dutton's relationship.

The thought of catching up with two old friends, Wang Wei and Wang Yong, at a beachside Gold Coast restaurant, was as appealing to me as a mediocre plate of food.

But my tepidity had nothing to do with them: as best I can remember, they were lively company when we partied together in Hong Kong in the mid-1990s.

No, the fault lies with me: my idea of a good night out these days is finding a quiet spot to have a beer; just me and my best friend, Samsung Galaxy S10.

Wang Wei and Wang Yong were unaware of this. They were nostalgia-giddy, and were intent on reliving a bygone era which, for me, was so long ago it seems surreal - like someone else lived it.

With two drunk Chinese at the controls of the reunion, as the Pacific Ocean pounded a shimmering beach beneath an intense blast of blue, the overwhelming emotion I felt was exhaustion - exhaustion at having to play the 20-something me again.

I was about to make my exit, by going to the toilet and not returning, when the day suddenly became a completely different beast -........

© Canberra Times