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One of two Liberal backbenchers refused entry to China for a study tour says it's a price he's willing to pay for free speech. Both have publicly criticised the Chinese Communist Party but insist the decision doesn't reflect poorly on Australia's broader relationship with the country. Political reporter Jade Macmillan has the story. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-15/andrew-hastie-james-paterson-blocked-by-china-matters-study-tour/11710338?section=politics For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY If you're in Australia, you can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2mge4KH Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 You can also like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Or follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au Or even on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews

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