Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Hillary Clinton: Large Portion of US 'Uneasy,' 'Angry' About Women Seeking Power

Hillary Clinton: Large Portion of US 'Uneasy,' 'Angry' About Women Seeking Power

Ms Clinton was speaking in Melbourne on the subject of being a woman in politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton - the first female U.S. presidential candidate chosen to run by a majority party.

"I would hope that Australia would stand up against efforts under the radar, as we say, to influence Australian politics and policy", she told former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who moderated the event.

Leigh Sales - arguably one of the most successful female journalists in Australia.

The former U.S. secretary of state, beaten by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election marred by allegations of meddling by Moscow, said it was a concern for all political parties.

It's no secret we have a long road ahead of us, but one we have no choice but to pursue.

Clinton said such t-shirts said "horrible things" about her, and that they appeared to make her the exception: "I'm not for "that" woman".

Hillary Clinton Australia speaking
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Hillary Clinton. James D. Morgan Getty Images

On "The Story", Martha MacCallum and her panel discussed the latter remark, noting that it may have been a veiled shot at Trump and adding that the president also mocked the looks of a conservative woman in former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.

In the case of China, Clinton said: "This is an urgent problem and one we must confront immediately and together".

She said: "Whether it's Russian Federation in a secret way interfering with our election and producing more than 3,500 ads to try and confuse our electorate to try to damage me, to the Chinese looking to influence policy, we should say no".

Hillary Clinton warned Australia and other democracies Monday to be on guard against growing interference in their domestic politics by China and Russian Federation.

An Australian senator quit parliament in December over his relationship with a wealthy political donor associated with the Chinese Communist Party.

"And it's not just happening in the United States". According to data from the Lowy Institute, China spent $1.7 billion in aid and concessional loans to fund 218 projects in the Pacific Islands between 2006-2016.

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