Scott Morrison with Liberal MP Gladys Liu. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

My first response to the Gladys Liu scandal was laughter.

Last week, Liberal MP Gladys Liu was interviewed by Andrew Bolt on Sky News. This led to further questions into her alleged links with persons or groups in Australia connected with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). These questions led to accusations of racism against Chinese-Australians from certain sections of Australian politics and Twitter.