National’s Blue Dragon might be a Red Dragon.
A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of our Security Intelligence Service.
The list MP Jian Yang did not mention in his work or political CVs a decade he spent in the People’s Liberation Army-Air Force Engineering College or the Luoyang language institute run by China’s equivalent of the United States National Security Agency.
That agency, the Third Department, conducts spying activities for China.
Newsroom has been told that to have taught at the Air Force Engineering College, Yang would have almost certainly been an officer in Chinese military intelligence and a member of the Communist Party, as other students and staff have been.
Yang studied and then taught there before moving to Australia where he attended the Australian National University in Canberra. He migrated to this country to teach international relations in the politics department at the University of Auckland.
…So technically according to National Party definitions, Jian Yang would be like ‘Working For Families’ in that he’s ‘communism by stealth’?
Personally I think there are far bigger issues to worry about in terms of National’s incredibly close relationship with powerful and rich Chinese businessmen.
I simply don’t trust the National Party when it comes to handling our economic interests with China because the National Party itself is now wedded and compromised personally to wealthy Chinese interests. Jenny Shipley, Don Brash, Ruth Richardson and Chris Tremain are Director’s of the China Construction Bank, Judith Collins interaction with Chinese Officials to help her husbands Chinese Company, Oravida, to gain more Chinese money and Maurice Williamson’s love affair with Donghua Liu saw him become Liu’s personal handyman when doing up Liu’s batch and heavying the Police to drop domestic violence charges.
The National Government are as dependent on their Chinese friends as the entire economy now has become.
You can see why Labour’s policy move to stop all foreigners from buying NZ land will be seen as a direct threat to National’s relationship with China.
News that a high ranking National Party MP could be a Chinese Spy getting right into the heart of the Government doesn’t surprise or shock me at all when you consider how exploited National is when it comes to its relationship with Chinese business.
I met Jian Yang once in his role as the head of politics at Auckland University when I was applying for post graduate study and I was always surprised in my 20 minute interview with him that he knew more about who I was and my political activism than anyone else on campus. He asked me lots of questions that had bugger all to do with the study I wanted and far more focused on who I knew and what they were doing.
The allegation that he might be a Chinese spy doesn’t surprise me at all.
New Zealander’s voting National have to ask some hard questions about where National’s loyalties actually lie, with New Zealand or the with the Chinese businessmen who seem so personally involved in their MPs lives.