So the National Party spy didn’t admit he was a spy?

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At some stage NZers are going to start to demand some more clarification on why there seems to be a Chinese Spy in the top ranks of the Government.

The first rule of spy club is that you never admit to working for spy club. This is becoming such an embarrassing farce now…

Jian Yang didn’t disclose Chinese intelligence connections in citizenship application

A newly reelected National Party MP said to have been investigated by New Zealand’s intelligence agencies didn’t disclose links to Chinese military intelligence when becoming a citizen, documents show.

Newly unredacted documents from Jian Yang’s 2004 citizenship application show Yang, who moved to New Zealand in 1999, did not list the 15 years he spent studying and working at the People’s Liberation Air Force Engineering Academy and the Luoyang Foreign Languages Institute from 1978. Both institutions are part of China’s military intelligence apparatus.

Yang’s links, and subsequent rise to a position of political power in New Zealand, has stoked concerns of our traditional allies over the growing superpower’s soft-influence campaign in the region.

In Australia, the issue of Chinese influence has attracted national concerns and led to official warnings from the university sector and the intelligence community.

…so the Chinese Spy inside the National Party didn’t tell NZ authorities he was a spy when he gained residency and NZ Intelligence officials have had to step in and deny him access to National security details?

And he’s number 33 on the National Party list?

At some stage NZers are going to start to demand some more clarification on why there seems to be a Chinese Spy in the top ranks of the Government.

Surely right?

I love how foreign media covering this story always seems bewildered and bemused that NZers haven’t done anything about the outing of a Chinese Spy in their own Government.

Effectively the mainstream media are saying a solo Mum who took for her kid 25years ago is a BIGGER story than a Chinese spy inside the Government?

 

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12 Comments

  1. Red Buzzard says:

    typical NZ mainstream media…put their collective heads under the collective comfy rug like babies

    …they would prefer to deal in trivia and be servile repeaters and copyists for the discredited corrupt USA mainstream media

  2. mary_a says:

    When I applied for NZ citizenship many years ago, the rules on the application form were very clear. To give incorrect/false information is an offence and can lead to the application being denied, along with penalties, deportation being one. In this regard, I don’t think much has changed.

    In many instances recently, we have heard of cases where incorrect/omitted information has led to citizenship applicants being punished by one means or another.

    So if MP Jian Yang has not been entirely truthful and forthcoming with his citizenship application details, which in his situation are quite serious, having been involved with spies through his membership of the Chinese Communist Party, I take it he will suffer the full consequences of his omission through the law, as applies to the rest of us?

    Courtesy of TDB, the seriousness of Yang’s circumstances is being kept alive. Much appreciated Martyn.

  3. Marc says:

    With all that extra money going to GCSB and SIS, to prop up an apparently rather useless army of spies and underlings, I wonder what this country actually does, to protect its interests, when other parts of the administration are so casual and accepting of things like this.

    New Zealand is a bit of a hillbilly kind of nation, apart from some elite and also less elitarian educated people, who desperately try to present this nation as a developed first world nation.

    A government with blinkers is another phenomenon, very common here, but with the useless leadership we have, we should not be surprised one bit, that things are as they are.

    Question is, was it required of this MP to present ALL his past employment, when applying for citizenship, or not?

    I know for sure, that in the US and Australia, he would most likely not have succeeded in getting where he is, he would not even get a permanent visa to live and work in the US, who do not trust such individuals fulls stop. Whether that is fair or not is another question.

    • The Weatherman says:

      “I wonder what this country actually does, to protect its interests, when other parts of the administration are so casual and accepting of things like this.”

      They shut down economic competition or people who challenge the established order in any way, conducting smear campaigns, destroying relationships and other “hands off” activities. What constitutes economic competition is, of course, extremely tricky in such an interlinked world, and that’s why agencies work together so closely (not just the 5-eyes). Whatever weapons are available are used. In a permissive society a man can be accused of sexual impropriety, and in a religious or conservative society, a man or woman can be accused of sexual immorality such as… homosexuality. It works well. So long as there are “moral” levers to pull, the secret policemen are kept happy and so are their economic masters.

      Inter-state efforts to combat crime are sometimes effective, for example, in the case of China and NZ and drug trafficking (has been very effective). But in other cases where it is harder to make a strict moral or legal judgement about activities, in the words of Sally Bowles, anything goes. Really. I hope one day the sorts of things that the likes of Helen Clark has greenlit come to light… She’ll look rather different then.

  4. The Weatherman says:

    Come on, Martyn, surely you must know by now how pervasive spying now is. Spies even have the ear of celebrities who presumably find it exciting (and perhaps beneficial) to be close to state actors.

    • elle says:

      Whats the betting John Key knew the spies details,Key did quite a few “deals” with the Chinese government.

  5. CLEANGREEN says:

    Hi Martyn;

    A good article here, and isn’t it obsene how the NZ meadia are playing dumb about this eh!!!

    Then they put more on a sex scandal in Hollywood, damn bloody fools they are or bought fooolls we have it’s one or the other.

    No wonder why Winston have a new policy to clean up this complacient corrupt media.

    Media are making us all look bad in the global stage.

    “I love how foreign media covering this story always seems bewildered and bemused that NZers haven’t done anything about the outing of a Chinese Spy in their own Government.

    Effectively the mainstream media are saying a solo Mum who took for her kid 25years ago is a BIGGER story than a Chinese spy inside the Government?”

    • Observer Tokoroa says:

      A neat Photo of Bill English and Jian Yang !

      The shameful thing is that of the two, Billy English will be the Dishonest one.

      Nothing can save our NZ Face – until National gets back to real impeccable Ethics. They are scum through and through.

  6. Phil G says:

    from the NYT

    “He said he had not named the Chinese military institutions on his application for New Zealand citizenship, and had instead listed “partner institutions” as his employers, because that was what the Chinese “system” had told him to do.”

    Now that’s hilarious. Over here in America a full court press is on to trick Trump into making such a frank admission about the Russian system!

  7. Phil G says:

    from the NYT

    “He said he had not named the Chinese military institutions on his application for New Zealand citizenship, and had instead listed “partner institutions” as his employers, because that was what the Chinese “system” had told him to do.”

    Now that’s hilarious. Over here in America a full court press is on to trick Trump into making such a frank admission about the Russian system!

  8. Sally's Husband says:

    If a Labour MP had been a spy for a foreign power, you’d bet the msm would be all over this likes flies-on-poo!

  9. Cemetery Jones says:

    “And he’s number 33 on the National Party list?”

    Free Masonic as.