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