As Chinese only gated apartment blocks spring up…
A “top secret” 24-storey luxury apartment tower planned for Auckland’s North Harbour has been snapped up by exclusive buyers months before the public gets a look in.
The 72.5 metre apartment planned for Kaipiho Lane, Albany will feature more than 280 apartments, 11 lifts, a helicopter landing pad, residents’ cinema, swimming pool, clubhouse, ballroom, 24 hour concierge and robotic valet parking.
A website marketing the development in Chinese, www.kaipiho.co.nz, said the apartments “caused a subscription frenzy” when they were promoted on Chinese social media app WeChat.
…and Chinese attempts at buying 2 Chinese MPs on National’s Party list gets eclipsed by anonymous claims of heteronormative abuse patriarchy by JLR, maybe we should, you know, get back to that whole China influencing our politics thing in light of new allegations that the Academic who is outing this assault on our democracy may have had her car sabotaged…
A police investigation into a campaign of harassment against prominent China researcher Anne-Marie Brady has widened to include apparent efforts to sabotage her car.
University of Canterbury professor Brady, who gained international profile over the past 18 months for her work exposing China’s influence campaigns – including in New Zealand – was subjected to a series of mysterious break-ins at her home and campus office in February.
These burglaries, apparently targeting electronic media including phones, computers and USB drives, sparked high-level interest with the Prime Minister expressing concern, and the Police began a nine-month – and still ongoing – investigation involving Interpol.
The vehicular sabotage represents an escalation for the case, coming on the heels of recent vitriolic editorials in local Chinese-language media describing the professor and New Zealand-Chinese democracy activists as “anti-Chinese sons of bitches”.
…China, who already has a spy inside the NZ National Party Caucus and who has extensive personal business contacts with many senior National Party MPs looks to not only be behind intimidation burglaries into Professor Brady’s home but now an apparent sabotage of her car?
NZ is so far behind the 8 Ball on this issue that Jacinda was originally informed by the media that Professor Brady had her house burgled, not the GCSB or the SIS, which begs the question, what the fuck are those agencies doing if the PM is finding out about Chinese influence in NZ when she’s first reading about it in the NZ Herald?
Shouldn’t we be deeply concerned that Beijing mouthpieces here in NZ are referring to Brady as “anti-Chinese sons of bitches”. I have always pointed out that when China wished to start destabilising domestic issues here, it would be through their Chinese-language media .