Yesterday I asked what might occur if the pro China clique causes friction on NZ university campuses the way they have last week in Australia.
Well, we now have an answer.
There won’t be any issues because NZs educational facilities will gutlessly bow to our Chinese Overlords before an issue even occurs…
Chinese government officials have again ordered AUT to shut down a contentious event on campus. This time it was a Tiananmen Square anniversary commemoration. Laura Walters reports.
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) cancelled a Tiananmen Square anniversary event after Chinese Government officials contacted the university to tell them not to go ahead with the commemorations.
The university said the event was cancelled due to a booking issue, not because of China’s request. This is not the first time representatives from the Chinese Government have tried to block a contentious event, and it’s not the first time a New Zealand university has cited booking issues as the reason for cancellation.
Emails released to Newsroom under the Official Information Act show the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland contacted AUT to express their opposition to an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, due to be held on June 3.
…AUT is so dependent on Chinese international students that they will do anything China demands, even if that contradicts the very principles of academic freedom and a place where any issue can be debated.
Of course AUT are claiming no such pressure, but the email evidence is pretty damning. Our Chinese Overlords already dominate our economy, why are we allowing them to dominate our culture and political discussions?
If you were angry that Massey University denied Don Brash a space to talk race relations, you should be incandescent with rage that AUT has bowed so gutlessly to our Chinese Overlords.