If there was any question over whether or not China is supporting tensions on Auckland University, the Chinese consulate has bewilderingly praised the recent violence by pro-China students on Auckland University...
The Chinese consulate has praised pro-Beijing students involved in a scuffle at Auckland University for their “spontaneous acts and deeds”.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland said New Zealand media reports about the incident had been biased and painted a false picture of the situation in Hong Kong.
“The Consulate General praises the Chinese international students’ spontaneous acts and deeds out of their love of China and love of Hong Kong, and their actions to oppose splitting the country,” the statement said.
“The Consulate General strongly condemns the use of the recent situation in Hong Kong, under the pretext of so-called academic freedom and freedom of expression, on the university campus to engage in smearing attacks on the Chinese government and the Hong Kong SAR government, inciting anti-China sentiment, and creating opposition between Chinese and Hong Kong students.”
…the next escalation here a Hong Kong crack down and an offical call onto the streets of Chinese New Zealanders as a flexing of muscle to remind NZers just how many Chinese NZers now call Aotearoa home.
Ihumātao could be the least of the Government’s problems.