It sometimes feels like NZ media have spent more time covering Married At First Sight than National having a Chinese spy in their Caucus – I suggest a Bachelor season where Simon Bridges has to chose between 30 Chinese Businessman he’ll marry to get more attention on this.
The Right refuse to focus on Chinese influence in our politics because Farmers benefit from the milk powder sales, property speculators love the inflated property price demand China provides and bankers have a field day financing the exploitation. Additionally for the right, Chinese NZers vote National by almost 75%.
So China funds Farmers, keeps property speculators and banks happy and give 75% of their vote to National.
I simply don’t trust the National Party when it comes to handling our economic interests with China because the National Party itself is now wedded and compromised personally to wealthy Chinese interests.
- Jenny Shipley, Don Brash, Ruth Richardson and Chris Tremain were Director’s of the China Construction Bank
- Judith Collins interaction with Chinese Officials to help her husbands Chinese Company, Oravida, to gain more Chinese money,
- Maurice Williamson’s love affair with Donghua Liu saw him become Liu’s personal handyman when doing up Liu’s batch and heavying the Police to drop domestic violence charges
- Claims of a $150 000 donation after a nudge nudge wink wink meeting alongside the attempt by a Chinese Businessmen to buy two Chinese candidates onto the Party List
- Allegations that a Chinese spy is operating openly inside the National Party Caucus.
- Latest allegations that this Chinese Spy – OUTSIDE NORMAL PROTOCOLS – arranged a private meeting between Simon Bridges and the head of the Chinese Secret Police.
At this stage, National is less a political party and more a front for Chinese business interests.
The Left, now over run by woke Identity Politics activists, won’t dare raise the issue of Chinese influence in our political system because to do so is considered xenophobic and racist.
So we have the Right benefitting politically and financially from China and a Left too gutless to say anything lest it be construed as racist covered by a media whom seem far more interested in the business relationships with China than any desire to hold them to account.
The NZ Herald for example has been manipulated into promoting Chinese propaganda in the form of their ‘Chinese Herald’ venture.
Alienating woke micro-aggression policing Identity Politics activists to the left of me, climate denying crypto-fascist alt-right incel Trolls to the right of me, and here I am stuck in the middle with you dear reader.
This is the Financial Times last week, I like the shock with which they write about NZ’s jaw dropping infiltration by China…
In next-door New Zealand, some of the biggest donors to the main political parties are China-based businessmen with close ties to the Communist party. Campaign finance legislation rushed through parliament last month has done little to close off the loopholes that allow this kind of influence-buying.
Astonishingly, a man who spent at least 15 years working for China’s military intelligence apparatus remains an elected member of parliament, even after admitting he was ordered by the party to conceal his past on his New Zealand immigration application.
Tiny New Zealand may seem like a strange target for Communist party infiltration, but the country is attractive to Beijing as the soft underbelly of the “five eyes” intelligence sharing arrangement with Australia, Canada, the UK and, most importantly, the US. A senior intelligence official from one of these countries described New Zealand to the FT as “on the edge of viability as a member” of the grouping, because of its “supine” attitude to China and its “compromised political system”. China is New Zealand’s biggest export destination. Presumably out of fear Beijing would respond with economic sanctions, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, has gone out of her way to avoid even mentioning the topic of Chinese political interference.
…isn’t it time to bypass Jacinda’s fear of angering China and stick it directly to the National Party?
There isn’t one person I speak to privately who thinks China’s ongoing encroachment into NZ is a good thing, maybe the common person in the street needs to show by virtue of overwhelming numbers how unacceptable it is for a spy from a foreign nation to be allowed inside our political system.
I’ve never started a petition for anything before, here is the first one I’ve created here.
Sign to have Jian Yang removed from the National Party and send a message that even if the politicians are too frightened to stand up to China and the media too timid to cover it, the ordinary citizen on the street can roar over the both of them.
There is no place for a country with the appalling human rights record and mass surveillance fetish of China in our politics.