C.L. : Two Wongs don’t make a white at their ABC

An excited ABC Online’s lead story this morning …
Australian Liberal MP Gladys Liu’s links to secretive United Front Chinese influence arm.

Ties linking new Federal Liberal MP Gladys Liu to a secretive international influence arm of the Chinese Government have been uncovered by the ABC.

Ms Liu, who made history after becoming the first Chinese-Australian woman to gain a seat in the Lower House, was appointed honorary chairman of a Hong Kong-based organisation [World Trade United Foundation] that experts say is affiliated with China’s efforts to exert influence on foreign governments and expatriate Chinese …

China experts say WTUF is part of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front, which seeks to further the Party’s interests through a variety of organisations.

A large number of WTUF’s office-holders and honorary chairmen hold positions in government bodies and party organs that play a lead role in directing United Front’s activities.

Chinese observers have told the ABC this is a sure sign the foundation is approved by Beijing and the party, and a signature of many organisations involved in China’s United Front activities.

There has been growing concern in Australia about some organisations seen to be linked to United Front.

United Front is Beijing’s over-arching strategy to enhance its reputation and power by wielding influence on Chinese citizens as well as expatriates in countries such as Australia. At its highest level, it is backed by President Xi Jinping himself.

A week ago on the 7.30 Report, Laura Tingle conducted a predictably sycophantic interview with Paul Keating wherein he condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s suggestion that intermediate-range missiles could be placed in Australia as a US countermeasure to China’s sinister naval expansion in the Pacific. In May, Keating demanded Australia’s spy chiefs be sacked for disloyalty to China. Of course, Tingle forgot to inform her viewers that Keating is now an adviser to the China Development Bank – which means he works for Beijing.

See The secretive Chinese leviathan that bankrolls the world.

It’s the China Development Bank, a giant, non-transparent institution, wholly owned by the Chinese government, and weighty enough to have a profound influence on global geopolitics and business. This is the lender that bankrolls China’s foreign policy initiatives.

One way of bankrolling a foreign policy initiative would be to pay a former prime minister to agitate for the neutering of a country’s allies, the destabilisation of its bilateral relationships and the liquidation of its security officials. But apparently this has not been “uncovered by the ABC.”

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50 Responses to C.L. : Two Wongs don’t make a white at their ABC

  1. Ellen

    So the ABC is being naughty? Criticising the influence of China on the one hand, and letting Keating criticise the criticism of China on the other? That’s far too even-handed, so it must be a devious ABC left wing plot.

    Is is really credible that Keating would say anything he didn’t want to, paid or not?

  2. John Constantine

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/daniel-andrews-hock-china/

    Victorian premier Daniel Andrews will attend Chinese president Xi Jinping’s forum to promote its controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure program next week, as Australia’s relationship with Beijing comes under fresh scrutiny ahead of the federal election.

    The visit by Mr Andrews and Australian business groups to China comes as tensions resurface in Australia’s relationship with China over a ban on Huawei’s 5G equipment and restrictions on Australia’s coal imports. China has complained about Australia’s ban to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    Bank of China faces a bout of public scrutiny after its emergence as the fifth largest lender to the Australian government sector behind the Big Four domestic banks.

    Disclosures in APRA’s monthly banking statistics show that a government customer borrowed A$100 million from the state-owned Chinese bank in October last year.

    It is rare for Australian governments or their agencies to borrow directly from state-owned foreign banks given the potential for such arrangements to create conflicts of interest for domestic governments.

  3. Mother Lode

    In May, Keating demanded Australia’s spy chiefs be sacked for disloyalty to China.

    Yeah, we sacked Keating, so he might take the hint that his special insights are neither required nor desired.

    Honestly, why is that awful shrunken husk of a man still treated as if he has anything useful to say. Take away his repertoire of insulting (which does not actually advance an argument but might hope to derail one) and his adoring speech to his own Olympian moral stature, written by someone else, the Redfern Speech, and you have…a guy that beat John Hewson.

    A loudmouthed brat in expensive suits.

  4. stackja

    Political donations – allegations concerning ALP NSW branch officials, Chinese Friends of Labor and others (Operation Aero)
    Year: 2019 Status: Current

    The ICAC is investigating whether, from January 2015, Australian Labor Party (ALP) NSW Branch officials, members of Chinese Friends of Labor, political donors and others have entered into, or carried out, a scheme to circumvent prohibitions or requirements under Part 6 of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 relating to political donations.

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    Aha! They have woken up that the Chinese KGB has agents here , and no doubt persons of influence like the Soviets did ,who is surprised ? Scatter a few cash gifts around retired greedy career polliemuppets and the will lick your boots . The left infiltrated public service would full of helpers fir cash rewards . The Chinese KGB would know this country was full of traitors who could be bought cheaply .
    I will never forget halfpenny the union thug and manning clark the academic hero of the alpbc ,both KGB persons of influence ,and they were only two of the extensive ring the soviet KGB had here ,none of them were ever punished fir their treason ,in ither countries they would have done an epstein .

  6. Karabar

    Way back in 1974 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Securities and Intelligence Service conducted “Operation Sidewinder” and discovered Chinese influence right up to the Prime Minister.
    It was swept under the carpet, and has probably been going on ever since. Why Should Oz be any different?
    https://chinawatchcanada.blogspot.com/2018/04/operation-sidewinder-chinese.html

  7. tgs

    Keating joins Carr as a dishonest, traitorous coward willing to sell out his country and fellow citizens for a quick buck.

  8. Dan Dare

    WTUF?
    What The Upcountry F***?

  9. Rob MW

    Ms Liu, who made history after becoming the first Chinese-Australian woman to gain a seat in the Lower House, was appointed honorary chairman of a Hong Kong-based organisation [World Trade United Foundation] that experts say is affiliated with China’s efforts to exert influence on foreign governments and expatriate Chinese …

    Of course other world governments would never try to ‘exert influence’ over anyone else. Is there anyone out there who thinks that anyone remotely related to the political class is not an influence peddler of some description ?

  10. Yet another ABC entry for the Australian Journalism Hall of Infamy: based entirely on the comments of unnamed “experts” who allegedly confirm the ABC’s fevered Left wing ranting.

    And we’re paying $1.2 billion a year for that crap. But of course, there’s no quality control at the ABC, so the same clowns will continue to run their mediocrity for all to see.

  11. mh

    Our Federal MPs have been scum for decades. Unfortunately not enough Australians are aware of their disloyalty.

    Why bother with Section 44 when we have most of Labor and many in the Liberal Party working for foreign Communist powers?

  12. Lee

    The ABC would do well to look at someone much closer to their politics – Penny Wong.

  13. Lee

    As Andrew Bolt would say, “with the ABC it’s always the side, not the principle.”

  14. Up The Workers!

    Gee, I wonder whether Keating, the Unroadworthy Carr and Dastyari’s new paymasters will allow them to each drive one of their shiny, new battle-tanks over the revolting peasants of Hong Kong for fun and jollies?

    Two Wongs mightn’t make a white, but they can sure make a sell-out Labor pollie even richer than he got by ripping off the Australian taxpaying peasantry.

    While you’re there, say hello to the remains of Australia’s former car industry, whose cadaver you bludgers and your greedy Unions sent to China.

    Seems Keating has kicked on since his days ‘mucking in’ at the piggery.

  15. mh

    Penny Wong after the 2016 US election was saying something along the lines of we should be distancing ourselves from America because they don’t share our values.

    I think I know what Ms Wong’s values are. Think Beijing not HongKong.

  16. Tom

    Is treason still on the books in the federal criminal code?

  17. Tim Neilson

    Ms Liu, who made history after becoming the first Chinese-Australian woman to gain a seat in the Lower House, was appointed honorary chairman of a Hong Kong-based organisation [World Trade United Foundation] that experts say is affiliated with China’s efforts to exert influence on foreign governments and expatriate Chinese

    “Honorary” i.e. unpaid. So not like Shanghai Sam. And not like Joel Fitzgibbon, Defence Minister, living in a property provided by a Chinese plutocrat.

  18. Dr Fred Lenin

    Looked at the age today,QA in trouble with the communist “journalist” snowcone is a fascist enabler ?
    He has climate deniers ,extreme right wing politicians ,Milo , and now an apologist for the Chinese Communist government , suppose the writer is a Trotskyist fascist ? The good Trotskyist is probably anti semitic too, oh the irony . These wankers dont kow who or what they are ,apart from being wankers that is !

  19. Nob

    The ABC has never forgiven Liu for winning Box Hill for the Libs over their candidate, forgotten her name already. Oh. Yang.

    They get so angry when ethnics represent the Wrong side.

    They’ll try every trick in the book to bring her down now.

  20. Nob

    同志們!
    Tóngzhìmen!

  21. Bruce

    Anyone else remember the days of Australian politicians (and probably senior public servants) playing footsie with the Moscow Narodny Bank?

    “Is treason still on the books in the federal criminal code?” (Tom)

    Obviously NOT. IF it were and IF there were a proper judiciary, the gibbets would be creaking under the load.

  22. Empire 5:5

    One way of bankrolling a foreign policy initiative would be to pay a former prime minister to agitate for the neutering of a country’s allies, the destabilisation of its bilateral relationships and the liquidation of its security officials. But apparently this has not been “uncovered by the ABC.”

    Because their ABC is complicit.
    High probability they will be exposed in the next five years. The game is up.

  23. Destroyer D69

    Read “Silent Invasion”by Clive Hamilton. ISBN978 1 74379 480 7 for a well reasoned and annotated book on the silent invasion of Australia by Chinese interests.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone else remember the days of Australian politicians (and probably senior public servants) playing footsie with the Moscow Narodny Bank?

    Gough Whitlam, Rex Connors and Tirieth Khemlani, IIRC?

  25. ACTOldFart

    Nob at 4:57 PM:

    The ABC has never forgiven Liu for winning Box Hill for the Libs over their candidate, forgotten her name already. Oh. Yang.

    They get so angry when ethnics represent the Wrong side.

    Spot on. The earliest ABC reporting of this whole thing, on the 7 am news today, pointed out that Ms Yang was also connected with this shonky Chinese front. That quickly got dropped when the ABC Commissars moved in amd used the item to push their grubby agenda. I think the ABC wants ethnics to represent, not the wrong side, but the Wong side.

  26. Empire 5:5

    tgs
    #3131633, posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm
    Keating joins Carr as a dishonest, traitorous coward willing to sell out his country and fellow citizens for a quick buck.

    Well they’re hardly on their patma, are they?

  27. Phill

    I was going to write to our government about this, but I cant write in chinese.

  28. C.L.

    Remember how Keating used to mock the Liberals for “tugging the forelock” to Britain?
    It was one of his favourite insults.

  29. Terry

    Phill
    #3131781, posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    “I was going to write to our government about this, but I cant write in chinese.”

    Meh, it wouldn’t get to Beijing for quite a few weeks anyway.

  30. Lilliana

    Read “Silent Invasion”by Clive Hamilton. ISBN978 1 74379 480 7 for a well reasoned and annotated book on the silent invasion of Australia by Chinese interest

    This book should be compulsory reading. We have been and are, governed, by a pack of traitors. And their ABC is in the same boat – pack of quislings.

  31. notafan

    The BBC did a doco on Yang and Liu.

    Yang iirc repeatedly said ‘China is rising’

    No doubt then where her loyalties lie.

  32. Old Lefty

    The GayBC/ Australian Bolshevik Collective is still seething with rage at the truculent turds out in the boondocks for keeping Bull Shitten out of the Lodge.

  33. Tel

    Read “Silent Invasion”by Clive Hamilton. ISBN978 1 74379 480 7 for a well reasoned and annotated book on the silent invasion of Australia by Chinese interest

    Hamilton is a buffoon … his only skill is to latch onto controversial topics and come up with a few glib but enticing sound bites. Even if there was something greatly significant in the question of Chinese interests, you can be sure Clive Hamilton would get most of it wrong, and probably overlook the important stuff. His grasp of economics has been proven poor because he keeps drifting across to environmental alarmism, and calls for central planning.

    We have been and are, governed, by a pack of traitors. And their ABC is in the same boat – pack of quislings.

    That was true long before Clive Hamilton ever wrote anything. Besides that he loves the ABC and they love him … should be sufficient background information.

  34. Lee

    One way of bankrolling a foreign policy initiative would be to pay a former prime minister to agitate for the neutering of a country’s allies, the destabilisation of its bilateral relationships and the liquidation of its security officials. But apparently this has not been “uncovered by the ABC.”

    Because their ABC is complicit.

    It’s way past time for a Royal Commission into the ABC.
    Or far better still, scrap the whole organisation or sell it off.

  35. Tel

    By the way … no Chinese-Australian woman is allowed to sit in Parliament, the Australian Constitution is 100% clear about that … you must be Australian, fully Australian, and nothing but Australian.

    I should further point out that Gladys Liu has never been Chinese, she was born British … then became an Australian citizen.

  36. Lilliana

    Tel
    #3131846, posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I get the point, that you don’t care for Hamilton. The ABC mentioned his book for a nanosecond before the article disappeared – wonder why?

    For everybody else who might be interested, I recommend “Silent Invasion”. Yes it’s written by a lefty but if you can look past that its an informative read.

  37. Nob

    I doubt this attempted gotcha did Liu any harm:

    https://www.smh.com.au/federal-election-2019/completely-abhorrent-julia-banks-slams-former-liberal-colleague-liu-20190416-p51ek1.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/15/liberal-candidates-fake-reporting-claim-prompts-release-of-interview

    Yet somehow the abhorrent ABC could acknowledge the same in their SSM vote coverage, without being called “abhorrent”:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-15/nsw-had-highest-no-vote-for-same-sex-marriage-survey/9152542

    Et tu, SMH:
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/samesex-marriage-result-why-multicultural-communities-registered-huge-no-votes-20171115-gzltjr.html

    BBC and ABC were all over Chisholm because of Banks defection to “independent” (fail) and the chance to snatch it for Labor (fail).

    And White Australia (mustn’t mention that it was Labour policy. Mustn’t mustn’t mustn’t)

  38. J.H.

    Tel
    #3131860, posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    By the way … no Chinese-Australian woman is allowed to sit in Parliament, the Australian Constitution is 100% clear about that … you must be Australian, fully Australian, and nothing but Australian. I should further point out that Gladys Liu has never been Chinese, she was born British … then became an Australian citizen.

    Yep. Spot on Tel. There are no African Australians, Irish Australians, Chinese Australians or Aboriginals in our Australian Parliament…. There are only Australians.

    …. and long may it remain so.

  39. Terry

    “Yes it’s written by a lefty”

    He’s not a lefty. He is waaayyy to the left of ‘Left’.

    Someone sitting in seat 1A is ‘of the Left’. This guy has his arse parked on the left aileron.

    A rabid environmentalist (which is just code for anti-human), he stood as a candidate for “The Greens” and called for: ““emergency responses such as the suspension of democratic processes” (although he prefers to deny what he said, rather than simply apologise for it).

    There are many problems presented by the Totalitarian dictatorship that is China.

    Clive’s biggest problem would seem to be that he would not be part of the authoritarian clique telling everyone else what to do.

    He’s in favour of democracy for as long as his view is in the majority. He is in favour of free speech so long as everyone repeats socially acceptable lines as determined by himself.

    Any insights derived from his musings would be entirely coincidental.

  40. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Everyone laying into Keating!

    Remember the ASIO DG and Huaiwei.

    Hiding in plain sight.

  41. Howard Hill

    Phill
    #3131781, posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    I was going to write to our government about this, but I cant write in chinese.

    LOL! Very Good!

  42. nb

    ALP, the China Party. That’s all.

  43. Blair

    “Chinese observers have told the ABC …”
    Observers who are Chinese?
    Persons who observe the Chinese?

  44. Iain Russell

    The ALP and it’s disgraced ex’s are totally controlled by the Son of Heaven. Peking Paul Keating, Beijing Bob Carr, Shanghai Sam Dastyari have just been joined by Now look Kim Carr as Sino-suckholes.

  45. Iain Russell

    That’s ‘Kowloon’ Mr Autospell!

  46. Ellen of Tasmania

    Interview goes for about 20 mins.

  47. Dr Fred Lenin

    Iain russell ,love the Beijing Bobb ,Shanghai Sam names ,how about Kwangdong Keato ? You like the sound of that ? A fondness for sweet n sour pork is no excuse for treason ,how about we bring back the noose for High Treason?. Like selling ports to foreign powers ,destroying energy to weaken resistance . Plenty of candidates fir the longest drop amongst our “eelites “ .

  48. rickw

    Is treason still on the books in the federal criminal code?

    It needs to be, and the usual punishment needs to be in force.

    We won’t have a chance of cleaning up Australian Politics until you hang one of these traitors on the front lawn of Parliament House, with the rest of them watching.

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