Craig Kelly is a member of the Australian Federal Parliament and ‘…has raised concerns about Beijing’s influence at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) after it aired a video and radio program evocative of the commonly-used Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda talking points used to persecute Falun Gong for the last two decades.
In response to the video program aired on July 21, Liberal MP Craig Kelly took to Facebook to ask the question: “Have the ABC been infiltrated by the Chinese Communist Party?”
“How else [do] you explain the ABC’s hit job on the peaceful Falun Gong?” he continued.
The ABC’s attacks fell on the 21st anniversary of the CCP’s persecution of the practice, which began on July 20, 1999.
Kelly posted a photo from a Falun Gong rally he had spoken at, where he had stood in front of a wall of banners that read “Falun Gong: Meditation Guided by Truth Compassion Forbearance,” and “Independent Tribunal Found China Guilty of Forced Organ Harvesting.”
One of the banners in the photo has been digitally edited to read: “Help Stop Persecution of Falun Gong in China;” to which he added the words: “and by ‘their’ ABC in Australia.”
Kelly also called out the CCP for its espionage activities, including monitoring comments even outside of China, writing: “with this picture I’ll be marked in some little black book of the Chinese Communist Party (and probably at the ABC as well).”’ https://www.theepochtimes.com/aussie-mp-asks-whether-australian-abc-is-infiltrated-by-the-chinese-communist-party_3433460.html