The other day I wrote an article that dealt with ‘China’s Overseas United Front Work’ and the CCP’s influence in Australia. In this short piece we will see what this document https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China’s%20Overseas%20United%20Front%20Work%20-%20Background%20and%20Implications%20for%20US_final_0.pdf has to say about New Zealand and the CCP. Note, the last article dealing with Australia also had a lot in it concerning New Zealand so it is worth reading that article again for here I will only consider a few remarks from Pages 16 & 17 which are very important. From my personal observation New Zealand is a testing ground for the CCP before moving on to a take over of the other Western democracies.
‘These influence operations have been arguably much more successful in New Zealand, as the case of Yang Jian shows.
Independent analyst and United Front expert Jichang Lulu argues New Zealand is an example of successful United Front “domination” of a Chinese diaspora.147 Yang Jian, a China-born New Zealand Member of Parliament, spent 15 years working in China’s military intelligence sector before naturalizing in New Zealand, and he was later found to have concealed his previous PLA affiliation on his permanent residency and employment applications.148 Mr. Mattis assesses Mr. Yang was almost certainly an officer involved with the intelligence system during his time in the PLA based on where he is known to have taught.149 Afterward, while attending Australia National University in the 1990s, Mr. Yang was the president of the CSSA there, long before he moved to New Zealand, naturalized, and entered politics.150 Mr. Yang’s position has likely given him access to sensitive intelligence on China, and according to the Financial Times, he has “consistently pushed for closer ties with Beijing and for international policies and positions echoing” those Beijing favors.151 Christopher Johnson, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, argues China likely sees New Zealand as a softer target than the United States for “cultivating people at the grassroots political levels of western democracies and helping them to reach positions of influence” and may be “using it as a testing ground for future operations in other countries.”’https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China’s%20Overseas%20United%20Front%20Work%20-%20Background%20and%20Implications%20for%20US_final_0.pdf
New Zealand is totally open for the taking by the CCP. The present government of New Zealand is ripe and ready for a CCP takeover. Watch closely what takes place in this New Year of 2021 between New Zealand and the CCP!