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Green grapes are sour for Huang Xiangmo

Green grapes are sour for Huang Xiangmo

All was well for the very rich Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo who was fool enough to jump into bed with the Labor weasel Sam Dastyari, until their charade went public. Dastyari is no longer a senator and Mr Hang is no longer a permanent resident of Australia. This is only one tentacle of China’s interference in Australian politics to be severed. What then can be done about the directors on the board of the intrusive Huawei Australia. Former Victorian premier John Brumby has announced his soon to be resignation. MM wonders what path John Lord, the retired navy rear admiral who is the Huawei Australia CEO will take in the near future. Read Here.

Now, Huang Xiangmo is suffering a green grapes attack disparaging Australia as a, “giant baby” with “simple folk customs.” That means he is pissed-off for being caught out as a lackey to the Chinese communist government and for choosing to pay the bills of the egotistical Dastyari. Where else do the ‘coolies’ lurk?

Source: Fairfax Media

Political donor Huang Xiangmo says Australia is a ‘giant baby’

Beijing: Controversial political donor Huang Xiangmo, who had his Australian permanent residency visa stripped from him, has described Australia as a “giant baby” with “simple folk customs” but beautiful scenery.

Mr Huang has been accused in Australia of being a lobbyist for Beijing, but in an interview with the nationalist Chinese tabloid Global Times, he describes himself as a Hong Kong businessman.

He said the visa cancellation was “quite unexpected” and had “a huge impact on me and my family” because he is unable to see his granddaughter who is an Australian citizen.

But Mr Huang says he is “very pleased” the major political parties have chosen not to return his political donations, as he requested last week, because it shows “they have enough confidence in the legitimacy of these donations”.

He said documents from ASIO “clearly stated that I did not violate any laws in Australia”.

A column he wrote in 2016 for the Global Times about political donations helped propel Mr Huang into the spotlight in Australia amid concern about foreign influence campaigns.

There seems to be some strange power operating in a dark place outside the law.

Huang Xiangmo

Global Times published on Tuesday a lengthy interview with Mr Huang, with the newspaper asking him whether his visa cancellation was “a watershed incident in Australia’s perception of Chinese influence?”

But at an official level, Beijing appears to have shrugged off Australia’s move in December to cancel Huang’s permanent resident visa. When asked at a press briefing on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: “I have no relevant information, but one thing is clear, which is that the Chinese side never interferes in others’ internal affairs”.

She added, “We hope the Australian side could handle the relevant issues involving this Chinese citizen in a fair, just and non-discriminatory way.”

In the Global Times interview Mr Huang blames ASIO for the visa cancellation and alleges that information about him was illegally leaked to the media.

“The same risk will certainly fall on every Chinese, or anyone with other ethnic origins,” he said.

He said overseas Chinese are a diverse group who hold diverse political ideas and he understood that “there are different perceptions over the incident and on me”. But Mr Huang said he believed his “words and acts” had been in strict accordance to Australian law.

“My closeness with China is in accordance with law, reasonable and rational, and has no difference with other ethnic groups’ closeness to their home country”.

Mr Huang’s citizenship application was rejected “on character grounds” and because ASIO was concerned he had previously been the chairman of the Australia Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China.

“Some Chinese might think the ASIO’s anti-Communist needs are behind my case and it seems like as long as you are not involved or close to any ‘redness’ you will be safe. However, how does supporting reunification relate to the colour of one’s political view?” he said.

He said Australia has diplomatic relations with communist China and adhered to the “One China” principle. Australia does not recognise Taiwan as a sovereign state.

Mr Huang claimed “there seems to be some strange power operating in a dark place outside the law”.

“The two year investigation of me also proved my innocence: they dug deep but found my words and deeds do not violate any Australian laws. What I did not expect is that a system that boasts democracy and rule of law would allow some people from its intelligence agency to punish a permanent resident with groundless accusations.”

He said the legal process was still progressing. The Australian Chinese Daily has reported Mr Huang has appealed the decision in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In the Global Times interview, Mr Huang said he was living in his Hong Kong house when his Australian lawyer received a notice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade saying his permanent residency was cancelled.

He travelled frequently between the two places, and Thailand, for business. He recently told Thai media that his father was born in Thailand.

He said he had made political donations, after being asked by Australian political parties, because “I hope to promote Chinese people’s legal involvement in politics”.

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari was forced to resign after comments he made to Chinese Australian media in support of China’s stance in the South China Sea were reported in full, and it was revealed he had tipped off Mr Huang that his phone was bugged by Australian authorities.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Penguinite 13/02/2019, 7:56 am

    Huang should have gone to Specsavers then he would have seen his “Bird in the hand” was really just a cuckoo

  • Albert 13/02/2019, 8:20 am

    If you have a good look at the real history of Chinese in Australia during the gold rush days you will find they were sneaky untrustworthy buggers even then.

    • Lorraine 13/02/2019, 8:35 am

      My father , a dairy farmer was good at sowing potato and peas, sometimes in the school holidays my brother and I would go with him,to the Footscay Market or the Melbourne Market.many many Chinese would barter for a better price, Dad was always fearful of the stealing and we manned all sides of the truck. Dad and my Grandfather never trusted them. we were given any threepence’s Dad received, they were put in to a pouch, with the clear understanding wash your hands, a china man may have touched them.

    • Pensioner Pete 13/02/2019, 8:59 am

      During the Palmer River gold rush days, the local aborigines took a liking to the taste of a Chinese, but then of course, we are not allowed to mention factual history anymore.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 13/02/2019, 11:28 am

        They liked them because their flesh wasn’t salty. Many descendants still live around the Atherton Tablelands, some had stores, some worked on stations as gardeners, and most of the ones I knew were OK.

      • TommyGun 13/02/2019, 8:52 pm

        Yeah, PP!
        And the Aborigines called them “Long Pig”.
        They used to catch them, eat one or 2, and break the legs of the others so they would stay alive but couldn’t get far.
        Then they’d eat them one by one.
        They didn’t like to eat Whitefellas because we tasted like sh*t, having smoked and drunk rum and eaten salt beef with no vegetables!

  • Lorraine 13/02/2019, 8:27 am

    OK I know he was Sam’s extra cash reserve, and he is a friend of China, but with all the illegals that has entered our Country, for the life of me I can not see why this man has been cancelled. We scream for the illegals and the muslims to go home, and now with the Phelps and Labors bill, more creeps sitting on Manus and Nauru will be here in a flash……and who bets the next boat is on the way, if not now . May 2019

  • TommyGun 13/02/2019, 8:58 am

    This guy has had his visa cancelled, Lorraine, because of his enormous influence and power due to his enormous wealth and high connections. He has much more scope to damage Australia than a single simple (poor) refugee.
    Never fear, now that the AAT is involved, it is just a matter of time before his visa is returned, along with much grovelling and bowing from the relevant politicians,thus making a mockery of our national security.

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