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17.10.20.  Of course the ANU being full of woke socialists wouldn’t have a clue what the word “patriotic” means. They have never exhibited gratitude for a society that was built and fought for generations ago allowing them the freedoms to tear it all down. With such ingrates everything is demanded without any obligation—they are the entitlement mob. Reading this crap published by the ABC indicates the mindset of many Chinese in Australia—we saw them line up to go on board the Chinese warships that crept into Sydney Harbour last year—fully armed, locked and loaded to intimidate. See here and here. The Chinese community knew the ships were coming—they were instructed to bring baby formula and milk powder and they did. Senator Abetz was correct in his questioning about loyalty and they, the whingers failed the test. No bloody patriotism there—except to the CCP.

Source: ABC

Chinese Australians say questions from Senator Eric Abetz about their loyalties are not asked of other communities

Questioning Chinese Australians about their loyalties will discourage many in the community from engaging in politics and could silence people from speaking out, a leading China expert says.
ANU’s China Story blog editor and director of the not-for-profit China Policy Centre Yun Jiang was one of three Chinese Australians who was repeatedly quizzed about whether they condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), during a Senate Committee hearing on Wednesday.
The trio had made submissions to the committee, which had been convened to explore issues facing diaspora communities, and Ms Jiang attended to speak further about the points she had raised.
But she was blindsided when Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz swung his focus to what he said was “not a difficult question”.
“Can I ask each of the three witnesses to very briefly tell me whether they are willing to unconditionally condemn the Chinese Communist Party dictatorship?”

Yun Jiang knows at least one person who has decided to withdraw from public hearings after Wednesday’s questioning.(Supplied)
Ms Jiang said the question surprised her, as it did not seem to be within the scope of the inquiry.
“Instead of talking about the issues I have raised, it came to this,” she said.
“It was a very jarring experience.”
As an experienced researcher into the Chinese diaspora in Australia, Ms Jiang had three topics she wanted to discuss.
In her opening statement, she told the committee they were: “the PRC’s (People’s Republic of China) intimidation of individuals in Australia, foreign interference and its implications for the diaspora community, and the underrepresentation of Chinese Australians in policymaking and public commentary about policy issues.”
The chilling effect of the debate on China and Australia relations
Australia’s bilateral relationship with China has soured over the past decade.
One of Ms Jiang’s fellow speakers, Osmond Chiu, refused to answer the questions.
From her perspective, trying to compel people to condemn the Chinese Government could increase barriers to Chinese Australian community members participating in democratic processes.
“We are questioning the loyalty of Chinese Australians before we even speak to them,” she said.
“They are no longer fully part of the community.
“The effect will be to discourage Chinese Australians from becoming politically engaged in a public way.”
And while Ms Jiang would front another Senate committee as she feels she has a responsibility to do so, she said she knows of a Chinese Australian person who has changed their mind about such things following Wednesday’s hearing.
“I know personally someone who has pulled out of public hearings,” she said.
Senator Abetz has previously spoken about how his German ancestry and family history made him “an easy target”.
When asked if he had needed to defend his loyalties to Australia, he told the inquiry yesterday he was astounded and had been subjected to “terrible trolling”.
“If you’re German, like myself, you must be a fascist by birth, irrespective of what your public utterances might be,” he said.
“In nearly every single interview that I do unequivocally condemning the Chinese Communist Party, I stress that this is not a condemnation of the Chinese people.
“I believe that they are just as freedom-loving as every other human being on the planet — but that I am condemning the regime under which they suffer, just as much as not all Germans were Nazis.”
The ABC has sought comment from Senator Abetz.
Questions of loyalty not directed at other community members
Ms Jiang said no other members of diverse communities who spoke to the committee were grilled about their political allegiances.
“Chinese Australians should be treated the same way as all other Australians,” she told the inquiry.
“It is not fair they be suspected of foreign interference for having appeared at an event.
“It is not fair their loyalty be questioned for having a certain political view.
“And it is not fair to force them to take positions of political action, such as critiquing Beijing, when similar requests are not made to other Australians.”
Having been repeatedly critical of the Chinese Government, Ms Jiang wondered why she was being asked to make such a statement.
“I have made many public statements about the issue already,” she said.
“My public statements are often critical of China.”
But Ms Jiang said it should not matter if she had publicly condemned the Chinese Government.
“No one should be subject to such questioning, no matter whether they have criticised the Chinese Government or not,” she said.

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Ian A 17/10/2020, 7:36 am

    Mrs Jiang really ought to be thankful that the questioning of Chinese loyalty to this country rather than Beijing is done in public, not in a secret police cell at 2am after her arrest and disappearance. She should be thankful that that is what we want to prevent here. She should know China is a threat to this country in a way that no other nation is. Disingenuous little minion she is.

    As to the article, it’s a dog whistle. It doesn’t actually call Eric Abetz “racist”, but the inner city green elites know how to join the dots.

    • Ozman 17/10/2020, 11:43 am

      Inner city green elites are not the only ones who know how to join the dots. C…h…i…n…a…’s C…C…P t…o…r…t…u…r…e…s…
      and k…i…l…l…s…

  • Walahwalah Bishbin 17/10/2020, 7:51 am

    And Bruce Springsteen, you can stay in the USA thanks.
    If you despise the rights & freedoms of your own country so much, then we don’t want you here with your dictatorial ideas!

  • Greg 17/10/2020, 9:18 am

    The question from Senator Abetz was not unreasonable. We know that many “Chinese Australians” with Australian citizenship owe their allegiance to the Communist Party of China. Why not ask the question?

    • Ian A 17/10/2020, 3:01 pm

      Yes we know this. We know that the daily planeloads of permanent migration programme visa recipients flown in from China — 500 per week — are mainly Party members sworn to lifelong loyalty to China. Some are active agents here to steal IP. Some are political operatives here to set up networks of bribery and corruption. Many are sleeper agents waiting for their instructions. We know this. So why are we so stupid to actually let them in?

      • Graham Richards 17/10/2020, 6:15 pm

        No doubt the old adage of “for the greater good” will be applied!

  • Eliza 17/10/2020, 10:03 am

    Well done Eric Abetz for stirring the hornets nest and the reactions speak louder than any weasel words.

  • Penguinite 17/10/2020, 10:07 am

    Well done that man! Go for the jugular it always sorts the bells from the whistles. Maybe it will cause Chiwis to stay in NZ?

    • Eliza 17/10/2020, 11:23 am

      Penguinite, They called Eric a a racist but smart bloke that he is he then quoted Martin Luther King to “red rabble ” ( as one of them is known on the idiot twitter) saying that he was more interested in values and in that contest asked him if red condemned the CCP dictatorship which he refused to do.
      So he condemns Australia on the basis of colour but can’t condemn CCP on the basis of values and oppression and the media is with him.

      • Ozman 17/10/2020, 11:45 am

        Just an oversight, Eliza. If you believe the s…p…i…n.

  • DT 17/10/2020, 2:49 pm

    The day those Chinese warships “crept in to Sydney Harbour” must have been a huge embarrassment for the ADF.

    Over the horizon radar invented and developed in Australia, US Pine Gap Base surveillance that supports US Navy operations and many other roles, shipping tracking operations that we can access on the internet, coastal surveillance by RAAF and Border Force aircraft monitoring smugglers including people smugglers, and other assets missed those ships, satellites too?

  • Graham Richards 17/10/2020, 6:19 pm

    Relax people. Only another 30/40 years & we’ll have those chinks crapping themselves when our new obsolete submarines hopefully are delivered. Hope the French don’t succumb to Islam in the interim!

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