Jason Yat-sen Li should just condemn the CCP

Via perennial young leader Jason Yat-sen Li on the Labor senate ticket at Domain:

“As a principle I would love to see Parliament broadly reflective of the Australian population,” Mr Li told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age days after being selected as a candidate.

“I like targets because you know you are working towards something and we have a fair way to go.

…He said the debate about Chinese political interference in Australia had silenced sections of the community after allegations of bribery, political donations and diplomatic freezes culminated in new foreign interference laws last year.

…”In defending China or defending their Chinese heritage everybody is very concerned not to be fingered or accused of being a stooge for the Communist party.

Fair enough. As I frequently say, the local Chinese community is not at fault.

But, unfortunately, neither can we say that defending China is not defending the Chinese Communist Party. Jason Yat-sen Li has operated in business as a consultant between Australian and Chinese businesses. He will have seen the long arm of The Party (which is not to imply any impropiety on his part).

Does Bill Shorten know it? He appeared on WeChat just this week to declare:

…“America will always be importan­t to the security for Australia, but if I am prime minister I welcome the rise of China in the world,’’ he said. “I don’t see … China as a strategic threat. I see it as a strategic opportunity. What I want to see is greater mutual understanding ­between all of us.”

But under the China Communist Party, China is a strategic threat, a direct rival to liberal democracy that has Australia’s intelligence and military establishment very alarmed, in contrast (and conflict?) with Bill Shorten. The CCP is an openly fascistic state, vastly illiberal with ever greater centralised control under an explicit dictator deploying the full power of technological surveillance for control, and imprisoning millions of its enemies point blank. It is no exaggeration to say that the CCP is the gravest threat to the Western liberal democratic model of government (of which Australia is an example) since the Cold War. Moreover, the CCP has already displayed a willingness to project power, as great powers always do, and use it to undermine economically allied democracies, in particular Australia.

I’d suggest a different approach is needed from local Chinese leaders who are quite rightly aiming to free their community from suspicions aroused by CCP activity Downunder.

Rather than demand a centrally-planned ethnic parliament, Jason Yat-sen Li should publicly condemn the CCP for violating Australian sovereignty, as well as celebrate our democracy and freedom regardless of where we’re from.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. DingwallMEMBER

    “As a principle I would love to see Parliament broadly reflective of the Australian population” … which is growing in Chinese influence….

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      “As a principle I would love to see Parliament broadly reflective of the Australian population”

      OK so a majority of Parliamentarians should come exclusively from the ranks of the Working Class and the Poor,…the Vast majority in our Australian Democracy.
      Cool,…I could get behind that.
      Of course after a single term in Government on over 200k per year you would no longer qualify as being “Representative” of the majority of our population,…so strict term limits would need to apply.

      It’s good to see this young man supportive of the Democratic principals inherent within an anarcho syndicalist commune directed and controlled by Citizen Plebs.


      • Or maybe we look at personal types (MBTI) and place quotas around having equal representation on the defined 16 personality types.

    • If he’s interested in only one group where does that leave the others. I don’t know the guy, and my general distrust even with the local ones is not getting any better. All I can do is to put the majors last and hope the senate can contain them as their loyalty is questionable on all counts. The thing is that our current lot are quite happy to even sell out their children’s future so no better than the views from RE’s that I know. Maybe history will write some truth about this twisted time we live in.

  2. I like targets too.

    A few painted on our parliamentarians would give us something to aim for.

    • There is some good in everyone. For example, I’ve always thought that Parliamentarians would be of great assistance when I’m zeroing my scopes.

  3. Who on earth would be dumb enough to join the Australian army in 2019 and risk life to defend a government and migrant population who has no interest in the future of this country.

    • I’ve recently been wondering if my service was worthwhile, which is something I’ve never doubted before. I guess I still have some hope for the country.

      • I wish I could give my active service back. Been sold out by many so called Australians ain’t fun.

  4. says Australia should consider investing in China’s Belt and Road

    What a clown!

    Instead of buying back SYD airport – which is guaranteed to make profits – AUS should pour money down the Belt and Road drain?

    TED talk Aussie guy says we should replace upper house politicians with randomly selected members of the public:


    • Meanwhile, this suggestion from “The newDemocracy Foundation”
      “Call for MPs to ditch tradition
      The Australian – Page 7 : 30 April 2019
      Original article by Dennis Shanahan
      Roy Morgan Summary
      An options paper produced for ­research group The newDemocracy Foundation has called for a number of changes to federal parliament and the way it operates. The authors of the paper include Australian Industry Group CEO Innes Willox and former Victorian premier John Brumby, while some of the paper’s recommendations include fixed three-year parliamentary terms, that MPs rotate their seats so they mix with their opponents, and an increase in the number of “free” votes.”