The key figure in fraud charges brought by the Chinese government against defector Wang Liqiang is linked to a mystery $50,000 Labor Party donation flagged as suspicious by the NSW corruption watchdog.
Sydney businessman Xin “Filip” Shu confirmed he made the complaint against Mr Wang in April this year, which is now being investigated by Shanghai police.
…In that time the now 30-year-old has been a student organiser for the Australian Chinese Workers Association, a body overseen by the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department.
He was also a staffer in the office of Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite, and worked for Ryde deputy mayor Simon Zhou’s gold companies, one of which collapsed with an unpaid $2.3 million tax bill.
It’s one small, unhappy family seemingly.
He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.
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