Guangzhou Gladys

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Guangzhou, Hong Kong what's it matter, they all look the same anyway Razz

Oh, and by the way, I didn't say that.

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  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
ScoMo started the week all full of optimism that they were going to catch those dole-bludging druggies and then finished up with a newly-elected member of parliament whose loyalty to Australia is under a cloud. Why none of these people can bring themselves to admit that China is a dictatorship is beyond me; call a spade a spade.

This whole thing is turning into an Orewellian language game, or something from Harry Potter where you couldn't use Voldemort's name.
  MetroFemme Chief Train Controller

The question needing to be asked is she a security risk?

There were questions asked about her election funding and Chinese donations.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Gladys Liu would seem to have accepted more money from wealthy property developers linked to the Chinese Government than Sam Dastyari did. She failed twice to get into the Victorian state parliament representing the Box Hill area and was parachuted into an electorate in NSW with a a high proportion of ethnic Chinese residents. The Prime Minister said how well she understood the needs of the residents in her (newly adopted) electorate.

There is some question that signs around polling places in her electorate explaining how to vote Liberal were disguised as official government instructions (these were set out and coloured like AEC signs). This would only be effective with voters who didn't understand Australian voting processes but might have gained some votes. But this would be more an example of party dishonesty than the candidate herself.

The PM also said that virtually any criticism of Liu was "xenophobic" and later said that he had not suggested that Liu's opponents were "racist". There are hairs more finely split than in that differentiation, but not easily found.

The PM clearly denied in a press conference that he had used the term "Shanghai Sam" or suggested that Liu's opponents were racist but later obfuscated about this in a radio interview, again relying on the difference between "xenophobic" and "racist".

While Liu hasn't supported China's South China Sea policy, she has suggested that limits on overseas investment in Australia are "xenophobic" (that non racist word again).

Just another politician who is representing the interests of her wealthy supporters who can't lie convincingly in interviews.

Peter
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Gladys Liu would seem to have accepted more money from wealthy property developers linked to the Chinese Government than Sam Dastyari did. She failed twice to get into the Victorian state parliament representing the Box Hill area and was parachuted into an electorate in NSW with a a high proportion of ethnic Chinese residents. The Prime Minister said how well she understood the needs of the residents in her (newly adopted) electorate.
M636C
No sorry have to correct you there, Chisholm is based around Blackburn and Box Hill VIC but everything else you've said is spot on. At the moment in NSW we have ICAC investigating how the Labor Party endorsed Earnest Wong and the answer was that he was bringing in so much money that they gave him his own office at Sussex Street and eventually shooed him in for an upper house seat. It was only later that alarm bells started to ring about where he was actually getting the money from.
There is some question that signs around polling places in her electorate explaining how to vote Liberal were disguised as official government instructions (these were set out and coloured like AEC signs). This would only be effective with voters who didn't understand Australian voting processes but might have gained some votes. But this would be more an example of party dishonesty than the candidate herself. The PM also said that virtually any criticism of Liu was "xenophobic" and later said that he had not suggested that Liu's opponents were "racist". There are hairs more finely split than in that differentiation, but not easily found.
M636C
We need real, organic candidates from the Chinese community who are not CCP patsies and who get pre-selection because they're good candidates - NOT because they drag in their supporters heaps of donor money. We also need to stamp on any and all intimidation and political activities that the CCP are conducting within the Chinese community in Australia - I'd guess that most Chinese-Australians are pretty happy with their choice to come to this country and would like to be good Aussies and if we allow the CCP to conduct unofficial influence campaigns on our shores then frankly we're failing these people.
The PM clearly denied in a press conference that he had used the term "Shanghai Sam" or suggested that Liu's opponents were racist but later obfuscated about this in a radio interview, again relying on the difference between "xenophobic" and "racist". While Liu hasn't supported China's South China Sea policy, she has suggested that limits on overseas investment in Australia are "xenophobic" (that non racist word again). Just another politician who is representing the interests of her wealthy supporters who can't lie convincingly in interviews. Peter
M636C
This is where Trump is a thousand percent right - foreign investment in China is extremely tightly controlled. Australian citizens can't own land or houses in China; Australian companies can't set-up in China without a Chinese business partner. The Chinese business partner will often steal all your systems, intellectual property and business contacts and then terminate the relationship - it's happened repeatedly with large American joint ventures.

All this rubbish has to stop. They made the mistake of admitting China to the WTO in 2002 on the false assumption that if they were fully integrated with the global trade chain that they'd eventually become an open and democratic society. Nothing further from the truth; if anything the CCP has become more bloody-minded and aggressive. It's high time that they agreed to play by the same rules as everyone else - there's absolutely nothing racist or xenophobic about saying that.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Just adding fuel to the fire, but a Chinese Company whose biggest shareholder is the Chinese Communist Party, is about to buy Bellamy's Infant Formula company for $1.5 billion!

Extraordinary!  That's about $9 million per employee.  If you can't bulk-buy enough cans of the stuff from the shelves, simply buy the company instead....

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-09-16/bellamys-takeover-proposed-by-chinese-company/11515468

And perhaps even Gladys is helping us flog off our Agribusiness:
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/gladys-liu-helping-mainland-chinese-buy-more-land/news-story/83c168757a50d74668439087b4256c34
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Bellamy's might be one for the fair trading commission in 6 months time.    All employees will be Chinese nationals on well below award wages by then.  (Union free site).
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
I expect Scomo to say in the near future "China is the best friend we ever had"
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

I expect Scomo to say in the near future "China is the best friend we ever had"
lsrailfan
Or:  "Promoting investment to expand rural businesses and provide much needed employment opportunities"....

Whatever.  I'm expecting a hike in the price of infant formula in the next 12 months.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Oh Dear from bad to worse for the libs

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