By Andrew Bolt ~
Australian Senator Sam Dastyari should go for taking Chinese cash and singing China’s song. But this kind of donation – meant to influence graduates and tomorrow’s leaders -is surely red hot:
Labor senator Sam Dastyari (pictured) has apologised for accepting money from Chinese companies amid fresh revelations the Yuhu group, which paid a $40,000 legal bill for the frontbencher, has formal ties with the Chinese government through its own internal Communist Party committee….
[Huang Xiangmo, chairman of the Yuhu Group,] also gave $1.8 million for the establishment of the Bob Carr-led Australia China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney, and is president of the Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, the core body that links pro-People’s Republic of China donors and Australian politicians.
Mr Carr revealed in a 2014 book that Senator Dastyari orchestrated a Chinese New Year fundraiser at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel which netted Labor $200,000 and included Kevin Rudd as a guest.
Why is one of our university’s accepting so a large donation from a representative of a communist tyranny – a donation clearly designed to influence the instruction of a generation of Australians? What a sell-out of our values.
Surely Sam Dastyari cannot remain on Labor’s frontbench. His rambling news conference yesterday answered almost nothing of substance…
Dastyari, wittingly or unwittingly, has become part of the web of Chinese government influence in the region.
Hard-pressed politicians solicit money from donors. Fair enough. What they don’t do is take policy positions that contradict their party and the bipartisan centre of Australian foreign policy on core national security issues at the same time they take money from donors with close political connections to the Chinese government.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.