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A Glorious New Dawn Has Broken Over Our Harmonious Society

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… With the news that National MP, Jian Yang, is “retiring” from politics in New Zealand.

He announced today that he won’t stand in the 2020 General Election after serving “three rewarding terms” in the National Party caucus.

Funnily enough he announced as recently as March that he was being reselected as a list-only candidate for the party – but true to form that was in a press release for Chinese-language media only.

“Accordingly, I have informed the Party President that I should not be considered by the regional list ranking committee of the Northern Region in its meeting tomorrow, hence my announcement today.”

I do like DPF’s take on this over at Kiwiblog:

Many in National will be relieved at this news. Its not that Dr Yang has even done anything wrong, or been anything other than a loyal MP, but his background has raised issues that frankly are a distraction for National. 

So the resignation and the retirement, while messy in themselves, do tidy up some issues that may have caused problems for National in the future.

The “resignation” being that of Ms Boag… snicker, chuckle…

Meanwhile the People of New Zealand hail Jian Yang’s heroic decision to step down for the greater good of the people and thank him for his unceasing efforts at tidying things up for The Party. The Workers salute Jian Yang’s 五毛 efforts and wish him only great joy and great happiness during his return visits 在天堂之下.

Written by Tom Hunter

July 10, 2020 at 2:32 am

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  1. That's not the end of it. Goodfellow & co are so far up the arses of CCP apparatchiks the only thing you can see are the soles of their shoes.

    Porky Roebuck

    July 10, 2020 at 3:26 am

  2. Was about to post on this myself, now I don't need to. In short: Chinese Communist Party has accepted National is fucked for the next little while and is now cutting its losses.

    Psycho Milt

    July 10, 2020 at 7:34 am

  3. Milt has no clue how the Chinese work. In particular how they play the long game and cover the field. That's why they invested in their Labour links over the last decade too. Despite Labour being fucked. Cutting losses. What a tool.


    July 10, 2020 at 8:24 am

  4. And Johno has no sense of humour when the joke is at the expense of his political tribe. Which makes you a bigger tool. Most amusing, Milt. So just out of interest, and as per your analysis that National is no longer the flavour of the month with China, are you able to confirm if and when the Labour Party will achieve full CCP franchise status and if Russel Norman will indeed get his flag back? ߘ°߇谟dz


    July 10, 2020 at 8:37 am

  5. And Johno has no sense of humour.FIFY

    Gustavo Frink

    July 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

  6. Kimbo: I note that Labour's Raymond Huo has not decided to retire at this election. A person might draw some conclusions from that, albeit not ones they might publish on a blog in case lawyers might fuck with them…

    Psycho Milt

    July 10, 2020 at 10:15 am

  7. Yup Veterans always got a QC available for legal advice.


    July 10, 2020 at 9:55 pm

  8. Agree with Milt. Checking to see if pigs are flying in formation. Labour needs to double check how many CCP members they have J. parliament as well.I expect National will implode this time.


    July 12, 2020 at 1:36 am

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