A National MP taught English at Chinese spy school
Yang Jian, National MP, taught English to Chinese intelligence agency cadets so they could monitor private communications.
Yang grew up in China before moving to Australia and then New Zealand. He spent time as a student and then lecturing at the People’s Liberation Army-Air Force Engineering College and the Luoyang language institute.
.According to the Financial Times, Luoyang Foreign Language Institute in the central province of Henan is attached to the third department of the PLA’s general staff headquarters, which it described as China’s answer to the US National Security Agency (NSA) or the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The newspaper said the school specialized in training both “openly acknowledged military intelligence officers and ‘secret line’ deep cover agents”.
“Everyone I know who’s attended the Luoyang Foreign Language Institute has been in Chinese military intelligence or at least linked to that system,” Peter Mattis, a Jamestown Foundation expert on China’s military and intelligence, was quoted as saying.
In his six years as an MP for New Zealand’s ruling National party, Yang has been a vocal supporter of China’s Communist party.
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