Monthly Archives: June 2017

Anti-LGBTI fliers being handed out at Liberal MP Michael Sukkar’s safe schools information event for the Chinese community.

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An information session on the safe schools program targetting the Chinese community was held today at the Melbourne headquarters of the Liberal Party. It was organised by ex-Hotham candidate George Hua and featured Deakin MP Michael Sukkar as the main guest speaker. The Event titled “Do you support sex ed being taught to your children earlier? Australia’s “Safe Schools Program” is it safe?” and was touted as being a purely informational event.

This event had been advertised through various Chinese media groups such as AusFocus and HighFun media, whose target audiences are generally first generation Chinese migrants.

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It is likely the information could biased judging from the flyer pictured above, that were being handed out at the event. Dan Xie, whose contact details are on the fliers, had already told The Age last year that he was protecting Chinese culture.

Since I am of Chinese background, I decided to try and contact Mr Xie, on how he could claim to be representing the culture of over a billion very diverse people. Sadly, I could not reach Mr Xie through phone nor the WeChat. If he does reply, I will update it here with his response.

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The Chinese flyer is written differently from the English version.

Have you heard of the Safe Schools Program?

The Safe Schools program educates children by teaching them to act like homosexuals and bisexuals, so that they will conform to new age ideas of gender, by letting student select which uniform and bathroom they wish to use.

The curriculum is setup like this: lesson one [Creating a safe space] (Page 10); lesson two [Same Sex Experiences] (pages 10-11); lesson three[Bisexual Experiences] (pages 11-12); lesson four [Transgender Experiences] (pages 12-13); lesson five [Intersex Experiences].

This is to indoctrinate children about the diversity of sexuality, schools will encourage children to see homosexuality and other orientations as equal so that they will experiment, experience and choose out of their own accord.

Please sign this national petition! New South Wales have already reached 17000 signatories, Victoria has already more than 5000.

Oppose [Safe Schools Program] curriculum’s indoctrination of children into new trendy sexualities!

Oppose the indoctrination of children with the concept of sexual diversity!

Protect the basic rights of parents and children’s futures!

 

 

 

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Refugees still the big issue for first generation Australian Chinese voters; due to profiteering WeChat media

 

Various Chinese social media companies have been misleading and sometimes directly lying to their readers for views. The fake news is most dangerous in that many of the readers are first generation Chinese migrants, who are on permant residency visas or have just recently attained citizenship.  This means they either prefer media in their native tongue or are constrained by language barriers, forcing them to read social media for their news.

Here is a recent example of misleading WeChat news, in regards to the government’s decision to compensate refugees, who suffered harm under detainment, with $70 million AUD.

AuWe News (澳洲微报),  published an article filled with misleading information about refugees.

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“Bad News! 1905 refugees have sued the Australian Government! Each getting 150 thousand in compensation! Paid by Australian taxpayers!”

AuWe News media’s article misleads the reader by instead of just reporting the news, they go down to the  depths of all the benefits and welfare that refugees can claim. Implying as though that refugees are coming to Australia to freeload on welfare benefits. Such as saying that Centrelink can pay each refugee up to $1600 a month.

Other WeChat publications have also published equally misleading information regarding refugees. Australian Web (澳洲网)such as their article which illustrates that somehow Permanent Residents (PRs) are in competition directly with refugees for government resources.

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”This really hurts! The Australian government treat refugees far better than PR holders! Compensation illegal refugees 70 million! Each person 150 thousand!

 

Many readers were infuriated by the news and subequently shared the articles.

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“This where all the tax goes. No wonder utility fees are rising.”

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“The Australian government is on a dangerous path (Chinese idiom: riding a tiger they cannot dismount from)”

Soon, enough more and more people joined the mob and launched into comments section. The top rated comment being extremely violent:

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This stupid cunt government should have died a long time ago! Politicians should let the refugees live in their homes! Fuck :cleaveremotesx3

The second most liked the commentor thinks that refugees have easier lives than Australian citizens

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“This just shows that being a citizen isn’t as good as being a refugee! The Australian government does not welcome educated people who come by plane with money, they are more welcoming to people who come here on boat without any warning, as long as you get here you wont go back empty handed! Now you’ve given them money, this will become an advertisement for more illegal refugees. Just need to wait for two years, don’t need to work, just stay put, then you can be compensated the ten times the earnings of actual locals. The Australian government has already decided the future and quality of our citizens.

This shows the dangerous effect this types of media has had on first generation migrants, convincing them to think that refugees and asylum seekers are all coming here to reap the benefits welfare, without telling about the dangers they face back home.

Also an important note is that these types of comments can be found all across the internet on right wing news pages, so this should only be taken as an illustration of the effects of misleading social media news.

The Australian government needs to have a way to combat the rise of various right wing social media pages promoting hate and divide within the Chinese community.

Liberal Party Using New Dirty Tactics to Convert Chinese Community Against Safe Schools

While browsing WeChat, I spotted a social media post related to Safe Schools by Chinese Liberal Association leader, Kelvin Ho. I have covered former Councillor Ho before on his homophobic views, where he used a slippery slope argument to equate homosexuality with bestiality.

First part of the post was just a simple screenshot of his iPhone Notes, detailing an event. IMG_2336

Second part of the post was a link to sign up to the event which is related to Safe Schools. You can find it here, . The event is an ”Afternoon Tea Information Session with Liberal party members” with regards to a dicussion about Safe Schools.

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The event will be held on Sunday, 25th of June at the Victorian Liberal HQ in the Melbourne CBD, free entry. Official title of the the event is

“Do you support sex ed being taught to your children earlier? Australia’s “Safe Schools Program” is it “safe”?

Michael Sukkar – Member for Deakin

A notable guest is the now infamous Michael Sukkar MP, currently under investigation for contempt of the court. Mr Sukkar has spoken out against safe school legislation in the past.

“…the Safe Schools Coalition’s radical sex education program exposes Victorian children to very dangerous ideas, practices, and materials.” – Michael Sukkar (source: Facebook)

Karina Okotel, a former candidate, who according to this survey is also against safe schools will also be attending.

This event was done in close conjunction with the Chinese Liberals Association in Victoria, whose Chairman is the aforementioned Kelvin Ho. One of their senior members, George Hua, will be a main organiser.


Can a information session really be fair, when most of the speakers have a history opposing the Safe Schools program?

 

Ellen’s Bar, Where A Language Barrier is used to Give Free Drinks to Foreigners

Ellen’s Bar, which is situated on Guangzhou Road, Nanjing in close proximity of many universities, so you can imagine there would be quite a few foreign customers. What made Ellen’s discriminatory policy so interesting, was that it relied solely on a language barrier.

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Here’s a photo of the sign at the front counter of the bar. It says:

Dear friends:

Free beer and whisky coke everyday up to 10:00pm

But this is where the problem begins. Silly old me, Australian born Chinese went to order a free beer. They refused to give it to me. They asked how I knew that they would give out free alcohol before 10pm. I said it’s right there on the counter in English. The bartender was perplexed, I could read the sign. He still refused to give me the drinks. I told him, that I was going to call the authorities if he didn’t, as he is discriminating against me, thinking I could not comprehend English. Anyway, I eventually got the drinks and he was noticeably peeved off.

Pretty much, their free drink policy for foreigners, was based on the hopes of Chinese people not being able to read the sign at their counter. Which sounds crazy, considering that Nanjing University is right next door and it is one of the premier insitutes of education in China, how could no other Chinese have noticed this sign?

What was really infuriating, was I noticed that all the Chinese customers, were taking out notes and their phone to pay for the actual drinks. This meant the owner of the bar was using Chinese money to stay afloat so foreigners could get free drinks.


I’m no stranger to the Chinese nightlife scene in terms of discriminatory pricing, it’s been an ongoing issue for probably longer than I’ve been alive. Where Caucasians generally get free entry, free drinks and free tables just based on their skin colour. It’s also hard to argue against, as everytime you do, there’ll be some crazy white supremacist types, who will defend it at all costs.

Sometimes it even includes weird interpretations of supply side economics, such at this example on Reddit. An expat asked for examples racism towards foreigners, and when he was hit with only examples of racism towards local Taiwanese, this gem of bad economics popped out.

Doesn’t sound like racism, sounds more like they’re trying to attract foreigners. If we’re thinking of the same Club Box, women get in for almost half price. That’s targeting demographics. Literally everything you described is targeting demographics, from higher salary (which you really should’ve negotiated) to lower entry fee.

But anyway, please boycott future establishments that dabble in such discriminatory policies.

What else can be done?

Lin Shan Ju – Homophobic Taiwanese White Supremacist and Ex-Candidate of the One Nation Party

Lin Shan Ju is definitely one of the most perplexing human beings to exist. Lin was apparently born in Taipei, and migrated to Australia. In terms of her career accolades they include:

  • Candidate for Katter’s Australian Party, a party with strong protectionist and Christian roots
  • Candidate for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, a party famous for being anti-Asian, anti-Muslim and anti-multiculturalism. Lin was actually kicked from the One Nation Party, for being even too extreme for them. Her comments against the LGBTI community was just too much for even the posterchild party of bigotry in Australia.
  • President of the World Harmony Society, which makes little sense, as she herself is strongly against China who make up a large chunk of the world’s population.

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Four Corners, Fairfax and Nick McKenzie, A Story of Biased Reporting

I wasn’t originally going to share it here. The reason was because Nick McKenzie contacted me from the recommendations of a friend, I did not want to hurt my friend’s relationship with him.

Sadly, Nick McKenzie’s biased reporting has gone too far, it is now starting to hurt the Chinese community at large. Recently when I was talking to some Chinese student association representatives, one of them cited how she was afraid to speak. She felt like she would be branded as more than she was. It’s got to the point of a red scare.

Jieh-Yung Lo, a Chinese community leader and activist outlines it well in his recent opinion piece on the Guardian.

…the concern I have is that this story will paint a picture that all current and future Chinese-Australians will behave like Huang Xiangmo and Chau Chak Wing if they decide to get involved in Australian politics.

What evolved from a story of investigation into foreign donations, a justified cause, has become a sweeping attack on the Chinese community as a whole. With so called mind reading ‘foreign experts’ like Merriden Varrall putting words into the mouths of 1.3 billion Chinese people, like she did in her AFR opinion piece.


About nearly two months ago, Nick McKenzie gave me a call. Claiming to be a investigative journalist from Four Corners, doing work on a report about Chinese Soft Power. The phone call did not go well as Mr McKenzie had already made up his mind on how the story would be told. Nick McKenzie had written the story beforehand, now he was merely filling in the blank spots with cherry picked evidence.

He thought I would know Taiwanese student associations and how they were being influenced and perhaps strongarmed by the Chinese government or Chinese students under government orders. I told him it was much more likely to be the opposite scenario, as I had been part of a Taiwanese student association, in which the local Taiwan diplomat even had a daughter in the group. I even remember a time where we had to make an entourage to welcome a Taiwanese delegate. I also remembered when Taiwanese students would bully Mainland students for not following Taiwanese independence ideology.

Of course, as we all remember, in his now infamous Four Corner’s piece, he paints the picture of a Chinese student association as some type of Red Guards club. Flurrying red Chinese flags and yelling ‘China’ like crazed Communist zealots. You see, despite what I told Mr McKenzie, on how Asian student associations at university all seem to have a level of government influence, he still went forward with his own narrative. He wanted to paint the Chinese community, the Australian Chinese people as the new eastern bogeyman. He wanted this big scoop of a story, he wanted his smug mug to be the one breaking the story of sneaky orientals.


Just looking at the banner of the Fairfax owned Sydney Morning Herald’s interactive page on ‘China’s Operation Australia’ you could feel the orientalist perspective they were taking. A big Chinese flag, adorned with revolving Australian bank notes and South China Sea maps. Like it was a big conspiracy and that any moment now the hourglass would break and the communists would pour into Australia. It even has 5 White journalists credited just below, legitimising it as true White Australian news. Now, this is how you construct a yellow peril.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am all for cutting out all foreign influences from Australian politics, but why does Fairfax, who so readily advertises themselves  as independent journalism have to resort to such fearmongering tactics? This is not hitting back at the Chinese government, this is illustrating a image of Communist mongoloid hordes ready to take over Australia. The sneaky Chinaman and his nefarious plans to take over the mighty Western nation, thwarted by brave, shiny, white and chivalrous Nick McKenzie and co. Maybe Fairfax should get into writing some 1950’s comics, they already seem to have employed a time travelling orentialist artist as a web designer.


Come on, this should not even have to be said. Chinese people are people. Chinese people are individuals. We can think for ourselves. We aren’t easily brainwashed drones.  In the future just treat us as humans.