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Q+A: Dr Anne-Marie Brady

Q+A: Dr Anne-Marie Brady

China’s political influence needs investigation – Dr Anne-Marie Brady

A warning from Chinese politics expert Dr Anne-Marie Brady today that New Zealand is unaware of the level of China’s political influence, which she says includes our Chinese-language media being “co-opted”, close contact between our political parties and political donations. She’s urging the government to address these issues. “We need to have a look at it. There’s other countries who have parallels with us, like Norway, who don’t follow the method of campaign donations. It’s state-funded according to your votes. And that’s one way to protect a nation against political interference,” she says.

Dr Brady is urging the government to be “proactive for the changing global order” and examine our legislation.

“Geopolitics [is] moving in different directions from where they have been for the last couple of hundred years, and New Zealand is part of where China is now interested, moving south.”

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