17th February 2019
The AVA supports the Australian Government’s recent decision to cancel Huang Xiangmo’s Permanent Residence visa. To that end we continue to urge all of our Australian compatriots to defend the rule of law in Australia, and to continue to expose and to work toward the expulsion and elimination of all unlawful foreign influences upon our Australian government and our nation.
Huang Xiangmo was head of the Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC) from 2014 to 2017. In 2016 he became head of the Oceanic Alliance for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (OAPPRC). Both the ACPPRC and OAPPRC are official branches of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR) in Beijing, which is controlled by the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the CCP Central Committee. Huang claims that the ACPPRC and OAPPRC are not connected to Chinese Government and do not receive funding from them. That claim is a lie. The ACPPRC and OAPPRC are affiliates of the CCPPNR outside of China. They all operate in a similar way: The appointment of key members is controlled by the CCP and their political activities are controlled by local Chinese groups who act in the interests of the Chinese Government.
Huang is also President of the Federation of Australian Guangdong Community (FAGC), which is a part of China’s Overseas United Front network. Moreover, while in Australia he remained a standing director of the 9th Executive Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification and an executive director of the 6th council of China Overseas Exchange Association, both of which are senior positions of China’s United Front organisations. It has been revealed that Huang made numerous political donations to further the CCP's influence overseas. His campaigning for the CCP has challenged Australia’s policies, core values and democracy.
Huang's corrupt actions have damaged the fabric of Australian society. Huang argues that the work carried out by the ACPPRC to “unite Taiwan” by the PRC is in line with the Australian Government’s view. This argument is misleading. The Australian Government's acknowledgement of the ‘one China’ principle does not mean that Australia supports the CCP's control over Taiwan. They are two completely different ideas. Huang’s political titles and activities demonstrate that he is an agent for the Chinese Government overseas. By denying that he works for the CCP, he has deceived the Australian Government and its people, and has sabotaged Australia's foreign influence laws.
Huang Xiangmo's corrupt actions have damaged our national interests and undermined the basic principles of democracy. While working for a foreign government that often acts contrary to Australian national interests, Huang applied to become a citizen of Australia. Australian Immigration Department made a laudable decision to deny Huang Xiangmo's citizenship and cancel his residence visa. This will stop infiltration by a foreign government, protect the interests of local Chinese communities and uphold our national values.
The AVA calls upon all Australians, including all Chinese-Australians, to join us in our effort to defend this country's democractic institutions and rule of law against political infiltration of any authoritarian regimes, including China under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party. It is time for Australia to stand up and say "no" to CCP's intimidation and coercion.
Australian Values Alliance（AVA）