Two agents working for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are among the top donors to New Zealand’s National Party, a major opposition party, according to donation records in 2022 that were released by the New Zealand Electoral Commissions in late April.
Lu Xinyan (Vicky Lu), donated $18,750 to New Zealand and ranked 31st among the top donors. Lu is the acting head of the Australian and New Zealand offices of People’s Daily Overseas Edition. People’s Daily is the CCP’s main mouthpiece. Lili Wang donated $17,110 to New Zealand to the National Party. Wang is the head of the Chinese Language Herald newspaper in New Zealand, which has been run by a company owned by the CCP’s state-run China News Service.
Steven Wong also donated $16,161. He is the former President of the New Zealand branch of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (中國和平統一促進會), which targets Taiwan and runs under the CCP’s United Front Department.
Source: Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2023