In the recent interview with an Australian newspaper, Yang Hengjun, a China-born identity who played
the leading role in a drama about quantum shift (i.e. suddenly
disappear then suddenly re-appear without a logical reason),
claimed that the support he received (for his quantum show)
from Australia "has taught him lessons about citizenship
This we would like to believe. No doubt
at all, he must have learned a hard lesson about his own
Here is a lecture delivered by Michael
Danby, an Australian Federal Labor backbencher, through
government-funded and ad-free broadcaster ABC:
"He (Yang) is an Australian citizen.
We're getting a bit sick and tired in this country of Australian
citizens being arrested by the Chinese state ... it's very
contemptuous and it's actually provocative."
Apparently this was the first time
Yang ever learned that he was an Aussie national, despite
he gave up his Chinese citizenship nine years ago when
he swore an oath of allegiance to Australia. He didn't
seem to remember what he did back in 2002, which must be
why he specified his nationality on his Chinese language
blog as "中国公民 (Chinese citizen)".
Does this guy suffer
from brain damage that caused him to lose a big chunk of
memory? Or he is simply a LIAR?
With regard to his quantum shift in
China, he has this to say to Aussie media, "I've been
sick, nothing else, and my phone battery was dead for two
days so I could not contact my family. I'm very sorry about
stirring up so much trouble in both countries."
However, he forgot to mention one crucial
fact to the media that he called his "blog administrator" before
his disappearance and told him that he was followed by
secret police, which is how the news about his alleged
abduction (self-staged?) became known to the world.
As for that dead battery urban fantasy,
set in modern metropolitan Guangzhou with a time span of
nearly two days, it can only be taken as a bedside story
for kids under 11. And it is deadly unprofessional that
he, a supposed professional novelist, tries to sell it
as a key plot in his latest adult fiction.
But there is one mission he did have
accomplished skillfully that is of
"stirring up so much trouble in both countries," for
which he deserves congratulations.
Finally, we would like to remind MP
Danby that many Aussies do get a bit sick and tired of
Chinese citizens, along with those from other regions in
the world, being arrested in Australia by the Australian
state for violating Australian passport laws. Please go
to Villawood detention centre in Yang's residential city
to see for yourself how many Chinese citizens have been
locked up there - "it's very contemptuous and it's
actually provocative." Indeed. Don't forget to tell
this to your Labor comrade Chris Bowen, the Immigration
Minister, so Australia's rulers can learn a few things
from the drama performed by Quantum Shifter Yang.
We hope Chinese government would also
learn a few wise lessons from its Aussie counterpart and
would keep bringing law-breakers to face justice, regardless
of their nationalities. 1.3 billion people with 5000 year-old
civilisation must not be held to ransom by 400 million
with 400 years of slave-trading record, let alone by 20
million with 200 years of colonial history.
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