A Sydney senior councillor has declared he had been advising an organisation with links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), once headed by exiled Chinese billionaire and political donor Huang Xiangmo.
- Mr Huang was banned from entering Australia due to concerns about his links to the CCP
- Academics said the organisation, once headed by Mr Huang, was used to carry out “overseas influence”
- Robert Kok told ABC News his involvement with those CCP-linked organisations was “limited and honorary”
Veteran City of Sydney councillor and former Deputy Mayor Robert Kok reported his involvement with the Australia Council for Promotion of Peaceful Reunification (ACPPRC) on his register of interests.
The organisation actively promotes the “reunification across the Taiwan Strait” and “peaceful development” across the Asia Pacific, which some academics labelled as quietly operating in the interests of Beijing.