There's an old saying in the Book of Ecclesiastes: "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." There really is nothing new under the sun. People living a hundred years ago dealt with broadly the same issues as we do today; they just dealt with them differently. The Chinese Question is one of these issues that was dealt with once, but which today we are having to deal with once again.
Chinese immigration to New Zealand - particularly to the gold fields - was a hot issue from the late 1800s and to the early 1900s. There were popular protests by a number of labour groups: the Anti-Chinese Association, Anti-Asiatic League, White Race League, Anti-Chinese League, and White New Zealand League. These groups enjoyed widespread support, and held great sway in national politics.
In 1866 the Aliens Act made it so that any immigrants wishing to become naturalised had to pay a fee of one pound - a substantial sum at the time. The 12th Premier of New Zealand, Sir John Hall, introduced the Chinese Immigration Act in 1881, which forced Chinese immigrants to pay ten pounds, and limited the number of Chinese immigrants to only one for every ten tons of cargo. In 1896, our 15th Premier Richard Seddon raised this fee to one hundred pounds each and limited the Chinese to one for every two hundred tons of cargo. From 1908 Chinese were denied the possibility of permanent residence or citizenship, and had to apply for permission to remain in New Zealand periodically.
Today’s politicians wouldn't dream of saying anything near as 'racist' as that, despite paying lip service to the people's concerns and promising to cut back immigration during their election campaigns. The truth is that immigration under the current government has hardly changed, despite Labour's promises - even with New Zealand First in coalition. March 2017 saw 10,087 migrants arriving in New Zealand, compared with 9,966 in March 2018.
Immigration is changing the face of this country. The ten most common surnames for those born in Auckland in 1913 were Jones, Smith, Taylor, Wilson, Reid, Thompson, Brown, Edwards, Mills and Murray. All British names, all British people. In 2013 the names were Wang, Li, Chen, Liu, Smith, Zhang, Lee, Patel, Huang and Singh; where have all the Britons gone?
Today in the Auckland local board areas of Puketapapa and Howick, foreign-born residents outnumber New Zealanders. Howick, originally a settlement of veteran British Fencibles, named after the Viscount Howick and with streets named after British heroes like Nelson, Wellington and General Moore; only 56,000 of the areas 127,000 residents were NZ European in 2013.
Puketapapa, also known as Mount Roskill, after either the evangelist John Roskill or the village of Roskhill on the Isle of Skye, settled by Scottish immigrants, where you might find patriotic names like Dominion Road and Victory Estate... Only 17,000 of the areas 52,000 residents in 2013 classed themselves as NZ Europeans, and only 3,000 more were Maori.
In the Manurewa local board, there were 28,000 NZ Europeans, from a total population of 82,000. Only 27,000 of Whau's 73,000 residents identified as NZ Europeans, 27,000 of Maungakiekie-Tamaki's 70,000 inhabitants, 13,000 of Otara-Papatoetoe's 76,000, 11,000 of Mangere-Otahuhu's 71,000 residents...
Immigration into Auckland has caused white flight to the countryside, or even just to less affected cities like Hamilton or Tauranga. Your reward for living in one of these multi-cult 'supercities'? Absurdly unaffordable housing, traffic gridlock, and hordes of foreigners.
Between 2008 and 2013, over fifty thousand people migrated from Auckland to elsewhere in New Zealand (source), perhaps giving them some temporary improvements in their living conditions, but only really giving ground to the invaders and shifting the front line back to the next city.
In Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South Seas', $4 million was spent building an 'authentic Chinese garden', courtesy of the taxpayers of New Zealand.
Like the housing crisis in Auckland, caused at least partially by large-scale immigration and Chinese buyers snapping up properties at prices at prices that most New Zealanders can't afford, there is also something of an unspoken land crisis in New Zealand. Ron Asher's book In the Jaws of the Dragon: How China is taking over New Zealand and Australia goes into detail on several very large farms and properties in Australasia that were bought out by Chinese investors. Some of these properties are now being used for near-space research supporting Chinese missile development.
So why are the Chinese buying up our homes, our farms, and our industries? Simple: for money, and because they can. The Chinese have no connection to this land, or to its people. To China, we are just another exploitable little country for them to push around. We're conveniently placed quite close to China, and we are liberal enough to allow any old Chinese oligarch to come in and make a fortune if he plays his cards right, and we have enough resources to make colonisation worthwhile.
There is also the theory that we are part of China's long term strategy; to make sure that the resources of New Zealand, our Exclusive Economic Zone, and our Antarctic claims are all in China's sphere of influence. This is done in order to secure a reliable source of food, as much water as they want, plenty of wood and other natural resources. Kiwis are given no option but to capitulate to this empire intent on plundering our country.
On the whole, the Chinese don't see New Zealand as their home. They don't want to assimilate - many of them don't even attempt to integrate. They live in Chinese communities, they work in Chinese stores, they speak Chinese to Chinese people. You have probably seen advertisements or signage outside Chinese-owned businesses. What language was it in?
Even some of the Chinese themselves are getting upset about this. One Chinese real estate agent in Auckland went on record in 2016, saying that 'Auckland is too much like China', and that 'there are poorly designed, cheap signs written only in Chinese or with minimal English at every corner of the central suburbs. These are the supplement shops, internet cafes, restaurants plus a few seemingly dodgy places that are catering exclusively to Chinese customers. Most of them have part time Chinese students as their sole employees'.
The Chinese stick together. They have racial solidarity with one another, whereas we do not. They employ each other, they serve each other, they rent to each other and they sell to each other. This January, an Auckland couple filed a case with the Human Rights Commission after they were denied a flat (owned by non-resident Chinese) due to not being Asian. They have no moral qualms about any of this.
The Chinese government has set up organisations they call 'Confucius Institutes' in universities all over the world. These organisations have been criticised for undermining academic freedom at their host universities, engaging in industrial and military espionage, and pushing Communist Party propaganda. Our local 'Confucius Institute' at Victoria University in Wellington has organised a scheme for Chinese teachers to teach the Mandarin language and culture to sixteen schools in the Wairarapa. Why is the whitest region of the North Island being singled out for this scheme?
Another issue is crime. Financial crime, corruption, smuggling, money laundering, and organised crime are all very common in China, and immigrants bring those habits with them into our country. Many Chinese criminals actually come to New Zealand to hide from their own authorities, and are sheltered by the local Chinese community. Last year it was reported that four of China's 'most wanted' were in hiding in New Zealand, and that this year one of their 'top five most wanted' fugitives was found living in Auckland.
There's also the fact of an ever-increasing Chinese influence in our political sector. A Chinese MP for the National Party, Jian Yang, being revealed to be a spy, a $150,000 donation to the National Party from a Chinese racehorse company during the 2017 campaigns, Coward Phil Goff receiving an enormous $250,000 from the 'Chinese business community' for his Auckland mayoral election campaign, break-ins and burglaries of a professor who had criticised New Zealand's relationship with China, the Chinese Communist Party funding the Labour Party, and a CIA analyst suggesting that New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing group due to Chinese influence over both major parties. The list of cases of Chinese political interference in New Zealand is never-ending, and should greatly concern every Kiwi who values our national sovereignty.
So, what's in store for our future if we aren't as clear-eyed and decisive as our ancestors, and we don't fight Chinese influence? Just look at the savage occupation and ethnic cleansing of Tibet. Look at the millions of Uighurs of Xinjiang province being held in Chinese gulags, or the oppression of Inner Mongolia's natives, or the bloody ethnic conflicts in Malaya. See the repression pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong (and in Tiananmen Square, for that matter). We must rise again, as our forefathers did, to prevent and undo the expansion of Chinese power in our country. New Zealand must not allow her people to become the next victims of the callous and savage Chinese police state. New Zealand must be free.