Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo
New Zealand

Fraud probes into New Zealand’s main parties raise questions over Chinese money and influence

  • Three suspects, including a man who has been accused of working for Beijing, are facing trial over donations to the National Party and have now been linked to an investigation into Labour funding
  • The allegations have heightened concern about ways the democratic system could be manipulated as the country prepares for elections later this year

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pictured with Zhang Yikun, who is facing fraud charges over donations to a rival party, at a parliamentary Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Weibo
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