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National MP confirms he taught Chinese spies English

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UPDATED 5:30PM: National MP Jian Yang has clarified that he taught Chinese spies English before he moved to New Zealand, but denies acting in any operations or holding any rank in the Chinese military.

Dr Yang held a press conference today after Newsroom reported the list MP did not mention in his work or political CVs the decade he spent in the People's Liberation Army-Air Force Engineering College or the Luoyang language institute run by China's equivalent of the United States National Security Agency.

He says he was a civilian staff member, paid by the college to teach. He understood that he was teaching spies but he says he did not know if they were spying on New Zealand.

“In the Chinese community many people are aware of this. I feel very relaxed, but there is no reason to actively let everyone know that I have this background. Whenever people ask about this background I will not deny........

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