NZ Politics: National put Chinese businessman up for Queen’s Birthday honour

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Chinese multi-millionaire Yikun Zhang was put forward for a Queen’s Birthday honour by the National Party.
Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross yesterday claimed Zhang made a $100,000 donation to the National Party.

Businessman Yukin Zhang and National Party leader Simon Bridges, in pictures distributed by rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross. Photo/Supplied

By: David Fisher
Senior writer, NZ Herald

17 Oct, 2018 5:00am

That donation is now at the centre of claims by Ross about unlawful conduct by the party’s leader Simon Bridge.
There is no suggestion that Zhang acted improperly in any way in relation to the donation.

The Herald has learned Yikun Zhang of Remuera – who Ross said had done nothing wrong – was among those put forward by the National Party on its way out of office…

…Normal practice general sees the incoming administration sign off those nominated by the previous government. It is understood most of those under National went through in the New Year’s Honours but a number – including the nomination for Zhang – didn’t go through until the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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