Wang is a critic of China’s policies, and in a shameful display last year was evicted from a press conference hosted by Cullen, after Chinese authorities objected to his presence.
If the Government is willing to let China dictate policy for press conferences in NZ, I suppose it is no surprise they will not object to China setting policy for press conferences in China. Still – would have been nice to at least stand up for the Kiwi journalist.
But instead Dr Cullen says this:
Cullen said: “No New Zealand citizen has a right to enter China. China, like every other country, reserves the right to withhold entry across its own borders.
“New Zealand does exactly the same thing, and indeed this Government … declined to give a visa for the entry into New Zealand of David Irving in the past.”
David Irving is a vile holocaust denier. The comparison of Nick Wang to David Irving is appalling.