Huo retires

Stuff reports:

Labour list MP has announced he will be retiring at the election.

Huo was elected in 2008 and was Labour’s first Chinese MP. He has been accused of having close links with “united front” groups linked to the Chinese state, but has denied this.

National MP Jian Yang was also criticised for ties to the Chinese state, and has recently decided to retire at the election.

Yang and Huo are currently Parliament’s only ethnically Chinese MPs.

It would be good to have one or more MPs who are ethnically Chinese. But perhaps they could be Taiwanese Chinese or even Hong Kong Chinese?

Anyway I wish Raymond well. I’ve always found him very pleasant and dedicated to serving his community.

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