The Financial Timesreports (paywall) that Yang, a man whose background meant that he would not have been able to leave China without the permission of authorities, and who would not have been able to pass a security clearance for non-legislative work in the New Zealand government, has been investigated by the country's Security Intelligence Service (SIS).
But National's Jian Yang says to him they were just students collecting information by monitoring the communications of other countries.
National leader Bill English says he was aware early into Dr Yang's political career, which began when he was elected as a list MP in 2011.
Mr Jones says there is no place in a New Zealand parliament, let alone a government, for a man who was once a member of the Chinese Communist Party.
While there is no word on the outcome of this investigation - Newsroom reports that SIS has "scrutinized him at times over three years, including interviewing one person about him last year" - the case unleashed a stream of polarized reactions.
If you define those cadets or students as spies, yes, then I was teaching spies.
In its report, Newsroom said he went to Australia and attended the Australian National University before moving to New Zealand, where he taught global relations at the University of Auckland. Peters said on his official Twitter account.
Winston Peters, whose New Zealand First party is widely expected to form a ruling coalition with either the National or Labour parties, said that New Zealanders should be "very concerned". No information about his Chinese education or military background was included in his official biographies in New Zealand or those published when he was an academic at Auckland university, it said.
Dr Yang was a student at the People's Liberation Army Air Force Engineering College and the Luoyang language institute, run by the agency responsible for Chinese spying.
"I refute any allegations that question my loyalty to New Zealand ..." The Financial Times said the latter institution specialised in training military intelligence officers and deep cover agents.
"I can understand [how] people can be concerned because they don't understand the Chinese system". It has become a key export market for New Zealand's milk and agricultural products and also contributes to New Zealand's growing tourism industry.
Dr Yang told reporters he had never been a spy, but acknowledged teaching people who went on to be intelligence officers, FT reported.
The decision marks the first time the International Olympic Committee has granted two Summer Olympics at once. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous".
It gradually weakened as it headed through the state, becoming a tropical storm and then a tropical depression on Monday. Nonetheless, FPL stated it has the largest restoration workforce in USA history responding to the electric power outages.
Earlier this year, Hicks joined Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump for Shabbat dinner at their Kalorama mansion, Politico reports . As long as Hicks doesn't give any "off the record" interviews with The New Yorker, she should have some better job security.
You're going to get coached up and there's things we can clean up, for sure, but you can't get defensive, can't get sensitive. Eli Manning is looking to overcome last weeks game in Dallas and shine in the home opener: EAST RUTHERFORD , N.J.
However, the banker revealed that his daughter had bought bitcoin: " It went up and she thinks she's a genius now ". Also, we had news that one of the Chinese exchanges, bitkan, would be stopped OTC trading from Thursday.
Today, five nursing home patients in Hollywood succumbed to the Florida heat and died early this morning. - SC had four deaths. More than 300,000 customers in the county, or a third of the total, are still without power as of midday Wednesday.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is promising "cost efficient and sustainable games" when the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024. The United States has been trying to bring the Summer Games back to the country for the first time in more than two decades.
Jain Irrigation Systems was trading at Rs 107.55 per share, up by Rs 1.25 or 1.18% as at 1042 hours on Wednesday, on the BSE. The National Stock Exchange Nifty, however, finished 13.75 points in red at 10,079.30 despite trading higher in the morning.
I also asked Ofcom to consider whether any of the new, substantive representations I received affected its assessment. However, in its latest update , Ofcom clarified it did have "non-fanciful concerns" on broadcasting standards.
The larger Pixel 2 XL is reportedly being manufactured by LG Electronics and based on the LG V30 , a handset deprived of bezels. A smartphone with the ZNFG011C code name was found in FCC's listing , which was different from last year's Pixel XL codename.
Ahmedabad's rising Japanese connection has spawned around eight restaurants which serve Japanese food in and around the city. After laying the foundation stone, Abe and Modi will attend the India-Japan Annual Summit at the Mahatma Mandir.
Director Rian Johnson has made it clear that he has no intentions to helm " Episode IX " of the " Star Wars " franchise. Abrams has been confirmed to handle both writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX .
Vandeweghe upsets Pliskova to reach last four at US Open
Defending that constantly, I'm just going to really have to do everything really well. "The team works as hard as I do". There wasn't much to give, but Stephens earned it. "Just made so many errors at the end there". "I played pretty well".
UCL: Chelsea midfielder doubtful for Qarabag clash
We must use our eyes and our previous experience as player and coach. "There is the necessity to rotate and play game-by-game". CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has welcomed Eden Hazard's return but knows the attacker needs time to regain full fitness.