Pierre Yang

Pierre Shuai Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨帅; traditional Chinese: 楊帥; pinyin: Yáng Shuài; born on 27 January 1983 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2017 state election, as a Labor member in South Metropolitan Region. His term began on 22 May 2017.


Pierre Yang

杨帅
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for South Metropolitan Region
Assumed office
22 May 2017
LeaderWhip in the Legislative Council
Personal details
Born
Yang Shuai (杨帅)

(1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 37)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
CitizenshipAustralian
Political partyLabor Party
ResidencePerth, Western Australia
EducationLLB
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
WebsiteYang's web page
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceAustralian Army Reserve
Years of service2006–2016
RankCaptain

Yang was a member of Gosnells City Council before entering state politics.[1] He joined the Australian Army Reserve in 2006, and at the rank of Captain, was assigned as a liaison officer and translator on board the Chinese salvage/rescue vessel Dong Hai Jiu 101 during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.[2]

In 2018, it was reported that Yang had not declared to parliament his membership of the Northeast China Federation and the Association of Great China, which are allegedly affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party through its United Front Work Department. He subsequently stated that he had resigned from the two organisations.[3][4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spagnolo, Joe (12 November 2015). "Matt Keogh to contest Burt for Labor after Pierre Yang withdraws". PerthNow. Archived from the original on 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ Blom, Amy (11 August 2016). "Yang searches for MH370". Your Local Examiner. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "WA MP declares loyalty to Australia amid China spying claims". www.9news.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ Hamilton, Clive (9 May 2019). "How Beijing is Shaping Politics in Western Australia". Jamestown Foundation. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ Borrello, Eliza (4 December 2018). "WA Labor MP resigns membership of Chinese organisations". ABC News. Archived from the original on 29 September 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  6. ^ Borrello, Eliza; Laschon, Eliza (5 December 2018). "'I was naive': Labor MP Pierre Yang sorry for not disclosing China memberships". ABC News. Archived from the original on 29 September 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.