Chris Carter – China

Press Release – Chris Carter

I see the latest attempt to deflect my message that Phil has to go involves spinning a story that my alleged concerns were raised to mask details of a recent trip to China I have no concerns over that trip and I doubt the New Zealander taxpayer would …
Hon Chris Carter
Member of Parliament for Te Atatu

30 July 2010
Media Statement
Chris Carter – China

I see the latest attempt to deflect my message that Phil has to go involves spinning a story that my alleged concerns were raised to mask details of a recent trip to China I have no concerns over that trip and I doubt the New Zealander taxpayer would as well.

(1) My attendance at a 4 day conference in Kunming (Yunnan Province) and two day trips to Shanghai and Lhasa were fully funded by the Chinese Government.

(2) There was no cost to the NZ taxpayer in either airfares or costs to or within China.

Why would I fear a public backlash on a trip, taken during a Parliamentary recess that involved no tax payer funds?
ENDS

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