Jim Molan slams Chinese ambassador’s address to National Press Club

Following a recent address by the Chinese ambassador at the National Press Club, Australian Senator and former Army major general Jim Molan wrote to the president of the NPC requesting that they refrain from providing the CCP with a platform to spread its lies and misinformation, and to prosecute its “evil agenda”.

Senator Molan’s letter reads…

Senator for New South Wales
11 August 2022
Ms Laura Tingle
President, National Press Club
16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Via email: noc@npc.org.au

Dear Ms Tingle,

Like many Australians, I watched yesterday’s National Press Club address by Chinese ambassador Xiao Qian with deep concern, but no surprise. His thinly veiled aggression, deflection and blame-shifting are, unfortunately, what we’ve come to expect from the increasingly belligerent Chinese Communist Party regime.

Disappointingly, the ambassador chose to take the platform extended to him by the National Press Club and use it to criticise Australia’s media for not glossing over China’s human rights abuses, lies and war-like aggression in our region.

However, most alarming was the ambassador’s refusal to rule out force in “reuniting Taiwan with the motherland”, even discussing the planned “re-education” of Taiwanese citizens that will happen when (not if) this occurs. To their credit, most of those present at the Press Club yesterday recognised this for what it was – an outright threat of violence, cloaked in euphemistic and diplomatic tones.

The National Press Club is an iconic institution and symbol of our free and democratic media. These values are not consistent with the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party and its mouthpiece in Australia, the ambassador.

Yesterday’s speech reinforced the Chinese Government’s lack of respect for Australia’s liberal democratic values, and for facts, pragmatism and reason. Rather, it deals only in the currency of misinformation, propaganda and lies. The Chinese Government insults our democratic institutions, then seeks to use those same institutions to prosecute – and worse, legitimise – their evil, immoral and illegal expansionist agenda.

For this reason, I strongly urge the National Press Club to revoke all future speaking invitations to representatives of the Chinese Communist regime. In the future, the Chinese Government should only be provided such a venerable platform on the undertaking that it will engage in respectful, truthful and constructive dialogue with the media, and through it, the Australian people.

Yours sincerely,
Senator Jim Molan AO DSC
Senator for New South Wales





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15 thoughts on “Jim Molan slams Chinese ambassador’s address to National Press Club

  • 05/09/2022 at 9:28 am

    Keep you friends close and your enemies closer!
    Mr Molan should be the first person given his experience in the military to realise the advantage of free information.
    The CCP ambassador has given all those interested an insight into what we can expect in the future.
    We should be encouraging this mouth piece to talk, listen carefully and make our plans accordingly.

    • 05/09/2022 at 10:03 am

      G’day David.

      That’s the spirit! The exact opposite of Molan’s.

      Engage with and listen to your opponent, discover his insights and hopefully avoid conflict!

      I listened to the Chinese Ambassadors speech and it’s certainly more erudite and inclusive than Molan’s childish call to sulk in corner with our fingers in our ears.


  • 04/09/2022 at 8:27 pm

    Since when does the U.S Actually have troops on the ground in the Ukraine?

    • 05/09/2022 at 12:08 pm

      This reply is for the Editor.

      So I can be accused of being drug affected or drunk.
      I can be accused of being Bot.
      I can be accused of being a CCP Agent.

      So why are you so easy on Molan?

      It’s obvious the low standard of your readers from the replies I get, you’re not helping to raise the bar at all.

      Is this News letter just a ADF Press release rehash, or do you want your readers to be INVOLVED in this.

      You smell of Russell Hill Editor.

      • 05/09/2022 at 12:55 pm

        Hi Michael,
        I welcome and encourage your regular input to the comments on the CONTACT web site – even though I don’t agree with you on most issues.
        My key rule for commenting is – “you may feel free to attack the message/idea, but not the messenger – don’t get personal”.
        This includes, not getting personal on Jim Molan – but in this case, more from the defamation aspect.
        I’m an ex-Army now DVA TPI veteran and CONTACT is just a hobby – and there’s no way I can afford to get sued. Therefore, if I err in applying my rules, I will err on the conservative side.
        That’s why I delete personal ‘attacks’ on Jim Molan, rather than delete the entire comments (because the rest of the comment may be to the point and relevant).
        I also delete or edit other peoples’ comments when they get personal in response to you. Though I did initially leave that drunk/drugged, bot, CCP-agent comment because it was so timid in comparison to others (but have edited it now that I know you didn’t like it).


        Brian Hartigan
        and ex RAEME and AAPRS (12 years full time + 12 years Reserve)

        And, yes, I was trained in PR on Russell Hill – and CONTACT is an ADF-press release regurgitator – with the advantage of being independent and thus free to edit, editorialise, monitor and mediate (within the bounds of the law – defamation, liable, copyright etc etc etc).
        To give you a sense of my editorial leanings – I am anti political BS (from Russell Hill as much as Capital Hill) and pro grass-roots soldiering.

        • 06/09/2022 at 11:47 am

          Michael to Brian.
          Message received.

  • 04/09/2022 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Editor.

    I hope you read it yourself.

    Not my Army thank you!


  • 04/09/2022 at 11:53 am

    Old Jim is a sad reflection on the fear, and the moral and intellectual cowardice that permeates the the upper tiers of the A.D.F..

    Calling for the censoring our major Trading Partners Ambassador because he doesn’t agree with his views is the equivalent of putting his fingers in his ears and saying ‘la la la’. What a sook!

    Molan is playing the same game that got the Yanks their arse handed to them in Ukraine, and it’s obvious he wants the same for Australia with China.

    This idiot WANTS War with China.


      • 04/09/2022 at 12:34 pm

        G’day Rocky,.

        Thanks for being the perfect example of a Man like Molan, cheers!

        DUTY FIRST.

    • 04/09/2022 at 6:09 pm

      Michael, there is a massive and shocking difference between ‘views’ (as you put it) and threats threats and lies that the Ambassador sprouted at the NPC.
      Plus, I didn’t know the Americans were fighting (and losing) in Ukraine. What was the relevance there anyway?
      Plus calling for respect and truth and lack of threats is not censoring.

      • 04/09/2022 at 8:23 pm

        Cheers Stephen.

        So to clarify your point.

        QUOTE. ”Plus calling for respect and truth and lack of threats is not censoring.” ENDQUOTE

        Would you consider Molan’s ”I strongly urge the National Press Club to revoke all future speaking invitations to representatives of the Chinese Communist regime”, not a call for Censorship?

        Wikipedia defines it …””Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information”.

        Mate, it seems we disagree on many things.

        Thanks for playing!

        • 06/09/2022 at 10:37 am

          Thanks for your reply Michael,
          Senator Molan’s words were, “I strongly urge the National Press Club to revoke all future speaking invitations to representatives of the Chinese Communist regime.” The definition of suppress (your definition) is, “forcibly put an end to.”
          I don’t believe withdrawing any possible invitation comes close to what you are saying Senator Molan is advocating, or ‘suppression’.
          On the other hand I do suggest that letting tyrants speak openly about their point of view and plans can often have an opposite effect on their audience to what they intended. This may be the case here.
          Additionally in case they are reading this, I’d like to point out to the Chinese embassy that, “reuniting Taiwan with the motherland”, could actually mean a Nationalist take-over of the mainland. From my readings, didn’t the government of China escape to Taiwan. I look forward to their return and peace.
          On another subject.. Rocky Hoare, if you are an ex 18th, hi and good health. And thank-you Brian Hartigan.
          Steve, an ex 20th.

          • 11/09/2022 at 12:15 pm

            G’day Stephen.

            I’ll try to address your reply, but you’re a bit all over the place.
            I’ve no idea regarding your point in your first three sentences as I never used, or can even find the word ‘suppression’.
            So you’re on your own there.

            The sentence about Tyrants talking and their confused messaging to audiences. I’m still uncertain what that means, so I am also confused.
            Perhaps that makes you a Tyrant?

            Finally, you’re suggesting that Taiwan could invade and defeat the P.R.C.? You sure about that?

            So thanks for your reply, but I really can’t follow that logic train you’re doing laps on.

            DUTY FIRST.

  • 04/09/2022 at 10:24 am

    Good on Senator Jim Molan for speaking up and taking a stand against the CCP. If they (the CCP) are not called out and kept in check then they will continue down the same path (being the school bully) and spruik the bullshit rhetoric of being good global citizens who don’t commit human right violations


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