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originally posted by: CB328
So Trump and Bush can be BFF with Putin, but the Chinese can't even talk to Americans? What kind of logic is that?
Again, in the words of then minister of propaganda Liu Yunshan in 2010, China should “coordinate the efforts of overseas and domestic propaganda, [and] further create a favorable international environment for us.” He went on to say that overseas propaganda should be “comprehensive, multilevel and wide-ranging … With regard to key issues that influence our sovereignty and safety, we should actively carry out propaganda battles against issues such as Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan, human rights and Falun Gong. Our strategy is to proactively take our culture abroad … We should do well in establishing overseas cultural centers and Confucius Institutes.”
I’ve just completed a two-year research report on 12 Confucius Institutes in New York and New Jersey. I found that Confucius Institutes operate as central nodes in the deepening relationship between China and Western universities — many of which are dependent on full-tuition-paying Chinese students and desperate for funding for humanities programs. But Confucius Institutes also serve as a vehicle for Chinese propaganda, restricting what the teachers they supply from China can say, distorting what students learn, and pressuring American professors to censor themselves.
The Hanban’s governing council is made up of the heads of 12 Chinese government ministries — including the State Press and Publications Administration (which handles state-run media and propaganda) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Hanban “dispatches” teachers and textbooks from China and requires universities to get its approval on all course offerings and extracurricular programs. Imagine colleges and universities requesting permission from the U.S. government before finalizing course syllabi. Few if any American universities would accept such an imposition, but more than 100 are perfectly willing to cede that piece of autonomy to Beijing.
Juneau-Katsuya has published a number of books and articles on the topic of espionage in Canada, and is one of the most quoted intelligence experts in Canadian media. He is currently the president and CEO of Northgate SSI, a security consulting firm, and teaches criminology at the University of Ottawa. No one disputes the value of teaching language and culture, the intelligence veteran told a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) committee on Oct. 1. But organizations like the Confucius Institute are similar to a Trojan horse, he said. “The Confucius Institutes do represent a threat for the Canadian government, do represent a threat to the Canadian public,” Juneau-Katsuya told the TDSB committee. “There is publicly available information stating clearly that Western counter-intelligence agencies have identified Confucius Institutes as forms of spy agencies used by the [Chinese] government and employed by the [Chinese] government.”
originally posted by: CB328
I just read up on the Confucius Institute and what they do is classes about Chinese language and culture. Knowing how much Republicans hate both education and culture, now I understand what the fuss is all about. Overblown BS just like everything else the GOP talks about.
America is in the thick of the Hollywood award season and the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is up next.
It behooves us to remember the words of the father of the Communist Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, who declared in 1922 that “of all the arts the most important for us is the cinema.”
In 1919, Soviet Communists created Communist International, also known as Comintern or Third International. The organization’s goal was to infiltrate Western culture with Marxist ideology. The Soviets determined that Hollywood must become a mighty weapon of communist propaganda for the advancement of their Marxist cause. Many Hollywood writers, directors, producers and even some movie stars became committed covert cultural-communist warriors working with Comintern in conveying in their cinema the glory of Stalin's Socialism.
originally posted by: Arnie123
What are you rambling about?
originally posted by: CB328
So no first ammendment rights for Colleges or for China?
Why do Conservatives think it's fine to allow foreigners to spend money in our elections, under the guise of free speech, but foreigners can't talk to University students?
I think we should be much more worried about the infiltration of our University system by Corporations.
None of what you said makes any sense, remember, you're open borders, Anti-Capitalistic and free reign with Immigrants, nothing from that perspective of yours is of any value in this discussion.
We're talking about the infiltration of a foreign power, the Chinese, an not just anything Chinese, but the actual gov of China. Subversion.
"One of the things we're trying to do is view the China threat as not just a whole-of-government threat, but a whole-of-society threat on their end," Wray said. "And I think it's going to take a whole-of-society response by us."
The closing in Chicago came after a petition, signed by over 100 faculty members, calling for the closure in concerns of academic censorship.
It was announced on Aug. 14 that UNF would not be renewing its contract and it will officially expire next year in February.
China and North Korea were big topics of discussion, but lawmakers and officials focused most on Russia's election interference and ongoing influence operations.
originally posted by: xtradimensions
a reply to: neutronflux
Those are definitely a lot of coincidences.
What I find most surprising is that any U.S. citizen, regardless of political affiliation, wouldn’t be concerned about the very real possibility of these Confucius Institutes being a training ground for Chinese spies. I simply don’t understand that, unless they really wish for the destruction of the country. It astounds me.