A Chinese student at Purdue University was harassed by Pro-China students. But the University is fighting back against CCP influence. This is raising an alert to campuses across the country to look at their own problem with infiltration from Beijing.
Plus, The US added 34 Chinese firms to a blacklist over human rights abuse and brain control weapons. With no specific details, we try to tell you what we know about brain control weapons. Then a look at China’s ambition to dominate the ocean. Buying ports left and right, including one in Africa, aimed at the east coast of the United States. What are they up to?
The Biden administration has quietly scrapped a proposal by the Trump administration to safeguard U.S. academic freedom from the threat of Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes (CI).
The proposed rule, named “Establishing Requirement for Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified Schools to Disclose Agreements with Confucius Institutes and Classrooms,” was submitted by the Trump administration to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Dec. 31, 2020.
Under the rule, colleges and K–12 schools that are certified to host foreign exchange programs would need to disclose their financial ties to CIs and the affiliated Confucius Classrooms.
Last month, an unidentified DHS official told Axios that the rule would also apply to “any other cultural institutes or student groups, such as Chinese Students and Scholars Associations, that are funded directly or indirectly by China.”
A notice from China’s education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too “feminine”. The message has been criticised as sexist by many online users – but some say China’s male celebrities are partly to blame.
Se Hoon Kim is a graduate student at the University of Rochester. He was born in South Korea and immigrated to United States at a young age. In the past few years, he has dedicated his efforts to help raise awareness of the human rights situation in China.
As the floods continue to sweep China, waters reached two stories high in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province.
And a group of NGOs including human rights organization Safeguard Defenders is calling for a United Nations review whether the practice of Chinese authorities to use torture to extract confessions from prisoners violates international rights and laws.
The 11-page submission details 87 forced confessions, and describes how the televised confessions are fabricated, including by dressing detainees in costumes, heavily directing what the individual says, through deceptive editing, and through other means.
These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.
PRINCE ANDREW CHRISTENED A CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AND EXTOLLED THE CONTROVERSIAL CHINESE GOVERNMENT-FUNDED PROPAGANDA FRONTS WHILE ALSO VISITING A BRITISH COMPANY COLLABORATING ON CHINA’S EXPLOITATIVE ONE BELT ONE ROAD INITIATIVE – WITH ALL EVENTS OCCURRING ALONGSIDE PRESIDENT XI JINPING IN 2015.
However, Confucius Classrooms, the primary school complement to college-level Confucius Institutes, have been identified by Members of the British Parliament as “an endeavor by the Chinese Communist Party to spread its propaganda and suppress its critics beyond its borders” rife with espionage and intellectual property theft.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) itself has confirmed these charges, with a high-ranking apparatchik disclosing Confucius Institutes to an “important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.”
THE PROPAGANDA PRINCE.
A Confucius Classroom was launched in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey, and Prince Andrew unveiled its dedicatory plaque alongside….
Kyle Bass sits down with infamous Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, also known as known as “Miles Kwok,” to hear a series of shocking accusations and predictions revolving around the Chinese government.
Kwok provides his perception of the backstory behind several recent high-profile news items, and touches on the Chinese government’s management of the economy. He also unfurls an alarming forecast about Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma. Filmed on October 5, 2018 at an undisclosed location.
Universities and colleges around the world are “unprepared” to deal with threats to freedom of speech on campus and academic freedom among their scholars as a result of political pressure from Beijing, a New York-based rights group said on Friday.
“Institutions of higher learning around the world should resist the Chinese government’s efforts to undermine academic freedom abroad,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
“Few have moved to protect academic freedom against longstanding problems, such as visa bans on scholars working on China or surveillance and self-censorship on their campuses,” it said.
“Many colleges and universities around the world with ties to the Chinese government, or with large student populations from China, are unprepared to address threats to academic freedom in a systematic way,” the group warned.
Two scholars at a NSW university have been linked to Chinese research centres that have reportedly carried out cyber attacks and espionage for the nation’s military.
Two visiting professors at the University of Wollongong may have ties to “high-risk” Chinese schools
The University of Aus said it is concerned about the allegations
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute said the professors’ links should be probed
One of the scholars attended the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) cybersecurity centre several years ago while visiting from a Chinese laboratory allegedly implicated in executing cyber attacks against foreign countries.
The other scholar, who is working at the university, is visiting from a Chinese physics academy considered “very high-risk” by security experts due to its ties to the country’s nuclear weapons program.
A third academic, a professor who was accused by US media outlets of being a military liaison, co-authored a recent research paper on encrypted coding with the UOW.
The revelations come 24 hours after the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released a report warning Australian universities were unwittingly creating security risks by collaborating with Chinese schools.
The government of China recently forced Muslim imams to dance in the street and scream that they will never preach on the Islamic religion. According to one mid-east report:
In the Muslim majority district of Xinjiang on Monday, imams were forced by the Chinese state to dance in the street holding banners that read “our income comes from the CKP not from Allah,” according to World Bulletin.
The imams were also made to swear an oath that they would not teach religion to children on the grounds that prayer “is unhealthy and harmful to the soul.” Teachers in the district were forced to take a similar oath, also swearing to teach their students to stay away from mosques.
Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing’s push for a “cleaner”, more patriotic education system.
Four law firms told Reuters that requests for representation involving foreign teachers had surged in the past six months by between four and tenfold, while teachers and schools confirmed arrests and temporary detentions for minor crimes had become commonplace.
Switzerland-based Education First (EF), which runs 300 schools across 50 Chinese cities, has seen a “significant” increase in detentions in China for alleged offences including drugs, fighting and cybersecurity violations, according to a June 27 internal notice sent to employees and seen by Reuters.
Australia: Beijing’s passport order to University of Technology Sydney staff
Academic staff at University of Technology Sydney refused to hand over personal details, including their passport numbers, after China’s Education Ministry demanded the information to continue a course for visiting students.
Science faculty associate dean for international partnerships Graham Nicholson told 21 UTS academics they were required to disclose their passport numbers and dates of birth “as part of the ongoing review of this program” by the ministry.
“You may be concerned by the request for your passport number,” he said in an email obtained by The Australian. “In China, all citizens have an identity card. As we don’t have these in Australia the next best option for them is your current passport number.”
The Pope and Vatican made a controversial deal with the officially atheist Chinese Communist Party that has a major impact on the lives of Catholics and Christians living in China. I sit down with Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen to learn more.
It appears to be the largest imprisonment of people on the basis of religion since the Holocaust: More than 1 million people have been rounded up, detained and forcibly indoctrinated by the Chinese Government.
Sally Zhang* recently bought an essay from a ghostwriter for the first time — not because she struggles to write, but rather so she could enjoy an early holiday.
The Government has proposed legislation making it an offence to provide or advertise so-called “contract cheating” services
Some students pay hundreds of dollars to have ghostwriters complete their assignments
Research shows a global increase in students using contract cheating services in recent years
Ms Zhang, a Chinese international student who is undertaking a postgraduate degree at the University of Western Australia, took up the service on WeChat last month after being bombarded with offers from various ghostwriting agencies under the guise of friend requests.
“[The ghostwriting agencies] send me messages from time to time,” she said.
“They often post ads on their WeChat moments with tempting words like ‘It’s almost the holiday. Throw us your assignments, go and enjoy yourself.”
Ms Zhang told the ABC she paid $600 for a 3,000-word project proposal and is still waiting for her grade.
People found guilty under the proposed law — which will make it an offence to provide or advertise so-called “contract cheating” services — could face up to two years in prison or a fine of up to $210,000.