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College Republicans and Democrats United in Criticism of Chinese Propaganda on Campus

College Republicans and Democrats United in Criticism of Chinese Propaganda on Campus

“joined a project led by the newly formed Athenai Institute to push colleges to close their Confucius Institutes”

It’s good to know that students with different politics can get together on this issue.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans, Democrats join in condemning Chinese propaganda on campus

In a rare show of solidarity, College Republicans and College Democrats have joined together to reduce the influence of China’s Communist Party on American campuses.

The opposing national political groups have joined a project led by the newly formed Athenai Institute to push colleges to close their Confucius Institutes, among other things. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined the institutes to be centers for pro-Communist propaganda in America.

According to the group’s mission statement, Confucius Institutes are “proprietary outlets of soft power that promote self-censorship, arbitrarily censor discussion of issues ‘sensitive’ to the Chinese Communist Party, utilize discriminatory hiring practices, and propagate blatant disinformation.”

The Republicans and Democrats are joined in the Institute by the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, the Tibet Action Institute, Students for a Free Tibet, the Federation of Vietnamese American Communities, and the Campaign for Uyghurs, and Keep Taiwan Free, among others.

“The Chinese Communist Party tries at every turn to silence citizens, environmentalists, labor advocates, feminists, LGBTQ activists, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and countless others,” the group’s mission statement, which it calls the “Washington Appeal,” reads.

“It has expelled journalists for challenging its version of the truth, it has manipulated the world’s multilateral institutions in times of crisis, it has compromised our entertainment, news, and business communities, and it is committing crimes against humanity against Tibetans and Uyghurs,” the statement reads.

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Danger Danger! Hijack in progress:

“The Chinese Communist Party tries at every turn to silence citizens, environmentalists, labor advocates, feminists, LGBTQ activists, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and countless others,” the group’s mission statement, which it calls the “Washington Appeal,” reads.

“It has expelled journalists for challenging its version of the truth, it has manipulated the world’s multilateral institutions in times of crisis, it has compromised our entertainment, news, and business communities, and it is committing crimes against humanity against Tibetans and Uyghurs,” the statement reads.

All well and fine, but none of this has anything at all to do with systematic Chinese attempts to marinate impressionable American juveniles in communist doctrine. That alone should be more than sufficient reason to throw the Chinese and their money out of our schools—and the sooner, the better.

General activism against China or its government’s pernicious programs is a separate matter. It’s counterproductive to dilute the immediate—and eminently fixable—problem with irrelevancies.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | May 16, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Have you seen the video of Pompeo’s February 2020 speech to the Governors’ Convention where he lets them know he knows the communist Chinese has greatly detailed lists of them, mayors, and even down to grade school and high school principals that are open to influence from them?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 16, 2020 at 11:29 pm

Where can we get a list of those communist Chinese locations?

I’ve search but it is as though the colleges are deliberately hiding them and scrubbing the web.

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