Have you considered the role of China in all this?

China Infiltrates American Campuses

by Gordon G. Chang  •  November 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

  • The main points of contact for Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) chapters in the U.S. are often intelligence officers in the embassy and consulates. China’s Ministry of State Security uses CSSA students to inform on other Chinese on campus.
  • Let us get the FBI to round up Ministry of State Security agents who, up to now, have been given free rein to operate in America. Putting these agents behind bars or even just revoking their visas will end many of the activities that endanger American campuses. The Chinese kill CIA agents in China. The least Washington can do is declare China’s agents personae non gratae.
  • The Chinese feel emboldened to violate American sovereignty and break laws because American administrations have let them do these things — sometimes openly — since at least the early 1990s. This is as much a Washington problem as a Beijing one.
  • Congress can also change laws to make life inhospitable for Confucius Institutes. Legislation should bar an educational institution from receiving any federal funds if it hosts a CI.

China’s Communist Party has targeted institutions of higher learning as part of an intensive, multi-decade effort to influence American society. Chinese President Xi Jinping (pictured) has placed great emphasis on international propaganda efforts. (Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

Beijing, in seeking influence on American college and university campuses, has been infringing on academic freedoms, violating American sovereignty, and breaking U.S. law. U.S. officials, neglecting their responsibilities to the American people, have allowed this injurious behavior to continue, in some instances for decades.

As an initial matter, some of this impermissible Chinese conduct is harmless, even amusing. As detailed by Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic in a landmark study for the Wilson Center, Chinese officials in 2004 and 2007 threatened then Columbia University professor Robert Barnett, the prominent Tibet expert, that if he did not adopt a more favorable view of China’s policies they would — heavens! — stop speaking to him.

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3 comments for “Have you considered the role of China in all this?

  1. Bill
    November 10, 2018 at 08:11

    The lady in my life’s good friend went to New York and brought her back something from Macy’s. A quite tasteful coffee mug to be precise.
    Oh it was designed in America so sayeth the label which also said it
    was Made in China.

    They are all in it together.

    Who ferries Americans to the International Space Station?
    (Assuming its ‘up there’ and not ‘in a pond’ somewhere on earth)
    The Russians.

    They are all in it together.

    There are any number of ‘verses’ one can add to this ‘song’.

    • Bill
      November 10, 2018 at 09:19

      Like this one.

      I give you Exomars 2020

      “The 2020 mission of the ExoMars programme will deliver a European rover and a Russian surface platform to the surface of Mars”

      All together now.

      They are all in it together.

  2. Distant Relative
    November 10, 2018 at 10:07

    Buh but… Russia is the enemy! Just ask Di-Fi-China-Spy!

    Look at all the concessions China gets from the UN – developing nation doncha know.


    “Pence accused China of “meddling in America’s democracy,” in a wide-ranging speech. He also slammed China’s militarization of contested areas in the South and East China Sea, its practice of “debt diplomacy” in developing countries, and efforts to convince other nations to sever ties with Taiwan.”

    etc., etc.

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