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Report: Chinese Communist Party Infiltrating American Universities

In an effort to spy on Chinese students in America, the state party is setting up "party cells" at U.S. colleges, according to a Foreign Policy report.

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2018 @2:00pm
Report: Chinese Communist Party Infiltrating American Universities

A new, disturbing report from Foreign Policy‘s Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian details the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to erect party cells on American university campuses, with the purpose of keeping tabs on Chinese students.

Allen-Ebrahimian used the example of the party organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). When a group of Chinese exchange students attended UIUC for a summer program, the PRC requested that the university set up a branch of the state party.

The organization served to keep the Chinese students grounded in Beijing’s official ideology, and it even requested that they report the “potentially subversive opinions” of their peers:

After the students’ arrival in Illinois, their home university asked the group to set up a temporary party branch and requested that the students hold a viewing party to watch the 19th party plenum in October, the major party planning conference held every five years.

The exchange students at UIUC were also asked to report on any potentially subversive opinions their classmates may have evinced while abroad, according to the student.

And according to the report, the Chinese government has assembled party cells in several other states. “Party cells have appeared in California, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, North Dakota, and West Virginia,” Allen-Ebrahimian wrote.

The Chinese did not limit their effort to U.S. universities either, setting up party cells in “Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, South Korea, Thailand, and elsewhere.”

Some of the cells connected to the Chinese military must submit quarterly “ideological reports” on each student:

The branches were required to collect written ideological reports from members each quarter and submit them to their political department. The goal, according to the PLA Daily, was to strengthen the “management” of overseas students and to “resolutely resist the corrosion caused by harmful ideology.”

Even coming to the United States, the land of the free, Chinese students cannot seem to escape the intrusive tentacles of the Communist Party.

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