International, Politics

China Plans to Turn Emigres into Fifth Columns

Communist China is no stranger to ethno-nationalism. From internment camps and other human rights violations of non-Han minority groups to mistreating foreign nationals with darker complexions, the CCP is no stranger to racial discrimination of any kind if the ends justify the means. In this latest episode of race baiting, the CCP seems to be taking a different route by seeking to promote ethnic pride amongst ethnic Chinese populations living outside China in an attempt to create a fifth column that the CCP can then use to fulfill its geopolitical ambitions.

According to The Epoch Times, the French Military School Strategic Research Institute (IRSEM) identified a three-pronged approach that the CCP is using to steer public opinion amongst the Overseas Chinese population with the goal of making the Chinese diaspora more welcoming of Beijing’s influence at the expense of their host countries.

The Overseas Chinese population is as varied as it is big and can be divided into two major groups. The first group consists of Chinese nationals who have emigrated from China in recent decades to the West and in particular the Anglosphere, known in Chinese parlance as Hua Qiao. The other group consists of ethnic Chinese who have lived in their respective host countries for generations and are largely concentrated in Southeast Asia, with the countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia each containing millions of ethnic Chinese, also known as Hua Ren. Read more…

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