By Himalaya Farm New Zealand Station-2020-10-21 12:46011
Author: Shang Jin Ge
On October 15, the US Secretary of State Pompeo announced in an interview with US media that all Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in the United States will be closed at the end of this year. The news was only one week after Liu Qiang, the dean of the Confucius Institute at Webster University, was investigated by the FBI for suicide. So, what exactly is the Confucius Institute? What did it do?
The hidden functions of the Confucius Institute: Infiltration, External Propaganda, and political brainwashing. The Confucius Institute is very unfamiliar to most people in China because it is neither a university in China nor is it recruiting students from China. Its enrollment target is foreigners, so few people know about it! It is managed by the “National Office for the Promotion of Chinese as a Foreign Language” (Hanban) under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is backed by strong special fund support from the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China. On a university website, it posted the ” Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Education of the people’s Republic of China, notice on the management of special funds for the international promotion of Chinese.” “For every newly opened Confucius Institute overseas, the Ministry of Finance will give 150,000 US dollars in financial support, and each annual operating fee is 150,000 to 200,000 US dollars!” So it is obvious that the Confucius Institute is the external propaganda department of the Chinese Communist government, not a non-governmental organization! But the Chinese Communist Party shamelessly stated in the Confucius Institute’s regulations: Confucius Institute is a non-profit organization! The Confucius Institute is a government-run institution, of course, it does not need to make a profit, just plunder the Chinese people directly!
The Chinese Communist Party spent such a large amount of money and energy on a seemingly “foreign academic institution”, there must be a secret. The Chinese man (the dean of the Confucius Institute) mentioned above committed suicide. I think he knew too much. At present, we don’t know more inside stories and can’t say too much. However, even the chief scientist Zhang Shousheng of Silicon Valley can be set up to be “suicidal”. It is not surprising if this dean was set up to be “suicidal”! The United States and some countries accuse the Confucius Institute of espionage and infiltration activities. They must have evidence and will not fabricate the charges, because after all, the Confucius Institute is under the name of “promoting the Chinese language”– no one will deliberately become enemies of language training institutions! Think about it, why don’t language training institutions in other countries have such “treatment”?
Another function of the Confucius Institute: Controlling the international discourse power of the standard of Chinese as a foreign language. In July this year, the “Hanban” of the Communist Party of China was renamed as the ” Center for Language Education and Cooperation “. It is so funny, Is there any difference? As some countries around the world are wary that Confucius Institutes are CCP spy agencies, and have closed Confucius Institutes one after another, the Chinese government should be panicked and changed its name to deal with the crisis! The reason why the Confucius Institute can covertly complete its publicity and penetration is because it is organized on the visible surface. Let’s take a look at the part of the Confucius Institute! Basically, it can be divided into three parts: Hanban volunteers, Confucius Institute entities, and HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test). These three parts form a system that tightly controls the international discourse power of foreign Chinese standards!
The teachers and so-called volunteers of Confucius Institutes are selected and dispatched by the Hanban of the Communist Party of China, when they go overseas, and with government money, they must listen to the party’s words, and cannot arbitrarily discuss anything inside of China; If they are hearing the students say something bad for the Communist Party, they must stop it and correct it. They must defend and support the Communist Party! Overseas Confucius Institutes will hold activities on Holidays and Chinese New Year and tell the “Chinese Story” well, all sensitive topics involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, etc. must be filtered out!
The HSK Chinese Proficiency Test can give students a sense of direction in learning Chinese. If the HSK test can become a capital for profit, such as studying in China for free and obtaining a Confucius Institute scholarship, it is no foreign student who will refuse it! So the standard is especially important for the CCP. The core of the CCP standard is to listen to me (CCP)! It is only natural for these foreign students who have enjoyed the benefits of the CCP to promote the “Core Socialist Values” for the CCP. They must know how to write the pinyin of “I love Beijing Tiananmen!”
Generally speaking, when a country’s influence is large enough, people from another country will yearn to learn the language of that country. For example, learning Korean is because of Oppa, learning Japanese because of Japanese design and products, and learning English is Because of American technology! However, the CCP has no influence. Since it cannot attract people from other countries to take the initiative to learn Chinese, it uses the name of the world’s second largest economy to promote the “Chinese Story” of the CCP! Therefore, since the establishment of the Hanban Confucius Institute in 2004, the CCP has opened 541 Confucius Institutes and 1,170 Confucius Classrooms in 162 countries around the world! According to the official 2008 standard in the above picture, estimate how much it is. The author has met several foreign students studying Chinese in China. They are all free. Thinking of this, CCP they are so generous for overseas students, but how many children in China have given free money? The incident of Shandong University matching black students with female students in the newspaper last year is even more disgusting and annoying!
The CCP is a dictatorship regime, so the CCP’s methods of promoting Chinese overseas are almost intrusive. They use a batch of subsidized teaching methods. Not only do they pay big money, but they also give away junk teaching materials for free, which seriously affects the overseas Chinese teaching market and make the Chinese teaching market ridiculously cheap.
【Up to now, 541 Confucius Institutes and 1,170 Confucius Schools have been established in 162 countries (regions) around the world. Among them, there are 39 countries (regions) in Asia, 139 Confucius Institutes, and 115 Confucius Schools; 46 countries in Africa, 61 Confucius Institutes, 48 Confucius Institutes; 43 European countries (regions), 187 Confucius Institutes, and 346 Confucius Classrooms; 27 countries in America, 138 Confucius Institutes, 560 Confucius Classrooms; 7 countries in Oceania, 20 Confucius Institutes, 101 Confucius Classrooms.】
【Hanban has sent more than 47,000 volunteers to 138 countries. 2017-11-19 08:40:10, Source: China News Network 】
It is worth mentioning that because the CCP controls the United Nations, the United Nations’ Chinese character standards are consistent with the CCP (GB18030). In addition, because the CCP uses the power of the country to spend money to promote Chinese, it makes Taiwan’s foreign language promotion more and more difficult. Few people apply for their Chinese Language Proficiency Test <TOCFL>! Even if their curriculum evaluation system is better than that of the CCP, it is still unlikely that too many foreign students will choose them. On the official website of Taiwan, the total number of candidates for their TOCFL is only tens of thousands, and compare with HSK of the CCP, it reached hundreds of thousands a year, so this is the CCP’s naked international suppression of Taiwan’s cultural and language. In the next article, I will talk about the HSK of the CCP!
Translation: 【Key】 Editor: 【GM80】
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