New report warns of the impact of the Chinese administration in the Netherlands


The new report warned the Dutch government to be wary of the impact of the Chinese Communist Party administration on the Netherlands through educational and cultural penetration.

Survey reportReleased at the end of March, it was written by Professor Frank Pieke of the Asia Center at Leiden University in the Netherlands. This report was funded by the Dutch Government’s China Knowledge Network.

“The grounds for influencing the Dutch in China have been established and there is potential for interference,” the report said. Pieke urged the Dutch government to be vigilant and proactive in preventing the Chinese administration from adversely affecting the Dutch expatriate community.

The report analyzed the direct relationship between eight local Dutch-Chinese organizations in Beijing and the Netherlands and six major Chinese media.

After the Dutch Parliament Passed a non-binding motion At the end of February, the Dutch Chinese media Shunhe issued a joint statement with 55 Chinese expatriates on March 8 to condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) slaughter of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. .. .. The statement confused the same message previously issued by the Chinese embassy in the Netherlands in response to a motion.

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Screenshots of a joint statement by the 55 Chinese Representatives Association of the Netherlands, criticizing the Dutch Parliament for passing a motion condemning Beijing’s Uighur slaughter in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. (Screenshot by The Epoch Times)

A similar statement issued By the Chinese Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Unity in the Netherlands, it is another Chinese expatriate organization in the country.

To counter the CCP’s promotion of socialist and communist ideologies through local Chinese media, the report states that the Dutch government should establish Chinese media services for the Dutch and Chinese communities. Said there is.

The report addressed issues related to Chinese language education in schools and suggested that the content meet the requirements and needs of Dutch people and not yield to Chinese demands.

Meanwhile, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has also announced that it will not renew its contract with the Netherlands. Confucius Institute Because of concerns about relations with the Chinese administration. Confucius Institute operates under the Ministry of Education and under the Chinese government agency Han Bang.It promotes Include Communist Party ideology and Chinese Communist Party agenda, including censorship topics that the administration considers sensitive, such as persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and Uighurs.

The report also states that the dialogue between the Dutch government and representatives of the Dutch Chinese community “not only promotes integration, participation, diversity and openness, but also signals China itself.”

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