A brand new report warned the Dutch authorities to be vigilant in regards to the Chinese language communist regime’s affect within the Netherlands by instructional and cultural infiltration.
The investigative report, which was launched on the finish of March, was authored by Professor Frank Pieke on the Asia Heart of Leiden College within the Netherlands. The report was funded by the Dutch authorities’s Chinese language Information Community.
The report stated, “The idea for influencing the Chinese language Dutch has been laid out and that there’s potential for interference.” Pieke urged the Dutch authorities to be vigilant and proactive in stopping the Chinese language regime from adversely affecting the Chinese language expat group within the Netherlands.
The report analyzed Beijing’s direct ties with eight native Dutch-Chinese language organizations and 6 main Chinese language-language media shops within the Netherlands.
After the Dutch parliament passed a non-binding motion on the finish of February to sentence the Chinese language Communist Get together (CCP)’s genocide towards Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Dutch Chinese language-language media Shunhe printed a joint assertion with 55 Chinese language expat associations on March 8, lambasting the Dutch parliament for passing the movement. The assertion parroted the identical message that the Chinese language Embassy within the Netherlands launched earlier in response to the movement.
An identical assertion was issued by the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceable Nationwide Reunification within the Netherlands, which is one other Chinese language expat group within the nation.
So as to counter the CCP’s promotion of its socialist and communist ideologies by native Chinese language-language media, the report stated the Dutch authorities ought to set up Chinese language-language media companies for the Dutch-Chinese language communities.
The report addressed points associated to Chinese language-language instruction in colleges and proposed that the content material ought to meet the necessities and desires of the Dutch individuals, and never give in to China’s calls for.
In the meantime, the College of Groningen within the Netherlands has additionally introduced that it’ll not renew its contract with the Confucius Institute on account of issues over its ties with the Chinese language regime. Confucius Institutes are operated below the Chinese language authorities company Hanban, below its Ministry of Training. It promotes the communist ideology and the CCP’s agenda, together with censoring matters the regime deems delicate such because the persecution of Falun Gong adherents and Uyghurs.
The report additionally stated that the dialogue between the Dutch authorities and representatives of the Chinese language communities within the Netherlands is important in countering the Chinese language regime’s affect over the expat communities, because it “will promote integration, participation, variety and openness in addition to sending a sign to China itself.”