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The building of the police station in Zhenjiang Town, Jiangsu province commenced in 2008, and was first used as police station in September 2009. By November 2009, the local government decided that the area would be used for commercial development....so the compound was demolished.

The scandal was exposed by Chinese bloggers and resulted in wide criticism by Chinese internet users. Photos of the luxurious compound were spread on many website and blogs, and also, photos of some schools in the area, contrasting the two buildings and communist priorities.

 

Zhenjiang schoolchildren in their classroom. (screenshot)

Zhenjiang school children entering the school. (screenshot).

The red characters say Zhenjiang Police Station (screenshot)

The luxurious compund being demolished after 2 months of use. (screenshot)

 

 

Beijing's Influence over Chinese Australians PDF Print E-mail
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China Uncensored   

A recent article in the New York Times chronicles the use of 'soft power' by the Chinese regime to intimidate free speech by Chinese-Australians and to influence Australian government policy making.

This type of coercion in western democracies is coordinated by the United Front Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

United Front work is the political advantage and strategy of the Chinese Communist Party to solidify its ruling status. relations with individuals and organizations who have social, commercial, or academic influence, both inside and outside China, with the goal of ensuring that these groups are supportive of and useful to the Communist Party rule’s.

Almost all Chinese overseas media are controlled by the CCP and promote regime propaganda whilst stifling free speech in the host country. By refusing to renew the visas of journalists (Chinese and western) who report stories it dislikes and by rewarding “friendly” media, the CCP aims to sway international media to provide coverage in its favor.

Read full Times story here

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:20
 

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