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When An Elderly Man Falls In China

On 26th Nov. 2013, an elderly man fell while crossing the street in Jinghua, China.

A few passersby stopped their bikes and formed a circle to prevent other riders hitting the man. The man tried to stand up by himself, but failed. People stood around looking at each other, but no one dared to help the old man stand up. They called police and ambulance, and after examination. it was found that the elderly man had no serious injuries.

Some Chinese are loath to give assistance because of incidents like the one below:

Earlier this month, two high school students helped an elderly man up from his fallen bicycle, but the man accused the two students of knocking him down and demanded they pay for his medical expenses. The parents of the students paid 1200 yuan ($200). These two students then posted an online request for witnesses. A shop owner and some customers who saw the fall went to the police to give evidence. The old man had to return the money to the two students.

Chinese Communist Funded Confucious Classes in NSW Schools Scrapped PDF Print E-mail
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A Chinese communist regime-funded language and culture program in NSW (Australia) public schools will be replaced with one run by the NSW Department of Education, after a review of the program by the department.

The Confucius Classroom program, run in 13 NSW schools is paid for by Chinese government agency Hanban, and employed teaching assistants that were vetted by the Chinese government for "good political quality" and a love of "the motherland".

Confucious Institutes have been set up in many Universities globally but the NSW schools program was the first such schools program in the world.

Communist propaganda

In recent years many universities have closed the programs after evidence emerged that the programs were part of the ‘soft power’ initiative of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front department, in which communist propaganda is promoted and any dissenting voices, such as Tibetan, Uyghurs or Falun Gong are quashed.

The  NSW Department of Education review into the program stated:

"The primary concern is the fact that the NSW Department of Education is the only government department in the world that hosts a Confucius Institute, and that this arrangement places Chinese government appointees inside a NSW government department.

"Having foreign government appointees based in a government department is one thing, having appointees of a one-party state that exercises censorship in its own country working in a government department in a democratic system is another."

The review also flagged the number of Chinese representatives on the board of directors as a concern that could "give rise to the perception of foreign influence", while the financial contributions from Hanban to the department, specific schools and specific senior officers was scrutinised. The report suggested these contributions could be seen as an incentive for schools or officials to "ignore certain activities".

It also found problematic the department's limited power in appointing assistant teachers, who are selected by Hanban.

Damning

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the report was "extraordinarily damning" and commended the clear language used by the review's authors.

"I am glad to see the department is cancelling this arrangement, it is unfortunate they can't cancel it immediately because the secret agreement they entered into has a six month termination clause," Mr Shoebridge said.

"But this is an agreement that should never have been signed by the Coalition government.

"They were so desperate for cash, and in this case very small amounts of money, they were literally willing to sell out the sovereignty of the state government."

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2019 09:25
 

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