China simply takes a leaf out of US book -

China simply takes a leaf out of US book

Credit: scmp.com

  • Dec 01 2017 18:20About: 12 days ago
  • 11 views

The influential Foreign Policy journal has just told how funding from China has infiltrated some of the most prestigious policy research institutes in the US with the aim of changing public opinion and promoting China-friendly views.

At the centre of what is described as “a united front” effort is, the report says, none other than our former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. It makes it sound like the China-United States Exchange Foundation, founded by Tung in 2008, has secretly funded a new endowed professorship in the China studies department at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, as well as a new research project called the Pacific Community Initiative.

Money from the foundation has also gone to funding influential think tanks such as the Brookings Institution, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, the Atlantic Council, the Centre for American Progress, the EastWest Institute, the Carter Centre, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Former Hong Kong leader asks city to look at bigger picture for China’s development

Tung is described as a billionaire with close ties to Beijing. In the words of the journal, “Tung currently serves as the vice-chairman of one of the united front’s most important entities – the so-called Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which is one of China’s two rubber-stamp assemblies. The body is one of Beijing’s most crucial tentacles for extending influence”.

None of this is secret though, as you can read all about it in the foundation’s website and published reports. Tung has long declared it a personal mission to promote a better Sino-US relationship.

How are efforts like Tung’s any different than those of US groups such as the National Endowment for Democracy and the National Democratic Institute?

The endowment says it has provided funds to promote democratic norms and values in China, including Tibet and Xinjiang, and other countries. It had projects in Hong Kong totalling US$695,031 in 2013 alone, and has funded civic groups and researchers for many years. It proudly announced it sponsored and hosted “democracy advocates” Martin Lee Chu-ming and Anson Chan Fang On-sang during their visit to the US in 2014.

Both US groups with close ties to the American government have denied playing any part in the Occupy protests of 2014.

If Americans can do it in Hong Kong and the mainland, surely Chinese can do the same in the US. After all, Tung is promoting friendship, not anti-American propaganda?



Follow Us on Twitter

influential Foreign Policy journal just told funding from China infiltrated some most prestigious policy research institutes with changing public opinion promoting China-friendly views. At centre what described “a united front” effort report says none other than former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. makes sound like China-United States Exchange Foundation founded 2008 secretly funded...

Related stories with China simply takes a leaf out of US book

WWE News: Jimmy Jacobs Says He Didn’t Care If He Got Fired From WWE, Maria Kanellis Writes About Mike Bennett’s Addiction, Tour Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan’s New Home -World News
WWE News: Jimmy Jacobs Says He Didn’t Care If He Got Fired From WWE, Maria Kanellis Writes About Mike Bennett’s Addiction, Tour Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan’s New Home 12 days ago
– In the latest episode of Talk is Jericho (via PWInsider, Jimmy Jacobs spoke about his firing from WWE. He said that he put himself[.........] The post WWE News: Jimmy Jacobs Says He Didn’t Care If He Got Fired From WWE, Maria Kanellis Writes
France profit from luck of World cup draw -World News
France profit from luck of World cup draw 12 days ago
France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June...
WWE News: The Miz’s Trailer Has A Cassette Tape Player, 5 Facts About Alexa Bliss, 205 Live Stars Hype Up Hideo Itami -World News
WWE News: The Miz’s Trailer Has A Cassette Tape Player, 5 Facts About Alexa Bliss, 205 Live Stars Hype Up Hideo Itami 12 days ago
– The Miz posted the following on Twitter, revealing a special perk in his trailer on the set of The Marine 6: The moment I[.........] The post WWE News: The Miz’s Trailer Has A Cassette Tape Player, 5 Facts About Alexa Bliss, 205 Live Stars H
Three Mastiffs Rescued after getting Stuck in Storm Drain -World News
Three Mastiffs Rescued after getting Stuck in Storm Drain 12 days ago
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado – How in the world did this happen? That’s exactly what authorities in Jefferson County, Colorado, were wondering when they got a call Monday about THREE mastiffs stuck in a storm drain. The Jefferson County Sheriff&
Security Video Shows Nanny Chasing Down Package Thief -World News
Security Video Shows Nanny Chasing Down Package Thief 12 days ago
EVERETT, Wash. – As you wait for your holiday packages to arrive, take a look at this Washington State nanny who chased and apprehended a suspected package thief. Home security services RING sent KCPQ the video, which shows a 29-year-old woman alle
3 San Juan Unified Schools Briefly Placed on Lockdown Due to Nearby Home Burglary -World News
3 San Juan Unified Schools Briefly Placed on Lockdown Due to Nearby Home Burglary 12 days ago
SACRAMENTO — Del Campo High School, Thomas Kelley Elementary and Will Rogers Middle School were briefly placed on lockdown due to a nearby home burglary. The shelter-in-place lockdown was lifted at all three schools at 9:45 a.m. The burglary was rep
The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: 1 December 2017 -World News
The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: 1 December 2017 12 days ago
Lister Storm - I’d forgotten about this one until our gallery celebrating 101 years of the V12...
‘Delivering White Supremacy’: Pizzeria Apologizes for Delivery Driver’s Confederate Flag -World News
‘Delivering White Supremacy’: Pizzeria Apologizes for Delivery Driver’s Confederate Flag 12 days ago
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — A pizzeria has apologized after a photo of a delivery driver’s truck with a Confederate flag on the back made the rounds on social media, WHIO-TV reports. One Twitter user shared the photo along with the caption: “Loo
The Moneyist: My sister took care of our mother for 10 years — shouldn’t she be entitled to her house? -World News
The Moneyist: My sister took care of our mother for 10 years — shouldn’t she be entitled to her house? 12 days ago
This family disagrees over what will happen to their mother’s home.
The Moneyist: My friend gave me some good stock tips — now he wants me to pay him -World News
The Moneyist: My friend gave me some good stock tips — now he wants me to pay him 12 days ago
This man wonders whether he is obliged to give his friend a cut.
The Moneyologist: I kept $20,000 from my mom’s estate — now my siblings are threatening to sue  -World News
The Moneyologist: I kept $20,000 from my mom’s estate — now my siblings are threatening to sue 12 days ago
This woman faces a lawsuit by her siblings to reclaim stolen money.
EastEnders spoilers: Viewers stunned as Sharon Mitchell makes shocking offer to Phil -World News
EastEnders spoilers: Viewers stunned as Sharon Mitchell makes shocking offer to Phil 12 days ago
EASTENDERS viewers were left scratching their head in bemusement during last night's episode after Sharon Mitchell made a surprising offer to Phil.