China Insights

In recent years, any large-scale protest or welcome activity has been organised and facilitated by the CCPPNR. (Image: Hermann Rohr / Vision Times)

What Is the (CCPPNR) and the (UFWD)?

The China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR) is headquartered in Beijing, China. The council’s current chairman, Yu Zhengsheng, is a member of China’s Politburo Standing Committee, while the executive vice-chairperson, Sun Chunlan, is both a member…

China is certainly not our enemy. Still, the Chinese Communist Party insists on regarding all who value human dignity and freedom as its enemies. (Image: Yan Xia)

Human Dignity and Its Enemies

Liu Xiaobo wrote eloquently and often about “simple human dignity”, just as he found it. And he found it in the darkest of places: in working with the grieving mothers of young people killed in the 1989 Beijing massacre, in…

The extensive reach of the Party-state is silencing and intimidating alternative voices in the Australian-Chinese community that do not adhere to the Party line. This is unacceptable. (Image: Zipei Xia)

Against Chinese Illiberalism

The rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia is challenging Australian institutions, values and the way we live. This influence can and often does affect Australian political and economic deliberations and public opinion. It also manifests in the…

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The 7 Most Detested Groups in China

Who are the most detested groups in China today? Following increasing anti-corruption campaigns that net top offenders and massive exposures of illegal money grabs, the seven groups below have become…

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What Is the (CCPPNR) and the (UFWD)?

The China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR) is headquartered in Beijing, China. The council’s current chairman, Yu Zhengsheng, is a member of China’s Politburo Standing Committee,…

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Grassroots Influence by Beijing’s Running Dogs

The Chinese community in Australia is diverse, both culturally and politically. It should be mentioned that the majority of overseas Chinese came from Mainland China; those who came from Hong…

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Human Dignity and Its Enemies

Liu Xiaobo wrote eloquently and often about “simple human dignity”, just as he found it. And he found it in the darkest of places: in working with the grieving mothers…

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Australian-Chinese Living Under the Red Shadow

Below is my personal experience that illustrates the pervasiveness of the Chinese Communist Party’s overseas infiltration, including the monitoring and control of Chinese citizens overseas.

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Against Chinese Illiberalism

The rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia is challenging Australian institutions, values and the way we live. This influence can and often does affect Australian political and…

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Chinese State Infiltration: The Inside Story

More than 10 years ago, as a diplomat with China’s Consulate-General, I personally exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s intrusion on Australia’s sovereignty and publicly relinquished my post. In light of…

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Party Time: It’s About Values, Not Race

Over the last year, we have been engaged in a frank, and at times contentious, debate over “Chinese influence” in Australia. Some would have us believe that “Chinese values” are…

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Confucius Is Turning in His Grave

Ever since the release of the SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) article Behind Confucius Classrooms, the Chinese government agency teaching NSW school students on 29 May 2016, major Chinese media outlets…

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Beware the China Alarmists Out There

The quandary over what to do about People’s Republic of China government influence in Australia has burst onto the political scene. For the past months, there has been ongoing media…