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Shamelessly, the Communist Party of China (CCP) recognizes that foreign companies established in the country will be “forced” to hire its members. This declaration follows the same strategic line that was made known thanks to a series of confidential documents that reveal a massive infiltration of the CCP in different companies and governments in the world.
In an editorial by a CCP’s spokesman, in the Global Times, which deals with the “China List” scandal, it is stated that if foreign companies plan to expand their personnel, “they are obliged to have CCP members.” They claim that China does not need any infiltration, and that if these companies operate legally in the country, “they are part of the opening process.”
The Global Times calls the concern of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom “fanciful” in the following lines. It quickly doubts the legitimacy of this list and counters with brazenness: “if foreign embassies and consulates in China don’t especially exclude CCP members, their employees are likely to include CCP members.”
This happens, they argue, because the militancy in the CCP envelops “a large part of the Chinese population”, which must register with the party if it wants to have a future in the labor market; militancy represents, then, a seal of approval. In a Straits Times article, a Chinese citizen assures that being a member of the CCP “is like a diploma, it opens doors”.
For the Global Times, militant Communists are more talented, morally and intellectually superior, and they see the party and society as one. They say that if a foreign embassy hires Chinese citizens who are not members of the CCP, it is likely that the average level of those people may be below the average level of “Chinese society.”
The alarm has also reached the UK Conservative Party, whose leader, Iain Duncan, said CCP members should not be allowed to work in British consulates, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). In an article for the Daily Mail, Duncan compares CCP membership to “joining a criminal family in the New York mafia.” The Party demands secrecy, cunning and utterly ruthless discipline from its millions of members.
Duncan Smith also criticized HSBC, saying that he was not surprised that the bank had hired so many CCP agents, since “it did not take long to freeze the bank accounts” of a former Hong Kong congressman and member of the Democratic Party, Ted Hui, who is currently in exile in the UK after the attacks that dissidents have been suffering under the Beijing National Security Act.
The government must now act to expel and remove any Communist Party members from our Consulates throughout China. They can serve the United Kingdom or the Chinese Communist Party. They cannot do both.
An intelligence officer assured the FRG that members of the CCP could have identified intelligence agents if they were in the same building.
China’s “United Front” campaign
In 2018, RFA revealed that the CCP was expanding its operations beyond China’s borders, establishing entire divisions to control thought and officials abroad. These divisions or cells, RFA assures, have been a characteristic of political life in China, but they have become much more frequent, since they are being used for the expansion of the ideological campaign “United Front,” which seeks to attract specific groups to the CCP’s networks and also to monitor what they do, say and think.
These CCP cells are also established on foreign campuses by Chinese students, who offer “attention and warmth” to Chinese people studying abroad.