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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The education offensive

If you don't understand the concept of 5GW, or what the Chinese call Unrestricted Warfare, this expose of the systematic purchase of England's private schools should help you grasp the basic concept:

Hundreds of independent schools left in dire financial straits by the coronavirus pandemic are being targeted by Chinese investors, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Experts anticipate a ‘feeding frenzy’ as firms, including some run by high-ranking members of the ruling Chinese Communist party, seek to expand their influence over Britain’s education system. Seventeen schools are already owned by Chinese companies, but that number is set to rocket.

Amid rising concern about Beijing’s tentacles reaching into British classrooms, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal:

Nine of the 17 schools under Chinese control are owned by firms whose founders or bosses are among China’s most senior Communist Party members; Princess Diana’s preparatory school is owned by a Chinese group that openly trades on her name; Schools are using educational tools for teaching children a ‘whitewashed’ view of China; 

One firm admitted its acquisition of British schools is aimed at supporting China’s controversial Belt And Road strategy, which aims to expand Beijing’s global influence.

This is only one front in the education offensive. Another one is aimed at higher education in the USA:

Since 2004, the Chinese government has sponsored Confucius Institutes on college and university campuses around the world, providing teachers, textbooks, and operating funds. Until recently, an agency of the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Hanban, oversaw Confucius Institutes. In the wake of widespread criticism, the Chinese government has reorganized Confucius Institutes under a new organization, the Chinese International Education Foundation.

In April 2017, the National Association of Scholars released Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education, a comprehensive report on the way the Chinese government infiltrates American colleges and universities to enhance its own image. At that time, we counted 103 Confucius Institutes in the United States.

As of February 17, 2021, NAS counts a total of 55 Confucius Institutes in the United States.  

That number will almost certainly begin rising as long as Biden appears to be the President. If it does not, this will definitely count as another post-election anomaly. 

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56 Comments:

Blogger Wazdakka February 21, 2021 5:06 AM  

I have to admire the boldness if the Chinese strategy. It's jujitsu on a worldwide scale

Blogger Lazarus February 21, 2021 5:13 AM  

If it does not, this will definitely count as another post-election anomaly.

Mike Pompeo made a point of showing the decrease in these institutes in higher education orgs due to efforts by the administration, so it would be an interesting measure

Blogger Unknown February 21, 2021 6:14 AM  

At the University of Michigan, there has been a number of Chinese grad students and grads, all part of the Institute who have been arrested, charged, and if for some reason they were not allowed to go home, convicted of spying.

They have so many spies they sent some of them to Key West to do ground level infiltration there. Not TACOM just outside Detroit (they got caught there, too), not the computer and sight contractors in A2 (they got caught there).

But so many spies they send them across the country.

Oddly you hear about the spy cases in the Federal courthouse--but never a word in the media. nothing on TV news, nothing in newspapers, like nothing ever happened.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 21, 2021 6:22 AM  

"ChIEF" huh? Someone in the CCP has been watching 1970s cop dramas and hadn't realized Indian monikers are verboten now.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 21, 2021 6:26 AM  

This is a lot like how George Soros operates. First, cause the commodity to be devalued, then buy it up for pennies on the dollar. Yup, it's cheaper than war.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 21, 2021 6:26 AM  

Becomes less important as propaganda vectors as mass education goes the way of the dodo. That being said, expect expanded online education "opportunities" "courtesy" of China as public schooling is recognized as a dead end.

Blogger Dole February 21, 2021 6:39 AM  

Is this a bad thing?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 21, 2021 6:41 AM  

Conservatives will screw up this opportunity, we will get the usual outrage, essays, whine and defeat theater instead of using one against the other and disqualifying both. Since I am not a conservative I would inflict "wokeness" upon the Chinese faster than you can say bat flu and I would send SJW to those Weegar or however it is written and pronounced labor/death camps to produce tennis shoes.

Why is it that conservatives never look for a weak spot or spots of their "enemies?"

Blogger Bigger Bunyip February 21, 2021 7:18 AM  

Wow! Far more so than the US the private school system in the UK (for some reason called public schools) is the life-blood of their power structure. Unlike the US the UK doesn't even pretend to be a meritocracy. I'm shocked they are letting this reported buy up occur.

Blogger Mirko i Slavko February 21, 2021 7:18 AM  

yellowashing, kek.

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 21, 2021 7:26 AM  

@1. Wazdakka,
"Jujitsu"? How about "Go"?

There's an old wives tale about vancouver, that the Chinese flocked to richmond because it sounds like 'rich man.' Why would the Chinese care about what something in Engrish says, when all the road signs are in Cantonese? Richmond is where the airport and some industrial warehouses etc. are, it's a sandbar. Peoples' basements flood in. Crappiest part of town - but it's at the very centre of town - the Fraser River mouth.

In calgary, the (Mandarin) Chinese have taken the exact centre-north of the grid, called "center street." The #2 bus goes up and down that road and it's practically all Chinese passengers. From the centre street bridge up to greenview and parts north of that.

So if I were to watch two Chinese people sitting down to a match of "Go," would I expect the Cantonese player to be more defensive and claim a small section of the middle, and the Mandarin player to run straight walls out to the middle of the board edges?

What's more central to everything than education? That's the part of the "Go" board here.

"Go West."

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling February 21, 2021 7:29 AM  

"Biden" has already acted, "Biden Moves to Protect Pro-China Confucius Institutes on Campus":

"Last week Biden’s Department of Homeland Security rescinded a proposed rule, initiated at the end of December by the Trump administration, to require U.S. schools to disclose their ties to China-funded or –controlled organizations on their campuses."

Blogger Stilicho February 21, 2021 7:32 AM  

"The greatest trick the yellow devil ever played was convincing white men that he didn't exist."

Kaiser Sun Tzu

Blogger Digger Variant February 21, 2021 7:54 AM  

Any country that allows a foreign entity to buy its established educational institutions is begging to cease existing.

Blogger Black Bird February 21, 2021 8:10 AM  

These are not institutions they are SPY outposts. Everything the Chinese do is to infiltrate.
They are never afraid to muscle in. We just think they like us The Chinese military have one goal. War with the US ending in our defeat. It’s been this way for 20 years

Blogger Evstratios February 21, 2021 8:11 AM  

This is what always gets me about Very Smart people. They are surprised, and you can tell its not an act as you watch the brain wrinkle up on itself in earnest when these things are put in plain language.

If only it were a couple dozen influential schools and not significant or majority stakes in every primary societal function. Oil extraction and energy production, farmland and food production, fisheries, critical infrastructure construction, commercial and residential real estate, politicians and law making, and yes, the list goes on.

All for that sweet juicy yuan and nevermind the heavy metals. Which generation was that again that took paycheques over posterity?

Blogger Grandpa Lampshade February 21, 2021 8:28 AM  

So....it's possible the Jewish tentacles are facing an onslaught of Chinese tentacles in the education system.
Perhaps this is a sign that not only was the answer to the learned elders of wye "No" but "Hell no"

Blogger Skuli Jakobsson February 21, 2021 8:30 AM  

The Chinese are like the jews except there is a lot more of them.

Blogger Harambe February 21, 2021 8:48 AM  

You don't have to wait to win the war before you start hanging traitors

Blogger English Tom February 21, 2021 8:55 AM  

@Digger Variant

The UK ruling class are already on board with the Chinks. This will just further solidify that process.

Blogger CoffeeGroundsBear February 21, 2021 9:03 AM  

If this isn’t another reason to start investing in home schooling books, I don’t know what is.

Blogger "William Berke" February 21, 2021 9:13 AM  

Industrial marketing and inter-species equality propaganda plus dehumanization by alien media has led to decreased value of human life. This is why progressives value equity poorly.

I tuned into society for an update recently and quickly learned that things just happen.

Blogger xavier February 21, 2021 9:20 AM  

Yup but it's fragile. All it takes is for a government or society to say no and boot them out.
The chicoms are maladroit with soft power.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd February 21, 2021 9:26 AM  

You misspelled 140 years

Blogger CM February 21, 2021 9:37 AM  


I have to admire the boldness if the Chinese strategy. It's jujitsu on a worldwide scale


The only reason they can do this is because the west is already in a global/post-war mindset, even if not consciously so. We largely don’t see world governments as sovereign.

Our governing bodies SHOULD and probably do. Yet they clearly have ulterior motives. It’s the general populace that makes it possible for our governors to get away with it.

A great amount of our resources, arable land, and media are already owned by China or other foreign entities. Made possible by Free Trade and the boon of Chinese nationals spending American dollars in America.

I don’t think this is so much bold as it is taking advantage of our completely ignorant trust and subconscious belief in a global economy.

And I agree it is fragile - it lasts only until we wake up. But I don’t think it’s fragility is permanent. At some point, it won’t matter if we figure it out.

I’d like to know how to talk to other people about this.

Blogger Captain Barnacles February 21, 2021 9:45 AM  

“The UK ruling class are already on board with the Chinks. This will just further solidify that process.”

May the rulers of the U.K. experience all the consequences of being useful idiots.

—English Tom,
Did you post frequently on Return of Kings, years ago? Just curious if you are the same person.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling February 21, 2021 9:59 AM  

@20 English Tom:
@Digger Variant

The UK ruling class are already on board with the Chinks. This will just further solidify that process.


Correct; something from one of my domains throws this into sharp light: the U.K. actually did a security audit of Huawei's base station software, and found the sorts of horrors we've come to expect from hardware and PRC companies, like literally tens of distinct copies of a SSL library. Forget about worrying if the PRC could use these to spy on you, they're so insecure anyone could.

Yet Huawei was given the contract for 5G base stations, and as I recall it took months of pressure to reverse this insane decision; something fishy was going on.

There's a general thesis a lot of the West's ruling trash are now the "China Class," which our host covered in a posting on an essay comparing our current situation with one in Athens after it was defeated by Sparta, "The surrender of the USA's foreign elite"; here's a key section of what he quoted:

"For decades, American policymakers and the corporate class said they saw China as a rival, but the elite that Friedman described saw enlightened Chinese autocracy as a friend and even as a model—which was not surprising, given that the Chinese Communist Party became their source of power, wealth, and prestige. Why did they trade with an authoritarian regime and send millions of American manufacturing jobs off to China thereby impoverish working Americans? Because it made them rich."

Blogger Maniac February 21, 2021 10:03 AM  

"I have to admire the boldness if the Chinese strategy. It's jujitsu on a worldwide scale."

And the Chinese are experimenting with genetically modified soldiers.

The Great Leap Forward 2.0.

Blogger "William Berke" February 21, 2021 10:15 AM  

"I don’t think this is so much bold as it is taking advantage of our completely ignorant trust and subconscious belief in a global economy."

Tax debt and credit is collateral leverage for international trade. Gates owns the land in America so his ngo can say if they dont get what they want regarding importing chinese made spyware and biological contaminants duty free, gates wont be able to pay his taxes and the economy will end so they keep saving us each year and will continue to blackmail for their participation in the market as long as it is profitable to do so.

Blogger Scientific Manager February 21, 2021 10:21 AM  

And it's all so easy for them. They ignore being called 'racist' and 'colonialist'... and they're not on Twitter.

It's that simple. They just do what they're going to do.

Blogger Teleport me off this rock February 21, 2021 10:30 AM  

The UK ruling class are already on board with the Chinks. This will just further solidify that process.

As has been frequently commented 'round here, whores will go a-whoring. It's who they are and what they do.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 21, 2021 10:45 AM  

The battlespace is everywhere. Everywhere is battlespace.
I recall also that wealthy muslims are running school organizations.

Still we have to counter this. Here's an idea for a name:"School of the Americas".

Blogger Silex February 21, 2021 10:52 AM  

Wasn't it Kissinger who ushered in the Age of Chinacreep? China looks like a cat's paw to me. US universities were crawling with Chinese nationals 25 years ago, I saw it with me own eyes. Who decided that we needed Sinofication in academia? Who do you suppose rolled out the red carpet for them? The parasites that set the Chinese up to move in on the West are probably content with a rise in Sinophobia, since it keeps the attention off of them while giving them the opportunity to denounce anti-Chinee sentiments. If things get bad enough they'll make a hot war out of it, then it's harvest time!

Blogger dweeb February 21, 2021 10:53 AM  

My sister was tasked with creating a Masters' degree program in innovation at a large state university in the PNW. The program is half funded by the Chinese government and half the students enrolled are Chinese on student visas.

Ostensibly their motivation is that they need innovators and their education system and society aren't conducive to producing them, and the difficulty she and her faculty have getting the Chinese students to think analyze the problem they're solving before focusing on a solution bears that out, but the University is also developing a taste for the PRC subsidy.

Blogger brbrophy February 21, 2021 11:03 AM  

Those Confucius schools might actually be more based than the current Satanic take over of our school systems. Still would prefer a Christian education system.

Blogger NativeAsianBear February 21, 2021 11:09 AM  

This is why we don't have to worry about any kind of military invasion. They have already infiltrated the indoctrination systems. It is just time that is needed. With the increased use of technology it will now take less than one generation.

Blogger Jeroth February 21, 2021 11:12 AM  

Maniac wrote:And the Chinese are experimenting with genetically modified soldiers.

If such genetic modifications began giving enemies an insurmountable edge, I'm curious how a Christian strategist like VD would respond to it.

Blogger FUBARwest February 21, 2021 11:23 AM  

How long has china been working on this stuff? Kudos to the execution, wonder how long this run is going to last.

Blogger kurt9 February 21, 2021 11:40 AM  

China is the gravy train for the western elites.

Blogger English Tom February 21, 2021 11:59 AM  

@Captain Barnacles

I did read a lot of posts on ROK, cant recall if I posted there as was not signed into disqus.

Blogger k johnson February 21, 2021 12:10 PM  

Skuli Jakobsson wrote:The Chinese are like the jews except there is a lot more of them.

With the difference being that Chinese have no talent. They have to import all their specialists, in every field.

Blogger Heath Duane Whitaker February 21, 2021 12:45 PM  

我们 去 于 那个 月亮

Blogger Gen. Kong February 21, 2021 1:22 PM  

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -- Josef Stalin

We have a pretty good idea at whom the weapon is aimed. The Chinese appear to be moving in to take over the aiming. Are they really taking it over for themselves, or is it on behalf of someone else? It's not as if the field isn't already completely converged. Even Hillsdale College is showing signs of advanced convergence. Are we so sure the planned move of the Elders of Wye to the middle kingdom was rejected, or was this a show to make it appear they were rejected? Regardless of questions about which particular gang of foreign-devils is aiming the weapon, VD's long-standing adage is proved true yet again: Home school or die.

"President" Xiao 'Used-Depends' Bai-Dung's connections with the regime in Beijing are longstanding and well-known, yet his list of appointees reads like the roster of a synagogue or ADL chapter. Are they taking orders from Winnie the Pooh, or is the Pooh-Bear dancing to their tune?

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling February 21, 2021 1:32 PM  

Gates owns the land in America

Is this some riff based on Gates's having bought 0.003% of US farmland?

@33 Silex:

Who decided that we needed Sinofication in academia? Who do you suppose rolled out the red carpet for them?

Another example of Every. Single. Time. In 1984 Reagan appointed a non-scientist, didn't get a Ph.D. in anything IBM EE and engineering manager as head of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and soon followed a massive campaign about how America wasn't producing enough young scientists, which I can personally attest to as someone trying to become a scientist in this period. In truth, the research community wanted cheaper labor, so stuffing the pipeline with Third World foreigners happy to work for peanuts was the obvious thing to do.

Just looked more closely at NSF directors while tracing back to Erich Bloch to find the date he assumed office, and there isn't even an American until you go back to 2010, and he also wasn't a scientist. Our ruling trash have a lot to answer for.

Blogger Elder Son February 21, 2021 3:15 PM  

But that is the plan. China is the template for America and the West. There isn't one U.S. Intel Agency that doesn't know this. Every con-gress critter knows this. Every NGO knows this. It could be stopped today. But it won't. Ever since Nixon's trip to China, they have been infatuated with China. For all of our bluster in the China Sea and the Straights, America must decrease, that China, and its policies and ambitions may increase... for the betterment of mankind.

Note: You will not find Western Globohomo in China's military.

Blogger MidnightSun February 21, 2021 3:31 PM  

Mitch Connell married Elaine Chao in 1993. Ms Chao has 5 sisters, several of whom married ((hedge fund managers)). Ms Chao's parents are Chinese shipping tycoons. Mitch McConnell has been senate or minority leader for decades. His rise to fame and wealth coincided when he married Ms. Chao. She was also Trump's Secretary of Transportation for 4 years.
Everything from farmland to fisheries to education has been soldout on his watch. Before all this he was married to radical feminist Sherrill Redmon. One of the most powerful men on the political landscape is a globalist traitor.
He is a tool of the Chicom/cabal and more than anyone is responsible for the downfall of this country.

Blogger eclecticme February 21, 2021 4:06 PM  

I have followed the ADV China guys for years. They were better when in China but can report negative things now, often under click bait titles.On youtube they post under ADVChina, ADV Podcasts, Laowhy86, and SerpentZA.

They have reported on the Confucius institutes. They are used to infiltrate CCP spies and also to keep an eye on Chinese students in the US. They reported that they attended some anti CCP speaker's lecture. Chinese students were in attendance. Then the Confucius Institute people showed up and the Chinese students left, not wanting to be reported to the CCP. Bad things can happen to family back home.

Many CCP members are just careerists, but all have sworn to obey the party and when asked to spy they had better do it or things get bad for relatives back home. The ADV China guys say that there are maybe a thousand people in China and elsewhere who trash them online, often in the pay of the CCP. They report on the massive soft power campaign and the 50 cent army(?). They also note that the 'cultural exchange' offered by the CCP is one way. The US would never be allowed to open a pro US institute in China.

Remember when people could not get a security clearance in the US if they had relatives back in the USSR? I doubt that is applied to Chinese in the US.

BTW I like the comments here. Some I info I could find nowhere else.

Blogger Gregory the Tall February 21, 2021 4:29 PM  

@ Jeroth. You wrote:
"If such genetic modifications began giving enemies an insurmountable edge, I'm curious how a Christian strategist like VD would respond to it."

The term "insurmountable" is not part of a true Christian's vocabulary, I would assume.

Blogger A trite re-white February 21, 2021 5:57 PM  

....it's England they deserve it, Chinese are known for being patient, it couldn't hurt to have those aggressive English learn a bit of patience.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 21, 2021 6:55 PM  

"If such genetic modifications began giving enemies an insurmountable edge, I'm curious how a Christian strategist like VD would respond to it."

That sounds less like an interest and more like a leading question. That's a really big if, especially considering the presence of things like drones and automated turrets in the battlespace. Any notable edge would likely have huge downsides.

We should be far, far more worried about the Chinese employing general eugenics on a scale above that of what horse breeders have done with horses for over 500 years. Particularly we should be concerned because of the massively dysgenic environment we ourselves have been placed in.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 21, 2021 6:56 PM  

@Jeep

School of the Americas

Great SJW triggering suggestion.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 21, 2021 7:01 PM  

@dweeb
Mainland Chinese lady I worked w a couple years ago told me about the Little Emperor's phenomenon over there.

We think how driven they are, but in reality there is an immensely spoiled generation coming up. With One Child you have all these boys with SIX adults doting on them, parents us grandparents, as only child/grandchild.
That may somewhat offset the issue of not enough wives tending to push the other direction of belligerence.

Blogger Cwyn February 21, 2021 7:59 PM  

@28 will end as well for them as it did for the Pre-flood world. Sinning against animals and man...making engineered mixes of humans and animals. Notice Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, etc. are no longer around, just us Cro-Magnons with tiny bits of the experiments. And that's assuming they don't kill themselves off first.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 21, 2021 8:53 PM  

Westerners, other Asians, Africans, all need to study China. None of this shocking on the wide view. Apply some Sun Tzu and Machiavelli and mix some brain cells and you are there.

Vox is over the target. A selection non-China focused Asian scholars and businessmen have been shouting this since the 90s.

China shill shout them down, liberals just assume it will fix itself.

The only hope is shakey Chinese fundamentals, but that is on the 50 year scale. It will not help us short term. Buy Western, or other Asian.

Blogger Taylor? February 21, 2021 9:26 PM  

Chinese co-worker of mine had to go through a much longer than usual background investigation to get a secret clearance (several years), and finally received it after just recently becoming a paper American. As far as I know, and from what he says the investigators told him, he's not able to ever get top secret clearance due to his family still living in China.

Blogger Dave February 24, 2021 1:26 PM  

Revenge, who can be surprised.

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