China is known for targeting people in the nation who it views as its “enemies.” Muslims and Christians alike have been targeted, as well as those involved in human rights. However, now it appears the government is now targeting such people throughout the world according to a report:
Canada is currently studying China’s targeting of human rights workers who internationally raise awareness about the communist government’s abuses of personal and civil liberties. The evaluation comes in the days following the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and includes studying the methods China uses to prevent human rights activists from working.
This tactic by the Chinese authorities is part of a broader strategy that seeks to isolate human rights victims from those who would advocate on their behalf. For Chinese Christians, the implications are severe. After Tiananmen Square, Christian groups were forced to register as state patriotic associations or face harsh consequences. These consequences include government propaganda which cultivates a cultural perspective that Christians are part of an evil cult that is anti-China.
This strategy, coupled with the government’s significant use of censorship and surveillance, makes it difficult for Chinese Christians to speak about the human rights violations they are subjected too. The government hopes that by taking away the voice of Chinese Christians, it will be able to continue these violations without consequence. For this reason, those who support freedom of conscience in China can also face negative repercussions. (source)
This is of particular interest because it seems to be happening on many levels. It can interestingly be seen now on the Internet cesspool 4Chan, which is known for its ability to shape culture around the world. There have been a massive uptick of Chinese trolls promoting anti-Americanism, anti-Christianity, and pro-communist ideas in what appears to be a Chinese attempt to “flex” her geopolitical muscles.
According to users who have traveled to China, 4Chan is blocked in China unless one uses a VPN. Chinese trolls often post under another national identity, but are usually easily spotted with criticism of anything regarding Chinese history, behavior, or ideas. However, now some posters promoting Chinese ideas are also sporting a Chinese national identifier, something rarely seen before this year. It appears the government is not even attempting to hide her own Maoist missionary soldiers any more.
I do not have any photos to offer showing this in real time at the moment. However, I hope to have some in the near future.
It will be interesting to see, as China has become very strong, what further actions she will take with people around the world, especially with non-Chinese in foreign nations who are strong critics of her.
Could it get to a point that critics of China- non-Chinese ethnicity and non-Chinese nationals -are targeted for extermination by the tyrannical asiatic power?
That is a question that remains to be answered, but if China is modeling her actions after those of the US and USSR, one should not exclude any possibility.