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05:00 The U.S. State Department again recruits China Council for the Promotion of Unification as a foreign representative office

2020/10/29 05:00

[Central News Agency]U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said today that the CCP uses the “China Peaceful Reunification Promotion Association” headquartered in Washington as a cover agency to conduct external propaganda and malicious influence operations in the United States. The State Department decided to list the Promotion Association as a foreign representative. mechanism.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement today stating that the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (hereinafter referred to as the Washington Union Promotion Council) is controlled by the United Front Work Department (United Front Work Department) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The function of the United Front Work Department is to eliminate threats for the CCP, expand its influence overseas and conduct external propaganda.

Pompeo stated that the State Council listed the DCPC as a foreign representative office in accordance with the Foreign Missions Act; the purpose is the same as that of listing the Confucius Institute US Center as a foreign representative office in August. It is all about letting the outside world understand the nature of these organizations and recognize that the messages they spread come from Beijing.

The Confucius Institute America Center is responsible for managing Confucius Institutes in the United States. Pompeo pointed out in August that the center promotes China’s external propaganda and malicious influence actions on American campuses, and the Confucius Institute is a global influence and propaganda tool funded by the CCP.

According to the DCCP website, the group is composed of Chinese and overseas Chinese living in the Greater Washington area of ​​the United States. “It aims to uphold the principle of “one China” and oppose all words and deeds that split China’s land and sovereignty.” It is also responsible for “studying China.” Unify the feasible plan and work hard for the ultimate complete unification of China.”

According to the foreign representative agency law, the DCCP must provide the U.S. with a list of employees and register existing properties, and must obtain prior approval before purchasing or leasing new properties.

Pompeo pointed out that in addition to the Washington Unification Promotion Council, the United Front Work Department has other affiliated organizations in the United States that assist in spreading Beijing’s malicious influence; the United States decided to terminate on January 19, 2011, in order to promote local cooperation, it signed the establishment of “US Memorandum of the Central Provincial Governors Forum.

Pompeo said that after the signing of the memorandum, the Beijing-based “Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries” tried to directly and maliciously influence US state-level and other local leaders in order to promote the CCP’s global plan. The behavior of the association undermines the original good intentions of the forum.

He emphasized that true human-to-human communication helps build understanding of different cultures, but the United Front Work Department is not a medium for human-to-human communication. Instead, it treats groups such as the Washington Unification Promotion Council as “cover organizations” to promote China’s external propaganda and malicious influence. action. (Editor: Yang Zhaoyan)

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