New Report Warns of Chinese Regime’s Influence in the Netherlands

A new report warned the Dutch government to be vigilant about the Chinese communist regime’s influence in the Netherlands through educational and cultural infiltration. The investigative report, which was released at the end of March, was authored by Professor Frank Pieke at the Asia Center of Leiden University in the Netherlands. The report was funded by the Dutch government’s Chinese Knowledge Network. The report said, “The basis for influencing the Chinese Dutch has been laid out and that there is potential for interference.” Pieke urged the Dutch government to be vigilant and proactive in preventing the Chinese regime from adversely affecting the Chinese expat community in the Netherlands. The report analyzed Beijing’s direct ties with eight local Dutch-Chinese organizations and six major Chinese-language media outlets in the Netherlands. After the Dutch parliament passed a non-binding motion at the end of February to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, …
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