State control of both NPOs themselves and citizens’ access to information are the main mechanisms of Chinese authorities to counteract the influence of Western NPOs, says Yuriy Byalyi, vice president of the Experimental Creative Center, in his article The Decisive War published in The Essence of Time newspaper on May 27.
Initially, the Chinese authorities tried to restrict the activities of foreign NPOs by law, and since 2012, more than 90 laws have been passed concerning NPOs. At the level of legislation, the scope and content of foreign NPO activities were restricted and their international funding was strictly regulated, writes Byalyi.
However, it didn’t help. According to the article, the United States-based foundations USAID (banned in Russia since October 1, 2012) and NED (an organization considered undesirable in Russia), as well as the European Endowment for Democracy (organization considered undesirable in Russia) and the Soros Foundation (organization considered undesirable in Russia) have literally flooded China’s political, cultural and social space with over 300,000 NPOs of all kinds.
“Then Chairman Xi Jingping put the NPO system under the control of the Ministry of Public Security in 2016, and in 2017 he initiated a law imputing to the registration of an NPO the mandatory creation of a cell of the Communist Party of China,” the article reads.
In addition, the Chinese authorities carried out full-scale work to create their own social networks, various platforms, and a system of control over the population’s access to information online.
China created its own search electronic platform Baidu, its own social networks YouKu, WeChat and Tiktok, its own analog of Wikipedia Baidu Baike, as well as the intelligent system Golden Shield, also called the Great Firewall of China.
“All of this is moderated and filtered by Golden Shield, virtually eliminating Chinese users’ access to ‘unwanted’ content,” Byalyi states.
In his articles the analyst shows that the USA seeks to create a “super empire” in the form of federations of “democratic” states. And supranational and non-governmental structures play an important role in this “super empire.”
To be admitted to this league of “democratic” states, the authorities of the candidate country must agree to 17 “democratic demands.” These requirements, among others, include recognition of the supremacy of jurisdiction of such “informal” international organizations as the WHO, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Another requirement is “unconditional admission to the territory of all ‘democratic’ countries of a multitude of externally funded NPOs, designed to monitor compliance with ‘rules’ (that is, ‘values’) and, if necessary, to ‘correct behavior’.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency