Diana Fu, the author of the article, wrote that the relations between China and the United States are getting worse, and so something must be done to solve it.
“This is worrying. A healthy level of exchange is critical to prevent mistrust between two rivals from metastasizing into confrontation and conflict,” she wrote.
Fu then said that since the government officials cannot find the middle ground, Americans need to engage with young Chinese as an ‘integral part of its diplomatic strategy.”
“[The United States] should ease visa restrictions for Chinese students, reinstate exchange scholarship programs and actively court Chinese students to study in the United States,” she wrote.
Even though Chinese people remain the largest group of international students in America — at more than 300,000 — their numbers are declining because Chinese people don’t receive U.S. Visas as much as they did before the coronavirus pandemic, American people’s opinion of China sours and American politicians and conservative media point out that any Chinese person entering the country may be a potential spy.
Fun then said that Americans should not see Generation Z Chinese as a threat but rather as an opportunity.
Ironically, she agrees that after communists took power in China, they started to keep “a wary eye on the young” by implementing a state-controlled “patriotic education” that was designed to instill loyalty to the party.
Nevertheless, she defended her position by providing examples of some individuals opposing the communist regime and appreciating the free American society.
The reason why the Chinese inside the United States keep silent is that they self-censor themselves due to the fear of getting caught by CCP spies inside the U.S., Fu wrote without realizing that this claim proves that conservatives are right.
In the end, she again agreed that CCP brainwashes young Chinese, but then in the same sentence, says that America should keep its doors open to potential spies.
“The Chinese Communist Party’s ‘patriotic education’ is designed to indoctrinate the country’s younger generation,” Fu wrote.
”The strategic American response is to ensure that Chinese students maintain access to Western free thought and the institutions that safeguard it, rather than block those students at the gates.”