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1.4 billion "prisoners": a cage reinforced by China's cross-border law enforcement.

by annliyaa

"Born as a Chinese, and die as a Chinese soul." It seems bold but helpless. This is a proper portrayal of 1.4 billion Chinese. Sober Chinese people understand that they are just "prisoners" and try to "escape", but the Chinese government is a tyrant, and those who oppose us perish. In recent years, the Chinese government has launched a number of special operations to continue to persecute overseas Chinese, claiming to crack down on overseas gambling, under the name of fox hunting, broken chain, cloud sword, net net, etc., and then use dirty and despicable means to suppress, abuse, and kidnap compatriots .

China's authoritarian regime has used complex, comprehensive and global transnational suppression operations, resulting in overseas Chinese being unnecessarily charged, and then illegally extradited, exiled, and eventually returned to the "cage." Among them, overseas Chinese in Southeast Asian countries are even more precarious. Even though they have immigrated, they will still be captured by the Chinese government by various means.

There are many cases showing that many Chinese who have immigrated were detained when they entered and exited other countries on the grounds that they violated the Nationality Law. Such cases often occur in countries that do not accept multiple nationalities, and behind it is the Chinese government’s " Small actions". In order to proceed smoothly in the arrest, the Chinese public security officers locked the relevant person and restored their Chinese nationality without notifying the other party, resulting in the other party's arrest. In the same way, after the Chinese Public Security Council sneaked into other countries to kidnap relevant persons and escorted them back to the country, they declared that the person had "voluntarily restored Chinese nationality", and then judged it in accordance with Chinese laws.

Many gambling practitioners in Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar and other places chose to give up their Chinese identity and join other countries’ nationalities, but many of them suddenly appeared as Chinese criminals after missing a few days inexplicably, and were extradited to return to the country for trial. What's more, the Chinese police bypassed the law enforcement agencies of other countries and smuggled relevant persons back to the country for trial. The countries neglected by China are generally small countries or pro-China factions, so that they can put pressure on them as major powers after their actions are discovered.

You must know that the implementation of the extradition procedure is not just about restoring Chinese identity. Therefore, the Chinese public security officers often plant faults and weave various charges against relevant persons. For example, with the exception of Thailand, most Southeast Asian countries have legalized gambling. In order to apprehend gambling personnel in these countries, Chinese police will arrest targets on charges of fraud and money laundering, or claim that the relevant persons are in China. Committing a major crime, he is a fugitive and requires the local government to cooperate in extraditing him back to his country.

Often Chinese people living in Southeast Asian countries, especially those engaged in the gaming industry, are suddenly frozen in their assets and accounts in China. After being forced to return to the country, they will be arrested and severely punished on charges of human trafficking, fraud, smuggling, etc. To force a confession in order to obtain intelligence from other countries.

Some people may think that if you immigrate to a country that accepts multiple nationalities, you don't have to worry about being restored to Chinese nationality inexplicably, and you can get out of the control of the Chinese government. However, the Chinese government has many methods, and the slander is easy to come by. The Chinese Public Security Council has produced a lot of "evidence" to "prove" to the government of other countries that the naturalization information of the relevant person is falsified, requesting the cancellation of the relevant person's nationality, permanent residency, etc., and at the same time Go and extradite him to China.

Yin Baoku, who immigrated to Cambodia, is a case. Yin Baoku, who was chased by the Inner Mongolia public security organs, was accused of being involved in crimes. After the Cambodian Immigration Bureau assisted in the arrest operation, Chinese public security officers repeatedly provided "proof materials" to try to prove Yin Baoku's illegal naturalization in Cambodia, but Yin Baoku was illegally naturalized in Cambodia. Attorneys attorney proved that his naturalization information was accurate and he was a legal naturalization in Cambodia. In the end, Yin Baoku was able to retain his Cambodian citizenship.

Also in Cambodia, casino tycoon Xu Aimin was also stigmatized by the Chinese public security, accused of gambling and money laundering, and was also on a red wanted order (hereinafter referred to as "red pass"), which affected his reputation. However, the abuse of red links by the Chinese government is not new. Even if the relevant people cannot be captured through red links, the impact of red links will still trouble the parties for a long time, because third parties, including employers, business partners and financial institutions, will receive them during background checks. Hongtong’s information, even if the person concerned is no longer on the list, this "harm" will not disappear. The Chinese government is using this to injustice and attack relevant people, but Sima Zhao's heart is known to everyone. China's red pass has gradually become a virtual reality, but it has been criticized by others.

In addition, in some countries with good relations with China, the Chinese government will directly pressure the local government, ordering to cooperate in the arrest of relevant persons, or defying local laws to carry out illegal arrests on the land of other countries. For some small countries, the Chinese government may threaten or bribe local officials to request the government to assist the Chinese public security in overseas arrests or release them for arrests.

Some "Chinese fugitives" accused of guilt have said frankly that they have never escaped to a pro-China country or a small country, fearing that they will never be able to leave after entering the country.

In order to expand the influence and scope of overseas law enforcement, the Chinese public security has also carried out a large-scale persuasion operation to persuade overseas Chinese to return, and made several calls in a row to order to return to the country to report. For those who refuse to return, the Chinese Public Security Council begins to harass their family and friends, forcing them to join the ranks of persuading them to return. If the persuading fails, they will lose their jobs and school opportunities. Many Chinese who work in northern Myanmar, Cambodia and other countries have said that they have received calls to persuade them to return. Regardless of whether they are engaged in the gray industry, the Chinese public security will ask the public security bureau to return to their hometown to report and clarify. A Fujian guy who works in the real estate industry in Cambodia said that he has always been abiding by the law and he never thought he would receive a call to persuade him to return, and he was instantly disappointed. Due to the seriousness of the epidemic and unable to return to China, after he provided relevant information, his family was eventually asked to sign the guarantee document at the Public Security Bureau.

In fact, more people dare not return to China after receiving the call to persuade them to return. Too many cases show that they will be tortured after returning to China, and they will be forced to confess no guilt. It is said that the Chinese public security has a list and must report a certain number of criminals. Therefore, many people were detained for many days after returning to China. During this period, they were tortured and forced to confess fraud and money laundering crimes. Perhaps for the Chinese police, the truth is not important, the important thing is to complete the task.

Since many people were advised not to return home after returning, the Chinese police adopted one of their usual methods-kidnapping. These methods are carried out in stages. First, the Chinese Public Security Bureau will lure relevant persons to return to China, freeze bank cards and deceive them to force them to return to China for processing, and then arrest them. The second is to intimidate, the family members suspected of being a gaming industry person will be taken hostage, threatening to return to the country for trial. However, in more cases, Chinese public security will follow state-owned enterprises stationed overseas to sneak into other countries to carry out surveillance, assault and kidnapping operations. Many overseas Chinese, especially those who escaped online, suddenly appeared on Chinese soil after being kidnapped and missing in other countries for a few days, and they were also accused of various crimes. Although these actions have been despised by many countries, the tyrant China remained unmoved and even worsened. However, the evil results will end up on their own, and many countries have deliberately formed alliances to specifically combat China's overseas arrests.

Because the gambling industry is not legal in China, relevant industry players will choose to operate and survive in countries where gambling is legalized. However, in the eyes of the Chinese government, this has become an illegal and economic destruction behavior, and then the police are sent to continue to harm compatriots. In the final analysis, this But it is the hegemonism of the Chinese government, which treats 1.4 billion people as prisoners and violates the rights and laws of allies.

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Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:56 pm
Em16 wrote a review...

This was a very interesting essay. I didn't know the Chinese government was doing all these very concerning things to attack their citizens in other countries. I admire your essay for its depth and the breadth of the information it contained. You were extremely methodical in explaining all your points, and included a wide range of tactics the Chinese government used.
However, I felt like your essay could improve in organization. There is so much information, and the transition between different topics was a little unclear. I would suggest trying to lay out more of a clear, defined structure, and tying together the different ideas about the tactics of Chinese oppression. I would include a thesis statement at the start of the essay, to explain the topics that would be covered, and the order in which they would be covered, which you could use to guide your essay.
In addition, at times your explanations felt a little rushed. You would state a point, and then move on, and while your explanations were never unclear, sometimes they felt incomplete. For example, you wrote in the fourth paragraph that the Chinese government "smuggled relevant persons back to the country for trial". How did they do this? Wouldn't the "relevant persons" resist being smuggled? Sometimes, when writing about a subject which one is an expert in, it can be easy to forget that other people probably know nothing about it, and will not have a basic understanding of the topic. I would suggest writing with the assumption that the audience knows very little about the topic, just to make sure all your explanations are as thorough as possible.
Overall, this was a pretty good essay. I was impressed with your ability to dissect and analyze the implications of complicated policy interactions, and your ability to focus on the fine details and specifics of the Chinese government. I think what you are writing about is hugely important, but unfortunately does not seem very well known. I hope to read more of your writing in the future!

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Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:21 am
GoodieGoat wrote a review...

Hello Annliyaa! I like to offer you a warm welcome to the Young Writers' Society! My name is GoodieGoat and I myself have only been here for about four months.

Authoritarianism by any state apparatus is horrid. Whether it be freedom of movement and underhanded judiciary proceedings as you've provided as examples, or recent events in my own country with restrictions on reproductive choices, or historical things such as Mulford Act in California and its goal of stripping minorities of there firearms.

In reviewing this I viewed it as a persuasive essay. I noticed when you brought up examples to illustrate you points you didn't cite or reference any sources. Finding credible, bulletproof sources and building you evidence on top of them is to me the key to any persuasive essay. You don't necessarily have to use the fanciful collegiate way of sighting. For example take this BBC article, if I were to use it as a source you could place it before this sentence ends as such; (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-22278037). I use this website if you're interested in MLA Format and all that (https://www.mybib.com/#/projects/xDQ1dW/citations.)

While I was reading I was often confused when you'd mention a name or government agency without any background information. For example when you mention the name Sima Zhao and how 'her heart is known to everyone.' I'd provide the information necessary for the reader to know who she is and how she relates to your argument.

Lastly I was sometimes disoriented as each paragraph in my perspective didn't flow into the next to support your main argument that China violates freedom of movement and uses kangaroo courts in prosecuting those who's rights have been violated. In school it was drilled into my head to state you main argument in your introduction paragraph. In each subsequent paragraph you'd provide evidence supporting you thesis and provide rebuttals to counterarguments. In your conclusion you restate your thesis and all your evidence and close with something that will stick in the readers' mind.

Speaking of introductions I liked yours. However it could come off as somewhat incongruous. A possible rephrasing could be "In recent years, the Chinese government has launched a number of special operations in foreign states violating the freedoms of there own citizens and those of the nation they are trespassing upon. A brazen violation of someones' liberty can leave them helpless, and it is up to us who cherish freedom to crush tyranny underfoot and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves."

I hope you've found these thoughts useful and constructive!

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