The Chinese government is infiltrating American universities and colleges all across the country.
It’s called the Confucius Institute, a Chinese-funded educational institution designed to impress the language, culture, and history of China – and their propaganda – on college students in America.
And if you think their influence stops at education, it doesn’t, because a new study proves that children spend just as much time on Chinese-owned social media apps as American apps.
There shouldn’t be any debate that China is desperately trying to infiltrate America to spread pro-communist messages, particularly in our schools and universities.
When a new Confucius Institute branch was opened at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, the school’s Dean said it would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world” and “broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community.”
A 2011 speech by a standing member of the Politburo in Beijing, Li Changchun, laid out the case:
“The Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad. It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”
But it isn’t.
According to a recent study by digital safety app maker Qustodio, children between 4-15 years old spend 85 minutes per day watching YouTube and 80 minutes per day watching the Chinese-owned video app TikTok.
The data for the study was provided by 60,000 families from the United States, United Kingdom, and Spain and examined children’s online habits from February 2019 to April 2020, taking into account “stay-at-home” orders over the spread of Covid-19. The study focused mainly on four categories of mobile apps – online video, social media, video games, and education.
Qustodio’s study noted:
“We now live in a world with an estimated 25 billion connected devices worldwide. Many of those in the hands of children. Today, on average, a child in the U.S. watches nearly 100 minutes of YouTube per day, a child in the U.K. spends nearly 70 minutes on TikTok per day, a child in Spain plays Roblox over 90 minutes a day. The world is not going to return to the way things were, because screen-time rates were already increasing. COVID-19 just accelerated the process.”
Now you may be asking yourself what’s the big deal if it’s a Chinese-owned app?
Well, TikTok is owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance which has deep ties to Chinese state-supported ventures in Beijing and Shanghai.
ByteDance is backed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, SoftBank Group, Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic and the Hillhouse Capital Group.
It has garnered public attention over allegations that it worked with the Chinese government to censor and surveil content pertaining to Xingjian re-education camps and other topics the Chinese government deemed controversial.
From May 2019 through February 2020, the average minutes per day that children spent on TikTok increased by 116-percent in the United States to 82 minutes.
It went up by 97-percent in the UK at 69 minutes and 150-percent in Spain to 60 minutes.
How do you feel about your kids being exposed to pro-communism rhetoric? You can bet TikTok’s agenda is to get as many people to download the app as possible.
Be careful letting your kids use any Chinese-government sanctioned apps before it’s too late.