By now, we have seen a lot of headlines regarding China’s surgical strike on foreign agents.
But what’s really going on?
What is the surgical strike?
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on December 20, 2017 that he has banned foreign agents from entering China, an action that was hailed by some observers as a ‘sneak attack’ to crack down on foreign interference.
However, some experts have questioned whether Xi’s announcement actually amounts to a full-scale crackdown on foreign infiltrators.
In addition to the surgical strikes, the Chinese government has also ordered that all new buildings built by foreign firms must be certified by Chinese officials.
What are the foreign agents?
The foreign agents are people who attempt to gain access to the official websites of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or its state-owned enterprises, or other entities that operate in China.
According to a Chinese government study, the most common types of foreign agents in China include human rights activists, academics, academics and researchers, as well as students and others who are not connected to official Chinese institutions.
The study also found that most foreign agents come from foreign countries, and that most of the foreign agent networks originate in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
China has also been cracking down on domestic NGOs and non-governmental organizations that operate on the Internet.
A new government report released in January 2018 shows that China has closed over a million NGOs and other non-government organizations since the 2016-2017 election, with most of those shut down by the end of 2018.
Many NGOs have been accused of “extortion,” a term that refers to paying money to bribe officials to change policies or restrict access to certain websites.
As a result, China has been cracking up foreign NGOs and the media in a way that the United States and Europe have not been able to do, according to a report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Critics have claimed that China’s crackdown is a sign that it is ready to crack up the internet and the free flow of information that flows through it.
How is China’s presidential election affected by the foreign agency issue?
As part of the China’s election campaign, Xi Jinping has made several pledges to reform the Communist Party.
On December 20 in his official speech, Xi said he would establish a “new party, the party of the masses.”
The party will become the “people’s party,” or the “political party,” which will be the “leading party,” he said.
Xi has promised to create “a new political system” that will be based on a “broad-based, high-level leadership and broad-based political power.”
Xi also pledged to create a “state of the people’s party.”
In his speech, he said he wanted to “develop the people and the party to create new political systems that will guide the country for the next 60 years.”
“China has achieved this dream,” Xi said.
“I hope that this dream will become a reality and that the Chinese people will become happy and happy.”
How are the Chinese election results impacted by the surgical action?
China’s electoral commission is conducting a poll to determine the winner of the upcoming presidential election.
This election is expected to be a decisive one in the country, and is one of the most hotly contested in recent memory.
Polling stations will be open from December 22 through December 23, and results will be announced on January 7.
Why is Xi taking the surgical actions?
In order to protect national security, Xi has pledged to crack the Chinese “top secret” code that governs information operations, known as the “Nine Character System.”
According the Code of Military Justice, “the government shall establish an anti-terrorist committee to oversee and investigate all political activities that threaten national security.”
This includes investigations into foreign agents, and the foreign-based “foreign agent” networks.
“The committee will investigate all matters related to political activity, including infiltration and foreign agents’ activities, whether in the form of covert, overt or covert activities,” the Code says.
Under Xi, the government has launched “an unprecedented” campaign to crack “the code of secret operations” and “reform” the “nine character system” to make it easier for the government to control and police its activities.
Who are the foreigners?
Foreign agents, or “foreign agents,” are people that attempt to “gain access to, or access to information related to, the official website of a Chinese Party or state-run entity,” according to the Chinese Code of Criminal Procedure.
They are also called “foreign intelligence agents” because of the “false appearance” of Chinese authorities