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Newsline: China’s ambassador to France pledges to re-educate Taiwanese population

Once China achieves its professed goal of establishing control over Taiwan, a process of “re-education” of the island’s population would follow, according to China’s Ambassador to France Lu Shaye. The ambassador was speaking on French television channel BFM TV, when he said a majority of the Taiwanese population actually wanted to be “re-unified” to China ten or twenty years ago, but that “anti-Chinese” propaganda from the local Democratic Progressive Party has indoctrinated the people of the island. “After the re-unification, we’ll do re-education,” Lu told the French TV channel, saying that this will make sure Taiwanese people will recover their sense of patriotism. “I am sure that at that time, the people of Taiwan will be in favor of reunification again. They will become patriotic again,” he said. He added that the process of re-education will be Beijing’s main tool to integrate the people of Taiwan into China—not the use of threat. (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsworld/china-would-re-educate-taiwan-in-event-of-reunification-ambassador-says/ar-AA10l6cX) The concept of “re-educating” the population is far from reassuring, as the term is the same used by Beijing to label the practice in mass “re-education” camps for political indoctrination.

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