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  • On this episode of China Uncensored:

  • Foreigners. What are we doing to your women?

  • Hi, welcome to China Uncensored. I’m your host, Chris Chappell.

  • If I were to create a Venn Diagram

  • of the most terrifying things to the Chinese Communist Party,

  • it would look like this.

  • Foreign spies!

  • Who are also Tibetan Falun Gong Pro-Democracy Lawyers.

  • But at least when it comes to foreign spies,

  • the Communist Party has a plan to stop them.

  • That’s why theyve just celebrated China’s first-ever National Security Education Day!

  • A day for people throughout China

  • to have correct education thrust upon them by their benevolent overlords.

  • Now you might be wondering,

  • isn't that every day in China?

  • Well, on this day, there were comics!

  • Among the 100-plus promotional materials

  • put out by China’s Ministry of State Security,

  • there’s this lovely 16-panel comic calledDangerous Love.”

  • And it’s captured the world’s imagination.

  • It stars Little Li

  • an innocent Chinese girl

  • and David

  • an unassuming foreigner.

  • You can tell he’s a foreigner by the big schnoz.

  • But while at first you might assume David

  • is merely your typical evil foreigner,

  • he’s actually an even evilier evil foreigner.

  • Let’s take a look.

  • A friend from overseas is holding a gathering today.

  • Didn’t you want to improve your foreign language skills?

  • You should go with me.

  • Sounds good!

  • I’m David. I’m a visiting scholar specializing in China research.

  • I’m very eager to chat with you guys.

  • Let’s all introduce ourselves and our work.

  • How about we start with this beautiful lady here?

  • (blushing) Ah, alright.

  • My name is Xiao Li.

  • I just finished university and got a job with the civil service.

  • I work in the international propaganda department.

  • OK.

  • After that gathering,

  • David began meeting with Xiao Li and giving her gifts.

  • You are beautiful, warm, and bright.

  • In fact, I’ve liked you since we first met.

  • A handsome, romantic, and capable foreign boyfriendnot bad!

  • A relationship develops between the two.

  • Dear, what specifically do you do at work?

  • I’m responsible for composinginternal references

  • that form the basis for central policies.

  • That’s great! You can let me borrow thoseinternal references.”

  • Theyll be really useful for my academic papers.

  • No, were under a confidentiality agreement.

  • Dear, do you have to keep secrets from me?

  • I just want to have a look for my research work.

  • Uh, alright then.

  • Here’s a copy I made.

  • Once youre done, give it back to me right away.

  • Rest assured, my dear.

  • He hasn’t called and his phone is off...

  • Youre Xiao Li, right?

  • Were with the State Administration of National Security.

  • Please come with us.

  • Huh? What’s the matter?

  • David is an overseas spy who’s in China to steal political and military information.

  • We have already apprehended him.

  • You provided him with theseinternal references,” correct?

  • What?!

  • For a state employee,

  • you show a very shallow understanding of secrecy.

  • You are suspected of violating our national laws.

  • I didn't know he was a spy. He used me!

  • And then the last two panels describe

  • how providing state secrets to foreign forces violates China’s Counter-Espionage Law.

  • And you can be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • Happy National Security Education Day!

  • Ok, I can't in good conscience mock China's Ministry of State Security

  • for their cheesy warning about foreign spies...

  • without also mocking the FBI for their cheesy warning about being recruited by foreign spies.

  • Did you know that the FBI makes movies?

  • “I am an FBI agent!”

  • “I know, man! Isn’t it wild?”

  • Unfortunately nothing that good.

  • But they have made a 30-minute,

  • after school special-type movie warning young Americans

  • about the dangers of being recruited as a spy by the Chinese government.

  • Called Game of Pawns.

  • Junior year in college,

  • I got to live the dream.

  • A year abroad in Shanghai studying language and philosophy.

  • Wo hen hao. Xie xie, my man!”

  • It's based on the "ripped from the headlines" story of Glenn Duffie Shriver,

  • a hapless American who innocently gets a lot of

  • "scholarship money" from his new Chinese friends,

  • and then promises them he'll join the CIA and tell them all about it.

  • It could happen to anyone, am I right?

  • So China's intelligence agency isn't alone in using popular media to warn their citizens.

  • But the Chinese Communist Party isn’t just worried

  • that their hapless citizens will accidentally leak state secrets.

  • Theyre worried that ginger-haired foreigners like David will steal Chinese people’s souls.

  • I mean, figuratively.

  • They don’t want foreigners influencing the thoughts of the Chinese citizens

  • theyve spent decades...educating.

  • For example, in this article,

  • a Quartz reporter interviewed 24-year-old May Xu.

  • She said her foreign boyfriend once declared thatMao is a dictator.”

  • She didn’t like that,

  • because that makes Mao the equivalent to Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin, she explained.”

  • Outrageous, right?

  • As explained in this helpful internet graphic,

  • Mao killed way more people than Hitler and Stalin.

  • Fortunately, May held fast to her soul, and broke up with that shameful foreigner.

  • The Quartz article goes on to show how

  • foreigners sometimes try to talk about sensitive political topics with their Chinese girlfriends.

  • And as you can imagine,

  • these foreign ideas like so-called democracy

  • cause chaos in the carefully honed minds of innocent Chinese girls.

  • And the Communist Party isn’t just worried about foreign political influence.

  • There’s religion, too.

  • In mid-April, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said China

  • must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means.”

  • But don’t worry,

  • theyve already got a plan to

  • direct the religious circle and their followers to enhance social harmony.”

  • I think it’s this.

  • And this.

  • So if youre a foreigner,

  • and you have ideas and/or beliefs,

  • you might want to stay away from China.

  • Because you know what the comic strip doesn't show?

  • What happens to David.

  • I'm sure he's fine.

  • So what do you think?

  • Leave your dangerous ideas and/or beliefs below.

  • Once again, I’m Chris Chappell. See you next time.

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