China takes no Syrian refugees for several important (sensible!) reasons
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 28, 2016
This article at Foreign Policy is a must read.
Why aren’t the Chinese on the bandwagon for multiculturalism and “inclusion?” The most important reason may well be the last one given in this very informative story:
China’s narrative of nationhood is more static and exclusive. It emphasizes shared history and common heritage.
Clearly they haven’t fallen for the ‘diversity is strength’ meme unlike the political Left (their soulmates) in America and in Europe!
Here are a few snips about some of the other reasons they are NOT WELCOMING the stranger.
First, Chinese leaders say the turmoil in the Middle East is our fault:
Chinese authorities argue that Western countries caused the meltdown in Syria that resulted in the mass exodus, making its resolution their responsibility.
Chinese political ideology actively discourages the acceptance of non-Chinese migrants: non-interference in other countries domestic affairs is the cornerstone of its foreign policy, and accepting refugees is often viewed as demonstrating a political preference of the country of origin. Beijing even claims its foreign aid has “no political strings attached.” Unlike major western powers, China vehemently opposed external interference in Syria — in particular military intervention. By taking in refugees from the region, China could risk forsaking its diplomatic principle and partaking in the fallout of a failed Middle East policy against which it had tried to warn the West.
There’s also little public support for refugee resettlement.
Mirroring the concerns of some in Europe and the United States, religion is also a factor. Islam is one of the religions whose practice is permitted in China, albeit with many preconditions.
Lots more useful information, read it all.
Maybe those Chinese are pretty smart! They haven’t fallen for the huddled masses propaganda! They know they need to take care of their own people!
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