In the Name of Confucius 『假孔子之名』
CCP Infiltration In the Name of Confucius
Film screening + panel discussion on CCP’s covert, coercive and corruptive campaign in Canada
Since the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, in December 2018, Canadians have witnessed how the Communist Party of China (CCP) is sending forth an aggressive campaign in Canada that hits all the different domains and facets of our life. Not only many of our top politicians and diplomats, and academic and business elites are doing the bid for Beijing to foregone our rule of law, unsuspicious young Canadians were being lured by money to ‘protest’ in front of the courthouse for Meng.
We looked on as pro-CCP agents flex their muscles across Canada, from Richmond in BC to Ottawa. They intimidated, harassed and muzzled Canadian citizens and students who spoke out against the authoritarian regime over issues such as Tibet, Uyghur and Hong Kong.
The CCP and their minions are undermining our democracy, trampling on our civil liberties and restricting our freedoms. They have also influenced on our policies to advance CCP’s interests, often in the detriment of ours.
To safeguard our democratic institutions and core values, we need to first understand the covert, coercive and corruptive tactics that the CCP uses to manipulate Canadians, including trying to brainwash the minds of our young people via the Confucius Institutes (CIs) around the world.
There are 12 Confucius Institutes (CIs) in Canada, including one that is located in School District No. 43, Coquitlam, BC. The Coquitlam School District also has one of the largest in-take of international students in our province.
Through the state-funded multi-billion dollar programs at the CIs, which provide free teaching materials and send teachers from China, the CCP imposes its world view and encourages self-censorship and self-limiting policies in spheres which it sees as harming its interests, such as any discussion of politically sensitive subjects. Parents have complained that the CI programs are “propaganda in that it's an effort to brainwash and influence people's ideas.”
In the Name of Confucius is the first documentary film exposing the growing global controversies surrounding the CCP’s Confucius Institutes. The film examines the risks that the CIs could pose to our society—a loss of academic integrity, violations to human rights codes, foreign influence, and even potential infringements on national security.
In the Name of Confucius has won a number of international awards and nominations, and seen successful screenings in 17 countries across five continents, including screenings in the parliaments of the UK and Australia.
Doris Liu, producer and director of the documentary, is an award-winning film maker and journalist based in Toronto. A first generation immigrant, her passion is to tell compelling China/Chinese related stories that resonate with Canadians.
Terry Glavin is an author, journalist and columnist with the National Post and Ottawa Citizen. He is also a contributing editor with the Maclean’s magazine and senior fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.