POLICY FOR THE CHINA EXPATRIATE COMMITTEE’S EXPATRIATE STRATEGY
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get citationThe Chinese government announces that "relations with Chinese internationals are an important component of the state’s foreign relations work.""Policy for the China Expatriate Committee’s Expatriate Strategy," 1958, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Archives X42-1-56. Obtained for CWIHP by Hongwei Fan and translated by Max Maller. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118257
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Relations with Chinese internationals are an important component of the state’s foreign relations work, which absolutely must follow the general line on international relations, as well as looking out for international Chinese’s interest. Countries where Chinese internationals are living include brother and sister states, nationalist states, enemy states—additionally, nationalistic states have varying degrees of friendship toward us. Their attitudes also change with the times. Therefore, the work for Chinese internationals must follow the different policies we have toward different states. The significance of doing this work correctly is not just limited to the expatriate context; it has deep and far reaching international significance as well. In order to carry out expatriate affairs properly, political leadership must be done properly. We must criticize the perspectives of pure economics and make no consideration for trends in international influence. Politically we must unite and educated the Chinese internationals, bolstering and consolidating their patriotic enthusiasm. Then they will actively and vigorously support socialist construction for their fatherland and hometowns. In order to commence operations for the international Chinese program, the China Expatriate Committee has determined that leadership and mastery of the following work points will be delegated to Party committees with expatriate organs from the prefecture on up, at every level. They should comprehend that expatriate affairs are complicated business.
1- Investigation and research
2- Encouraging and promoting Chinese internationals’ development of the international Chinese united front, international Chinese cultural education and other welfare operations.
3- The propaganda work aimed at Chinese internationals.
4- The issues regarding the organization and welcome of the tourist group.
5- Emigration issues.
6- Struggling against the enemy.
7- Issues regarding communication between regional expatriate affairs divisions, Chinese foreign ambassadors and the expatriate community.
8- The issue of Hong Kong.