The news that the U.S. has denied entry to the four departments of the Chinese Communist Party’s Immigration Bureau, the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security and the State Supervision Commission, as well as their spouses and children, has sparked public concern. U.S. immigration lawyers say it shows that the U.S. is increasing its sanctions against the CCP. Many mainland netizens have also said, “The U.S. is doing the right thing!”
Just as Chinese freshmen are applying for visas to the U.S., Beijing-based study abroad consultant GWI Education revealed news on May 13 that a college freshman was denied a visa at the U.S. Embassy because his father is a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Ministry of Public Security, an incident that has sparked a lot of online debate.
A decision letter from the U.S. Embassy to the rejected student has been circulated on the Internet, stating that the U.S. Secretary of State has instructed that the issuance of visas to active duty personnel of the Chinese Communist Party’s Immigration Bureau, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Public Security, and State Supervision Commission, as well as their spouses and children, is temporarily suspended.
The decision also states that the Secretary of State issued this directive because the CCP “has refused or unreasonably delayed the receipt of Chinese citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents who have received a final order of deportation from the United States.”
In response, U.S. immigration attorney Ning Ye said that the Chinese Communist Party’s delay in accepting people deported from the United States is a long-standing phenomenon, not a recent occurrence or increase, and that “the U.S. is now using this as a reason to find nothing more than an excuse.”
According to Ye Ning, these four categories of people are Communist Party intelligence and public security personnel, “These people steal U.S. intelligence and carry out the CCP’s persecution policies on human rights, such as the persecution of Falun Gong, human rights activists, and visitors, etc. They have blood debts on their hands, so the U.S. restricts visas for them and their families, which is actually a sanction, and this time the scope of the sanction is expanded and the intensity The scope of the sanctions has been expanded and intensified.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying criticized the U.S. visa policy at a 13-day press conference, stating, “Shouldn’t China deny visas to U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officers and their families to come to China?”
A Twitter user commented on Hua’s response, “The Chinese Communist Party teaches people every day that the U.S. is a fake democracy and a fake freedom, so why are senior officials competing to send their children to the U.S.? People are not welcome in the U.S. and still scold the streets?”
Many mainland netizens’ attitudes and reactions to this incident are also very different from the official Chinese Communist Party, many of them think that “suspension is good”.
Many netizens also questioned why they would go to the U.S. if the relationship between China and the U.S. is so antagonistic. The CCP members and officials should be more patriotic, so why do they have to run to the United States? Shouldn’t they that stand on the front line against the U.S.?
Guang Dong Fang Daily Friend Meishan Night Talk: “I think the U.S. is doing the right thing. The spouses of children of party, government and military staff should not go to the United States. What if they are turned or taken hostage?”
Friends of Guang Dong Fang Daily 2459929005: “Still going to the United States? The United States is already the enemy.”
Anhui netizen Zhao Qiang_47b1e3f “”It’s good to stop, why do the children of these people have to go and send money in such a pair of fighting inches. Especially to study undergraduate. The people are angry.”
There are also netizens who say, “As the families of government agencies should consciously have a political awareness beyond the average person and fight resolutely against the U.S. empire, why should they spend money to study in the U.S. empire? Why do they have to complain about the U.S. Empire not granting visas?”
In fact, as early as early October 2020, the U.S. Immigration Bureau issued a restriction specifically targeting CCP members to immigrate to the U.S. This is undoubtedly a heavy blow to CCP members and officials, and has caused panic within the CCP, as many high-ranking officials have assets and family members in the U.S. Once they are banned from entering the country, the consequences can be imagined.
Before that (September 18, 2020), American democrat and lawmaker Zheng Cunzhu already tweeted an explosive news that the father of a U.S. citizen visiting the U.S. was deported on the spot at the airport and his visa was cancelled because he was a member of the CCP.
The news sparked hot debate among Chinese netizens at home and abroad: “Support, better restrict the family members of party members too, I’ll be more grateful to the US.”
“Although it came a little late, but always came!”
“A great blessing for the people, a universal celebration.”
At the time, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Communist Party’s Global Times, had tweeted, “This move (by the USCIS) crushes the illusion of party members going to the US, which is not a bad thing!”
Many netizens mocked this, saying that Hu Xijin’s move leaked a major secret, “I always thought that the fantasy of Communist Party members was a communist society, and when Hu Xijin said that, I realized that the fantasy of Communist Party members was to immigrate to the United States.”
Lawyer Zheng Cunzhu also revealed that many students studying in the U.S., knowing that CCP membership prevents them from immigrating to the U.S., have withdrawn from the CCP organization through withdrawal agencies, or by registering in the newspaper.
The head of the New York-based Global Withdrawal Service Center also said that the U.S. ban on immigration of CCP members has driven a wave of withdrawals, and the number of people applying for withdrawal from the party continues to increase.