In two open letters published by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week, China’s new ambassador to the United States made a bold and aggressive call to action which should concern America. On his first day in office, Ambassador Xie Feng called on “fellow compatriots” and “Chinese students” who are currently within the U.S. to work with him and the Chinese Embassy.
Xie Feng asked for the “support” of Chinese “compatriots” and students to “serve the motherland.” The letters, which were written in English on the Chinese Embassy’s website, asked for the groups the serve as “bridges” between the U.S. and China. Xie is a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the former vice minister of foreign affairs.
“Blood is thicker than water,” Xie’s open letter to “fellow compatriots” states. “Your support, involvement and contribution would be most valuable.” Not only is Xie’s letter to “fellow compatriots” written in English, but another indication that its intended audience is Chinese-Americans is that it includes an invitation to visit China.
“A China marching toward modernity is a boon to the Chinese people and to countries across the world,” Xie’s letter states. “You are most welcome to visit China often to experience the progress of the country and find opportunities there for self-fulfillment.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation writes, “Although Xie’s second open letter to ‘Chinese students’ is also written in English, it appears to be directed to Chinese nationals studying abroad in the U.S., given that it states students had to overcome ‘a lot of difficulties’ by “traveling across the Pacific.”
“The Chinese Dream of great national rejuvenation can only be realized with the hard work of generation after generation of young people,” Xie’s letter to “Chinese students” states.