Prince Andrew christened a Confucius Institute and extolled the controversial Chinese government-funded propaganda fronts while also visiting a British company collaborating on China’s exploitative One Belt One Road initiative – with all events occurring alongside President Xi Jinping in 2015.
Prince Andrew, who “lobbied” the U.S. government to grant Jeffrey Epstein a lighter sentence and is the subject of intense speculation, inaugurated a Confucius Classroom alongside President Xi Jinping in 2015, praising the propaganda-ridden initiative as a boon for collaboration.
However, Confucius Classrooms, the primary school complement to college-level Confucius Institutes, have been identified by Members of the British Parliament as “an endeavor by the Chinese Communist Party to spread its propaganda and suppress its critics beyond its borders” rife with espionage and intellectual property theft.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) itself has confirmed these charges, with a high-ranking apparatchik disclosing Confucius Institutes to an “important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.”
The Propaganda Prince.
A Confucius Classroom was launched in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey, and Prince Andrew unveiled its dedicatory plaque alongside President Xi Jinping in 2015. The grand opening – part of Xi’s state visit to the United Kingdom – was momentous, as the institute, placed at the state-funded Hautlieu School, represented Jersey’s first Confucius Institute.
It also was the record-breaking 1,000th Confucius Institute to open worldwide.
That means Prince Andrew wasn’t merely celebrating the launch of a CCP propaganda front aimed at schoolchildren as young as 14: he was extolling their extensive, global reach.
As recounted by state-run media outlet China Daily, Prince Andrew even hailed the virtues of Confucius Institutes:
One Belt, One Royal Road.
Prince Andrew also spearheaded a visit to British satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat alongside Xi in celebration of the company’s “close” and “exclusive strategic relationship” with the Chinese government.
The visit served “to understand how Inmarsat is able to uniquely contribute to President Xi’s One Belt One Road” via its mobile satellite broadband communications connectivity.
Prince Andrew, who had been a financial supporter of the company prior to his unearthed Epstein connections, extended his royal seal of approval to Inmarsat’s collaboration with the CCP, visiting the company’s London headquarters alongside its Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands.
One Belt One Road, however, is the lynchpin of the CCP’s quest for global economic and political hegemony, chiefly by making countries subservient through infrastructure investment laden with debt-trap diplomacy.
By enticing developing countries with heaping infrastructure and technology investment, even weening some Western nations off their U.S. ties, the CCP seeks to reorient the global economy by placing itself as the center.
It’s no coincidence, therefore, that most countries default on these loans, granting the CCP access, leverage, and control to the projects they initiate – all the while gobbling up pre-existing institutions and infrastructure.