7. University Teachers Will Have To Teach State-Approved Lessons
China might not bomb less developed countries into submission, but that doesn’t mean they won’t try to influence how the world thinks. They just prefer to do it through what they like to call “soft power.”
Part of that is done through schools. China is already trying to lure as many students as they can into their universities. They’ve already drawn in more African students than the US and UK combined, and they specifically target aspiring politicians.
In Chinese schools, teachers are specifically instructed to teach state-approved ideas, especially pushing Chinese and communist ideals. As China becomes the world’s superpower, there’s every reason to believe that they’ll keep that up—but that now they’ll have the influence to lure in the politicians of the future from every part of the world.
But it doesn’t stop there. China has already started influencing schools in other countries, too. They’ve set up their state-controlled Confucius Institutes in 1,500 different schools across 140 countries. These schools have Chinese teachers who are specifically instructed to support the “China model of development” and “correct” Western misconceptions in their classes.
This means that, when they have enough power, college isn’t just going to change in China. You’ll be learning Chinese state-approved lessons in every university around the world.