tyianchang wrote: I've known scores of Chinese students and lecturers, post PHD researches etc and no one of them ever talk about fear or national security. It makes me wonder why you keep on at it, that's all.
I can tell you why. A friend of my friend was asked by national security to work for them before he moved to Germany. He refused it.
All we Chinese in Germany know there are staffs from national security there, they work as a business men and have companies there, you will never know their real identities.
And I had personally contact with a guy from national security from Beijing when I was beginning of 20's and still in China, because the boss of our company is the son-in-law of a retired high-ranking military officer, he invited his old friends from Beijing for the opening, they were all from national security. One of those guys was 30's, on his name card it's managing director of a company. But he is a staff from NS, that's normally how it works. He ran after me and invited me to Beijing.
So I can tell you I have reason to be alert.
If the people with whom you had contact are always pro CCP, of cause they don't need to talk about fear or NS. But as you know, I'm critical about CCP, so I might get problems.
Because I know there are Chinese who are not allowed to enter China and see their families, they died in exile, e.g. Liu Binyan and many others. And some who are not allowed to go abroad, e.g. Zeng Jinyan and many others.
As long as my parents are still alive, I need to enter China to see them or my parents need to go abroad to see me.
I understand as an overseas Chinese you are fascinated by economic miracle of China and the fact China's going to be future super power or whatsoever, but as a native-born Chinese I remain critical because what China exactly needs is critical voices, only this way the world can become better.
I hope you understand.