China Warns Against Dating Foreigners for ‘National Security Education’ Day

ashley.rae | April 26, 2016
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The Chinese government is warning women not to date foreigners because they might actually be spies.

In a sixteen-panel cartoon for “National Security Education Day,” the Chinese government depicts a woman falling in love with a foreigner who was just using her for inside government information.

According to a translation of the comic, the foreign scholar named “David” pursues “Xiao Li” after meeting her at a dinner party. Once Xiao Li tells David she “writes internal references as a basis for central policies,” David asks if he can read them for his academic articles.

Despite warning David about the confidentiality agreement, Xiao Li eventually gives into David’s pressure.

David then suddenly disappears, and Xiao Li receives a visit from the State Administration of National Security.

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According to the translation of the comic by the Bejinger, the final panel of the comic tells Chinese citizens about the laws they violate by passing information on to foreigners.

The Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China websites states, “Whoever steals, secretly gathers, purchases, or illegally provides state secrets or intelligence for an organization, institution, or personnel outside the country is to be sentenced from not less than five years to not more than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment; when circumstances are particularly serious, he is to be sentenced to not less than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment, or life sentence; and when circumstances are relatively minor, he is to be sentenced to not more than five years of fixed-term imprisonment, criminal detention, control, or deprivation of political rights.”

China celebrated its first “National Security Education Day” on April 15.