The CCP says that since 1949 we have been liberated. In fact, it is a lie. In my opinion, our Chinese Ethnic Koreans started being liberated after 1992, especially after 2000 when South Korean investors came to China to establish businesses.
What I am saying is, in the Korean autonomous prefecture, the ethnic Koreans were only allowed to go to the Korean School, not allowed to go to the Han School. In 12 years, from elementary level to senior high, we learned only one hour of Chinese language each school day in the Korean schools. All the rest of causes were given in Korean language and Korean text. This made us being tied in Yanbian area for the rest of our lives. We would unable to live anywhere else in China because we spoke like “foreigners” and we did not have the changes to compete with Hans fairly.
After the South Korean investors came to China, our ethnic Koreans started to have opportunities to work elsewhere in China. Our Korean language became our superior ability. From then on, we truly have got opportunities to live outside the Yanbian region. From then on, our ethnic Koreans have not only the opportunity to start to live in the China big coastal cities, we also got the opportunity to leave China to find our place to live on this globe.
So I must say that it was the investors from South Korea liberated our ethnic Koreans. The China Communist Party’s education system is actually to oppress and to control our ethnic minorities. From 1949 to about 2000, our ethnic Koreans were actually not being liberated. In that period of time, we were merely changed from being controlled and oppressed by the Japanese to the Chinese Communist Party’s Hans. Ant that is the truth.
Author: Renshu Jin Source: CDJP, Last Updated: 05/15/07