U.S. Chinese Students Protection Network(UCSPN) is launched by Global Committee for CCTF which is registered in the U.S., and it aimed to provide information, funding, inter-agency coordination, and media support for Chinese students currently studying in the U.S. UCSPN aims to provide safety training and raise security awareness for Chinese students who have yet began their study in the U.S., and provide a safety net with network coordination, media coordination and emergency funding for Chinese students during their study in the U.S.
Why Establishing the U.S. Chinese Students Protection Network (UCSPN)
In recent years, there is a rapid increase of Chinese students who are studying in the U.S. Alone in 2016, there are about 328547 Chinese students studying in the U.S. With the increase of the base number, the Chinese students’ safe in the U.S. is increasingly facing various challenges: in 2015 a Chinese female student graduated from Pomona College reported to government and media upon her graduation that she was sexually violated the first day when she entered the college four years ago; in January 2016, a 19 year Chinese student in U.S. was killed by gun; and very recently, a Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying has missed for over ten days, the police has reported the case as kidnapping, and there is no far not any update with the case.
With the increasing number of Chinese students in U.S. and the increasing number of younger Chinese students studying in the U.S., Chinese students are facing more and more challenges in safety issues in the U.S. With the economic growth of China, those Chinese students are paid more and more attentions by the criminals. Without the basis of safety, Chinese students’ other considerations in studying in U.S., such as the school ranking and majors, become all meaningless.
- Safety information and consultation: provide safety information and training to schools, alumni networks, students unions, embassies and overseas study agencies. Advocacy and media coordination: mobilize media resources, national and state-wide, public announce system and online media portals to provide alert and attention to safety cases that require sustainable attention, such as the losing person case.
- Inter-agency coordination and network: as a NGO in U.S. we would provide inter-agency support and coordination to help Chinese students apply and execute Amber Alert(below 18 years old), and Missing College Student System(above 18 years old), we also help apply for safety network and alert support from professional NGOs that are the expert in related areas; we would also recruit professional volunteers who are retired police and investigators to help coordinate and organize relevant agencies for individual cases; for sexual violence, bullying and abuse cases, we would coordinate with Child and Family Center under the State government and refer to related agencies such as police station, counsellors, lawyers, and juristication agencies.
- Emergency Funding: provide emergency funding and crowdfunding to support cases with financial difficulties, and provide matching fund to increase the incentives of the FBI bounties.