密西根州立大學（MSU）的兩名中國留學生：24歲的李夢龍（Meng Long Li音譯）和21歲的高山（Shan Gao音譯），被指控在去年1月31號參與打人，把另一個中國留學生李岩（Yan Li音譯）打傷。兩人被指控多項傷害罪，包括有意傷害他人身體。
案件從今年1月26號開庭審理。當地的《蘭辛市日報》（Lansing State Journal）報導說，助理檢察官金伯莉．赫斯（Kimberly Hesse）當天在開庭陳述時表示，李夢龍和高山屬於密西根州立大學中國學生組成的「城管」幫派。「城管」幫使用恐嚇、威脅、身體暴力，在密西根州立大學的亞裔學生中聲名狼藉。而「城管」的名字，則來自於中國臭名昭著的城市管理執法人員。
Overseas Chinese Students Accusation Triggered the Question:
“Is Chengguan Exported to the US"?
“Chengguan" (City Management Law Enforcement Officers),
have received much attention recently, for their acts of
violence in the name of law.
From a certain perspective, it also represents the
“Chengguan" image in the eyes of the Chinese people.
However, the term “Chengguan" was recently, by accident,
“exported" to the United States, which has drawn much
attention due to similar allegations of acts of violent.
Two Chinese students of Michigan State University (MSU):
24-year-old Menglong Li (transliteration)
and 21-year-old Shan Gao (transliteration),
are accused of involvement in the incident of beating
and injuring another Chinese student Yan Li (transliteration)
on Jan. 31 2014.
They were accused of a number of assaults, including
grievous bodily harm.
The case went to trial on Jan. 26 of this year.
Local Lansing State Journal reported that Assistant District
Attorney Kimberly Hess said in an opening statement,
Menglong Li and Shan Gao are part of the “Chengguan" gang,
a group of Chinese students in Michigan State University.
Kimberly Hess also said Menglong Li is the main enforcer
of the gang, and Shan Gao is a relatively low-level intermediary.
But when Menglong Li appeared in court on Jan. 30,
he denied that he belongs to a gang,
and that he had no involvement in the beating incident also.
He admitted that he recognised some Chinese students
whose cars have the “Chengguan" logos on them,
but that he just “hanged out and played basketball" with them.
Shan Gao had placed the “Chengguan" logo on his car last year,
but says it’s just “to have fun".
About “Chengguan" gang, “Lansing State Journal" reported
on Jan. 30 that,
these Chinese students called themselves “Chengguan" and their
cars are labelled with China’s Chengguan logo.
Some members even drive luxury cars. Among two guys
who are recognised with “Chengguan" gang identities,
one student whose major is mathematics drives the luxury car
Nissan Infinity, while another student whose major
is economics, drives a Mercedes-Benz.
During the 1980’s and90’s, many Chinese students came
to the US with excellent TOEFL ( Test of English
as a Foreign Language) scores,
applying for full scholarship within universities,
and living independently in the US.
When compared to Chinese students in the past,
today’s Chinese students have brought significant economic
benefits to the universities across America.
Taking Michigan State University as an example,
“World News" said, in the fall of 2013,
4419 Chinese students enrolled in Michigan State University
with 3499 undergraduates.
They usually come from wealthy families who can afford
the high study costs of US$ 50,000 per annum.
Even one sophomore (2nd year student) bought two local Asian
supermarkets and also became a a shareholder of a bakery.
Political Science Professor Xia Ming, is from City University
of New York, under the pseudonym of “being with deep pockets"
or “being gold-plated in the United States".
Many Chinese students do not really merge all that well
into the American society.
Professor Xia Ming: “Many Chinese people get together,
mutually encouraging each other with their various grievances
against the United States, expressing angry attitudes.
America has a variety of normal protocols
which conflicts with the Chinese students.
So these people have a mentality of a youth gang,
which ties them together often treating a variety of social
conflicts via the means of violence and hatred."
Even if in China, “Chengguan" exportation is not regarded
as the reflection of the so-called “soft power".
Senior journalist Tang Lu said on his Twitter “Chengguan
is exported! The Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) pollutes the world."
Political commentator Dr. Li Tianxiao: “With this sort of thing,
even in China people are unimpressed.
To develop such a thing in the American campus’s, I think
reflects the influence of inappropriate CCP culture."
Professor Xia Ming is familiar with the operation
of education in China and the US,
who pointed out that American universities
offer very favourable learning environments.
If they open their minds to learn and integrate into society,
in fact, the Chinese students will benefit a great deal.
Xia Ming: “First, the ethics and values of the United States
are completely different.
Regarding how to put aside the first brick, what the American
education system tells you is totally different from
that of the Chinese system.
Then the American education system, logical thinking,
research methods for politics as well as the spirit
of the American criticism,
are not entirely based on skepticism, nor forced
or crammed in to somebody.
It is actually a positive but critical spirit and way of learning,
it is an open mind."
Dr. Li Tianxiao pointed out, after coming abroad,
the majority of Chinese students understand
the various problems,
but the ruling CCP Embassy is still trying to continue its control
over students thought processes,
dictating how Chinese students should think and guard themselves
against the problem, against America.
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