United Front groups in Canada helped Beijing stockpile coronavirus safety supplies


Ellanjay
+2 / -1
#211
I'm afraid these people have already formed an invisible army in the West.


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Should We Kick Chinese Communist Party Members Out of the US?

The Trump administration may ban all members of the CCP and their families from the country

Commentary by James Gorrie
September 29, 2020



With U.S.-China relations at their lowest point in decades, some are questioning the wisdom of a potential ban by President Trump against all 90 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their families from entering or remaining in the country.

The proposal is not yet official or even completely drafted, but the gist of it is that members of the CCP will not be allowed into the country. Additionally, those Party members and their family members who live, work or attend school in the United States would be expelled.

A New Cold War—or Just the Recognition of It?

Needless to say, it would certainly drive the United States and China further apart than they already are. Some also predict that it would trigger a cold war between the two nations.

Maybe so. On the other hand, it rather seems like a fait accompli, does it not?

In fact, U.S. policy makers have announced a clear shift from cooperation with China to one of confronting China on all fronts. The United States no longer views China as a global partner or even as a competitor or rival.

As a consequence, China, under the power of the CCP, is now regarded—correctly, I might add—as the primary adversary against freedom, democracy, and the liberal order that the United States faces in the world.

That’s the proper context in which to view the proposed ban on CCP from the United States.

Is such a proposal a good idea?

The Upside of the Ban

Assuming that such an edict (if it ever becomes law) survived all the media protests and sob stories of people being deported, there would be some clear upside to it.

For one, we know that the CCP and the Party leadership is steadfast in their aim to destroy the United States by any and all means necessary. The CCP virus (novel coronavirus) that the Party launched upon the world should disabuse anyone of any doubt on that score.

Secondly, we know that members of the Party are legally bound to serve the CCP. Technological and IP theft are therefore obligatory. Again, there’s no credible argument against this.

Therefore, it follows that the CCP is in the United States for nefarious purposes, namely to steal our ideas, undermine our universities and think tanks with pro-China dogma, as well as change the attitudes of the younger generations toward China through control of key cultural channels such as film and the news media.

The CCP is also quite adept at buying our politicians, co-opting our scientists, filching our cyber and military secrets, corrupting out technology leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and the like, and of course, defrauding our capital markets.

On Twitter, for example, 23,000 accounts were suspended for spreading CCP propaganda against Hong Kong and disinformation on the CCP virus. A year earlier, Twitter suspended over 150,000 CCP accounts for anti-American, pro-China tweets.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

For the past four decades, exploiting the open societies of the West, and in particular, the United States, has been the CCP’s consistent modus operandi. And they’ve been so successful at it that they are now a threat to the entire world.

Even the European Union (EU) gets it. If you didn’t realize all of this, well, you do now.

How Much Would It Help?

Would banning the CCP from the United States eradicate much or all of that activity?

Certainly not all of it. But it may stop some or even much of it.

Several factors may impact its effectiveness.

For one, it would only exist in a Trump administration. It’s difficult to imagine a Biden-Harris administration allowing such a policy to remain in place.

Secondly, it remains to be seen how the ban might be enforced and what the penalties might be for violating it. More than likely, the results would be a mixed bag of legal challenges, high profile exits, celebrated discoveries of China’s malfeasance, and xenophobia charges played repeatedly in the mainstream media.

But there would be on very important benefits.

First, it would show the world, and most importantly, our allies in Europe and elsewhere how serious we take the CCP’s threat to the world. It may well prompt others to do the same.

Secondly, in that vein, it could well be the first step in a U.S. attempt to formulate a new, multilateral containment policy against China. The CCP, after all, has lost all credibility with the developed nations.

No one believes that the CCP is a harmless or even neutral player in the world.

Third, it may make life for the CCP in China more difficult. The CCP already spends more money protecting itself from the people over which it rules, than its entire external defense budget.

But importantly, it’s not as if the United States is against
1.4 billion Chinese, as the CCP claims. Rather, it is only against the cruel leadership of the CCP that oppresses its own and seeks to do the same to the rest of the world.

CCP Reaction

The CCP’s reaction to such a proposed ban would likely be multi-faceted.

For instance, would they expel American businesses and students?

Probably. Overnight, American businesses would be hustling for new offshore factory locations, or may even move all operations stateside.

Would the CCP pullback from its aggression against Hong Kong and threats against Taiwan?

Not likely. In fact, both would probably continue if not increase in intensity.

But many other reactions and responses from the CCP would certainly take place.

For instance, would Beijing potentially seek to de-legitimize the dollar as a global reserve currency by dumping its U.S. Treasury bond holdings?

Very possibly.

Would the CCP seek to isolate the United States on the world stage, even as they expand their efforts to undermine the free nations of the world?

Certainly.

Could the CCP leadership decide to launch a new strain of coronavirus on the world?

That’s possible as well.

Given all these possible responses, should the United States ban the CCP from America?

Absolutely.

James R. Gorrie is the author of “The China Crisis” (Wiley, 2013) and writes on his blog, TheBananaRepublican.com. He is based in Southern California.

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Ellanjay
+2
#212
People outside China hardly can imagine what a nationwide, 71-year-long brainwash is like...

https://youtu.be/6NA70sAUwkk

How the CCP Has Brainwashed the Chinese People to Control Them Better

Commentary By Yuan Bin
September 29, 2020 Updated: September 30, 2020


The arrogant and domineering Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cannot tolerate differences of opinion. In its eyes, independent thought is a threat to its rule. For the convenience of ruling the country, the CCP deprives the Chinese people of their rights to a free economy, participation in politics, and independent thinking. Instead, the CCP has people think, speak, and act as it instructs them to; and keeps total control over people’s thoughts and actions.

‘Party Culture’ and Violence

The two main weapons the CCP uses to exercise mind control over the Chinese people are “Party culture” and violence.

The purpose of mind control is to completely remove all divergent or independent thinking so people can be turned into slaves and obedient tools.

To this end, the CCP spares no effort to block and monopolize information and prohibits people from contacting different ideologies or accessing historical facts. At the same time, starting in kindergarten, the CCP instills its own deviant “Party culture” ideology into the Chinese people, so that from childhood to adulthood, life is filled with “Party voices.”

And even more terrifying, this abhorrent brainwashing is completely enforced by violence. If you obey the CCP, you will be safe and sound and promoted into the “red noble class.” Keeping mistresses and accepting bribes are then no problem, because you are “politically correct.” But if you dare to resist the CCP and stick to your own views and beliefs, you will be in serious trouble: it will cost you your life, and even your entire family’s. Under such violent coercion, the vast majority of Chinese people can do nothing but obey the CCP’s orders and willingly allow themselves to be fooled.

When not engaged in violent political campaigns against the Chinese people—such as the Cultural Revolution or the persecution of Falun Gong—the CCP steadily carries out brainwashing and mind control of the people in a step-by-step fashion. But once a political campaign is launched, brainwashing and mind control will be ratcheted up and turned into a massive storm to support the content and goals of the campaign.

It can be said that every political campaign since the CCP’s takeover of China has been a frenzied effort of brainwashing the Chinese people and an unprecedented strengthening of its mind control.

This absurd and brutal brainwashing and mind control of the population has continued from the day the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 to the present. Across the country, people’s thinking has been imprisoned and confined within the limits allowed by the CCP. One step beyond the line is considered a sin.

Moral and Spiritual Degradation

The inevitable outcome of this violent mind control has been the moral and spiritual degradation of the entire Chinese nation.

The CCP has not only changed the definition of values and moral standards and rewritten China’s code of conduct and lifestyle, it also turned its absurd “Party culture” ideology into the collective thinking mode of the mainland Chinese people.

Many Chinese have completely lost the ability to pursue the search for truth, think independently, distinguish right from wrong. They have become spiritual slaves who can only understand things according to the CCP’s “Party culture.” There is no longer a need for the CCP’s propaganda mouthpieces to blatantly clamor all the time. People have formed a conditioned reflex and will actively follow the CCP’s logic when thinking about a problem, and they will look at things from the CCP’s perspective to determine what’s right or wrong. As the saying goes, “As soon as the CCP blows air, it rains among the people.”

The CCP has constantly told the Chinese that living conditions in the West are miserable. So when a newspaper published a picture of homeless people below a skyscraper in the United States, the Chinese automatically identified it as “the death struggle of capitalism and its reactionary nature.”

Another claim the CCP has repeatedly made is that democracy and freedom are not suitable for China. Therefore, when there is an argument during an election in a democratic country, as long as the CCP reports it as a joke, Chinese people will secretly rejoice about how happy they are living under a dictatorship.

The CCP also tries to make the Chinese people believe that the United States has serious human rights issues. For example, state-run media would report on police violence in America and take it out of context.

Former CCP leader Jiang Zemin, who started the persecution campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice, spent several years fabricating lies and slandering its adherents. In May 2005, state broadcaster CCTV aired a program about Zhang Hai, the owner of a sports drink company. The report alleged that Zhang had used Tibetan qigong to defraud people of money. There was no mention of Falun Gong in the program, and it had nothing to do with Falun Gong. But since qigong was defamed, some viewers associated Zhang with Falun Gong and then openly attacked the practice. Slandering a spiritual practice or a religion is a common tactic the CCP uses to incite hatred against a group it has targeted.

Many Chinese have lost the ability to think independently but still believe that they are thinking on their own. When they were the club the CCP relied on to strike at others, they thanked the Party for its “trust.” When they themselves were hit by the CCP, they sincerely thanked the Party for its “lesson.”

How much longer can the CCP brainwash and fool the Chinese people?

Yuan Bin is a freelance writer and independent scholar on contemporary China issues.

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Ellanjay
+1
#213
Whom does the CCP really fear of? Its own people. Go figure.


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While in a Severe Crisis, the CCP Still Keeps Making Up Lies

Commentary by Wang He
October 1, 2020

The year 2020 was supposed to see the end of poverty in China, the year that concluded the 13th Five Year Social and Economic Development Initiative, and the year the country steps into the second phase of the “Three-Step Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” in economic, military and rural areas.

It was supposed to be a year for Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his comrades to laud their significance and success in China. The COVID-19 pandemic has, however, put both Xi and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in a serious crisis.

Xi and the CCP are indeed tied together in a shared destiny of facing power struggle within the Party, social unrest in the nation, and pressure from the international community.

Can we expect Xi and the CCP to change? No, they are still taking the same old path with the same mentality.

On the one hand, the CCP continues to proclaim that progress has been “better than expected” as reported by the Politburo on July 30.

On the other hand, the CCP continues to act tough.

The suppression of ethnic groups continues. The construction of concentration camps continues in Xinjiang, where at least one million Uyghurs are detained. Authorities in Inner Mongolia have recently mandated that schools teach in Mandarin Chinese by forcibly cancelling Mongolian language instruction. In the past, this policy was also used with ethnic Koreans and in Tibet.

High-tech surveillance and wide grid management are imposed on the general public in China. Grid management is a system recently adapted by Beijing to monitor and control individual residents.

Private enterprises must now submit to Party control through the United Front Work Department, a unit under the CCP that coordinates thousands of groups to carry out foreign political influence operations, suppress dissident movements, gather intelligence, and facilitate the transfer of technology to China.

Suppression of political dissidents continues, whether they be intellectuals, such as Xu Zhangrun, a professor of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing; or second generation “red princlings,” such as Ren Zhiqiang, a former real estate tycoon, and Cai Xia, a retired professor from the CCP’s Central Party School.

In the international arena, the CCP has adopted policies to threaten democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and an all-encompassing confrontation with the United States.

Fabricated Economic Numbers

While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented disasters in China—the deadly CCP virus (novel coronavirus) pandemic, massive flooding, a bad economy, and more—which have all had a direct negative impact on a politically important year for the regime, the CCP nevertheless continues to fabricate economic achievements and growth numbers.

Recently, Chinese netizens summarized the CCP’s three main lies of 2020:

The second quarter GDP growth for 2020 was 3.2 percent;
Summer grain output was at a historical high, up 0.9 percent from last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics;
All rural residents will have been lifted out of poverty in 2020.

Here is my brief analysis of these three lies.

Lie About GDP Growth

China’s mouthpiece CGTN reported, “The world’s second-largest economy grew by 3.2 percent in April-June from a year earlier, reversing a 6.8 percent decline in the first quarter.”

It’s obvious that it’s hard for the CCP to not brag about its accomplishments and the superiority of the Chinese path. But is the regime’s official data trustworthy?

In 2019, Xiang Songzuo, an economist and professor at the School of Finance of Renmin University, argued that official statistics are not telling the truth about the health of China’s economy. According to Xiang, when he went to places to observe, investigate, and talk to people, the “local government officials are much more frank about the fact that their regions are experiencing negative growth.” Of course, his comment was immediately removed from the Chinese web.

The pandemic has so far resulted in more than 33 million confirmed cases and over a million deaths worldwide. Among them, the United States has counted more than 7.4 million people infected and over 210,000 deaths. China, on the other hand, being the epicenter and origin of the CCP virus, has officially announced a surprisingly small number of infections and deaths—a total of 90,993 infections and 4,746 deaths as of Sept. 28—the numbers indicate how much the CCP could have manipulated the data.

Given the devastating effect the pandemic has on the Chinese economy, the 3.2 percent growth in the second quarter can be considered a lie.

Lie About Bumper Grain Harvest

On Aug. 22, state-run People’s Daily reported that “China’s summer grain output reached a record high of 142.8 billion kg this year, 1.21 billion kg more than the previous year.” Pan Wenbo, head of the crop production department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said, “The floods in South China did not change the general trend of output increase.”

However, Pan is certainly aware of the fact that the autumn grain harvest accounts for three-quarters of the annual grain production in China. With the severe floods in the south and the Yellow River basin, and the locust infestations, how likely is it there will be a bumper grain harvest this year, as he claimed?

The 2020 Rural Development Report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, published on Aug. 17, says China is expected to have a food supply gap of 130 million tons by the end of 2025. And according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics in December 2018, China’s food self-sufficiency rate had dropped to about 82.3 percent. That’s a gap of 17.7 percent.

What the 17.7 percent gap entails is food shortages for 250 million Chinese in the mainland.

In fact, China became a net importer of agricultural goods in 2008 according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Report. The regime’s mouthpiece CGTN also reported that China is the world’s largest grain importer, having imported 115 million tons of grain in 2018. And according to Chinese news portal Sina.com, China has become the largest importer of agricultural goods since 2011.

The United States is China’s main food exporter. Under the current U.S.-China cold war situation, the food supply issue has changed from being a weapon used by Beijing to attack Washington, to being the CCP’s weakness. The CCP’s souring relations with both Australia and Canada, also major food exporters, have further increased the risk of China not getting its food imports secured.

In addition, corruption inside China’s grain reserve system has led many to suspect that false grain reserve records could amount to a minimum of hundreds of millions of tons of grain.

The CCP knows this well. In March 2019, as the U.S.-China trade war was escalating, the CCP ordered a national inventory check of the quantity and quality of China’s grain reserves. In August of this year, Xi Jinping once again called attention to food security and food waste, and implemented the “clean plate” campaign. These all highlight the food crisis China is facing today.

Lie About Eradicating Poverty

In 2015, while visiting Seattle, Xi Jinping mentioned in a speech: “By China’s own standard, we still have over 70 million people living below the poverty line. If measured by the World Bank standard, the number would be more than 200 million.”

In November of the same year, the CCP’s Central Committee and the State Council adopted the decision of “Winning the Fight Against Poverty,” which charted the course for China’ s poverty alleviation campaign through 2020. However, the pandemic, floods, and various other disasters have doomed the “decision.”

Furthermore, in regard to lifting people out of poverty, diverging opinions are being heard. For instance, during a meeting of China’s rubber-stamp legislature on May 28, Premier Li Keqiang said that China still has 600 million people with a monthly income of barely 1,000 yuan ($140). This has widely been interpreted as being an attack on Xi’s poverty alleviation plan.

However, claiming “victory” in wiping out poverty is still foreseeable by applying the regime’s mentality.

It’s quite easy and convenient for the CCP to create an image of victory.

A WeChat message posted in Yulin of Guangxi Province, on Jan. 2, informed the locals: “You have been identified as an individual in severe poverty. To ensure the nation will reach the 2020 goal of eliminating poverty, surrender yourself tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock to the local public security bureau to be executed.”

Local officials in Yulin later said someone was “spreading rumors.” But this post is not that far removed from the absurd claims made by the CCP about “lifting all people out of poverty” in China today.

In conclusion, Xi Jinping and the CCP have become trapped in a crisis brought about by the Three-Step Development of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and by the three big lies. For the CCP, it means that it’s doomed to exit the stage of history.

Wang He has master’s degrees in law and history, with a focus on the international communist movement. He was a university lecturer and an executive of a large private company in China. He was imprisoned in China twice for his beliefs. Wang lives in North America now and has published commentaries on China’s current affairs and politics since 2017.

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Ellanjay
#214
As CCP facing a cold war, it may start robbing and seizing the private sector...

https://youtu.be/kIQ_gLe6Uuo


How a Shipping Tycoon in China Lost Everything, Even His Life, Because of the Chinese Communist Party

Oct. 5, 2020 | By Li Yan (Minghui.org)


Because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controls the nation’s resources, the private sector in China has always operated at the mercy of the Party.

In fact, the CCP wiped out the private sector in the 1950s only to allow it to re-emerge in the late 1970s. During the past few years, the CCP has implemented policies to start regaining control of the private sector, with the recent call for a “public-private partnership reform,” which aims to increase the government's stake in private companies.

At a recent conference with private business owners, Xi Jinping, the current head of the CCP, advised learning from “patriotic entrepreneur” role models, such as Lu Zuofu, Wang Guangying, and Song Yiren, who listened to the Party and shared ownership of their companies with the government.

However, the story of Lu Zuofu shows the exact opposite—how a businessman was cheated and then destroyed by the CCP.

The Death of Lu Zuofu

Lu Zuofu was China’s shipping king from the 1920s to the 1940s. He established his Minsheng Industrial Group in 1925 and dominated the shipping business along the Yangtze River.

Lu organized “China’s Dunkirk Evacuation” in 1938: His company shipped 1.5 million people and over one million tons of material down the Yangtze River from Yichang City, Hubei Province, to Chongqing, when the Japanese army invaded China and was approaching Yichang. This retreat saved China’s major industries during China’s battle against Japan during World War II.

Lu was praised by the government as a national hero. At the same time, the war cost his company 16 ships and 116 lives, with an additional 61 staff members disabled.

After WWII, the CCP fought a civil war against the Kuomintang, the ruling party at the time, and took over the mainland in 1949. Lu, who was then running his ships out of Hong Kong, had four options: Go with the CCP, go with the Kuomintang to Taiwan, go to the U.S. to write his memoirs, or stay in Hong Kong and continue to run his shipping business.

Lu chose to go with the CCP and went to Beijing. He had his ships move to the coast of the mainland on June 10, 1950. The CCP treated him well initially: Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai met him, the CCP made him a member of the National Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and after he returned to Chongqing, the CCP appointed him a member of the Southwest Region’s Military and Political Committee.

However, Lu was losing control of his company. The CCP “sandwiched” his business by controlling the raw materials, capital, and sales channels. His company had to keep its funds in state-owned banks and was not allowed to get loans from private banks or private institutes.

As his company ran out of money, Lu had no choice but to agree to “public and private joint ownership” to get loans from state-owned banks. Then he was phased out.

Even before the government took joint ownership, the Party representatives had already started making decisions on staff at the Minsheng company, including arrests, demotions, and terminations. Lu could only stand by and watch as his senior and mid-level officials, who had worked with him to create Minsheng miracles in the past, were attacked or purged.

In January 1952, the CCP launched a political movement that targeted the capitalists in industry and business. The Party representative at the Minsheng company claimed on February 8 that Lu attempted to “corrupt” him by taking him to restaurants and theaters. Lu’s aide confirmed that Lu paid for dinner, the Peking Opera, and a haircut for the representative. He did not mention that Lu used his own money to pay for those things.

That night, Lu took a fatal dose of sleeping pills. He left a letter to his wife, telling her to hand over all his assets to the state. He finally understood that the CCP was intent on taking over his business assets at any cost and that he had to give them up to save the lives of his wife and children.

History: Government Seizure of Private Companies

There are many such examples. At least 876 people committed suicide in Shanghai from January 25 to April 1, 1952. Chen Yi, then mayor of Shanghai, was reported to have casually asked his aide every day how many “paratroopers” had descended that day, referring to those who killed themselves by jumping out of tall buildings.

To justify its actions, the CCP made owning wealth a crime, confiscating wealth the right thing to do, and committing violence legitimate.

After eliminating the landlords and capitalists, the CCP then targeted the peasants, merchants, and skilled laborers and took their money. It left the people in poverty.

The CCP converted all private ownership to “public and private joint ownership” in 1956 and paid 5% annual interest to the original owners, regardless of how profitable the company had been. It then stopped paying interest in September 1966. By then, there was no more private ownership—the CCP had taken over every company.

The CCP Is Seeking to Repeat History

The CCP’s economy based on state-owned companies was proving to be a failure. In the late 1970s, it was forced to “open up and reform,” bringing back the private sector.

Today, private businesses are the backbone of China’s economy. Private companies contributed two-thirds of China’s GDP, 300 million jobs, and over 50% of taxes. The state-owned enterprises (SOEs), although they boast large assets and incomes, show low profits.

The CCP, however, does not appreciate private businesses. Instead, it has been working on taking over private assets again.

One attorney pointed out that China’s Criminal Law details over 450 crimes, with over 110 of them being economic crimes. The CCP can easily destroy a private business owner by accusing him of an “economic crime” with no effort at all.

Another way the CCP encroaches on the private sector is to force private companies to establish Party branches. The Conference on Party Building in Internet Companies in Beijing, which was held on August 25, 2017, revealed that 34 Internet companies, including Baidu and Sina, had established Party organizations within the companies.

The CCP also designed a special class of stock, namely, “Special Management Stock,” which enables the CCP to own a small percentage of stocks but still have veto power over company affairs, thus exercising its influence over the company’s decisions.

Fleeing China?

Many Chinese business owners have come to see that Lu Zuofu’s fate will soon be theirs and try to escape.

The “Global Wealth Migration Review 2019” report, published by the AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, showed that China had the highest number of wealthy people immigrating overseas in 2019, twice the number leaving Russia, which came in second place. A total of 10,000 wealthy Chinese immigrated in 2017 and 15,000 in 2018, an increase of 50%.

Over 15 entrepreneurs from mainland China whose companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange were reported to have set up offshore trusts in 2018, moving $28.5 billion assets overseas.

Will today’s Chinese business owners end up like Lu Zuofu? It seems inevitable given what the CCP is doing to its people and businesses.


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Ellanjay
#215
“We are opening a new Chinese counterintelligence investigation about every 10 hours,” said Christopher Wray, FBI Director. "FBI has over 2,000 counterintelligence investigations on China, by far the biggest chunk of our counterintelligence portfolio."

https://youtu.be/bU48Zloy-Lk


Top U.S. Officials Condemn the CCP for Its Threat to the Free World
Oct. 5, 2020 | By Minghui correspondent Ying Zi

As of September 29, the coronavirus has infected over 33 million people and killed more than one million around the world. Like many other Western countries, the United States has been awakened by the disinformation and lies propagated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and has begun to reshape its strategy with regard to China.

From the White House to the Department of State to the FBI, officials have recently emphasized the difference between the Chinese people and the CCP. Their announcements call for preserving Western values and for protecting religious belief.

White House Adviser: “That virus was a product of the Chinese Communist party”

In a June 21, 2020 article, the Washington Times cited Peter Navarro, Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, as saying, “That virus was a product of the Chinese Communist party and until we get some information about what happened in those labs or what happened in that wet market we know that virus was spawned in China.”

Navarro reiterated his stance in a Fox News interview on September 13 that the CCP’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has severely damaged the world economy. In particular, “the Chinese Communist Party hit the strongest and most resilient economy in history that President Trump had built. And we had to go into a lockdown because of that.”

The United States canceled flights from China beginning January 31 and the travel ban “saved hundreds of thousands of lives.” After that, protective equipment, therapeutics, testing, and vaccine development were utilized to combat the disease.

The U.S. Administration and “those four vectors of attack has allowed us to reopen the economy, be much better prepared to deal with the Chinese Communist Party virus,” he remarked.

With the resilience of the U.S. economy, he hopes that these efforts will not only “help our people defend themselves from the Chinese Communist Party virus,” but also lead to economic recovery.

Secretary of State: Not Repeating Past Mistakes

In a speech at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Los Angeles on July 23, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that previous U.S. administrations imagined that engagement with China would produce prosperity. “Today we’re all still wearing masks and watching the pandemic’s body count rise because the CCP failed in its promises to the world. We’re reading every morning new headlines of repression in Hong Kong and in Xinjiang,” he said.

Secretary Pompeo said that, although Western countries helped the CCP grow its economy, the regime in turn took advantage of that aid and harmed the free world. In addition to domestic surveillance and censorship, it has pushed its communist ideology into press conferences, research centers, schools, news media, and the entertainment industry.

The Secretary of State made a distinction between the Chinese people and the CCP. “I grew up and served my time in the Army during the Cold War. And if there is one thing I learned, communists almost always lie. The biggest lie that they tell is to think that they speak for 1.4 billion people who are surveilled, oppressed, and scared to speak out,” he said. “Quite the contrary. The CCP fears the Chinese people’s honest opinions more than any foe […]”

“And if we don’t act now, ultimately the CCP will erode our freedoms and subvert the rules-based order that our societies have worked so hard to build,” he added.

Secretary Pompeo said that it’s especially so with regard to religious freedom. He wrote in a First Things article on September 18 that “it’s clear that the Sino-Vatican agreement has not shielded Catholics from the Party’s depredations, to say nothing of the Party’s horrific treatment of Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong devotees, and other religious believers.” He emphasized that “What the Church teaches the world about religious freedom and solidarity should now be forcefully and persistently conveyed by the Vatican in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s relentless efforts to bend all religious communities to the will of the Party and its totalitarian program.”

Secretary Pompeo called on the Vatican to uphold religious freedom and said, “The State Department has been a strong voice for religious freedom in China and around the world and has taken steps to hold those who abuse the faithful responsible for their actions. We will continue to do so.”

Top U.S. Diplomat for East Asia: The CCP Is a Lawless Bully

David Stilwell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on September 17 that the United States was not asking other countries to choose sides, but to stand up to China’s “malign” behavior and to protect their own sovereignty and economic interests.

He said in the past several months there had been “particularly egregious examples of Beijing’s conduct.” From the pandemic to conflicts with neighboring countries, many U.S. officials are aware of aggressive moves on the part of the CCP.

Citing recent cases of the CCP’s campaigns to “wipe out” Mongolian and Tibetan culture, Mr. Stilwell said, “These are not the actions of a responsible global actor, but a lawless bully.”

FBI: New Investigations Related to the CCP Every 10 Hours

Christopher Wray, FBI Director, spoke at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. on July 7. He said, “It’s the people of the United States who are the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive that it represents one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history.”

He also told the U.S. Congress on September 17 that CCP infiltration is broad and deep. In fact, the FBI has over 2,000 counterintelligence investigations on China, which form “by far the biggest chunk of our counterintelligence portfolio.

“We are opening a new Chinese counterintelligence investigation about every 10 hours,” he said to the House Homeland Security Committee. Since lots of research and intellectual property are associated with public funding, he said the CCP advances itself by stealing information and wasting taxpayers’ money.

Mr. Wray added that many people in the West are now realizing the threat. “I’m very encouraged by the response we’ve gotten from both the private sector and frankly the academic sector,” he said. “Lately, I think people in this country are starting to wake up to the threat and voluntarily taking appropriate measures.”

Policy Adviser: Beijing Cannot be Trusted

Miles Yu, who was born in China and is the principal China policy and planning adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State, said in a June 15 interview with The Washington Times that “the Chinese system is in fact run by a communist party unwilling to be influenced by the outside world and is determined to create a world order of its own.”

He commented, “That system has become a worthy and serious strategic competitor bolstered by a Marxist-Leninist ideology and China-centered nationalism,” which, he said “has allowed China to try to place itself as the moral and political center of the world — at the expense of the Western liberal order and democracy.”

Mr. Yu made further remarks about the CCP’s crackdown on democracy on September 22 during an online discussion on Hong Kong hosted by the Canadian think tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

He said that “Hong Kong was an ‘experiment to test the validity of [the] Chinese Communist Party’s trustworthiness’ which has failed, revealing to the world that they cannot trust Beijing.”

He pointed out that Beijing walked back its promise to maintain the “one country, two systems” for 50 years by “trying to impose communism and totalitarianism on the Hong Kong people.”

He added, “I think the people in Hong Kong have chosen the system of freedom and the rule of law, not the system of communist autocracy in the name of natural unification.”

Source(1):
https://en.minghui.org/html/articles.../5/187688.html

U.S. Attorney General William Barr: The U.S. Response to the Global Ambitions of the CCP Is the Most Important Issue in the 21st Century

In a speech on China Policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan on July 16, 2020, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a warning: “the most important issue for our nation and the world in the twenty-first century — that is, the United States’ response to the global ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party.”

AG Barr said, “The CCP rules with an iron fist over one of the great ancient civilizations of the world. It seeks to leverage the immense power, productivity, and ingenuity of the Chinese people to overthrow the rules-based international system and to make the world safe for dictatorship. How the United States responds to this challenge will have historic implications and will determine whether the United States and its liberal democratic allies will continue to shape their own destiny or whether the CCP and its autocratic tributaries will control the future.”

AG Barr explained that the CCP is no longer hiding its power or biding its time, as the CCP’s General Secretary, Xi Jinping, is speaking openly about its approach to the “center stage,” “building a socialism that is superior to capitalism” and replacing the American dream with “Chinese solutions.”

“To tilt the playing field to its advantage, China’s communist government has perfected a wide array of predatory and often unlawful tactics: currency manipulation, tariffs, quotas, state-led strategic investment and acquisitions, theft and forced transfer of intellectual property, state subsidies, dumping, cyberattacks, and espionage. About 80% of all federal economic espionage prosecutions have alleged conduct that would benefit the Chinese state, and about 60% of all trade secret theft cases have had a nexus to China.”

AG Barr pointed out that China’s progress in key trade routes and infrastructure shows that the CCP’s predatory economic policies are succeeding. For one hundred years, the United States had the world’s largest manufacturing capability, which allowed it to serve as the world’s “arsenal of democracy.” But after China surpassed the United States in manufacturing output in 2010, it quickly rose to the “arsenal of dictatorship” of the world.

“Although Americans hoped that trade and investment would liberalize China’s political system, the fundamental character of the regime has never changed. It remains an authoritarian, one-party state in which the Communist Party wields absolute power, unchecked by popular elections, the rule of law, or an independent judiciary. The CCP surveils its own people and assigns them social credit scores, employs an army of government censors, tortures dissidents, and persecutes religious and ethnic minorities, including a million Uighurs detained in indoctrination and labor camps.”

“If what happened in China stayed in China, that would all be bad enough. But instead of America changing China, China is leveraging its economic power to change America.”

He called for a reassessment of U.S.-China relations. The United States needs the joint efforts of the entire society to resist the CCP’s challenge that threatens future generations.

U.S. Secretary of Defense: The CCP Is Challenging International Rules

Mark Esper, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, published an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal, “The Pentagon Is Prepared For China,” on August 24, 2020. The article pointed out that as CCP leader Xi Jinping was calling to use the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to advance the CCP’s global ambition, the U.S. is prepared to strengthen its network of allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region, in response to the “new era of global competition between the free and open international order and an authoritarian system fostered by Beijing.”

Esper pointed out that the PLA is not a military that serves the nation or a constitution, but it “belongs to—and serves—a political entity, the Chinese Communist Party.”

He wrote, “The Communist Party’s emphasis on indoctrinating, modernizing and tightening control over the PLA shows how China’s leaders view the military as central to achieving their objectives. Prominent among these is to reshape the international order in ways that undermine globally accepted rules while normalizing authoritarianism, creating conditions to allow the Chinese Communist Party to coerce other countries and impede their sovereignty.”

Esper ended with an appeal: “Nations valuing freedom, human rights and the rule of law must stand together to counter the coercive role of the PLA in the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive attempts to undermine the sovereignty of nations.”

Senator Ted Cruz: The CCP Is a “New Evil Empire”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said in an interview with Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times that the CCP is the “new evil empire” that is seeking to dominate the globe. The CCP has been trying to subvert all aspects of American society, from politics to economy, from intellectual property to supply chain, from Hollywood to academia, to professional sports like the NBA.

He said that in order to respond to the CCP’s serious geopolitical threat to the U.S., one needs to understand the scope of the regime’s aggression against the U.S., including intellectual property theft, espionage, propaganda, as well as its malign influence campaigns.

The senator also compared the current situation with the U.S.’s cold war with the Soviet Union and how it should use a similar strategy to defeat the CCP.

“For the entirety of the Cold War, we didn’t get in a shooting war with the Soviet Union. Rather—and Reagan understood this the best—we engaged in a systematic, comprehensive effort to shine a light, to use the power of truth, to use economic pressures, to use diplomatic pressures, and to use the incredible power of the American free enterprise system, to defeat them and to bankrupt them.”

Senator Cruz said that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a fundamental reassessment of foreign policy between the United States, China and the world.

“The Chinese people in China, far too many of them, live in poverty and anguish. Communism is a disaster. It doesn’t work. So we need to combat it on the military side. We need to combat it by shining a light. This is something I have tried to do vigorously, is (by) calling out the lies and oppression from China,” he said.


Source(2):
https://en.minghui.org/html/articles.../7/187720.html
 
Ellanjay
#216
Nowadays, fabricated stories are hitting a dead end. The political power of the CCP is at stake. The top leaders should be worried every day. Officials at all levels are likely seeking their way out. Everyone knows the regime will fall apart on any day...Obviously, sanctions have significantly destabilized the officialdom in Xinjiang.

https://youtu.be/a1a0DV3kjbM


Chinese Regime Continues to Repress Uyghurs in Xinjiang Despite International Pressure
Commentary by Zhong Yuan
October 7, 2020


The suppression of Muslim Uyghurs in China’s farwestern region of Xinjiang by the Chinese regime has once again become the focus at the United Nations. French President Macron also called for an official investigation at the U.N. General Assembly in September. Despite international criticism, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to act recklessly and feels justified about implementing repressive policies in Xinjiang.

What is the Purpose of the Work Forum on Xinjiang?

China’s top leadership, including seven powerful members of the Chinese Communist Party’s Standing Committee, held the third Work Forum on Xinjiang on Sept. 25 and 26. The theme was about building a socialist Xinjiang.

The last Xinjiang Work Forum was held in 2014. This latest Forum was merely held as a formality to address international criticism against the regime’s tyranny.

But in fact, the CCP rejects criticism of China’s internal affairs. During the EU-China Leaders’ Meeting via videoconference on Sept. 14, European Union leaders raised the issue of human rights. Chinese leader Xi Jinping deflected criticism and said the Chinese people will not accept “an instructor” on human rights.

Xi’s speech at the Work Forum first listed and affirmed the “unprecedented achievements” of the regime’s efforts in Xinjiang and that “the Party’s policies on Xinjiang is perfectly right and must continue for the long term,” which includes the “sinicization of Islam” and “the core values of socialism.”

Xi demanded the entire Party to make “implementing the Party’s Xinjiang policies in the new era a political task, always maintaining the correct political orientation of the work related to Xinjiang.”

New Slogans Tell the Same Old Communist Story

Prior to the U.N. General Assembly, Xi Jinping’s slogan “community with a shared future for mankind” was removed from the Commemorative Declaration on the 75th Anniversary of the U.N. Charter. Of course, this is embarrassing to the regime. Xi’s propaganda team had to come up with new slogans to deceive the Chinese in the mainland, such as “community of the Chinese nation,” and a series of derivatives, including “community with the shared Chinese history,” “the pattern of multi-ethnic integration in the Chinese nation,” “the collective consciousness of the Chinese nation,” and the “cultural reinforcement project in Xinjiang” to ensure the direction that “upholds the sinicization of Islam in Xinjiang” is followed.

The CCP bureaucracy again tries to cover up various international embarrassments with new phrases to regain political momentum. Xi also demanded to “display Xinjiang stories in a multi-level, all-round, and three-dimensional manner,” and to “publicize Xinjiang’s excellent social stability” and “happiness.”

Not many people outside China are aware of how far the CCP would go in bolstering its own image. As for the mainland Chinese—under the situation of soaring unemployment, inflated meat prices, frequent natural disasters, and food shortage—they are worried about their livelihood and would care less about the political propaganda on Xinjiang.

Xi is struggling to hold on to his power. He demanded his cadres at all levels to “consciously maintain a high degree of ideological and political alignment with the core Party leadership” and to “ensure that the leadership at all levels is always firmly in the hands of loyal and responsible cadres.”

Nowadays, fabricated stories are hitting a dead end. The political power of the CCP is at stake. The top leaders should be worried every day. Officials at all levels are likely seeking their way out. Everyone knows the regime will fall apart on any day.

Xinjiang Officialdom is Collapsing

Xi Jinping knows that sanctions have left few authorities who would devote themselves to implement policies related to Xinjiang. Therefore, he said to “fully trust,” “boldly select and promote outstanding minority cadres” who “are politically strong and daring.”

Xi’s statement indicates that the local cadres in Xinjiang are ineffective. The so-called achievements in Xinjiang simply implied that the central decision is correct. Xi also said that “cadres of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang are trustworthy and capable of fighting” and “effective measures should be studied and adapted to stabilize the cadre and talent team in Xinjiang.”

Obviously, sanctions have significantly destabilized the officialdom in Xinjiang. However, the high-level CCP officials can do nothing but continue praising its so-called “strategy in Xinjiang” in the Work Forum even though it only serves as another political show.

Premier Li Keqiang presided over the meeting, calling Xi’s speech “a guiding reference for governing Xinjiang in the new era.”

Vice Premier Wang Yang concluded that Xi’s speech is a “powerful ideological weapon” with “high-mindedness, profound thinking, and rich content,” that ought to be “highly publicized in an organized and dynamic manner.”

The audience at Work Forum was huge, including officials at all levels in Xinjiang, as well as members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, party secretaries of the Secretariat, state councilors, presidents of the courts, chief prosecutors of the procuratorate, heads of financial institutions and state-owned firms, military leaders, and governors of provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.

However, if authorities continue to follow the central command to mess around in Xinjiang, more sanctions are likely to follow.

Zhong Yuan is a researcher focused on China’s political system, the country’s democratization process, human rights situation, and Chinese citizens’ livelihood. He began writing commentaries for the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times in 2020.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/chines...e_3527015.html
 
Ellanjay
+1
#217
The evidence presented here only skims the surface of what increasingly looks like massive intrusion by a hostile foreign power into American society. That hostile foreign power is not Russia. It’s China.



https://youtu.be/mdVTXJxJETI

Race, Revolution, and the Chinese Communist Party

Commentary by Clare M. Lopez
October 8, 2020



“Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.’”—Mao Zedong, “Problems of War and Strategy” (Nov. 6, 193, Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 224.

During the 1960s and 1970s, when African-American revolutionaries launched street violence in cities across the United States, their close ideological and personal working relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was very much out in the open. When Black Panther Party leaders Elaine Brown and Huey P. Newton or avowed militant revolutionaries such as Robert Williams visited Beijing in those days, it was often a photo op—sometimes with Mao Zedong himself.

On Aug. 8, 1963, the Peking Review published a statement that Chairman Mao issued at the direct request of Robert Williams, former president of the Monroe, North Carolina, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and later affiliated with the Socialist Workers Party, the Workers World Party, and members of the Communist Party USA. Mao’s statement was entitled “Statement Supporting the American Negroes in Their Just Struggle Against Racial Discrimination by U.S. Imperialism.”

Mao’s words make reference to the “American Negroes’ struggle against racial discrimination,” and claim that “American Negroes are awakening and their resistance is growing stronger and stronger … [in a] continuous expansion of their mass struggle against racial discrimination and for freedom and equal rights.”

After citing some of the early developments of the U.S. civil rights movement in the early 1960s, Mao called upon “the workers, peasants, revolutionary intellectuals, enlightened elements of the bourgeoisie and other enlightened persons of all colors in the world … to unite to oppose the racial discrimination practised by U.S. imperialism and support the American Negroes in their struggle against the racial discrimination.”

That sort of full-throated, public backing by the top levels of the CCP is absent for the revolution currently being led on America’s streets by the openly Marxist, pro-Maoist Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and its allies among the equally communist Antifa and others. But that doesn’t mean that the ideological affiliation of Antifa and BLM leadership with communism and Beijing or even tangible CCP support for today’s communist street insurrection is absent. It’s just a little more discreet these days.

“We should support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports.”—Mao Zedong, “Interview with Three Correspondents from the Central News Agency, the Sao Tang Pao and the Hsin Min Pao” (Sept. 16, 1939), Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 272.

Clearly, the whole-hearted support of a totalitarian communist regime like Mao’s (with plenty of its own racial and other discriminatory issues) for America’s black revolutionaries was not really about individual liberty, government by consent of the governed, or equality before the law. It wasn’t then and it isn’t now.

Whether Newton, Williams, or any of today’s revolutionaries realized it or not, they were and still are being used by a revolutionary communist movement whose true objectives have less to do with the actual situation of blacks in American society than with its own imperative to overthrow the U.S. constitutional republic and replace it with a Marxist dictatorship.

The leaders at the top of both the CCP and the U.S. revolutionary movement have changed over the decades, but the mission remains the same: revolution; a revolution to overthrow the very foundational principles of America as we know it.

“Revolutions and revolutionary wards are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for the people to win political power.”—Mao Zedong, “On Contradiction” (August 1937), Selected Works, Vol. I, p. 344.

Then, as now, many have been drawn into revolutionary activism through a process of indoctrination that convinces them that America was founded in moral depravity, that no matter the lofty ideals of our foundational documents and over two centuries of striving to meet those ideals, this country remains a force for evil in the world.

Marxist infiltration of the U.S. educational system, domination of teachers’ associations, co-option of the media, and essential capture of the Democratic Party have convinced generations of Americans that only a violent revolution that overthrows the entire system can lead to the fantasy utopia they have been told will be theirs.

Visits to places such as Castro’s Cuba, Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia, and the Chavez-Maduro wreckage of Venezuela were and are carefully managed to ensure the horrific magnitude of human suffering and death that are the inevitable result of a Marxist–Leninist–Maoist revolution are never seen.

As long ago as 1936, W.E.B. Du Bois, the African-American activist, historian, socialist, and writer, visited China. Returning there in 1959, he apparently saw enough of a transformation in the country that led him to think Mao’s communists would lead the world in a glorious revolution against capitalism, the free-market system, and the West in general. Other black radicals followed in Du Bois’ footsteps, likewise allowing themselves to be co-opted by the cynical forces of communism to the fanciful dream of a worldwide utopia.

As Manning Johnson, a former American communist, wrote in his 1958 pamphlet, “Color, Communism and Common Sense,” the plot to stir up bloody race and class conflict began with Moscow: “The plot to use the Negroes as the spearhead, or as expendables, was concocted by Stalin in 1928.” Maoism simply picked up where the Soviets left off, adapting Marxism-Leninism to the circumstances of the place and time.

Skipping ahead to the 1960s, it was some of that same Marxist literature that helped to indoctrinate African-American radicals like Huey Newton (who later would lead the Black Panther Party). Newton apparently became enamored of the Maoist revolution in China after reading the four-volume set of the “Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung.”

Williams, mentioned above, sought to launch a violent revolution in the United States on the model of China and Cuba. Fleeing federal charges in the United States, Williams lived for a time in Cuba, where he wrote “Negroes With Guns” in 1962. By 1966, however, Williams left Cuba and moved to China, where he was witness to the chaotic years of Mao’s Cultural Revolution (which he thought an inspiration for black urban uprisings in the United States), according to a 1999 article by Robin Kelley and Betsy Esch titled “Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Revolution” in the journal Souls.

Inspired by such black Maoist-inspired examples, black members of Students for a Democratic Society and other similar groups began to organize and in 1962 formed the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM, originally Reform Action Movement). Branches sprang up in cities across the United States. Their cause was Marxism-Leninism through Maoist application to a black liberation movement, to be achieved through violent guerilla warfare on the Maoist model. RAM leaders thought of themselves “as an all-black version of Mao’s Red Army,” according to Kelley and Esch.

Other groups and leaders followed, but with the 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland, California, by Newton and Bobby Seale, the direct relationships with Beijing and the top leadership of the CCP, as well as an explicit embrace of Marxist and Maoist thought, intensified.

Again, their idealization of Maoist ideology drew from the Chinese application of classic Marxism-Leninism to the circumstances of the local liberation movement there as well as in the United States. Even the Nixon-Kissinger opening to China in the early 1970s did not change these radicals’ determination to foment communist revolution in America. Mao’s Little Red Book was their inspiration and blueprint.

The original Black Panthers eventually fell apart amid internal conflicts, and Mao died in 1976. But that was not the end of the American black revolutionary movement or its association with the CCP.

Today’s Movement

Fast forward to July 13, 2013, the day that George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin: That’s when the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement began with the first use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media. The following year, street riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, and the movement expanded into a decentralized cell network that spanned the country.

Founded by three African-American self-avowed Marxists—Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors—BLM today espouses the same dedication to violent Marxist revolution as its ideological predecessors. The original 2016 platform of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) coalition, of which the Black Lives Matter movement is the most visible member, includes demonization of American society as racist, demands for defunding law enforcement in the United States, financial reparations, and an antisemitic characterization of the Jewish State of Israel.

The ideological model is the Marxism of “The Communist Manifesto,” but with the Hegelian dialectical conflict based on race instead of economic class. Their heroes are leaders of the Black Panthers, such as iconic communist Angela Davis, who was tutored by Herbert Marcuse and broadcast encouragement over the loudspeaker to the doomed occupants of the Jim Jones compound in Jonestown, Guyana.

That would be the same Angela Davis who appeared on RT (Russia TV), a Russian state-controlled television channel on July 14, 2020, to express her support for Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy and to urge people to vote for him.

Assata Shakur is another such hero to the BLM movement. A former member of the Black Liberation Army, she escaped prison and fled to communist Cuba after being sentenced to life for the murder of a State Trooper. BLM street protesters have been seen wearing clothing that says “Assata Taught Me.”

Today, the CCP connection and influence are more prominent than the original Marxist-Leninist ideology. The progenitor of the BLM movement is an openly Marxist, socialist, anti-Israel, pro-boycott–divestment–sanctions movement aligned with Palestinian terrorists in Gaza and Judea/Samaria called the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Formed in 1985, Freedom Road has its roots in earlier Marxist-Leninist organizations of the 1980s that tended toward Maoist ideology. The group underwent a split in 1999, with Liberation Road separating from the original group that retained its founding name, Freedom Road Socialist Organization. It was from Liberation Road that BLM eventually emerged.

CCP Support

BLM today is directly supported by the CCP in various ways.

Propaganda plays a key role via the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the CCP’s Central Committee. According to the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission, the UFWD is responsible for co-opting and neutralizing “sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”

That responsibility extends not just domestically throughout China itself, but abroad as well. Here in the United States, that means seeking to co-opt ethnic Chinese individuals and groups, academia, business, and social groups, but also by targeting host country media reporting.

The UFWD also is likely responsible for extensive attempted influence operations targeting the U.S. elections online and through traditional media sources. There’s the pro-China spam network called the “Spamouflage Dragon” that spews disinformation using fake social media accounts and videos that attack the Trump administration and attempts to stoke racial tension in support of BLM rioting.

In another example, following the late May 2020 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CCP mouthpiece China Daily led off with a headline claiming “Growing global support for US protests over killing by police,” on June 8, 2020. The report noted “Chinese in San Francisco give strong backing to demonstrators,” despite mentioning “looting and vandalism.” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, speaking to CNBC in mid-August 2020, accused China of “recruiting and paying over a million citizens to monitor and influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election process,” according to investigative journalist Sara Carter.

The so-called “wu mao” (or 50-cent army), identified in 2016 by the Voice of America as a group of internet commentators, likely is yet another project of the UFWD.

It should also be noted that in July 2020, Freedom Road Socialist Organization claimed credit for sparking the BLM-led riots that have convulsed U.S. cities for months. Trevor Loudon, writing in The Epoch Times, said that there is “evidence that the Beijing-loyal FRSO was not just a catalyst for some of the most destructive civil unrest in U.S. history, but also laid the groundwork for and is playing an active role in maintaining momentum for the ongoing insurrection.”

Financially, too, there’s evidence that points to CCP support for the riots.

Black Futures Lab, founded in September 2018, is a venture of BLM co-founder Alicia Garza, who is listed as the group’s “principal” on its website. Clicking on the site’s “donate” button takes one to an organization called the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). Black Futures Lab is identified there as a “fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association.”

The CPA was founded in San Francisco in 1972 as a pro-People’s Republic of China cultural organization that was then and remains today openly supportive of the Chinese Revolution and regime. There’s a CPA chapter in Boston, Massachussetts, too, where in 2019, the raising of the PRC flag over Boston’s City Hall to honor the communist takeover of China was organized together with the Chinese consulate in New York City.

On top of the obvious influence operations emanating from the CCP, the connection of a group like Garza’s Black Futures Lab via the intermediary of the CPA to the CCP should raise additional concern about just how deeply Beijing is involved in the BLM Global Network.

Despite the careful appearance of an organic, spontaneous movement, the BLM-led riots on the streets are anything but random. Even aside from the openly symbiotic alignment along Maoist lines, the level of coordination at both the local and national levels for what is clearly a communist insurrection bespeaks of extensive organization, preparation, as well as ongoing backing, funding, and support.

The evidence presented here only skims the surface of what increasingly looks like massive intrusion by a hostile foreign power into American society. That hostile foreign power is not Russia. It’s China.

Clare M. Lopez is the founder/president of Lopez Liberty LLC and a strategic policy and intelligence expert.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/race-r...y_3519611.html
 
Ellanjay
#218
“All of it has to end. Its criminal activity that must be recognized and stood against by the whole world community. And the United States must lead.” --Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)


https://youtu.be/xFoU6mF5KyI


It Is Time to Recognize the CCP as a Transnational Criminal Organization?

Commentary by Long Ju
October 9, 2020




On Oct. 1, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was celebrating the 71st anniversary of its takeover of China, a U.S. bill was introduced to designate the CCP a “transnational criminal organization.”

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) introduced the legislation. He said the CCP “cannot be given a pass, cannot be absolved of justice just because it’s ruling China, and that’s what’s happened. Because they can declare themselves as the legitimate government of China they are allowed to get away with it.”

“They are allowed to get away with the oppression, concentration camp, all kinds of horrific things that you already know about. Whether it’s the Falun Gong, whether it’s our friends in Mongolia, whether it’s taking over Tibet, all of it has to end,” he continued, referring to Beijing’s persecution of the ancient spiritual practice, erosion of Mongolian cultural customs, and suppression of Tibetan Buddhists, respectively.

“All of it has to end. Its criminal activity that must be recognized and stood against by the whole world community. And the United States must lead.”

If it takes a domino effect to “tear down the wall,” I believe that this bill serves as the first domino that will bring down the wall that has blocked the innocent Chinese from the free world and from learning the truth about the nature of the CCP for more than seven decades.

During this time, the Chinese population has paid the price of the CCP destroying the country. The top one percent, which includes the elite ruling class, own more than 90 percent of the national wealth. At least 84.1 percent of the population belong to the lower class of Chinese society and suffer from tyranny and injustice, while the rest are the ones who would most likely defend the CCP. It is the CCP dictatorship that has brainwashed these people. They don’t represent all Chinese, but their voices are heard by the outside world.

Recently, a professor at Shenyang University of Technology, Zhao Shengye, posted online his plans to “destroy the world.” He proposed to detonate a nuclear submarine loaded with nuclear warheads in the Pacific Ocean; detonate thousands of nuclear bombs in the Himalayas at the same time; and detonate thousands of nuclear bombs implanted deep in the Sichuan Basin.

Why did he post such plans? As he claimed, “It’s the ultimate solution … when they (Americans) intervene in Chinese affairs,” to resolutely safeguard the rule of the CCP.

Such ideas are exactly the same as the CCP’s approach of using unrestricted warfare. This mentality was clearly depicted by the spread of the CCP virus (novel coronavirus) that has killed countless Chinese citizens and many people worldwide.

According to a Chinese report on Gnews.org, Zhao Shengye is the founder of the Honker Union of China, also known as H.U.C., a group of Chinese hackers of extreme patriotism and nationalism that are over 80,000 strong. Of the many cyberattacks launched by the group, the 2001 hacking of the White House site is the most well-known. The group’s views represent those who insist on communism and the core mentality of the CCP to destroy the world at any cost. The report also indicated that if it were not for the acquiescence of the CCP’s propaganda system, such a shocking remark would have been deleted by Chinese cyber police. Therefore, it is obvious that Zhao is backed by the CCP. His views also suggest the final struggle of the CCP.

Under the deceitful ruling of the CCP, the world has revolved around its tyranny, whether intentional or not. However, the scourge of the pandemic has awakened us all.

As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned in his trip to Italy: “The piece was written and our policy has been all along to bring every actor who can benefit the people of China from—to take away the horrors of the authoritarian regime the Chinese Communist Party is inflicting on these people. That was our mission set, and it will remain our mission set. Long—it’s been so long before the election; it will remain so after the election.”

Long Ju is an independent short film producer and has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2010.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/it-is-...n_3533155.html
 
Ellanjay
#219
The geographic co-location of large amounts of cash, groups acting as CCP proxies, and convenient laundering opportunities is a red flag that merits national level attention of U.S. Intelligence and Law Enforcement.

https://youtu.be/sPdXQ_gbVpg


Coincidences in Vancouver Suggest China Money Laundering Funding Disruption in US

Commentary by John Mills
October 9, 2020; Updated October 10, 2020



In more innocent times, Vancouver, British Columbia, was a natural landing point for family wealth from Hong Kong and China as they transited their funds to buy homes, real estate, and other things. Some of this was done lawfully, some, maybe not as much.

Growing up in Seattle, I had plenty of Asian friends that would casually, and innocently mention these family transactions. It meant little to me at the time, back then life was simpler. A sweet and innocent time.

More recently though, the flavor and nature of these financial movements has taken a much darker, strategic, and sinister nature. I’ve been in Vancouver multiple times in the past few years, and it has been very hard for me to not run into imperious Han inner-circle elite in their expensive cars tending to their nice homes. They stand out and are noticeable, so must I because of the way they immediately take notice in me.

We dialogue about what each of us are doing in Vancouver. Are they buying these homes as the vanguard of an invasion or as an insurance policy and landing point if the CCP collapses? The answer is clear—yes.

The Big Circle Boys and the BC Casinos

Sam Cooper and other Canadian reporters have done heroic work documenting the hard turn of the legacy money flow into Vancouver from Hong Kong and China. The Big Circle Boys, a long-standing, organized crime element from Hong Kong has been transformed into a violent, militant, and essentially para-military extension of the CCP.

Recently, the “victimless” crime nature of these cash movements has changed as violent gun battles and murders have occurred. It’s no longer simply about families sneaking money into the country to buy a second home.

It’s about Fentanyl—which the CCP is using as “Agent Orange” to de-populate the United States and Canada en masse. It’s about guns, it’s about drugs, it’s about real estate, it’s about laundering large cash transactions, it’s about influence operations.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have even cited terrorist links. The RCMP “Sidewinder” report from 1997 sounded a klaxon of danger on this topic. Not officially released, the Sidewinder Report is the equivalent of the more contemporary Snowden leak of classified information in U.S. circles.

Elmer Yuen, a former resident of Hong Kong and now a leading advocate of defeating the CCP confirms the transformation of the Big Circle organization into an extension of CCP power and influence.

If you want to launder large of amounts of cash wired into a country, there is almost no better way than a casino, and the Big Circle Boys seem to have a controlling interest of the entire Casino environment in British Columbia. Simply put, casinos are hubs of corruption.

Curious Geographic Coincidences

Coincidently, and there are no coincidences in this business, a group called nondescriptly, “Adbusters” is based in Vancouver. It’s also the same group that was, and perhaps still is planning the “Siege of Washington D.C.” to disrupt the American election.

The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) also has a large footprint in Vancouver, a group that has been tied directly to the CCP and the CPA has been tied to Black Lives Matters. CCP related media and personalities like Chen Weihua have referenced a relationship and interest in BLM and Antifa. Trevor Loudon has magnificently laid out the architecture of the complex web of activities and first pointed out Adbusters and their possible relationship to U.S. domestic unrest.

Seattle and Portland are just two to four hours down the road from Vancouver. Another interesting coincidence is that the Washington Gaming Casino system straddles I-5 on this route and provides other opportunities for corruption and laundering. The geographic co-location of large amounts of cash, groups acting as CCP proxies, and convenient laundering opportunities is a red flag that merits national level attention of U.S. Intelligence and Law Enforcement.

Riot Kitchen in Seattle has been a proxy of a proxy as the Seattle based logistical support element of inter-state violence. A Presidential issuance on Sept. 2, 2020 followed shortly by a Department of Justice memo identified Seattle and Portland as hubs of violent activity and established the theme of the failure of mayors and governors to provide “Equal Protection” to the citizenry—an incredibly important legal foundation of our Constitution.

So what’s the point with all these coincidences? In my career I’ve found a truth—don’t ever assume that the intelligence and law enforcement resources of the United States are looking in the right direction, at the right time, for the right evidence, on the right issue. Obvious coincidences are often not being looked at. I’ve seen incredible volumes of collection data discarded because they weren’t on the priorities list to be reviewed.

Influence Operations

Whether talking about Al-Qaeda extremists or Chinese influence operations, the fuel of the black arts is the same: cash.

An al-Qaeda operative is quoted by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States as saying, “There are two things a brother must always have for jihad, the self and money.”

In the old days, the United States Intelligence Community and State Department under the legendary Dulles Brothers brought this to a high art form. I would argue, we were a force for good in the bare knuckle, constant alleyway brawl with the Soviet Union in the earlier days of the Cold War.

The Soviets wanted to play tough and we showed them we could also, and often outmaneuvered them through a better argument, some gloves off work ourselves, and yes, sometimes cash. As time went on, the Vietnam experience soured and distracted us, and then with the Senator Frank Church hearings, this high art form for good was lost.

A more positive and uplifting representation of the return of this high art form of intelligence and law enforcement strategy for good was the magnificent work in shutting down CCP interference in the Taiwanese elections in January 2020. After a quick strategy huddle a law was quickly framed, passed, and enforced “The Anti-Infiltration Law” and Taiwan moved with alacrity to shut down CCP money on the street.

Han Kuo, the CCP-funded opponent, went from hero to zero and now has been thrown out of office. Bravo to President Tsai—she and her staff executed flawlessly a blocking and tackling model on how to protect democracy from CCP election meddling.

Pivoting U.S. Government Capabilities

The answer is simple to mobilize U.S. Federal resources; secretaries of the departments and heads of agencies must re-order the priorities lists. It’s time for Secretary Pompeo to demarche Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton and time for the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to pivot, focus, and intensify the resources to ascertain the meaning of these coincidences.

Attorney General Barr re-prioritized the focus of the Department of Justice in July—China is now job one. It takes a little while to turn the ship of the United States government, but things are now happening, and the U.S. government is strategically disassembling the CCP activities in the United States.

Canada and the U.S. Government should exercise their historic relationships and friendships to more diligently address the curious, high-cash operations, enabled by CCP associated groups in Vancouver, BC.

Col. (Ret.) John Mills is a national security professional with service in five eras: Cold War, Peace Dividend, War on Terror, World in Chaos, and now—Great Power Competition. He is the former director of cybersecurity policy, strategy, and international affairs at the Department of Defense. @ColonelRETJOHN

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#220
When the Chinese people celebrated President Trump’s diagnosis, they were treating the U.S. as China’s number one enemy. Few realized that the Chinese Communist Party itself is the fundamental problem for China.


https://youtu.be/8KznpeatQgI


Celebration in China of U.S. President’s Coronavirus Diagnosis Highlights CCP’s Continued Brainwashing

(Minghui.org)
Oct. 11, 2020


Just like how the Chinese people celebrated the 911 terrorist attack in 2001, many Chinese cheered when news broke that U.S. President Donald Trump had tested positive to the novel coronavirus on October 2, 2020.

This news item quickly became a hot search item on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese social media, with 750 million reads.

The Chinese people gloating over President Trump’s diagnosis is a reflection of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) hostility education inside China about the U.S., especially when the Trump administration is taking a strong stance that seeks to end the CCP’s totalitarianism.

Such reaction forms a sharp contrast to people in the West. In addition to the well-wishes offered by leaders of various countries, many U.S. citizens stayed outside of the hospital where Trump stayed to show their support.

President Trump’s announcement on Twitter that he had contracted the virus also contrasts with the cover-ups in China, where the top leaders’ health is regarded as a “state secret” and a taboo topic for the media.

After President Trump and the First Lady’s diagnosis, all staff members in the White House were tested. The media published the test results quickly to the public. It is hard to imagine that any media in China could receive such information, and even if it received the information, would likely not dare to publish it.

President Trump left the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and returned to White House on October 5.

When the Chinese people celebrated President Trump’s diagnosis, they were treating the U.S. as China’s number one enemy. Few realized that the Chinese Communist Party itself is the fundamental problem for China.

https://en.minghui.org/html/articles...11/187779.html
 
Ellanjay
#221
Sanctions Against the CCP and Their Implications on Human Rights Violators
Oct. 17, 2020 | By Xing Chen (Minghui.org)

Many countries have taken actions against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for waging disinformation campaigns and turning the coronavirus epidemic into a global pandemic that has infected tens of millions.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for example, issued a policy guidance on October 2 focusing on the inadmissibility of applicants who are members of the Communist and/or any other totalitarian party. The United Kingdom and Japan, as well as other countries, have planned to implement similar measures.

Members of the CCP and Youth League Barred from the U.S.

“The inadmissibility ground for immigrant membership in or affiliation with the Communist or any other totalitarian party is part of a broader set of laws passed by Congress to address threats to the safety and security of the United States,” explained the USCIS Policy Manual. “Its original purpose was to protect the United States against un-American and subversive activities that were considered threats to national security.”

Immigration lawyer Gary Chodorow said excluding communist organization members is in line with American values and that it was explicitly listed in the 1950 Internal Security Act. In an article on Law and Borders Blog titled “USCIS Policy Manual Update on Immigrant Membership in the Communist Party,” he said the CCP maintains its grip on power by permeating every corner of every citizen’s life.

“The CCP permeates every level of society, pulling strings that control every activity,” he continued. “The CCP has branches inside every state administrative organ, as well as mass organizations at all levels. The CCP branches also exist inside of companies, both private and state-owned.” Even regular people with no political ambitions may be involved in the Party or affiliated organizations, he added.

It was reported that China currently has 92 million CCP members and 80 million active members of the Youth League, a junior organization of the CCP. Together with the pro-CCP internet army, about 200 million people could be barred from entering the U.S..

No Longer a Safe Haven for Human Rights Violators

As expected, this update in the USCIS policy manual triggered intense debate in China.

Hua Chunying, a spokesperson of the China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, said she was “saddened” to see the USCIS policy update. Netizens responded to her remarks with sarcasm.

“You [CCP officials] always paint the U.S. as a terrible place. When did an inability to go there become a bad thing?” one of them wrote.

“No wonder Hua is disappointed by this,” another one wrote. “She has purchased a luxury house in the U.S. and her daughter also studies there!”

These comments are true. It is common for CCP officials to settle down in the U.S. although they had spent their entire life criticizing Western values and defending Party lines. This includes many perpetrators of human rights violations.

Sima Nan, a pro-CCP scholar, has written many articles defaming Falun Gong, a meditation system based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Sima has been heavily involved in the brainwashing of detained practitioners in China.

Meanwhile, he tirelessly attacked the U.S. to toe the Party line. On January 20, 2012, he posted the following on the social media platform Weibo, “The U.S.is enemy of the entire world… it exploits all countries… like a huge tumor. Everyone questions the U.S.”

Later that day, however, he boarded a plane to the U.S. to spend the Chinese New Year with his family, who already lived there. After the flight landed, some Chinese on the plane spotted him and asked him why he would come to this place of a “huge tumor” and “enemy of the entire world.”

“Confronting the U.S. is my job and coming here is my life,” Sima replied.

He is not alone. Yuan Mu, spokesperson of the State Council in 1989, openly lied many times by claiming no one died during the Tiananmen Square Massacre. He also made many remarks attacking the U.S. and called on the Chinese people to follow the Party line. Later on, however, his daughter went to the U.S., and he also went there after retirement.

There are many cases of this kind. A professor at China’s Central Party School found in 2010 that 1.18 million CCP officials had their spouses and children living overseas. Dongxiang, a magazine in Hong Kong, obtained internal data from the CCP authorities in 2012 that 90% of CCP Central Committee members had family members who had emigrated overseas.

Actions from Other Countries

In addition to the U.S., other countries have also tightened visa approval policies concerning CCP members. According to The Times, The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in U.K. declared on October 1 that it would expand security checks for overseas applicants who want to study subjects relating to national security, due to concerns related to intellectual property theft.

The Henry Jackson Society, a policy think tank based in London, published a report on the same day with a title of “Brain Drain: The UK, China, and the Question of Intellectual Property Theft.” The report said hundreds of scientists from China had been studying in research areas that involve knowledge useful to the creation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Japan was also reported to increase scrutiny of visa applications from foreign students and researchers to curb Chinese espionage in the country. The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported in early October that the Japanese government was planning to implement stricter visa requirements next year to prevent foreign interference and technology theft by international students and academic researchers, especially those from China.

In addition, Japan’s National Security Agency and a number of ministries will conduct stricter background checks of visa applicants and include suspicious persons in a system shared with other government agencies, including diplomatic officials abroad. Furthermore, the Japanese Foreign Ministry has requested a budget of $2.8 million USD for measures related to closer inspections in the next fiscal year.

Once implemented, Japan will join countries such as the U.S. and Australia in countering the CCP’s intellectual theft, reported Yomiuri Shimbun.

Leaders of the European Union (EU) have also expressed concerns about the CCP. According to a October 2 report by Barron’s, EU leaders scheduled a special summit for November 16 to “discuss Europe’s complicated relations with China.” The summit will be held without China and will address increasing worries over Beijing’s human rights violations and unfair trade practices.

https://en.minghui.org/html/articles...17/187859.html
 
Ellanjay
#222
Xi Jinping Holds Onto Power Amid Infighting Within the CCP

Commentary by Wang He
October 19, 2020


In less than eight years, Xi Jinping has established himself as the core leader and his political ideology is enshrined into the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s constitution. This not only places Xi above his predecessors Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Deng Xiaoping, but he is also catching up with Mao Zedong’s legacy. However, now that the CCP is accelerating its own demise, most factions within the regime want to hold Xi accountable.

For example, in the first half of 2020, a few vocal CCP officials have requested for Xi to step down. “Princeling” (a descendant of a former high-ranking official) Chen Ping called for an urgent Politburo meeting to determine whether Xi is suitable to continue serving as the national leader. Another princeling, Deng Pufang, who is also the son of former Party leader Deng Xiaoping, openly criticized the regime’s policies in a speech he gave when he was re-elected as the honorary chairman of China’s Disabled Persons’ Federation in September 2018. Experts say the remarks were a veiled attack on Xi.

What is Xi’s reaction?

First of all, Xi took steps to solidify his authority over the regime and the military.

Xi wants to control three groups: high-ranking officials, dissenters, and big corporations.

1. High-ranking officials and retired Party veterans

Xi wants to crack down on any “non-organized political activities” by veterans. According to state media reports, the upcoming fifth plenum will pass new working regulations of the Central Committee that are intended to cement Xi’s core leadership and prevent him from being ousted by political rivals.

2. Dissenters

The regime punishes critics who openly criticize the CCP, including Princeling Ren Zhiqiang, a second-generation descendant of a senior CCP official, who was sentenced to 18 years; Cai Xia, a dissident and retired professor of the Central Party School, lost her retirement benefits; Xu Zhangrun, an intellectual and a professor at Tsinghua University, was removed from his post; and Xu Zhiyong, an activist and legal scholar, was detained earlier this year. All these incidents happened in the first half of 2020.

3. Big corporations

Financial tycoons, especially those with political ties, have been reined in by the CCP. The CEO of Anbang Insurance Group, Wu Xiaohui, was found guilty of fraud and embezzlement, and sentenced to 18 years in prison. The founder of Tomorrow Group, Xiao Jianhua, was placed under investigation. He reportedly laundered money for high-level CCP officials. The early retirement of Alibaba founder Jack Ma last year came at a time when Beijing was clamping down on private firms. In June 2018, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mandated that all of the country’s publicly listed companies must set up Party organizations for its employees.

Promoting Socialism: Xi Jinping Thought

Many books on Xi’s political doctrine, called “Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” (also known as Xi Jinping Thought) have been published—fostering a cult of personality around Xi. The first volume of “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China,” a collection of Xi’s speeches and writings, was published in 2014, and the third volume was just published this year. On July 20, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi declared the opening of the Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy research center in Beijing as “an epoch-making milestone in the diplomatic theory of New China.” Xi’s portraits have also been put up in many places such as temples and churches.

Party officials are required to study Xi Jinping Thought and are expected to be loyal to the CCP. The regime has severely cracked down on those whose “conduct violated political discipline” according to the 2018 Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations, such as those who “make a mockery of the Central Committee’s major directives, undermining the Party’s centralism and unity.”

On Jan. 1, 2019, the Chinese app “Xuexi Qiangguo” (which translates to “Study the Great Nation”) was launched, designed for online study of Xi Jinping’s Thought. According to a report by German cybersecurity company Cure53, the app has put individual users at risk of having their sensitive information decrypted and stored.

As Xi faces mounting pressure at home and abroad (i.e., over China’s sluggish economy and pandemic response), rival factions within the regime want to hold Xi accountable.

In “Governance of China,” Xi requires officials to be loyal to the Party and “not to take the old path of a rigid closed-door policy, nor an erroneous path by abandoning socialism.” There’s no alternative and this is the fundamental reason why Xi is trapped in a dead end. Where is his new path?

The only way out for Xi and his opponents is to abandon socialism. But are they willing to do so? It’s hard to tell.

In short, if Xi and his opponents are still trapped within the mindset of pledging their allegiance to the Party above everything else, then they would destroy themselves.

The elimination of the CCP will open up a path of a promising future for China.

Wang He has master’s degrees in law and history, with a focus on the international communist movement. He was a university lecturer and an executive of a large private company in China. He was imprisoned in China twice for his beliefs. Wang lives in North America now and has published commentaries on China’s current affairs and politics since 2017.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/xi-jin...p_3544331.html
 
Ellanjay
#223
Unlocking the CCP’s Black Box of Propaganda
Oct. 21, 2020 | By Song Shan (Minghui.org)

Audio

At the Lushan Conference in 1959, Mao Zedong made the following remark, “Suppose we do 10 things and 9 of them are bad. If people know about the 9 bad things, we are doomed.” As a result, China's state-owned and state-controlled media censored “bad” news and only reported “good” news glorying the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Over 40 years have passed, and the CCP is still censoring information and spreading disinformation to “maintain stability.” Its cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak is the latest example of its propaganda machine at work. As of mid-October, over 40 million people in nearly 200 countries have been infected and more than 1.1 million have died of the coronavirus.

As always, the CCP did not learn any lessons from the resulting worldwide loss of trust in the Chinese government, and instead continued its campaign of censorship and disinformation. Especially inside China, the CCP blocked information such as the United States' immigration policy barring CCP members from being granted entry or visa approval. There is hardly any discussion about the policy on WeChat, a multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app with over 1 billion monthly active users. This is because people know that once they dare to challenge the censorship, their accounts could be voided, which means that they could no longer make electronic payments, make phone calls, or even take public transportation by showing their health ratings on the app.

Numerous polices have recently been issued by various Chinese government agencies to regulate social media posting. For example, directives include no discussing the CCP’s policy, no discussing orders from the central government, no visiting “counter-revolutionary” websites, and no casually accepting interviews from news media, especially overseas media.

How dark is the CCP’s black box of propaganda? An examination of several examples provides a glimpse into this propaganda machine.

Mandatory App to Study Xi’s Thoughts

While restricting discussions on social media such as WeChat, the CCP forcefully pushes out tools that directly narrate its brand of communist ideology. Xuexi Qiangguo, a Chinese app developed by Alibaba, is a required app, to learn the thoughts of Xi Jinping. Government officials, employees of state-owned enterprises, and public school teachers are required to download this software and study it daily. People who do not earn enough study points every day face punishment or threats of being laid off.

Netizens have often referred to this app as a “wall in a wall.” In China, there is already a “Great Firewall” in place that essentially serves as a virtual Berlin Wall to separate China from the West. This new requirement, like a wall within a wall, makes the fact-deficient internet space in China further crammed with CCP doctrines – forcing the propaganda, or brainwashing, on Chinese citizens.

The situation is similar to that of Nazi Germany. “Once they succeeded in ending democracy and turning Germany into a one-party dictatorship, the Nazis orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to win the loyalty and cooperation of Germans. The Nazi Propaganda Ministry, directed by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, took control of all forms of communication in Germany: newspapers, magazines, books, public meetings, and rallies, art, music, movies, and radio,” explained an article in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Viewpoints in any way threatening to Nazi beliefs or to the regime were censored or eliminated from all media.”

The Darkness of the Propaganda Black Box

As mentioned above, once Mao energized the state apparatus to dictate public opinion, even senior officials within the CCP were not spared. Peng Dehuai, China’s Defense Minister (1954-1959) and one of the most accomplished generals, was brought down for speaking out about the truth of the Great Leap Forward that resulted in millions of deaths; Liu Shaoqi, Mao’s successor and the second highest leader, also met the same fate for confronting Mao.

Besides top officials and intellectuals who were silenced by the CCP, a large number of ordinary citizens also became its victims in countless disasters caused by the regime.

In August 1975, the Banqiao Dam in Zhumadian, Henan Province collapsed along with 61 other dams, causing a death toll of up to 240,000. The CCP blocked the news and did not partially reveal it until 1989. Since the major cause of the massive collapse was poor construction quality due to the Great Leap Forward, U.S.-based Discovery Channel designated the 75.8 disaster (a reference to August 1975) as the most severe of all man-made disasters, placing it ahead of even the Chernobyl disaster.

However, very few Chinese people know about the 75.8 disaster due to the CCP's information censorship. “The 75.8 disaster? Few people of the younger generation know about it,” said a local police officer in Henan Province.

Loss of life in man-made calamities is brutal; covering it up and blocking information is even more hideous.

One of the most glorious stories about the CCP Army in Chinese textbooks is the liberation of Changchun City in Jilin Province in 1948 without killing anyone or firing a shot. The reality, however, was that the CCP surrounded the city for over 4 months. By prohibiting civilians from going out for food, 150,000 to 200,000 people died of starvation.

When Taiwanese writer Long Yingtai visited Changchun a few years ago and asked about the 1948 incident, many young people had never heard about it. Zhang Zhenglong, a military writer, also visited the elderly in the region asking for details. “I know all about this—everything you asked about, but I cannot speak a word of it,” one old man replied.

“Looking at the man, my feeling was like, I spent so much effort looking for the black box from a crashed plane—I found it, but I cannot unlock it,” Zhang recalled. In the end, he finished his book and published it, only to have it banned by the CCP with finding himself detained.

Even the Great Chinese Famine, with a death toll of 45 million, is treated by the CCP as taboo in literature and scholarly studies. Back then, top officials in the Ministry of Food had collected statistics about how many died in the calamity, but then-premier Zhou Enlai issued orders to destroy all related documents.

Modern Day Lies

One may question the need to focus on history. While many things occurred decades ago and China is different now, the reality is that the same propaganda machine that produced those lies is still running today, producing more pro-CCP narratives day after day, around the globe.

On September 23, 2020, China Central Television, the CCP's mouthpiece, posted news on Facebook with a video claiming that Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at WHO, announced that China’s coronavirus vaccine was effective. Third-party reports verified that Swaminathan had not made those remarks and the CCTV had used edited video in reporting. Nonetheless, the CCTV kept the video posted and the false news was also propagated through other CCP news networks such as CGTN.

Even military actions are fabricated by the CCP. On September 19, the Chinese military released videos of a simulation of China’s bombers targeting U.S. Air Force installations on Guam. The footage was found to have been taken and edited from three Hollywood films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Rock, and The Hurt Locker. Similarly, pictures published by the CCP media on military exercises near Taiwan were identified to be archive photos of Taiwan’s National Defense Ministry.

All of these fabrications aim to mislead people both inside China and around the world. And sometimes there seems to be no limit. During the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, although 9-year-old Lin Miaoke was shown on stage singing, the voice was found to have come from 7-year-old Yang Peiyi who was singing backstage. “It is an order from the Chinese Politburo [to so so],” clarified Music Director Chen Qigang on this issue.

The CCP news media also openly create lies. On February 18, 2019, the English edition of People’s Daily published an article titled “We Need to Learn to Listen to China.” The article praised China’s Belt and Road Initiative and claimed to be written by Jenny Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. Two days later, the author of the article was quietly changed to “a reporter for People’s Daily” on its website.

Among all the lies, one of the most devastating is the staged Self-Immolation Incident on Tiananmen Square of January 23, 2001, created to defame Falun Gong, a meditation system based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The Chinese regime has conducted a brutal persecution of the practice since July 1999. In order to instigate hatred of nearly 100 million innocent Chinese citizens who practice Falun Gong, the CCP rebroadcast footage of the incident over and over again, and repeated it in textbooks, literature, and all forms of propaganda.

The United Nations, Reporters without Borders, Amnesty International, The Washington Post, and other news media have all identified loopholes in the CCP's narrative surrounding this incident. False Fire, a documentary that analyzed the CCTV video footage, received an honorary award in 2003 at the 51st Columbus International Film Festival.

Sanctions Against the CCP

World opinion of the CCP has changed significantly over the past few months. Especially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the international community has become clear as to how the regime has misled the Chinese people—and the world—with its cover-up and disinformation.

The city of Flushing in New York is densely populated with Chinese. When events are held there that expose the CCP’s human rights violations of Falun Gong practitioners or of Uyghurs, the Chinese Consulate always mobilized or paid people to harass participants.

As the U.S. government announced that it plans to cancel the pro-CCP Confucius Institutes, and classified People’s Daily and other news media as foreign agents, and placed sanctions against top CCP officials for their crimes against Uyghurs and Hong Kong residents, such pawns from the Chinese Consulate are hardly seen anymore.

On October 2, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) further updated its Policy Manual to deny visas or permanent residence applications to members of the communist party and other totalitarian parties.

Dongxiang, a magazine based in Hong Kong, found in 2012 that 90% of the CCP’s Central Committee members already had their relatives immigrating overseas. The new measures from the USCIS and implementation of the Global Magnitsky Act would help unlock the CCP’s black box of propaganda, bring it to the light, and lead us to a new chapter in history.

http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/...21/187911.html
 
Ellanjay
#224
Audio

Dissecting the Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda: China’s Past and Today
Oct. 25, 2020 | By Zhi Yuan(Minghui.org)

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is good at generating and spreading disinformation. Inside China, the CCP refers to the era prior to its rule as the “Old Society,” where people lived in poverty with no food, shelter, or clothing. By doing so, it claims that, without the CCP, the Chinese people would still be in poverty.

This lie has deceived many Chinese, who, under the CCP’s totalitarian rule and brainwashed by the CCP-glorifying propaganda, have lost their ability to think independently. As a result, they ignore the human rights’ violations in China, including the persecution of Falun Gong and other minority groups. Similarly, when disasters such as coronavirus hit, people continue to believe the CCP’s narrative and are unaware of the imminent danger.

Looking at history, however, what the CCP says is simply untrue. In the decades before the CCP came to power, people were relatively prosperous and led good lives, with more freedom of belief and much less censorship.

Respect for Intellectuals

The Republic of China was created in 1912 when the Provisional Constitution was instituted to ensure freedom of speech and publication. At that time, China had over 150 independent newspapers. Even during the years when Yuan Shikai temporarily restored China’s imperial system from 1915 to 1916, there were still more than 130 newspapers. People openly criticized the then-government, including Yuan himself, without consequences. In today’s China, however, Chinese tycoon real estate Ren Zhiqiang was recently sentenced to 18 years in prison for remarks hostile to the top CCP leader.

Consistent with the atmosphere of political openness, intellectuals including teachers were well respected and well paid. By 1937 (when the Japanese army invaded China), for example, the average monthly salary was 400-600 yuan for a college professor, 160-200 yuan for an urban middle school teacher, and 22-55 yuan for an elementary school teacher. How did those wages translate into buying power? A regular worker’s monthly wage was about 10-40 yuan, while a family of four could enjoy a decent life on 60 yuan per month.

Moreover, there was freedom of speech and publication at the time. Despite its conflict with the CCP, the Kuomintang (KMT) allowed it to publish newspapers and books. These publications not only openly criticized the KMT but also mobilized students—through the Marxist and Bolshevik theories—to confront the government. How does that compare with the situation in today’s China? When doctors casually shared information about the coronavirus outbreak through social media—an act in line with their responsibility to save lives—they were severely punished. The same thing happened to independent reporters who dared to speak the truth. As advocated by the CCP, from Mao Zedong to its current leaders, any resistance or opposing remarks must be eradicated even before their germination.

Living Standard

Between 1912 and 1949 when the CCP seized power, China faced a series of crises, from the warlord conflicts during the Beiyang Government (1912-192 to the Chinese Civil War between the CCP and the KMT (1928-1949), not to mention the Japanese invasion (1937-1945). Although 20-40 million people were injured or died during the Sino-Japanese War, plus a famine in Henan Province in 1942, for the most part, people had no problem finding food.

According to a Laogong Yuekan (Labor Monthly) published in July 1934, the average monthly wage of a worker in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, was about 15 yuan. At that time, one yuan could buy 15 kilos (33 pounds) of rice or 4 kilos (8.8 pounds) of pork. So ordinary citizens were able to live relatively well.

Considering the lengthy wars in China, the relatively good standard of living was a remarkable feat, which was largely due to the openness of the political system. To attack the KMT and seize power, however, the CCP generated countless lies discrediting that reality and misleading the people generation by generation.

Chen Boda, a high-ranking CCP official and secretary to Mao Zedong, claimed that four big families of the KMT controlled China’s economy and amassed assets in the name of fighting the Japanese. Numerous pieces of evidence have proved such claims groundless. Documents released by Japanese intelligence showed that even Chiang Kai-shek, the top leader of the KMT, only had 66 million yuan ($8 million US).

In contrast, under the totalitarian rule of the CCP, corruption has become widespread at all government levels. Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou, two high-ranking military officials, were reported to jointly own a vault with 7.9 billion yuan (or $1.2 billion) besides other assets. Even lower-level officials have amassed enormous fortunes. One deputy mayor in Shanxi Province was reported to have amassed a total of 640 million yuan (or $95 million), which exceeds the combined annual income of 9 counties in poverty.

Even without these examples of “gray” income, China’s government officials’ travel and dining expenses amounted to 9 trillion yuan (or $1.3 trillion) per year. This far surpasses the entire amount budgeted for education and enough to bring all lower-income Chinese above the poverty line.

The Propaganda of Class Struggle

To establish and secure its rule, the CCP has always highlighted class struggle and depicted the wealthy as unethical and enemies of the state. This, however, can’t be further from the truth.

Qin Hui and Gao Wangling, two historians from Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China, respectively, reexamined the CCP claim of “wealthy landlords owning 70-80% of the land.” They found that the number was no higher than 40%, meaning that over 60% of the lands was owned by regular farmers.

It was the same in the urban areas. Here is an example from Xunwu Investigation, a report by Mao Zedong himself in 1930. After an apprentice worked at a small business for three years and learned basic skills, he earned 40-50 yuan in the first year and 50-60 yuan in the second year. “Occasionally, the owner would give the entire business to him [the apprentice] to manage… Later on only part of the profit needed to be paid to the owner, often in the range of 10-30%.” Such a harmonious relationship between the business owner and the employee was the opposite of the notion of “class struggle” that the CCP portrayed about employees having to fight to earn a living.

The Dignity of Life

As described above, although the CCP claimed to liberate all people, the Chinese discovered what the reality was just the opposite. Over the past several decades, countless Chinese have lost their fortunes, freedom, or even lives since the regime took power. Following the Great Leap Forward in 1958, about 45 million died in the man-made famine (1959-1961) alone, a topic considered taboo for Chinese scholars even today.

The harm brought by the CCP is largely rooted in its lack of respect for life, which is evident in the CCP’s destruction of China’s thousands-year-long history.

During the battle between warlords in Zhuzhou, Hebei Province, in October 1927, for example, one month passed and there was hardly any food left in the city. Coordinated by the Red Cross, both sides ceased hostilities to let the women and children out before resuming the conflict. When the food ran out at the end of two months, the two sides settled their differences without holding any civilians hostage.

Fast forward to 1948 and what the CCP did to the City of Changchun in Jilin Province during the Siege of Changchun between May and October of that year. The CCP army did not allow civilians to leave to get food. With a population of about 500,000 at the time, it was estimated 200,000 starved to death.

But such topics remain taboo in China. What the younger generations learn in their textbooks is that the CCP army successfully liberated the city of Changchun without killing anyone or firing a single bullet. When military writer Zhang Zhenglong documented this event in Xuebai Xiehong (Cold Snow, Hot Blood), chronicling the deaths of 150,000 civilians, he was detained and the book was banned.

Throughout the dynasties in China, until the Republic of China, traditional values were maintained by the local communities. Even under the rule of the KMT, the government’s intervention in local affairs was restricted to the county level. For the CCP, however, the Party organization goes deep into every village in the countryside and every street in the urban areas.

China’s budget to “maintain stability” was estimated to be 1.37 trillion yuan (or $200 billion) in 2018. With state-of-the-art censoring tools, especially security cameras and Wechat, it tracks every move its citizens make. How long will this tyrannical rule last? Time will tell.

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The US-China Neo-Cold War Is Happening Now

Commentary by Dr. Chin Jin
October 25, 2020

The United States and China have virtually entered a new Cold War, sparked off by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This year, the CCP has carried out three operations to demonstrate it is a nuclear threat.

The first was when the CCP sent nuclear submarines into the waters of Midway Island at the end of January to conduct military exercises which simulated attacks on Pearl Harbor and tested the integrity of the Third Island Chain. The chain is considered the final strategic boundary between the United States and China, and runs from the coast of Alaska to Hawaii and then New Zealand.

The second was when a CCP propaganda mouthpiece announced in March that a nuclear submarine with the capability to launch a strategic attack on the United States identified a safe launch position in the South China Sea, placing the United States within striking distance of Chinese nuclear threats.

The third incident was at the end of June, when the CCP claimed that its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, a rival to the GPS, was complete. It would provide eyes for the CCP’s nuclear missiles and allow them to carry out precision strikes across the United States.

The combination of these three threats is equivalent to the Cuban Missile Crisis during the U.S.-Soviet Cold War. Thirty years later, the United States now faces a threat from another red nuclear power.

The United States—forced to defend itself—has entered a Cold War-style all-round confrontation with the CCP.

It began its public response in July and delivered four consecutive milestone speeches, expounding in detail its new foreign policy towards the CCP.

A page of the past four decades of U.S.-China relations has now been turned. From now on, the United States will perceive the CCP as an adversary, and take comprehensive countermeasures to maintain national security, while weakening Beijing.

This confrontation has manifested in four areas, in order of importance: military, espionage, economics, and politics. The U.S.-Soviet Cold War was only a confrontation on the military front, and there was no economic globalization at that time.

Today’s U.S.-China Cold War is taking place during a period of globalization, and the United States has experienced all-out infiltration by the CCP, providing an extremely difficult challenge for the United States to cope with.

In late September, there was a brief confrontation with Chinese nuclear submarines when the United States was conducting military exercises in the Bashi Channel just south of Taiwan.

On Oct. 2, before U.S. President Trump was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, two U.S. Boeing E-6B Mercury aircraft (doomsday planes) with nuclear capabilities were seen flying over U.S. airspace, sending a clear warning to adversaries not to act rashly.

The CCP’s global strategy has deeply penetrated democratic nations.

Regarding the behavior of the CCP, I warned the Australian government as early as 2003, but received no response.

Having dropped their guard against the CCP, the predominant neo-appeasement policy, which has lasted for over three decades, has helped boost the threat of the CCP to global heights.

If the policy continues to offer a free hand to the CCP to develop and prosper, then it is not hard to imagine how pathetic and dangerous the future will be.

Economic globalization has resulted in serious setbacks to the U.S. economy, and it has also given the CCP strong penetrating capabilities against the United States.

Today, the operation of the CCP’s “fifth column” within the United States and other Western democracies is strong and rampant, with public or private assistance from famous people like Henry Kissinger and Wall Street tycoons who have been very keen to side with the CCP.

It is definitely the same kind of people in Australia who have done the same work as Kissinger. But it is not the time to “name and shame” them here.

At present, the most noteworthy issue is when the United States can establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. We look forward to this happening.

It is my fervent hope that Australia will help the United States in this particular regard, and actively seek to enhance relations with Taiwan so as to help Taiwan get out of diplomatic isolation.

As long as the United States and Taiwan can establish diplomatic relations, this will sink the CCP into a combined crisis of diplomatic, political, and weakening popular support. If Chinese leader Xi Jinping brazenly launches a war across the Taiwan Strait in order to make a political breakthrough, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, and India can fight the CCP together, and the CCP will be immediately defeated and collapse.

The result would force China to undergo drastic political change, and democratization will be kickstarted.

The U.S.-CCP neo-Cold War is happening in the present—not somewhere in the future.

The United States is being forced to go to battle with the CCP but it must find correct opportunities and good reasons. It seems that the United States is now eager to restore its former diplomatic relations with the Taiwan (Republic of China), but Taiwan is also now apparently nervous.

The United States does not want to fire first; she wants the CCP to fire the first shot. Then, the United States has the legitimacy to go to war as a defender. Therefore, the establishment of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the United States is the best way to force China to fire the first shot.

But Taiwan is timid. Although it is now the best moment for Taiwan to restore relations with the United States and possibly return to the United Nations, the Tsai Ing-wen government is very cautious about whether it can withstand an initial attack by an increasingly desperate mainland regime, which may cost, according to estimates, hundreds of thousands of casualties.

The advisory team of China experts to the U.S. government has always advocated for the restoration of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the United States, to force Beijing to fire the first shot. This then will need the military intervention of the United States, Japan, and Australia to resolve the CCP regime’s ambitious aggression, once and for all.

If Xi’s Communist Party makes an error of judgment and refuses to budge, the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the United States will greatly increase.

I was tipped off that Professor Miles Yu, Chief Advisor for China Policy Planning to the U.S. Secretary of State, made a low key visit to Taiwan regarding this matter.

Therefore, the 2020 U.S. presidential election is related not only to the United States but more to the destiny of the world.

If Trump wins, yesterday’s demise of the Soviet Union will be the CCP’s tomorrow. If Biden wins, I believe the neo-Cold War between China and the United States will very likely lose momentum, and the CCP will be relieved and continue to push forward to eventually defeat the United States and rule the world.

I hope that Australia will continue to stand firm with the United States to join the coalition of justice of democracies at this critical moment in international politics, until the CCP regime is completely defeated and the more advanced (albeit flawed) systems of democracy prevail.

Australia-based Dr. Chin Jin is the global chair of the Federation for a Democratic China. The group advocates for the democratization of China through opposition to the Communist Party and support for human rights. It was founded following the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

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