April 26, 2019 § Leave a comment
Propaganda in the name of Confucius
China is using educational institutes in 154 countries to spread its influence and threaten academic freedom
Chinese language teachers talk to a Nigerian student at the Confucius Institute at the University of Lagos on April 6, 2016. Such institutes are now present in at least 548 universities and 1,193 schools in 154 countries. (Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP)
April 24, 2019 § Leave a comment
any company of any size or importance from the Peoples Republic of China is controlled, in the same way a boa constrictor controls its prey, by the totalitarian Stalinist-Leninist Communist Party of China. To thing otherwise is quite dangerously naive…
April 23, 2019 § Leave a comment
because that is what totalitarians do.
April 20, 2019 § Leave a comment
The Communist Party-run PRC has nothing to offer the world except an occasionally comfortable prison cell…
April 17, 2019 § Leave a comment
April 13, 2019 § Leave a comment
The CCP-run PRC as an accomplice to genocide in Myanmar
U.N. fact-finding mission found that Myanmar’s military committed four of the five acts constituting genocide against the Rohingya. It said military chief Min Aung Hlaing and five other senior generals should be prosecuted for genocide and crimes against humanity.
April 10, 2019 § Leave a comment
“The series of warnings against Chinese technology company Huawei in various Western countries is often predicated on a legal argument: according to recent legislation, all Chinese citizens and organisations are obliged to cooperate upon request with PRC intelligence operations — and also maintain the secrecy of such operations. Such duty is explicitly stipulated in Article 7 of the 2017 “PRC national intelligence-gathering activities law” (中华人民共和国国家情报法).
This law in effect only codifies common practice in an increasingly totalitarian regime. Even before current CCP Secretary General Xi Jinping came to power, it would have been difficult for a Chinese citizen to turn down a request for cooperation from the PRC intelligence apparatus. With Xi’s centralisation of CCP power, and in an atmosphere of constant struggle against “hostile foreign forces“(境外敌对势力), refusing cooperation becomes all but impossible, regardless of the actual letter of applicable laws.
Rule by law
Ironically, the laws that now bring so much trouble to Huawei were originally adopted to streamline CCP control under the concept of “rule by law” (依法治国) — not to be mistaken for rule of law. The “rule by law” system is designed to help the CCP exercise its monopoly on power without everyday political intervention. The CCP decides what the law is, and most situations are then dealt with mechanically through approved procedures until the Party decides otherwise.”