Friday, September 24, 2021

China issues fact sheet on U.S. intervention in Hong Kong affairs — CGTN

China fires back.

China issues fact sheet on U.S. intervention in Hong Kong affairs
CGTN (Chinese state media)


Fact Sheet: US Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces


Chinese ambassador to U.S. expounds on China's whole-process democracy
Xinhua (Chinese state media)


Marian Ruccius said...

One should listen to Ai Weiwei:

The artist and activist had a message of hope for those behind bars.

“I want to say to those who are falsely and unjustly charged that they are standing on the right side of history. The authoritarian regime will not be able to erase their glory. Every bit of their efforts has defended the principles of justice and fairness, not only for themselves, but also for the weak and the forgotten, whom they do not know in person. I am very proud of them.”

Also, "Last week, he said the Swiss bank Credit Suisse had decided to close his foundation’s accounts because of his “criminal record.” Earlier this year, the bank’s chief financial officer said it would increase its onshore presence in mainland China.

Commenting on the sudden closing of his accounts, Ai recounted an anecdote from his time in Chinese detention.

“When the Chinese government interrogated me, they created false accusations such as tax evasion, and among these accusations, the most important one was ‘inciting subversion of state power’. But they were not willing to talk about this accusation. They wanted to use other false accusations to hide this one.

“They also told me clearly that they were going to ruin my reputation. I asked them, how do you ruin my reputation? They looked at me and answered in a serious manner: ‘is tax evasion a very serious crime in Western countries?’ I said that in my experience tax evasion is like embezzlement of public resources, which is of course a crime and a moral misconduct. In fact, they had thought it through; they had to accuse me of a crime that the West would acknowledge as a crime… So, they decided on tax evasion.”

“What surprised me was that a supposedly neutral bank in Switzerland closed my account which I have had for a very long time, under the pretext of this false accusation. This was very surprising to me. We all know that Switzerland claims to be neutral. At the same time, they did not give us an opportunity to explain although we argued that I was never legally arrested or prosecuted in China. Even my arrest was illegal. It was a secret detention.”

Marian Ruccius said...

I recommend Amnesty International's interactive website on Xinjiang:

Tom Hickey said...

By Tony Cartalucci

Europe Reloaded
Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Yet Again
Pam Barker

Wilsonian liberal interventionism

Tom Hickey said...

World Affairs

Marian Ruccius said...

Really Tom, next you'll be saying there was no Kristalnacht, or with Chomsky, that Pol Pot was really an ok guy! Amnesty International has its flaws, but you are seriously deluded if you think the mountains of evidence they provide on the mistreatment of the Uyghurs is just one great lie. You are now right up there with Walter Duranty, who during the Holomodor dismissed other correspondents' reports of mass starvation and, though secretly aware of the full scale of the horror, effectively reinforced the official cover-up of one of history's greatest man-made disasters. Later, he took the rigged show trials of Stalin's Great Purges at face value, blithely accepting the guilt of the victims. He believed himself the leading expert on the Soviet Union, and his faith in his own insight drew him into a downward spiral of distortions and untruths, typified by his memorable excuse for Stalin's crimes, "You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs." Congrats.