China Addresses Russia-Ukraine War, Rejecting Comparisons with Taiwan's Independence
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, spoke at a press conference on the situation between Russia and Ukraine1. Wang announced that China’s Red Cross would send humanitarian aid to Ukrainians “as soon as possible,” despite their strong ties to Russia and to Putin, stating their ties were “rock solid.” China’s Foreign Minister cited the complexity of the situation in Ukraine. Wang Yi also stated that his goal was to facilitate a dialog for peace, while preventing a massive humanitarian crisis.
Meanwhile in China, millions of minorities and dissidents are forced into re-education facilities where the prisoners are forced to engage in labor, or forced employment. Ironically, Wang Yi does not view the punishment of Chinese citizens as human rights abuse, despite his own definition of a “humanitarian crisis.” Wang stated that this attack was not ‘out of the blue,’ and had been building for years. “As a Chinese proverb puts it, it takes more than one cold day to freeze three feet of ice,” stated Wang Yi.
On the second day of the invasion, Xi Jinping spoke to Putin on the phone where Xi stating China wanted Russia and Ukraine to hold peace talks as soon as possible. Since then, Wang stated, Putin and XI have had two talks. China called for a peaceful resolution between Russia and Ukraine, despite their political differences. This statement brings question into Xi Jinping’s perspective on Taiwan and his own political discord. Will the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seek a peaceful humanitarian resolution with Taiwan?
In November 2012, Wang Yi was appointed a member of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo2. Previously, Wang was a member of the 17th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee from 2007-2012. Now, in 2022, Wang Yi has now become the modern-day Zhou Enlai. The full press conference lasted 100 minutes.
Six Point Initiative
During the press conference Reuters asked if China would do more to help resolve the conflict in Ukraine, as Russia’s military action had expanded to “non-military targets.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded that China had adopted an “impartial attitude,” but would still send aid to Ukrainians, discussing China’s six-point initiative3. This includes not politicizing humanitarian operations, providing Ukrainians with proper shelter, protect civilians, provide aid, provided safety for foreign nationals in Ukraine, and supporting the UN’s humanitarian aid.
Neutral Humanitarian Stance. “First, make sure that humanitarian operations abide by the principles of neutrality and impartiality, and avoid politicizing humanitarian issues;”
Sheltering Displaced Ukrainians. “Second, give full attention to the displaced persons in and from Ukraine, and provide them with proper shelter;”
Protect Ukrainian Civilians. “Third, ensure the protection of civilians, and prevent secondary humanitarian disasters in Ukraine;”
Provide Safe Unimpeded Humanitarian Aid. “Fourth, provide for safe and smooth humanitarian aid activities, including providing rapid, safe and unimpeded humanitarian access;”
Evacuate Foreign Nationals in Ukraine. “Fifth, provide for the safety of foreign nationals in Ukraine, allow them safe departure and help them return to their home countries; and”
Support the UN. “Sixth, support the UN’s coordinating role in channeling humanitarian aid and the work of the UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine.”
“The world is indeed far from being tranquil.” stated Wang. “Profound changes unseen in a century are unfolding before our eyes.”
Wang stated that China believed in “greater solidarity,” in addition to cooperating “under the banner of multilateralism,” to create a shared future for humanity. Wang Yi quoted CCP President Xi Jinping stating,
“As President Xi Jinping observes, ‘Amidst the raging torrents of a global crisis, countries are not riding separately in some 190 small boats, but rather all in a giant ship on which our shared destiny hinges. Small boats may not survive a storm, but a giant ship is strong enough to brave a storm.’”
China’s goal is to “preserve peace,” said Wang Yi, stating that foundation must echo to all countries throughout the world. Wang spoke on the need of countries to follow the vision of “cooperative, sustainable security” and not “absolute security.”
“Differences should not become a cause for confrontation.”
A key point made by Wang is that diversity was an important aspect of the world. Without diversity, according to China’s Foreign Minister, peace would not be possible. “Diversity is what makes our world an exciting place.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) views diversity very differently in their country. Despite the diversity of the world, the CCP seeks to expand their regime to a global influence, infiltrating all aspect of foreign trade and business. Xi Jinping views America as China’s greatest threat, and inserts state-controlled agents into U.S. sectors to obtain information, in an attempt to surpass the United States of America.
“We must safeguard the UN-centered international system and uphold the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes of the UN Charter, as we work to make the global governance system more fair and equitable.” said Wang Yi
Speaking on the financial market, Wang Yi warned against isolationism. He advocated a “non-discriminary” multilateral trading system, removing all forms of “protectionism.” That means overlooking contrasting belief systems between nations when it comes to internal human rights abuse, when it comes to profit. It also means overlooking the weaponization of the Chinese population, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to view international competition, such as America, as the enemy through mass one-party propaganda. This could also mean allowing the free trade of information between nations, something that could be detrimental when it comes to our U.S. national defense.
“We must say no to all forms of protectionism and isolationism, and firmly uphold a free, fair and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system.”
“We should tear down small yards with high fences and build open markets instead.”
Wang Yi called for global cooperation with COVID-19, terrorism, climate change, cybersecurity and other world issues. This means the free sharing of information and technology between countries resulting in the total removal of individual American privacy, outside of the invasive National Security Agency (NSA). Allowing other governments, such as the Chinese Communist Party, to have access to American technology and information makes our national security less secure. Should foreign adversaries have access to American information and technology?
Wang Yi proclaimed “In a world of instability and transformation, China always serves as an anchor for stability and a force for good, and always stands on the right side of history.”
International Media Group Rossiya Segodnya asked how the current mass sanctions and Big Tech’s War on Putin would affect Russia-China relations. Wang Yi responded stating both China and Russia were “strategic partners”, and reminding the world that despite how either country were viewed by foreign governments, the two countries were indefinitely “permanent members of the UN Security Council”. Wang reminded that China’s commitment was to ever-lasting friendship with Russia, citing the “China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.” The Chinese Foreign Minister warned that the relationship was “highly relevant and important” not only to “both sides,” but to all countries across the world. Wang stated China’s relationship with Russia was an independent one, which did not target or confront “any third party.”
Wang stated that the Russian relationship with the Chinese people was “rock solid,” describing their future as having a “bright prospect for cooperation between on both sides.”
“China and Russia are both permanent members of the UN Security Council, and each other’s most important close neighbors and strategic partners.”
“[O]ur shared commitment to ever-lasting friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, as enshrined in the Treaty, [China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation] is highly relevant and important not only to both sides but also to countries across the world.”
“I wish to stress that the China-Russia relationship is valued for its independence. It is based on non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of any third party. It is free from interference or discord sown by third parties. This is both what historical experience has taught us and an innovation in international relations.”
“It sends an unequivocal message to the world that China and Russia jointly oppose attempts to revive the Cold War mindset or provoke ideology-based confrontation, and stand for greater democracy in international relations as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.”
Chinese Foreign Nationals in Ukraine
Wang Yi stated that Xi Jinping had “taken a personal interest” and “repeatedly asked about the situation.” Xi demanded the assurance of the safety of Chinese Nationals, and sought to maintain diplomatic communication with the Ukrainian government. Wang Yi relayed the CCP’s gratitude for countries who aided in the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Ukraine. These countries included Russia, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Belarus. These countries exhibited an expression of great friendship, and Wang Yi extended China’s graciousness with a “hearty thank-you to the governments and peoples of those countries.” He also noted the response to international Chinese who aided in their evacuation. “I wish to give them my warm and sincere regards.”
Alarmingly, Wang stated that several Chinese nationals chose to remain in the Ukraine for “personal reasons.” Wang stated, on behalf of the Chinese communist government, that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were prepared to provide all possible assistance in response to “their needs.” This could include the China backing up their own ‘rogue CCP nationalists’ by engaging in combat themselves, if it comes down to that. The Foreign Minister left off his response on a ghastly tone reminding the world that the Chinese Communist Party stands with their “compatriots overseas” at all times, and reminding international CCP officials, “your motherland will always have your back.”
“General Secretary Xi Jinping has taken a personal interest, repeatedly asked about the situation and demanded all-out efforts to ensure the safety of Chinese nationals.”
“Chinese nationals in Ukraine to take shelter and provided timely assistance to those in need. Meanwhile, we are seizing the window of opportunity to organize emergency evacuation of Chinese nationals. My colleagues at the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine and the Consulate General in Odessa are taking great personal risks to arrange for the safe passage of Chinese nationals.”
“As we speak, there are still some Chinese nationals in Ukraine due to the local situation or for personal reasons. Our thoughts are with them. We are in close touch with them and are prepared to provide all possible assistance in response to their needs.”
“The world is not yet a tranquil place. As an online comment reads, we don’t live in a peaceful world, but we are lucky to have a motherland that seeks and enjoys peace. Serving the people is the abiding commitment of the Chinese diplomatic service. With everything we do, we will continue to show every one of our compatriots overseas that we stand with you at all times, wherever you may be, and your motherland will always have your back.”
NBC on the subject of “a bipartisan consensus” in the United States “to intensify competition with China across the board,” asked about fears that foreign relations with America would worsen in the months and years ahead.
Wang’s response was that U.S. President Biden and CCP President Xi Jinping have held a single virtual meeting and two phone conversations since the start of last year. Wang stated that there was both dialog and communication between both countries—at other levels. China’s Foreign Minister acknowledged U.S. leaders and senior officials “claimed” position, discarding these as mere “verbal assurances,” which have yet to be put into practice.
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Communiqué, the mutual alliance between America and China. China’s Foreign Minister reminded the world that the treaty was in the interests of all nations. The Chinese Foreign Minister stated China believes the United States continues to compete with China at all costs, continuously engaging in a “zero-sum” competition with China. In addition, Wang cited American opposition to the CCP’s “core interests.” One could assume that Wang’ reference to “core interests” as referring to the global accusations of human rights abuses currently underway in China, under the guise of low-cost international manufacturing facilities. Although the foreign minister left the term open for interpretation, ambiguously defining the reasoning behind the U.S. taking a “string of actions to piece together small blocs to suppress China.”
Wang warned that this was not how a responsible power should act, nor how a credible country should do things. China, he reminded, is an independent sovereign country. “We have every right to do what is necessary to firmly defend our legitimate interests.” He suggested that looking ahead, the U.S. and China needed to “re-embrace the conviction that helped us break the ice 50 years ago and set out on a new journey,” calling for a peaceful co-existence alongside their internal genocide, and their own military against
“U.S. leaders and senior officials have stated that the U.S.”
“the U.S. has no intention to seek a new Cold War or change China’s system,”
“that the revitalization of U.S. alliances is not anti-China,”
“that the U.S. does not support “Taiwan independence”,
“and that it [U.S.] is not looking for conflict or confrontation with China.”
“Regrettably, however, these statements are just verbal assurances and have yet to be put into practice.”
“The reality we have seen is this:”
“the U.S. is going to great lengths to engage in intense, zero-sum competition with China,”
“it [U.S.] keeps provoking China on issues concerning our core interests,”
“and it [U.S.] is taking a string of actions to piece together small blocs to suppress China.”
“These actions undermine the overall China-US relations and disrupt and erode international peace and stability. This is not how a responsible power should act or how a credible country does things. China is an independent sovereign country. We have every right to do what is necessary to firmly defend our legitimate interests.”
“Looking ahead, the two sides need to re-embrace the conviction that helped us break the ice 50 years ago and set out on a new journey. We must replace the “competitive-collaborative-adversarial” trichotomy with the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation, return the China policy of the US to the right track guided by reason and pragmatism, and to put China-US relations back on the right path of healthy and stable development.”
Agencia EFE asked if China believed that its relations with Russia and the current conflict in Ukraine could affect its relations with the European Union (EU). Wang replied that China, and Europe were “two major forces for world peace, two big markets for common development, and two great civilizations for human progress,” adding that China sought to “add more stabilizing factors to an unstable world.”
Wang highlighted the $800 billion trade between China and the EU, and the two nations coordinated effort in COVID-19 prevention, which occurred last year., stating that “some forces” were unhappy to see China-Europe relations expanding. Wang believes these “forces” fabricate the narrative of a “China threat”, to which he assures does not exist. Wang stated these “forces” should not see China as a “systemic rival”, and should not “impose sanctions and provoke confrontation with China.” Wang concluded his response with a stark warning to these “forces” that the European Union relations with China “cannot be reversed by any force.” Wang Yi acknowledged China views its relations with Europe from a strategic, long-term perspective, which “could not be affected any turn of events.”
China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Wang Yi assured the world that China’s Belt and Road Initiative4 had not lost momentum. He boasted that in the past year the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) the “physical connectivity of infrastructure made solid progress.”
The Foreign Minister announced that ten more countries had signed China’s Belt and Road cooperation documents, “extending the BRI family to 180 members.” Avoiding acknowledging the source of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, Wang stated that the Chinese Communist Party has provided “strong support to other countries in their fight against COVID-19.”
The Belt and Road Initiative aligns nations closer with the Chinese Communist Party by expanding CCP global infrastructure into nations across the world.
“We have given strong support to other countries in their fight against COVID-19, and are working on joint vaccine production with 20 developing country partners, most of which are BRI partner countries. A large number of “small yet smart” assistance programs have been steadily carried out to help people in partner countries improve income and livelihood.”
“Going forward, we will do as President Xi Jinping said at last year’s third symposium on the BRI and work with the international community to continue advancing high-quality Belt and Road cooperation. We will aim for higher-level cooperation, better cost-effectiveness, higher-quality supply and stronger development resilience, to make the BRI a “belt of development” to the benefit of the world and a “road to happiness” for people of all countries.”
US Indo-Pacific Relations
“The US Indo-Pacific strategy is becoming a by-word for ‘bloc politics,’” Wang Yi described. “Bloc Politics” refers to exclusive segregated alliances, while involved entities strive to achieve a common goal. To China, warned Wang, alliances like AUKUS (a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are seen as “stoking geopolitical rivalry.” Wang cautioned that China acknowledged the “real goal” of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy is to “establish an Indo-Pacific version of NATO,” calling the U.S. actions “perverse.”
America is “doomed to fail” suggested Wang Yi, adding “The Asia-Pacific promising land for cooperation and development, not a chessboard for geopolitical contest.” Wang noted that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants “all parties” to join them in “doing the right thing and staying on the right course.”
Wang claimed that the United States has created a “system of hegemony,” fearing that it will ultimately be used to condemn the human rights abuse which occurs behind the Xi’s great illusion of control. In reality, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seeks to create a global hegemonic system of world dominance, expanding the same “promise of utopia” to the global populous that was responsible for the creation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While China advocates for global peace, Xi Jinping seeks to be in control of the terms that surround it. Should the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) be the gatekeepers for “world peace”? Is a global understanding possible without global unification of world governments?
Wang said China believes that America “talks a lot about returning to multilateralism, but in reality, it is forming exclusive clubs.”
“It [U.S.] claims to uphold international rules, but in reality it is setting and imposing rules that suit itself and its acolytes. From strengthening the Five Eyes to peddling the Quad, from piecing together AUKUS to tightening bilateral military alliances, the US is staging a “five-four-three-two” formation in the Asia-Pacific.”
“This is by no means some kind of blessing for the region, but a sinister move to disrupt regional peace and stability.”
“It seeks to maintain the US-led system of hegemony, undermine the ASEAN-centered regional cooperation architecture, and compromise the overall and long-term interests of countries in the region. The perverse actions run counter to the common aspiration of the region for peace, development, cooperation and win-win outcomes. They are doomed to fail.”
“China wants all parties to join us in doing the right thing and staying on the right course. Together, we will reject attempts to create small, divisive circles in the Indo-Pacific and, instead, foster a broad, inclusive platform for Asia-Pacific cooperation leading to an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future.”
Global Development Initiative
Wang laid out four major points on Xi Jinping’s “Global Development Initiative (GDI),” stating that COVID-19 has “had a serious impact” on the CCP’s global development process, as developing countries are “taking the brunt” of the virus, which Wang did not further expand on its origin.
“It is against this backdrop that President Xi Jinping proposed the GDI at the UN, calling on all countries to focus on development, pool their efforts and meet challenges together.”
“In short, the GDI is another major initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping after the BRI.”
Wang stated that the “centerpiece of the GDI” is “to put people front and center,” it’s primary goal being “to facilitate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” vaunted that Xi’s GDI had been “warmly received and supported” by both the UN and “nearly 100 countries.”
Poverty Reduction.“First, forging synergy in priority areas. We will focus on the most pressing concerns of developing countries and advance practical cooperation in such areas as poverty reduction, food security, economic recovery, employment training, education, health and green development, so that all 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be met by 2030 as scheduled.”
International Relations. “Second, responding to the needs of all countries. We will follow the spirit of open and inclusive partnership and the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. We welcome the participation of all parties in flexible ways in light of their needs and strengths.”
Global Synergy. “Third, partnering with cooperation mechanisms. We will work with all interested international and regional organizations and especially the UN system to seek complementarity with the development processes of small island developing states, landlocked developing countries, and least developed countries. This way, we could give play to the respective strengths of various parties and forge a global synergy.”
Uniting Proponents of the 2030 Agenda. “Fourth, reaching out to partners of all sectors. We value the role of the private sector, NGOs, experts, think tanks and the media in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. We welcome the recommendation and participation of all parties.”
Summit for Democracy
Chinese newspaper, The Global Times, asked Wang about the United States’ “Summit for Democracy,” stating that is was “widely deemed unsuccessful.” The Global Times warned that America planned to hold anther one this year, asking how Xi Jinping and the CCP will respond. Wang responded speaking against the U.S. Summit for Democracy, which he stated “excluded nearly half of all countries on the planet,” and “blatantly drew an ideological line between countries”, creating further division in the world. “To hold another such summit would receive even less support around the world.” stated Wang.
Wang Yi, praising the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), citing data from the “world’s largest public relations consultancy firm,” Edelman. In 2021, Edelman released a survey showing that trust among Chinese citizens to the Chinese Communist Party was a record 91%, “topping the world and reaching the highest level in a decade.” Wang stated Harvard polls for many years had produced similar results. Wang stated that because of this, the world should have full confidence in the path of China’s government, the CCP.
The Chinese Foreign Minister cautioned against pseudo-democracies and other forms of charades, suggesting redefining the word democracy to better suit the Chinese communist regime. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) believes that this would “inject forward momentum in human progress”
“Let us promote the true spirit of democracy, strip pseudo-democracy of its various types of charade, and make international relations more democratic so as to inject forward momentum to human progress.”
“This January, the world’s largest public relations consultancy firm Edelman released a survey. In 2021, trust among Chinese citizens in their government was a record 91 percent, again topping the world and reaching the highest level in a decade. Polls conducted by Harvard University for many years also produced similar results. The world recognizes China’s democracy and we have full confidence in our path.”
“Human civilization, if compared to a garden, should be a diverse place in which democracy in different countries blooms like a hundred flowers. Setting a standard for democracy after the US system is undemocratic. Meddling in other countries’ internal affairs in the name of democracy would only hurt the people in those countries. Putting one’s own system on a pedestal is not just against the spirit of democracy, but also spells disaster for democracy.”
“We look forward to exchanges and mutual learning with other countries on the basis of equality.”
Bloomberg brought up a question on everyone’s mind, “What similarities are there between the current situation in Ukraine, and the question of Taiwan? How likely would you say conflict in the Taiwan Strait is at the moment?” Wang Yi’s first sentence dismissed any attempt at comparing the two dictator’s desires to gain territory, either which they believe is rightfully theirs and would function better under their control, or simply to gain access to natural resources. Calling it a “blatant act of double standards,” Wang Yi stated that “some people” were “being vocal about the principle of sovereignty on the Ukraine issue,” while having “kept undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan question. Wang professed to the world that “Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory” and that Taiwan’s independence should not be questioned outside of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) adding “the Taiwan question is entirely China’s internal affair.” Wang recognized that tension exists and continues to build on the Taiwan Strait, blaming it’s “root cause” is Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), founded in 1986.
Taking a drastic change of course, Wang directed a stern threat to America, should the U.S. become involved in the defense of Taiwan. Wang warned that aiding Taiwan would “bring unbearable consequences” to America and its citizens. The CCP believe that their government is a force to be reckoned with, holding over a hundred years of hidden human rights abuse, consistently funded by American corporations. Should the CCP decide to invade Taiwan, any involvement could spark a multination conflict, escalating to heights of potential world war.
Wang, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) believes Taiwan’s democracy is invalid, and that Taiwan will eventually “return to the embrace of the motherland,” and that “seeking foreign support to gain independence is a dead-end.”
“Its root cause is that the DPP authorities refuse to recognize the one-China principle and attempt to change the status quo that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one and the same China. The DPP authorities have sought to create “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan” to misrepresent Taiwan’s history and sever Taiwan’s roots.”
“The DPP authorities have sought to create ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’ to misrepresent Taiwan’s history and sever Taiwan’s roots. This, in the end, will only ruin Taiwan’s future.”
“Some people, while being vocal about the principle of sovereignty on the Ukraine issue, have kept undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan question. This is a blatant act of double standards.”
“Some forces in the US, in a bid to hold back China’s rejuvenation, have condoned and abetted the growth of separatist forces for “Taiwan independence” and tried to challenge and hollow out the one-China principle. This gravely violates the basic norms of international relations and puts the peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait in serious jeopardy.”
“This would not only push Taiwan into a precarious situation, but also bring unbearable consequences for the US side.”
“Taiwan’s future and hope lies in the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and reunification with the mainland, not in counting on the empty promises of external forces. Seeking foreign support to gain independence is a dead end. The scheme to use Taiwan to contain China is doomed to fail. Taiwan will eventually return to the embrace of the motherland.”
Interview from Taiwan:
The Taiwanese residents know all too well the horrors of communism, as many have fled from CCP rule, beyond the suppression of the Great Firewall (GFW), to start a new life. Many citizens of Taiwan fear their military is weaker and less coordinated than the People's Liberation Army of China, and for this reason a Chinese invasion remains in the back of many resident’s minds day-to-day.
I spoke to a Taiwanese resident through an encrypted messaging service, who had recently fled China, and asked a similar question from a civilian’s perspective.
Q: “Do you fear war with China, living in Taiwan?”
A: “I would be lying if I say no”
“I personally think that American army is not reliable if Taiwan is in war”
“I remember in press conference, USA said they would need 21 days or something if Taiwan get attacked”
Q: “In response to an invasion, what are Taiwan’s thoughts on America?”
A: “Partners, but definitely not as friend as Japan tho.”
“Japan once colonized Taiwan, just like how UK did with Hong Kong”
“They have good relationship because Japan actually helped Taiwan build infrastructure back in the old days”
“And if Taiwan get in war, Japan navy reinforcement could arrive in just a few hours”
“We supported trump just like Hong kongers do, because we already foresee Biden's failure. His family is deeply affiliated with China.”
The Taiwanese resident acknowledged that America has only two purposes for Taiwan: to act as a physical buffer against China, and for Taiwan’s semiconductors via Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which produces over fifty-percent [54%-55%] of the world’s semiconductors.
A: “As a buffer zone against china, and for tsmc”
While the Chinese Communist Party seeks to build a global unification between nations, they nation continues to commit internal atrocities, which are funded and enabled by American corporations, and government officials. These human rights abuses, and the authoritative totalitarian conditioning imposed on their own citizens can be traced back over one hundred years. In the modern age, much of these atrocities are hidden behind the front of manufacturing which are used by large scale American distributors. Beyond the low wages that are produces from these positions—if any—the workers are forcibly employed in these facilities, for both punishment and re-education purposes. Similar oppression exists under the guise of digital mass surveillance. Once these technologies were enabled in Chinese society, their use began to expand beyond national defense threats, targeting residents who engage in dissent, or speaking against the narrative.
“As General Secretary Xi Jinping has noted, ‘To understand the China of today, one must understand the CPC.’” said Wang Yi
China’s ethical treatment of their own citizens, brings question to the ethics of their own interpretation of “global unity.” While the ability to commit certain acts are normalized under the conditioning of the regime, the contribution from American entities which enable these practices to continue, makes them complicit in these crimes against humanity. Similar to the American company IBM building, providing, leasing, maintaining, and instructing the use of the counting machines, and punch cards used during the Holocaust, American companies today knowingly financially enable Xi Jinping to torture minorities and dissidents through labor and inhumane conditioning, often resulting in their demise.
China’s dream may become Taiwan’s nightmare, as the nations of the world watch in hopes that one will come to its aid. If other countries become involved in the battle for Taiwan’s independence, it could spark the beginning of a multi nation world war. Should imperialism exist in today’s modern age? Do oligarchs have a right to historic territories? Will Xi move to take Taiwan, and what could it mean for the U.S. economy?