086. Live Q&A: WHO Report On Virus Origins Raises Calls for Lab Origin Investigation | Crossroads

After the WHO released its report investigating the origins of the COVID-19 virus in China, its conclusions are now being called into question, and further investigations are raising calls for new investigations into a possible lab origin of the virus. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp we’ll discuss this story and others, and answer questions from the audience.

084. Communism Is Harming the Entire World

Former MEP: Communism Is Harming the Entire World
April 5, 2021 | By Minghui correspondent De Long
in Paris, France
Bernard Anthony, a former member of European
Parliament (MEP) from France, said in an interview
on March 27 that he had spent his entire life
combating communism. It is a fight between facts
and lies.
Anthony, 75, used to work in the pharmaceutical
industry in France before he served as an MEP for
15 years. He warned that, although the Berlin Wall
has fallen, communism still exists in China and
keeps expanding globally. Therefore, ending
communism is a responsibility for all of us.
More Dangerous Than the Virus
Anthony said communism had killed at least 100
million people and brought misery to billions of
citizens around the world. This makes communism
more dangerous than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and it can be considered a virulent variant
of the virus.
Anthony said it is necessary for us to counter the
CCP so that the tragedy that Chinese people are
experiencing will not spread to France and other
parts of the world.
When asked about his motivation for fighting
communism in the past several decades, Anthony
replied that with a deep faith, he has love for his
nation, home, and freedom and thus does not want to
see all those annihilated by communism through its
killing and genocide.
Because the issue of fighting communism is beyond
any one country’s capability, he proposed to tackle
the issue on an international level.
Crime of Genocide
The reporter who interviewed Anthony said there are
many discussions on the genocide committed by the
Nazis, but much fewer talks on the CCP’s atrocity
against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Because
of their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Falun Gong practitioners have been
severely tortured and some even became victims of
the forced organ harvesting.
Anthony said this is the worst case we could
imagine. For example, there are probably 100 films
on the Nazi crimes, but only one on the brutality of
communism. Therefore, people tend to focus on the
former. In the past few years, Anthony has worked
hard to advance trials against both the Nazis and
communism. For example, he had a meeting in Paris
urging an international court to process crimes
committed by the CCP.
The brutality of communism can be traced back to
the French Revolution, he added. One example is the
War in the Vendee region. The brutality of the CCP
is also unprecedented. Anthony cited former CCP
leader Mao Zedong, who once vowed to kill 100
times the scholars killed during the reign of Emperor
Shihuang in the Qin Dynasty. But based on numbers
of victims from various political movements, the
number of intellectuals Mao actually killed was at
least one thousand times that during the rule of
Emperor Shihuang, who executed 400 scholars. Communism Is an Evil Religion
Anthony said communism is not something new.
Although it appeared as state power for the first time
when the Soviet Union was established in 1917, its
theory had existed long before that. Some people
believe there were ideologies similar to communism
in Europe during the Middle Ages. Their common
grounds are confiscation of private property,
abolition of family, taking wives from others, and
cutting off ties between parents and children. With
all these changes, the only thing left is pursuit of
materialistic pleasure.
All these indicate that communism is a demon, a
man-made disaster that has infested the world.
Ironically, although communism opposes religions
on the surface, it is essentially a demonic religion
itself. With Marxism as doctrine and communist
members and administrators as clergy, it has
possessed ultimate power.
In China, for example, the CCP has infiltrated many
religions and brainwashed pastors. As a result, those
people are often spreading the communism ideology
on behalf of the CCP. Infiltration in France
Anthony said communism has been pushed through
various countries including France. It is dangerous to
assume the threat of communism is gone with the
collapse of the Berlin Wall.
Of course, the fall of the Berlin Wall was progress.
But that was not enough. This is because
communism still exists in China, North Korea, and
Cuba. Even in France, its ideologies exist in a subtle,
secret way, especially within the public education
system, universities, and news media.
For example, Vladimir Lenin founded the AllRussian Extraction Commission in 1917. Commonly
known as Cheka, it is a secret police organization.
Certain media in France are playing such roles.
Furthermore, communism has dominated many
cultural areas of the French society.
In addition, France had given many products and
technologies to China. There are actually a number
of lobby groups who unconditionally advocate for
China’s interest. Like former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, they have tried all means to reach
deals with communist China.
When he was still a businessman, Anthony said he
had attended forums to sell Airbus airplanes to
China. France also met the request from China to
provide its manufacturing process so that China
would not need to buy airplanes from France several
years later. France had lost these technologies to
China just like a toad unwittingly becoming a prey,
when it is charmed by the opened mouth of a cobra.
Not Collaborating with CCP in Any Form
In a recent article, Anthony emphasized that we
should know that the threat from the CCP not only
affects Chinese people, but also other countries.
China has stolen many industries from France. When
selling products to China, France also gave away
technologies. This happened in the aircraft industry
and some other businesses. Anthony said the current
situation with the pandemic is disappointing.
Coming from the pharmaceutical industry, he knew
France once dominated in pharmaceuticals. But those days are gone, because the CCP has taken
control of both the economy and ideology.
One may wonder why China wants to develop
aircraft carriers or equip nuclear weapons on its
intercontinental rockets. Apparently, invading
Taiwan is not its end goal. Expanding its military
power to other regions fits its agenda of securing its
economic dominance.
Citing quotes from Pope Pius XI, Anthony said
communism is fundamentally evil and history had
proven this. Therefore, to preserve our civilization,
we should not collaborate with communism in any
Raising Awareness
Letting more people know these facts through radio
and television stations is very important, said
Anthony. Thousands of people from various
backgrounds had supported him for an international
trial against communism. But it still has not become
a reality. For the Nazis, the Nuremberg Tribunal had
executed key criminals. Right now, the focus is not whom to execute; Rather, we need to explain facts of
history and establish a detailed record.
Anthony said the society we are living in is messy,
but we have to face it. The education system has
flaws and the media system has been infiltrated. That
is why more independent and free radio and
television networks are needed. We need to work on
building these networks because it is not fighting for
an ideology, but a battle for truth.

083.How Race Is Weaponized


“Do not use justice for blacks as an excuse to destroy this nation,” says Bob Woodson. A veteran of the civil rights movement, he argues that the legacy of the civil rights movement is being perverted and weaponized to punish whites. Today, we discuss the devastating human cost of the “race grievance industry” he believes is gripping America today.

081. Tombstone Redemption

92-Year-Old Man’s Confession Is a Testimony of the Brutality of the Chinese Communist Party

April 3, 2021 | By Sun Qiang(Minghui.org)
There was an article circulating online in 2012 about a 92-year-old man who requested his family include six accounts of guilt on his tombstone. His family was hesitant since people usually record their merits and achievements on their tombstones, not wrongdoings.
But the man was insistent. Reflecting on his journey of life, he was always regretting over these sins, leaving his soul tortured. Again and again, he had pleaded to Buddha for forgiveness. Buddha smiled at him, but did not say a word. That is why he decided to record his sins and begged for forgiveness, so that his soul would rest in peace.
This man’s surname is Xu and he was born in 1920. It is unclear whether he is still alive today. He life journey has been a testimony of the brutality of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “This is repentance from a 92-year-old citizen. But how many more people need to repent over their sins?” wrote this article.
Below is the testimony of the man.
* * *
First Account: Taking Watches from Dead American Pilots
In March 1942, one aircraft from Flying Tigers (The First American Volunteer Group, AVG) crashed into the woods behind my village. Two pilots parachuted out and landed at the hill of Erlang Mountain.
At that time I was cutting firewood in the area. After rushing there, I saw the parachutes hung on trees and the two pilots lying on the piles of rocks with blood all over. I got close and found both of them had died. I stood there for a while and somehow had the weird thought of checking if they had any valuables. In the end, I took both of their watches.
The next day, township government (Republic of China) sent someone to move the bodies to Chongqing. When people carried them past the village, I stayed in my home and dared not go out looking. I was ashamed of myself: gosh! These Americans came here to help us fight the invading Japanese. We should be very thankful, but I instead took their watches. Was I a human being?
I felt bad since then. In 1948 I could not hold it any more. I borrowed some money as travel expense and went to Chongqing. I then threw both watches into the Jialing River as a way of returning them to the pilots. I then felt a little better.
I am an ordinary person. When the Republic of China government called for people to enlist to fight the Japanese, I joined the army. When the troop arrived in Fuling, however, I fled as a deserter. After the CCP took power in 1949, there were many political campaigns condemning the Kumintang (KMT, ruling party of the Republic of China), I even publicly criticized it for conscription.
I felt so bad, because I have let down my forefathers and ancestors. Millions of fellow Chinese had joined the army and sacrificed for our country. Who still remembers them after the CCP took power in 1949? We have erected merit monuments for them and for the Flying Tigers, because they are true heroes. For me, I only deserve a tombstone of guilt.
Second Account: Killing a Landlord in Land Reform
Representatives from the land reform task force came to my village in 1951 to push forward this campaign and kill landlords. In fact, several landlords in the village were nice and generous, and they got along well with villagers. Although the task force officials held meetings every day, instigating villagers to attack the landlords, there was little progress after two weeks.
Supervisor Hu was impatient. He came to me and another two young men in the village, saying there was a quota from the county that one out of three landlords in our village needed to be killed. Since the class struggle meeting did not go well as he had planned, he hoped we could help call out slogans. This way, at least the meeting would continue.
Somehow I was muddleheaded and agreed. During the meeting that evening, I was the first one to call out, “Down the local tyrants and evil gentry!” “We support land reform!” “Eliminate the landlord class!” Several other young men also joined me.
Seeing the meeting warmed up, Hu loudly reprimanded a landlord named Zhao Renhou and listed his “crimes” of exploiting farmers.
“Don’t you agree Zhao has exploited us?” he raised his voice and asked the crowd.
“Yes, he is!” replied several of us who had the pre-meeting the day before.
“Should we execute him?” he continued.
“Yes!” we answered loudly.
“Now several of you push him out,” he ordered.
We then took Zhao from the meeting out to the yard.
As soon as we got there, Hu asked us to stand by the side. Then there was a gun shot, followed by another one. Zhao collapsed to the ground. All the villagers were shocked. We did not know to “execute” him would mean to kill him. We thought it was driving him out of the meeting place. This way, we lost our conscience and caused Zhao’s death. What an enormous sin!
Third Account: Not Saving a Rightist in Time
Several years later, the Anti-Rightist Campaign started. One intellectual came to the village in 1957 and his last name was also Hu. We heard that his crime was attacking socialism and communism. Hu was thin and weak, as if wind could strike him down. He joined labor work in the people’s commune during the day and kept coughing. At night, he slept at a deserted temple on the edge of the village. The village head treated him badly. We also stayed away from him to avoid trouble.
On the 10th day after Hu came, I went to the pond near the village in the morning to water the land. Suddenly I saw him struggling in the water, and I knew it was a suicide attempt out of despair. I was then debating myself: If I save him, it could bring me trouble; If I do not save him, it is a human life after all. After a while, I jumped in the pond to save him in the end. But it was too late and he had drowned already. Later on, several militiamen came and buried him by covering him with some hay.
In the past few decades, I felt remorse whenever passing there. Although he was hopeless and was killing himself, and saving him might mean more suffering, he was nonetheless a human being.
Four Account: Resorting to Eating the Flesh of a Corpse During the Great Famine
Then there was the notorious Great Leap Forward in 1958. Everyone was bragging, claiming tens of kilos of grains per mu (hundreds of times higher than the actual yield). It was also reported that all barns in the villages were filled to the top.
All these were lies. The harvest was normal, but no one harvested the crops, as all the strong villagers were busy “producing” steel in the backyard furnaces. People’s commune officials led us to fill hay in the barns. We also put some grain on the top for inspection by higher officials.
All these led to the Great Chinese Famine between 1959 and 1961. Lots of people in the villages died, including my parents, wife, and some relatives. My two children and I miraculously survived. When there was no food and in such desperate state, I cooked the flesh of my cousin’s corpse… It’s too gruesome to describe further, but this is an additional sin.
Fifth Account: Disobeying Tradition and Burning Buddha Statues
During the Cultural Revolution, officials forced villagers to pledge loyalty to Mao Zedong, then CCP leader. After removing portraits of forefathers and ancestors, we replaced them with Mao and his right-hand man Lin Biao. Before every meal, we had to pledge our loyalty to Mao, send out best wishes, and sing songs.
During those 10 years of the Cultural Revolution, we did not dare to commemorate our forefathers and ancestors. This was wrong. Furthermore, the militiamen and I had also burned Buddha statues. This is another sin.
Six Account: Grandson Became a Corrupt Officer
My grandson graduated from college in 1990 and had two job options. One option was becoming a high school teacher and another was become secretary for the county officials. I was stubborn, thinking being a teacher had no future. So I insisted my grandson go work for the officials.
Now, my grandson has become a county-level official himself and good at corruption, bribery, gambling, and visiting prostitutes. That is, he became a scourge in the region. It is all my fault!
* * *
In the end, the author of the online article said these wrongdoings were not just this old man’s fault. Instead, it was the tragedy of Chinese people.
Through various political campaigns, the CCP had caused about 80 million deaths, which exceeded the death tolls of the two World Wars. “There are 800 million people in China, how could it be without internal fighting?” Mao once said. He also planned to have political movements like the cultural revolution once every 7 or 8 years.
Three Types of Disgrace
All these were rooted in the CCP, whose core values are class struggle, hatred, brutality and lies.
“Every Chinese person needs reflection like this,” commented a netizen.
“This old man’s repentance is a testimony of the Chinese history and all can be attributed to the CCP,” another one wrote.
“No matter voluntarily or passively, we all committed sins,” someone wrote, “As long as the CCP exists, our nation will be in a state of disaster.”
Renowned Chinese scholar Qian Zhongshu said there were types of disgrace in the era of the Cultural Revolution: the humiliation of the victims, the shame of those persecutors, and the blame of those bystanders. If so, aren’t we responsible for the absurdity to some degree?
One woman said her mother was born in 1918, two years older than the 92-year-old man. Her mother always told her not to do bad things, so she and her siblings had always followed their conscience. Nonetheless, one of her classmates attacked her during a political movement so badly that she lost hope. She attempted suicide – fortunately she was saved.
“I could not understand why so many Chinese went insane and blindly listened to Mao’s incitement to do bad deeds?” she wrote. Therefore, when her employer suggested she join the Party in later years, she said no. She explained that being a CCP member was not an honor. To her surprise, people laughed at her because of this.
The classmate who attacked her later found her, but this woman refused to forgive her. “I am a Christian and my mother told me to pardon others,” she wrote, “But I could not understand why she was so bad and I am unable to forgive her.”
Quitting the CCP
On March 3, 2021, a group of 15 renounced membership in the CCP organizations through the website of The Epoch Times. These organizations also include the CCP’s junior associations of the Communist Youth League and the Communist Young Pioneers.
One of these people was Long Yan. Like other Chinese people, Long was told since childhood that the CCP is good and serves the people. “Gradually we found these were all lies,” she wrote. After overcoming the internet blockade and accessing overseas information, she found that history is different from what she was told. “The CCP has hardly done anything other than harming Chinese people,” she continued.
Long said her parents had worked hard, hoping she and others would succeed and become good people. But at school, what she learned was fake history, fake politics, and fake culture. “How can you become a good person given such an education?” she asked.
Fortunately, she has now learned traditional culture, the real story of Falun Gong, and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It is important to come back to the traditional values, embrace goodness, and reject the CCP, she explained.

079. The Man Behind the Scene

Opinion: The Man Behind China’s Raging Nationalist Campaigns Against the US

April 3, 2021
The Epoch Times Commentary
Though it may not be clear that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is collapsing for many westerners, the Chinese are quite certain the crash of the Chinese regime is imminent as over 375 million Chinese have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
The CCP—which is on the verge of a crisis—has again raised the banner of nationalism in order to save itself.
It has been a regular tactic over the past century when it has been cornered and has had no other choice.
The latest nationalist campaign started with the CCP’s diplomatic system when Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on March 18 that the United States had “deep concerns with actions by China, including Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber-attacks on the United States, [and] economic coercion toward our allies.”
In the midst of the diplomatic dilemma, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League (CYL) joined in to initiate a heated boycott of foreign goods, with the CCP’s official mouthpieces provoking nationalist sentiment along the way.
Taken altogether, this incident shows that Wang Huning, a current member of the CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee, who controls not only the CYL but also the CCP’s Publicity Department, and has the official media as one of his tools, that he is controlling the diplomatic system from behind the scenes.
Staged Confrontation in Alaska
At the two-day senior-level Alaska talks between China and the United States on March 18 and 19, the two sides to the talks, led by Chinese foreign policy official Yang Jiechi, and Blinken for the United States, respectively, crossed fire with full force at the beginning of their talks, bringing their conflict under the international spotlight.
Yang spoke for 17 minutes without giving time for translation in between. The most surprising remark he made was: “the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength. The U.S. side was not even qualified to say such things even 20 years or 30 years ago, because the Chinese people don’t buy it.”
As many people have said, Yang’s words were for the Chinese to hear, in order to intensify a new wave of anti-U.S. sentiment among domestic Little Pinks (a pejorative term to describe youths indoctrinated by the Chinese regime). Yang’s performance was also for the head of the CCP Xi Jinping.
After Yang and the CCP’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi dramatically opened the talks with guns blazing, the CCP’s official media quickly cooperated and made a big deal out of it. A post on the CCP’s mouthpiece, People’s Daily’s Weibo was bilingual, with Yang’s words in Chinese and an English sentence “Stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.” The video of Yang’s speech went viral on China’s internet and was met with an outpouring of fanfare from the Little Pinks.
Both Yang and Wang were acting for Xi Jinping. It is true that, just like fighting against the epidemic, foreign affairs are also under Xi’s “personal leadership and personal deployment,” with Xi not daring to leave it to others. The CCP’s foreign ministry appears to have nothing to do with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Who is behind Xi, then? It’s Wang Huning, the so-called state advisor.
Wang is in charge of an array of areas, including the CCP’s party building work, ideology, and propaganda. He is also a member of various committees, including the Central Comprehensively Deepening Reforms Commission, Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission, and Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission.
The most striking thing is that Wang was the only member of the Politburo Standing Committee who accompanied Xi to meet with diplomatic envoys of foreign countries on July 17, 2019, as secretary of the Party’s Secretariat, which was the first time in many years. Wang is believed to have replaced Li Keqiang to assist Xi in directing diplomacy.
That is to say, the CCP’s diplomatic system has also become a territory of Wang’s meddling.
In addition, the CCP’s propaganda itself is under Wang’s control, and it is not difficult to judge that Wang is manipulating it behind the scenes.
Boycott Sparked by Controversial Xinjiang
The issue of Xinjiang cotton having sparked a boycott of foreign goods is related to several foreign companies including H&M that publicly stated last year they would stop sourcing their cotton from Xinjiang due to human rights concerns in the region.
After the European Union (EU) and many western countries sanctioned CCP officials over human rights issues in Xinjiang on March 22, the CCP’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the same day, retaliatory sanctions against 10 European officials and four entities, intensifying the conflict between the Chinese regime and the international community, and creating a weird undercurrent in China’s political situation.
On March 24, the CYL raked up the past on its Weibo account, uploading H&M’s statement last year about its boycott of the sweatshop product Xinjiang cotton, asking H&M to “stop yuejipengci” in English.
It explained in another post that “yuejipengci” in Chinese means “going beyond one’s capacity to fake an incident for money.” This is also a follow-up to the statement made by Yang Jiechi during the U.S.-China talks in Alaska, which represents a rogue diplomatic phrase: “Chinese people don’t buy this.”
Starting with CYL settling scores, almost all of the Chinese regime’s official media, including CCTV and People’s Daily, launched an all-out attack on H&M at about the same time. The storm spread rapidly to more than a dozen international brands such as Nike and Adidas.
At her March 25 regular press conference, the CCP’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying showed a photo of American slaves from more than 100 years ago and compared it to the current color photo of Xinjiang, arguing that the United States also used black slaves to grow cotton over 100 years ago. However, the so-called “black slaves picking cotton” photo she showed to foreign journalists was exposed by U.S. Newsweek to be a postcard from the archives of the Library of Congress entitled: “Sharecropper Sam Williams with family members and laborers in cotton field.”
Why did a statement released a year ago from H&M become compromising material to be used now by the CCP’s official media? Why did it suddenly ignite a national movement in China against foreign brands? Why did the CCP’s organizations including its domestic propaganda system and its foreign ministry spokesperson, join the fray? Obviously, just like the performance of senior Chinese diplomats in Alaska, they were prepared in a coordinated effort.
The CYL is a so-called mass organization of the CCP, a channel for the CCP to connect with Chinese people, especially young people, and Wang is the superintendent of the CYL, with ideology and propaganda also under Wang’s direct supervision. The Chinese regime’s diplomacy is manipulated by Wang from behind the scenes. Therefore, this nationalist drama appears to be under the command of Xi Jinping, the so-called super authority in China, but Wang is the true director.
Xi’s Leftward Turn Is Designed by Wang
In recent years, Xi has made frequent moves to the left, showing a tendency to emulate Mao Zedong in various fields. Early on, he asked senior CCP officials to study the writings of Mao Zedong in order to deal with trade negotiations with the United States. Many of Xi’s speeches were copied from Mao.
Xi claims that “time and momentum are on our side.” In his domestic policies, he boasts about the allegedly fake human miracle of poverty eradication, and he puts forward a so-called 2035 Vision Plan. In his foreign policies, he regards the world trend as “the East is rising and the West is falling,” and the United States as his number one enemy. These are all signs indicating the rise of nationalism across the board.
Xi’s leftward turn is due to the fact that he has been deeply influenced not only by the CCP culture but also by Wang Huning, who has easy access to him.
Wang, known as the “state advisor for three dynasties (he has served two previous CCP general secretaries Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao and the current general secretary Xi),” first helped Jiang Zemin package the so-called “Jiang Zemin Theory,” and later was an important promoter of Hu’s theory “Scientific Outlook on Development.” He is also the author of Xi’s “Chinese Dream” and the so-called Xi’s Thought that was added to the CCP’s party constitution at the 19th National Congress of the CCP.
After the 19th National Congress of the CCP, a series of internal speeches by Xi Jinping that revealed his ideological orientation was published in the party media, and many of them were designed by Wang. It is said that even when Xi attends international conferences, Wang prepares some small notes for him.
See How Wang’s Nationalist Farce Ends
Despite Xi’s intention to rely on it, Wang’s proud work has been exposed from time to time as a backhanded compliment.
For example, the rise of nationalism in the previous two years, represented by the documentary “Amazing China” to glorify the CCP, was shattered by a sudden trade conflict between the United States and China. In addition, it revealed the reality that China has long relied on the West for its core technologies. At the time, a group of CCP officials spoke out through pro-Beijing Hong Kong media, implicitly criticizing Wang’s propaganda system for bringing harm to the country.
Last year, just after the outbreak of the CCP virus pandemic in Wuhan, China, the Publicity Department under Wang’s control released a propaganda book, “A Battle Against Epidemic: China Combats The Novel Coronavirus in 2020” in late February, touting Xi’s “major country leader’s love for the people.” The book, initially due to be published in five languages including English, was pulled off shelves less than a week after its release due to the negative feedback. A Beijing citizen, Xue Fumin, reported under his real name that Wang, as a member of the CCP’s Standing Committee in charge of propaganda, should be held politically accountable for his lack of care for the people.
Although Wang has been repeatedly protected by Xi, the CCP’s propaganda system has become a subject of ridicule for Chinese citizens, and for the international community.
Yang’s remark “China doesn’t buy it” has been ridiculed by Chinese netizens, making similar sentences out of the template. For example, “China doesn’t buy the American way, but only Mao’s cultural revolution way”; “China doesn’t buy the American way, but only the way that caused 30 million peoples’ death in the three-year famine.”
The current Boxer-Rebellion style boycott of foreign goods has now begun to take a turn for the worse. Videos are seen on Weibo of people burning Nike sneakers and cutting H&M clothes to vent their anger, and a shopping mall removed H&M’s outdoor billboards.
Amid all this chaos, a Little Pink in Zhengzhou was taken away by police at a protest site for boycotting H&M.
Then certain CCP’s media began to call for vigilance against “bad guys” who acted too aggressively in the boycott campaign.
An article entitled “Bad people are mixed in with the masses who boycott H&M,” published on March 26 in Nanfang Daily, a mouthpiece of the CCP’s Guangdong provincial committee, asked its readers to “be wary of some irrational actions and attempts to muddy the water with the intention of high-level backhand compliment.”
Is it the Little Pinks or the CCP’s mouthpiece being ironic? Of course, it is the CCP’s own mouthpiece, because they started the push for a boycott.
Some netizens said that people should not blindly follow trends, as this results in following the CCP.
In fact, it is not difficult to imagine that the so-called anti-Japanese patriotic demonstrations that occurred ten years ago in China were eventually stabilized. The CCP fanned the flames of nationalism then too against Japan and Japanese companies.
The CCP claims that it wants people to be patriotic, but in reality, it does not allow it. Loving the country makes the Party’s rule unstable. It actually wants people to blindly love the CCP. In a country where there are no human rights, no freedom of thought, no freedom of speech, and where even citizens are afraid to appeal to the government, there is only a nationalist drama manipulated by those in power, and when the time comes to disperse, it is time to disperse.
Yue Shan is a freelance writer who used to work for CCP’s government organizations and listed Chinese real estate companies in his early years. He is familiar with the inner workings of the CCP’s system and its political and business relations and is dedicated to analyzing Chinese politics and current trends. He has been a long-time contributor to several Chinese media outlets based in the US and Taiwan.

077. Renowned Chinese Women Writers: Different Choices, Different Fates

Renowned Chinese Women Writers: Different Choices, Different Fates

April 3, 2021 |   By Yi Fan

(Minghui.org) Eileen Chang (also known as Zhang Ailing, 1920 – 1995) was one of the most famous Chinese-born American writers. But her wisdom was well beyond writing.

Like Chang, several other women were also known for their writing talent in the 1940s, including Su Qing (1914 – 1982) and Guan Lu (1907 – 1982). Unlike Chang, neither Su nor Guan produced major writings after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power in 1949. Furthermore, both suffered tremendously for decades before their miserable death.

What caused their paths to be so different?

Clarity on the Red Terror

Chang was born in a prestigious family. Her grandfather was Zhang Peilun, a senior naval commander in the Qing Dynasty, and her grandmother was Li Ju’ou, eldest daughter of Li Hongzhang, one of the most powerful officials in the Qing Dynasty.

Educated bilingually in Shanghai, Chang became famous in China in the 1940s. In the meantime, she was wary of the emerging communism in intellectuals. When describing the May Fourth Movement, an incident in 1919 that triggered the birth of the CCP, Chang said it “changed everyone’s voice to its voice.”

Due to her affection for the land and its people, Chang did not leave China immediately after the CCP took power in 1949. As requested by CCP officials, she wrote two novels in 1950 that fit the Party’s narratives. Nonetheless, she declared in her books, “Politics determines everything. Even if you run away, politics will find you.”

Also in that year, Chang was arranged to participate in two months of the Land Reform movement. That experience turned out to be painful. She found herself unable to keep writing “heroic” stories for the CCP. “Those ‘monumental’ types of writing are not my style. And I don’t want to try,” she wrote.

Unable to to tolerate the CCP’s self-criticism sessions and “thought transformation,” she fled to Hong Kong in July 1952 at age 32.

While in Hong Kong, Chang wrote two novels, The Rice Sprout Song: a Novel of Modern China and Naked Earth. Both were published after she moved to the U.S., and they are still banned in China today.

In these two novels, Chang describes the brutal Land Reform, Three-Anti Campaign, and Korean War. The stories depicted how the CCP tortured people and controlled their minds. They also revealed the totalitarian regime’s destruction of mankind. “We are living in a hasty era–the damage has started and more is coming,” she wrote.

Later on, Chang’s works became even more famous in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and many other regions. The CCP invited her for a visit, but she declined.

Communism: A Toxic Regimen for “Happiness”

Chang’s best friend, Su Qing, had a quite different story. Unlike Chang, who longed for a traditional life, Su was heavily influenced by communist ideas. She downplayed marriage and promoted cohabitation. But this pill of pursuing happiness turned out to be a seed for endless bitterness and pain.

With that thought of sexual freedom, Su divorced her husband and had extramarital relationships with several men. She documented these affairs in her semi-autobiography, first Ten Years of Marriage published in 1943 and then Continuation of Ten Years of Marriage published in 1947. Although these books became best-sellers at the time, her advocacy for sexual freedom and explicit description of psychology on sexual relations nonetheless stunned intellectuals and society in general.

Because of that, Su broke off her friendship with Chang and pushed many people away from traditional values of family and marriage. Moreover, the books became a target in major political campaigns. She was jailed in 1955 and again attacked in the Cultural Revolution. These experiences also affected her children, leaving them poorly educated and discriminated against. In her final years, Su could not afford her medical bills. “I just want to die sooner,” she once told her friend. Her son, a street vendor, returned home in December 1982 and found that she had died.

Jailed for 11 Years

If Su was a victim of communist ideology, Guan Lu can be considered a piece of cannon fodder of the CCP’s ruthless political system.

Guan first studied philosophy at Nation Central University and then switched to language studies. At the time, she was already famous for writing. In early 1932, she joined the CCP. In 1937, top CCP leaders instructed her to contact Pan Hannian, a key CCP intelligence officer. Pan told Guan to work as a spy together with underground CCP member Li Shiqun.

“If someone says you are a traitor [of the CCP], you cannot defend yourself. Otherwise, it will not work,” Pan said. Guan agreed and played as a traitor.

Several years later, the CCP sent another spy to work with Li and turned down Guan’s request to end her spying activities. Instead, Guan was instructed to work with invading Japanese officials and intellectuals for intelligence. Once again, Guan unconditionally obeyed the order and sacrificed her reputation. She worked as an editor for a Japanese magazine as a celebrity traitor. Guan repeatedly asked to reveal her identify as an underground CCP member, but her requests were always denied.

After the invading Japanese surrendered in 1945, the situation did not improve. Many people condemned her as a traitor, and the CCP did not provide clarification. Furthermore, top CCP leaders told her boyfriend Wang Bingnan to end his relationship with Guan because of her reputation. After receiving a breakup letter from Wang in 1946, the then-39-year-old Guan had her heart broken.

In 1955, Guan was jailed to explain her history as a Chinese traitor. She wasn’t released until three years later. In 1967, she was jailed again. This time she was imprisoned for eight years. It was not until March 1980 that top CCP leadership redressed her reputation. Guan finished her memoir several months later and committed suicide in December.

A Daughter Who Betrayed Her Father

The CCP emphasizes dang xing (Party characteristics). When personal values or interests conflict with the Party’s interests, one should yield to the Party unconditionally. This occurred to nearly all CCP members including Guan. Another example is Fu Dongju (1924 – 2007), who betrayed her father, senior Kuomintang (KMT) military leader Fu Zuoyi.

In summer 1946, Fu Dongju graduated from college and began to work as an editor in Tianjin. She transferred a large amount KMT military intelligence to the CCP without her father’s knowledge. She also joined the CCP the following year.

In fall 1948, CCP leaders instructed Fu, then 24, to join her father in Beijing as an undercover agent. This was because the CCP would attack the city soon and Fu’s father was in charge of the defense. Fu followed the order and stayed next to her father as a spy in the name of looking after him.

Fu obtained the KMT’s top secrets by taking pictures of confidential files locked in a safe. The safe was in her father’s bedroom and Fu knew the password, but her father kept the key with him at all times. Fu used chocolate to trick her five-year-old brother for the key. Her younger brother asked for a hug from their father and begged him to tell him a story. After getting the key, Fu went to the safe and took pictures of the files when her father was having meetings. The key would then be returned by her brother to their father. CCP officials later said the intelligence obtained this way was the most valuable information at the time.

Fu’s father did not like the CCP, and he debated whether to negotiatiate with the CCP. In the final days, out of frustration, sometimes he slapped himself in the face and even hit his head against the wall. Fu frequently reported her father’s words and actions to Cui Yueli, another undercover CCP spy. Cui then sent the information to top CCP leaders through telegraphs. This intelligence allowed the CCP to maintain a strategic advantage.

It was not until the last minute that her father learned of Fu’s betrayal. He called her “disloyal, unrighteous, a despicable servant.”

Like Guan, Fu’s devotion to the CCP ended only in misery. During the Cultural Revolution, she was targeted as an anti-CCP class enemy. When she visited her father, who could hardly protect himself, Fu was told, “You do not need to come anymore.” Her father died in April 1974.

Fu also had a difficult life in her later years. Her small stipend was not enough to cover her medical expenses. During the CCP’s housing reform, existing owners could pay a small amount of money to become real owners. But she could not even afford that. Her father had turned in many private properties in the past, but CCP officials simply ignored that period of history.

In her final years, Fu said she gradually came to understand her father’s thoughts about the CCP, but it was too late. She died in 2007.

The tragedy was not limited to the father and daughter. Fu Zuoyi’s brother, Fu Zuogong, was a Ph.D. student at Columbia University. Following his brother’s advice, Fu Zuogong returned to China and was targeted as a rightist. He died of hunger in Jiabiangou in 1960, the peak of China’s Great Famine.


In traditional Chinese culture, people strove to live in harmony with heaven and earth. By embracing the merits of mutual honesty, loyalty, and respect, they were blessed for thousands of years.

There were also many well-known women in Chinese history such as Mulan and Mu Guiying. Their stories inspired Chinese people, men and women alike, to help other people and serve the greater society. But when the CCP came with its ideology of class struggle, hatred, and lies, everything changed.

Wei Junyi, Chinese editor and short-story writer, once told her daughter in regret, “When I joined the CCP, I was ready to devote myself to the Party. But I did not know I had to sacrifice my conscience.”

How many people will learn from the lessons of Chang, Su, Guan, and Fu? Only time will tell.


076. Chinese Communists’ Germ Warfare Research

Chinese Communists’ Germ Warfare Research

The Epoch Times Commentary by Betsy McCaughey
March 31, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party is good at hiding mass killings. There are no monuments in China to the millions who were starved during the Great Leap Forward under Mao in the 1960s or to the throngs mowed down at Tiananmen Square. Now, the CCP is covering up the origins of COVID-19, which has killed 2.7 million so far.
The CCP’s fingerprints are all over the joint World Health Organization-China report on the virus’s origins leaked Monday. China barred international scientists from collecting data, inspecting labs, scrutinizing medical records, or even having unmonitored talks with Chinese scientists. WHO even gave China veto power over the report’s contents. It’s a coverup.
The report argues that the virus probably spread from bats to another animal species (yet to be identified, despite testing thousands of species) and then leaped to humans in the city of Wuhan.
A tragic fluke of nature that coincidentally unfolded in the only city in China with a maximum security research lab investigating viruses.
Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doesn’t buy it. The most likely scenario, he says, is that the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab. A mountain of circumstantial evidence supports that idea, though international investigators are being blocked from confirming it.
Wuhan Institute scientists collected viral samples from bat caves, including the virus most closely resembling the cause of COVID-19. At the lab, scientists used mice genetically engineered to have lungs like humans and infected these mice with the virus.
In the fall of 2019, just before the outbreak, the Wuhan Institute took its virus data offline, according to the MIT Technology Review. The Institute is stonewalling.
The WHO-China report argues that a lab leak is an “extremely unlikely” explanation for the pandemic because lab accidents are “rare.” That’s laughable. They’re not rare. Viruses can leak out of high security labs on workers’ clothing or accidentally infect a worker. In 2018, U.S. embassy personnel in Beijing alerted the State Department of the low safety standards at the Wuhan Institute, but China resisted international monitoring.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautions that “most signs point to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the source of COVID-19.”
Though Pompeo is suggesting an accident, Chinese researchers admit their research goal is biological weapons, including viruses that “target specific ethnicities.” That’s horrifying.
The United States must prepare for this threat. Biological warfare is a top priority of China’s President Xi Jinping. Defending against it has to be a top U.S. priority.
Yet, Washington pols are complacent. The United States lacks an extensive system of surveillance testing. When commercial and government labs test specimens for routine medical reasons, they should also be randomly sampling for new viruses and bacteria invisibly invading the country. That will alert the nation early, instead of being caught off guard when emergency rooms are suddenly flooded with patients sickened by an unknown disease.
The CARES Act, passed last March, provides only $500 million for surveillance testing, a token 1/60th of 1 percent of the trillions spent in response to COVID this past year. Washington pols have used the pandemic as a pretext to ramp up spending on their favorite causes—from teachers unions and performing arts centers to high-spending Democratic-run state and city governments—instead of preparing the nation to defend against future viral attacks.
There will be future pandemics. But information about China’s bioweaponry research is a valuable wake-up call. Now politicians must heed it.
Instead, Democrats in Maryland attacked Redfield on Monday, insisting that blaming China for the pandemic “put a big bull’s-eye” on people of Asian descent. That’s nonsense. Hate crimes against Asian Americans are deplorable, but the U.S. government must not be deterred from seeking the truth about the pandemic or China’s biological weaponry.
Most Chinese Americans understand that China is a rogue nation with no respect for human life. That’s why they choose to live here.
Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a political commentator, constitutional expert, syndicated columnist, and author of several books, including “The Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn,” and “The Next Pandemic.” She is also a former lieutenant governor of New York.

075. Professor’s Speech Reveals Beijing’s Shortcut to Success

China in Focus (March 31): Professor’s Speech Reveals Beijing’s Shortcut to Success
A Chinese expert says Beijing copied its way to the world’s front row. And now, the Chinese regime uses that leverage to get away with aggression toward the West.
Hong Kong’s special status is still long gone, in keeping with former President Donald Trump’s policy. The city is now considered no different than mainland China, a shift that holds severe consequences for the financial hub.
Hong Kong’s democracy has all but faded. This, after Beijing cuts down on opposition from the city’s electoral system.
A historic moment for Taiwan. For the first time in 42 years, a U.S. ambassador visits the island.
And China says it would welcome a visit from the United Nations to its Xinjiang region. But adds that it will not allow investigations into reported abuse of the Uyghur ethnic minority.
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074. The Reality Behind China’s Strong Economy (Part 1): Sacrifice of the Chinese People

The Reality Behind China’s Strong Economy (Part 1): Sacrifice of the Chinese People

March 29, 2021 | By Xi Yuan (Minghui.org)
China has been the world’s second-largest economy for a decade. Some people credit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for making it happen. As analyzed below, the growing clout of China came at the expense of Western countries, including the U.S., as well as China’s own people.
Wishful Thinking That Went Astray
The CCP had been implementing a planned economy in its early years ruling China. This suppressed China’s potential and isolated China’s economy from the rest of the world. The situation changed in the 1970s when Western countries, especially the United States, began to help China.
It started during the cold war when the U.S.-led capitalist countries faced the military mighty power of the Soviet Union-led communism bloc. At that time, Beijing, though in the communist camp, broke away from the Soviet Union. U.S. academics came up with an idea to pull China into the capitalist side to isolate the Soviet Union.
The U.S. plan was called the “Peaceful Revolution”: to do business with China and gradually absorb it into the world’s capitalist economic system; this would eventually transform China into capitalism economically, and in the meantime push it into a democratic free country politically.
The U.S. President Nixon visited Beijing in 1972. At that time, the CCP’s Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976) had almost brought China’s economy to the brink of collapse. The U.S.’ peaceful revolution came at the right time to save the CCP. The CCP then announced the start of its economic reform in 1978.
The U.S. provided China with many free technologies and poured in hundreds of billions of dollars. It opened the market of the U.S. and the Western world to China. It also helped Beijing join the World Trade Organization (WTO) even after the Soviet Union collapsed and the CCP launched the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
However, there was a loophole in this plan of “Peaceful Revolution” concept: If Beijing wanted to become a qualified player in the capitalist economic system, it must abandon its communist ideology and more importantly, give up its privilege to enslave the over one billion Chinese people.
The CCP would not accept it. So it played its old trick – cheating. It promised changes, which were to happen at a later time, but most of which never happened. In the meantime, the CCP raked in the benefits from collaborating with the West right away.
The CCP adopted the capitalist economy as it had no other way to survive. But in its propaganda, it told the Chinese people that this market economy is the primary stage of socialism, or the “Socialist Market Economy with Chinese characteristics.”
Once the CCP loosened its reign on the economy, the Chinese people worked diligently to create an economic boom, with their heritage of traditional Chinese values: hardworking, wisdom, and saving.
Therefore, China’s economic achievement was due to the U.S.’ offering the opportunity and support, as well as Chinese people working hard to create wealth. In the meantime, the wishful thinking of Western countries driving China’s political reform through economic development did not happen. Instead of joining the free world ideologically, Beijing gradually grew to gain more resources to suppress people domestically and push its communist agenda globally.
In the Name of Communism: The Birth of a New Elite Class
From Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto to the Soviet Union and communist China, the communist propaganda has always been serving the poor to achieve egalitarianism. Almost without exception, however, this sugar-coated lie ended up with brutality, totalitarianism, and an elite group that suppresses people politically while amassing fortune economically.
Where did the money go in China? A few numbers from different researchers may offer a glimpse: China Merchants Bank reported in 2019 that 2% of the people in China controls 80% of the wealth, and Beijing University reported that China’s Gini Coefficient was 0.73 in 2014 (a country is considered as having big income gaps if the number is greater than 0.4 and severe income gap if greater than 0.5).
The CCP officials use the power they have to grab wealth from the Chinese people. The benefit of China’s economy opening up was snatched away by the top 500 officials and their families. They transferred the amounts of money outside of China, including to Hong Kong, the U.S., and Switzerland. It was reported in 2020 that 100 Chinese have deposited over 7.8 trillion yuan (US $1.2 trillion) in the Swiss Bank UBS alone.
Those officials’ spouses and children reside outside of China. According to the U.S. government statistics, for CCP officials with ministerial rank or higher, including those retired, 74.5% of their children have American green card or citizenship and 91% of their grandchildren do.
The government spending also showed this economic benefit distribution. The government spending in the U.S. is 3.4% of its national GDP, 2.8% in Japan, but 25.6% in China.
The average personal income in the U.S. is 11 times that in China, while the housing price in China is 5 times that in the U.S. China’s Premier Li Keqiang said in 2020 that there were 600 million Chinese whose monthly income was less than 1,000 yuan (US $153).
The CCP deprives people of their freedoms of religion, speech, publication, and others. This then enables it to deprive people of economic wealth.
Expensive Education, Residency, and Healthcare
China’s government spending on education is far below a normal country. The free education in democratic countries is more affordable: people do not pay for tuition, textbooks, or other fees. The governments even provide lunches to poor families.
In contrast, China’s nine-year free education is accompanied by hefty fees charged in various categories. Still, the government claims it does not have money to build enough schools, and does not allow the 60 million children of migrant workers (farmers who go to the city to work) to attend schools in cities where their parents work
The CCP ties people to the locale where they were born via the Residency Card system. Though the government wants migrant workers to go to cities to work, they only want the labor force, but nothing else. Those migrant workers do not have city residency status and cannot enjoy the same benefits as the city dwellers, including rights to buy apartments, contribute to the pension system, and purchase health insurance through their employers.
Their children cannot attend city schools, either. Those children have to stay at their home villages, separated from their parents. There’s a story of a girl who skipped breakfast for four years only to save money to buy a train ticket so that she could go to see her mother in the city.
Medical expense is another money draining hole in China. A severe illness can make a middle class family lose everything and get into deep debt, not to mention people who live paycheck to paycheck and farmers.
On the other hand, Chinese officials have moved over 100 trillion yuan (US $15.1 trillion) outside of China as their own assets. That amount alone could pay for the entire nation’s free healthcare insurance for 625 years!
In fact, looking at government healthcare spending, 80 percent was for the treatment and convalescence of high-ranking officials – only 20 percent was left for the general public. The CCP even kills healthy people to get their organs for these senior cadres or their family members. Jiang Mianheng, former CCP head Jiang Zemin’s son, had three kidney transplants and killed five people to make that happen.
A Threat to All of Us
Many Chinese people may feel that if they just live a normal life and do not break any law, they will be fine and have a good enough life. However, in a country where human rights are ignored or even trampled on, that dream may only be a dream – anyone could be snatched by the CCP if it wants.
Even the live organ harvesting might come to you. The CCP has invented a unique technology called “brain stem injury impact machine.” Its function is to tie a person to this machine and make the person brain-dead instantly. In the meantime, the person’s blood is still circulating, keeping his organs live and fresh, so that the CCP can take them out for transplant profit.
The People’s Court in London made the verdict on June 17, 2019 that the CCP had committed crimes against humanity, genocide, and murder, for its live organ harvesting practice.
The current main victims of the CCP’s live organ harvesting are Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, and other minority groups. But any Chinese can be subject to it. China’s third-generation identification card has collected the DNA of the cardholder, which means the CCP can make anyone a victim.
In October 2020, China’s former Health Minister Huang Jiefu said that China will be the number one organ transplant country. Where did those organs come from? Traditional Chinese culture believes in burying the whole body and few Chinese would like to donate their organs or bodies.
Even the people around the world are not immune from the CCP’s threat. The CCP has polluted China’s environment so badly that it is systematically destroying it and the impact is spreading to the world; the CCP has produced poisonous products and sold them all over the world; the CCP has hid and lied about the COVID-19 infections in China and spread the virus to the world, causing 2.7 million deaths globally so far; and the CCP has destroyed the value system of humanity and ruined people’s spiritual connection to the divine.
The Nobel Prize winning economist Friedrich Hayek argued in his famous book “The Road to Serfdom,” that communism will for sure oppress human rights and eventually, individuals have nothing left but becoming slaves.
In fact, communism’s ultimate agenda is to destroy humanity.

073. China consul general attacks Canada’s PM Trudeau; Film director: Hollywood yields…

A Chinese consul general takes aim at Canada. The diplomat accused the country of becoming a “running dog” for the United States, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being a “spendthrift.”
What’s behind Beijing’s ramped-up aggression? Some tie the country’s “wolf warrior” diplomacy back to the 1960’s Cultural Revolution.
Disney Studios expressed thanks to organizations tied to the Chinese Communist Party for allowing the company’s live action film “Mulan” to shoot in China. An insider shares more on how Hollywood is yielding to China.
The Oscars will not air in Hong Kong because a film documenting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests has been nominated for an award.