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Boycott Alibaba Group
by Caroline D.
Thursday Feb 18th, 2021 3:45 AM
Global Alert: Chinese Communist Party (CCP) now fully controls the Alibaba Group of companies, substantially profiting from the group's business activities. If you have any dealing with Alibaba Group or buy on-line from their companies, you're enabling an evil, genocidal regime to continue its mass murder, rape and torture of China's Uighur minority.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) now fully controls the Alibaba Group of companies.

The companies in the group include: Alibaba.com, Alibaba Cloud, AliExpress, AliOS, Alipay, AliGenie, Taobao,Tmall, Lazada,1688.com and Daraz.

In 2020, the groups' total assets were US$185.42 billion, with reported net income of US$19.82 billion. CCP substantially profits from the group's business activities.

If you have any business dealing with Alibaba Group, or buy products online from their companies, you're enabling an evil, genocidal regime to continue its mass murder, rape and torture of China's Uighur minority.

Women in China's "re-education" camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured, according to detailed recent accounts obtained by the BBC.

"Their goal is to destroy everyone": Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape sanctioned by Chinese government, published on February 2, 2021.

First-hand accounts from inside the internment camps are rare, but several former detainees and a guard have told the BBC they experienced or saw evidence of an organized system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture.

Tursunay Ziawudun [one of the many victims,] who fled Xinjiang after her release and is now in the US, said women were removed from the cells "every night" and raped by one or more masked Chinese men. She said she was tortured and later gang-raped on three occasions, each time by two or three men. [...]

A Kazakh woman from Xinjiang who was detained for 18 months in the camp system, told BBC she was forced to strip Uighur women naked and handcuff them, before leaving them alone with Chinese men. Afterwards, she cleaned the rooms, she said.

"My job was to remove their clothes above the waist and handcuff them so they cannot move," said Gulzira Auelkhan, crossing her wrists behind her head to demonstrate. "Then I would leave the women in the room and a man would enter - some Chinese man from outside or policeman. I sat silently next to the door, and when the man left the room I took the woman for a shower."

The Chinese men "would pay money to have their pick of the prettiest young inmates", she said. Read more...
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-55794071

China has since banned BBC after harrowing report on atrocities against Uighurs. CCP has accused the British broadcaster of harming Chinese "unity" with the report on treatment of ethnic minorities.

In the so-called Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China is committing the world's most abhorrent crimes. "An unspeakable evil is taking place," Nury Turkel, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, told Newsweek.
https://www.newsweek.com/chinas-genocide-olympics-opinion-1569420

At least 1 million people, or about 7% of the minority Muslim population in Xinjiang, have been incarcerated in an expanding network of political "re-education” camps, according to US officials and UN experts.


by Retired Union Worker
Thursday Feb 18th, 2021 12:33 PM
One finds Caroline D. bemoaning the Chinese CCP about their treatment of minorities and holding up the U.S. Government as an example of fairness. No mention of the American bemouths like Facebook, Google, Amazon and their ilk. No concern for the treatment of minorities in this country since its founding. Oh and she fails to speak about Amazon, Facebook, Google and other such ilk. She must be living in an alternate universe.
by Joan, a retired teacher
Thursday Feb 18th, 2021 5:09 PM
As bad and inhumane the treatment of minorities and workers at "Amazon, Facebook, Google and other such ilk" is, how could anyone other than a CCP member, or a sympathizer compare it to the genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity as are being committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uighur minority?

Who's really living in an alternate universe, you or Caroline D?
by James C.
Thursday Feb 18th, 2021 6:18 PM
@ "Retired Union Worker"

I find it interesting that a "Retired Union Worker" finds the moral justification and focus to defend the murderous Chinese regime, especially during a deadly pandemic that originated in China and has infected about 10 percent of the population killing more than half a million people in the US alone, and at a time when large swathes of the country are paralyzed by arctic temperatures. Have you been vaccinated, or still worried sick about being infected? Either way, you'll need a convincing ID for your extracurricular activities.
by Stop Anti-Asian Racism & US Imperialism
Thursday Feb 18th, 2021 8:02 PM
Who benefits, cui bono, is the question we must ask about the original article by “Caroline.”

For those of us who can easily remember the many rape and torture stories of the US government, including its CIA, attributed to governments opposed by US imperialism, including but not limited to the Soviet Union, the current capitalist Russia, the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Kosovo, etc.), Iraq/Kuwait, Libya and now China, we know to never repeat them as all evidence of any crimes should be presented in the World Court at The Hague, Netherlands. The evidence must be examined and cross-examined by both sides, and a serious conviction based on the evidence must be obtained. The US does not bother to do this because the sole purpose of these allegations (as CNN has correctly called them) is to justify the war machine which exists solely to maximize the profits of the oil companies and the munitions makers, the primary goal of the bankrupt social order in which we live being to maximize profits. Hitler did the same thing against Jews, Russians and others for the same reason: to promote the war machine to maximize oil and munitions profits.

Here in San Francisco the anti-Asian, especially anti-Chinese racism, as expressed by "Joan" and "James" above, is running rampant with old folks being knocked down and killed by anti-Asian thugs and the popular culture promoting anti-Asian lyrics with songs promoting robbing of Asian-American homes under the guise of free speech (there is no free speech for hate speech as no one has a right to falsely yell "fire" in a crowded theater), with the response being Asian-Americans holding a huge rally at the Civic Center last weekend to protest and this past week, on Stockton Street where the Chinese-American community goes shopping for wonderful fruits, vegetables, meat and fish, all at reasonable prices, and the rest of us who enjoy good, healthy food join them in doing the same shopping, there are now San Francisco Human Rights Commission posters condemning the violence against Asian-Americans. The English language signs have pictures and words declaring correctly that the pandemic is just a disease and Asian-Americans are not to blame, contrary to the racist, unconscionable statements of “James” above. It is still debatable where it originated but whether it originated in an American germ warfare laboratory or in China is irrelevant. What is relevant for this article is the outrageous anti-Asian racism perpetrated by “James” above.

As to murderous regimes, the blood on the hands of US imperialism would make Hitler proud. After all, Nazi Germany, created by US imperialism to destroy the first socialist state, the Soviet Union, was responsible for the deaths of some 50 million people in World War 2, including killing 6 million of the 9 million Jews of Europe, the center of world Jewish population in the 1930s. The United States has outdone that record in killing starting with the genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement and continual lynching, torture, rape, false imprisonment, starvation, deliberate impoverishment and lack of education of Africans and African-Americans, the vicious exploitation of all nationalities, including children, that continues to this day all to maximize profits. The latest scandal is the horrifying treatment of Amazon workers, who are now organizing a labor union in Alabama, a bright star of hope. We are having nationwide support rallies for this urgently needed labor union on February 20, 2021, including here in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond, as this website’s calendar verifies. US imperialism has killed millions including but not limited to Filipinos by Admiral Dewey, glorified by the Dewey monument at Union Square in San Francisco, in the US War against Korea (1950-1953), with 3 million dead Koreans, 1 million dead Chinese, 36,000 dead Americans, the US War against Vietnam (1945-1975), 3 million dead Vietnamese, 1 million dead Cambodians, 1 million dead Laotians, 58,000 dead Americans and thousands of other dead people and millions more around the world, all verifiable. The US military base, Israel, has been perpetrating rape, torture and murder of Palestinians since 1948 and continues to do so to this day. US imperialism has perpetrated torture, rape and murder throughout the history of this country from the time of the first colonies to this day around the world.

The pandemic’s effects on the US are the direct result of no socialized medicine in this backward country, causing this country, with 4% of the world’s population to have 20% of the world’s pandemic deaths, mostly among the workingclass, which is primarily black and Hispanic, as today’s CDC report on the decline of life expectancy in this backward country described at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/VSRR10-508.pdf and reported at ABC News, Huffington Post and Democracy Now today.

The countries and regions with socialized medicine have done much better in coping with the pandemic. They are:
All of Europe, Israel, Rwanda, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand

For the daily updates on the deaths of each country from COVID19, see https://www.bing.com/search?q=Coronavirus+statistics&tf=U2VydmljZT1HZW5lcmljQW5zd2VycyBTY2VuYXJpbz1Db3JvbmFWaXJ1c01MIFBvc2l0aW9uPVRPUCBSYW5raW5nRGF0YT1UcnVlIEZvcmNlUGxhY2U9VHJ1ZSBQYWlycz1zY246Q29yb25hVmlydXNNTDtzdGF0c19TY29wZTpXb3JsZDtzdGF0c19Jc0JyZWFrZG93bkV4cGFuZGVkOlRydWU7aW50ZW50OkNoZWNrU3RhdHNCcmVha2Rvd247YWJvdmVuZXdzOlRydWU7IHw%3d&hs=q5V7cyDCafBbX7nqXFBvRbpGX4TSMBr8OFO8D4Xynzs%3d&FORM=COVIDR

Clearly, we need to eliminate private profit medical insurance and all other aspects of the private profit system in medicine. Medicare for All, HR 1384, is a good start. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1384/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded

To all Americans who think they have any legal or moral standing to criticize China, Russia or any other country that is on the hit list of US imperialism, those of us who know the horrors of this country in which we live and pay taxes say: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones; or if you prefer, you must always come into the Court of Public Opinion with clean hands.

This native San Franciscan will never, ever engage in any form of racism and staunchly supports the Asian-American community in opposing all attacks by racist USA and its defenders, such as “Joan” and “James” above on Asian-Americans and on China. The original article by “Caroline” is a typical CIA-US government hit piece that makes all kinds of allegations about China which only fan the flames of racism in the USA, its obvious purpose.
by Caroline D.
Friday Feb 19th, 2021 7:22 AM
A reply to "Stop Anti-Asian Racism & US Imperialism" and all of his aliases. . .

I confirm the article was written by me and it's not a "CIA-US government hit piece".

"An unspeakable evil is taking place," and China's Communist Party (CCP) together with its collaborators stand accused of committing the world's most abhorrent crimes, asserts Nury A. Turkel, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The article is about an estimated 1 million Uighurs, 7% of the minority Muslim population in Xinjiang, who have been incarcerated in an expanding network of political "re-education” camps, according to officials from several countries, including the US, as well as UN experts.

The sole purpose of the article is to inform and educate the US public about the plight of Uighur people amid atrocities being committed against them by the Chinese regime.

The article does not accuse, blame, or in any way target ordinary Chinese, or Chinese Americans. Nor is it intends to, incite racism.

In fact, Nury A. Turkel, cited in the article, is an Uighur American attorney, and board chair at the Uighur Human Rights Project. Based in Washington, DC. Turkel was born in Kashgar, Xinjiang and moved to the United States after his undergraduate graduation in 1995, according to the media.

In contrast, you are desperately trying to bundle the CCP and the Chinese Americans together, making them irrecognizable from one another, by muddying the waters and confusing the issues. Any attempt to mix the two separate entities and defend them as one, giving the corrupt and indefensible CCP a free ride on the back of the Chinese Americans, is highly dangerous and would most certainly backfire, hurting rather than helping the latter.

Since you have mentioned the following publications, Democracy Now!, Huffington Post and ABC News, in your rant, I suggest you run back and study the following articles:

Uyghurs & Other Muslim Minorities Forced into Labor Programs to Work in Chinese Factories [January 09, 2020]
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/1/9/china_uyghurs_muslim_minorities_workers

While Millions of Uigher Muslims Suffer Unprecedented Abuses In China, The World Is Silent [January 21, 2019]
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/uighur-muslim-children-plea-to-rescue-their-mother_uk_5c40f315e4b034a0d6696c87

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China's detention camps
https://www.abc57.com/news/allegations-of-shackled-students-and-gang-rape-inside-chinas-detention-camps
by Stop Anti-Chinese Racism & US Imperialism
Friday Feb 19th, 2021 12:01 PM
The anti-Chinese racism perpetrated by the original author "Caroline" and her accomplices, "Joan" and James," certainly make the Nazi Republican Party proud and as we all know, the Democratic Party mouthpieces are no exception to being anti-China, namely Democracy Now and Huffington Post. In fact, the USA has been anti-Chinese since the 1949 Chinese revolution which raised life expectancy from age 35 to age 78 today, about the same as the American workingclass, due to socialized medicine. Despite the fact that China became a CAPITALIST country in 1986, with the installation of the stock market in Shanghai, it maintains socialized medicine so that while it has 1.4 billion people, it has only 4,636 COVID 19 deaths, compared to the US which has 332 million people and 495,000 COVID19 deaths. Healthy food and socialized medicine, both anathema to private profit USA, guarantee a much better response to the pandemic.

The US has yet to present its complaints against China to the World Court. The press accounts are by definition hearsay; they are not evidence.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Whether "Caroline" intends anti-Chinese racism or not, that is the objective effect.

When you do the bidding of US imperialism, then you are its agents. We have so many problems right here at home that this complaint about China only adds fuel to the fire of US imperialism's war against China to try to turn back the clock in China to pre-1949, when it was a colony of all the imperialist nations and its people lived in abject poverty.

For your information, the USA has also been anti-Russian since the 1917 Russian Revolution, sending American troops to Russia to join the anti-communist European troops to overthrow the Russian Revolution. Fortunately, they failed and the Soviet Union set up socialized medicine, gave women the right to vote in 1917 providing impetus to winning our right to vote in the USA in 1920, helped liberate Muslim women from the horror of having to wear face shields made of horsehair and much more. They were not the first to have socialized medicine; Germany was in 1883 and Hitler was not so stupid as to privatize medical care.

As to the paralysis of this backward, war criminal country due to 24 degrees Fahrenheit ABOVE ZERO temperature because it still has private profit utilities, this demonstrates the URGENT NEED for not only REQUIRING that Texas join the national grid, the only state to refuse to do so, so that it can obtain electricity from other states when its system fails, but also it and all the rest of the country's snow states must weatherize their systems, as is done in the world's snow countries. All of Europe, China and Canada must be shocked that this country is so backward that it is totally unprepared for snow as they experience temperatures that are BELOW ZERO. Of course, most if not all of them, have public power, which only exists in some counties and cities in this country, such as Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Sacramento.

While we are on the subject of grievances against the USA, there is also the matter of political prisoners in the US, the most famous of whom are Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American and Leonard Peltier, a Native American. Both Democrats and Republican presidents and governors refuse to free them, despite overwhelming evidence of innocence. Mumia was framed by Democrat Ed Rendell, then the District Attorney of Philadelphia, later the chair of the national Democratic Committee and governor of Pennsylvania.

The US is now a failed empire because it does not have socialized medicine and public power, so China is overtaking this backward country economically. China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.3% in 2020 while the US GDP DECLINED by 2.5%, proving that you cannot have guns and butter. The Democrat-Republicans raced to jointly pass a $740 billion bill for the war machine but they drag their feet in providing any COVID relief package. It is the same Democrat-Republican war machine that promotes anti-Chinese and anti-Russian hysteria as war is good for the profits of the oil companies and the munitions makers, the only reason the military exists.








by Stop Anti-Chinese Racism & US Imperialism
Friday Feb 19th, 2021 7:50 PM
As usual, Max Blumenthal's excellent website, The Grayzone, has come through with an expose of the lies about the Uyghurs.

Pertinent paragraphs from 2 articles follow. Feel free to read the entire articles. The Uyghur lies are promoted by the same old anti-Communist hustlers that promote all the other lies that are used to justify wars against China and Russia. Those of us who remember the American War Against Vietnam certainly remember these lies, the most notorious being the false Gulf of Tonkin incident used to justify bombing North Vietnam, which the US later admitted never happened. When it comes to supporting the war machine, the Democrats and Republicans are both staunch supporters of the war machine.

1. https://thegrayzone.com/2019/12/21/china-detaining-millions-uyghurs-problems-claims-us-ngo-researcher/
““China Detaining Millions of Uyghurs?” by Ajit Singh and Max Blumenthal, 12/21/19.

“Claims that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims are based largely on two studies. A closer look at these papers reveals US government backing, absurdly shoddy methodologies, and a rapture-ready evangelical researcher named Adrian Zenz.”

“The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act on December 3, legislation which calls for the Donald Trump administration to impose sanctions against China over allegations that Beijing has detained millions of Muslim-majority Uyghurs in the western region of Xinjiang.”

“The claim that China has detained millions of ethnic Uyghurs in its Xinjiang region is repeated with increasing frequency, but little scrutiny is ever applied. Yet a closer look at the figure and how it was obtained reveals a serious deficiency in data.”

“While this extraordinary claim is treated as unassailable in the West, it is, in fact, based on two highly dubious “studies.” “

“The first, by the US government-backed Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, formed its estimate by interviewing a grand total of EIGHT PEOPLE.”

“The second study relied on flimsy media reports and speculation. It was authored by Adrian Zenz, a far-right fundamentalist Christian who opposes homosexuality and gender equality, supports “scriptural spanking” of children, and believes he is “led by God” on a “mission” against China.”

“As Washington ratchets up pressure on China, Zenz has been lifted out of obscurity and transformed almost overnight into a go-to pundit on Xinjiang. He has testified before Congress, providing commentary in outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Democracy Now!, and delivering expert quotes in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ recent “China Cables” report. His Twitter bio notes that he is “moving across the Atlantic” from his native Germany.”

“Before Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal questioned Zenz about his religious “mission,” at a recent event about Xinjiang inside the US Capitol, he had received almost entirely uncritical promotion from Western media.”

“The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, which first popularized the “millions detained” figure, has also been able to operate without a hint of media scrutiny.”

“In a 2018 report submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – often misrepresented in Western media as a UN-authored report – CHRD “estimate[d] that roughly one million members of ethnic Uyghurs have been sent to ‘re-education’ detention camps and roughly two million have been forced to attend ‘re-education’ programs in Xinjiang.” According to CHRD, this figure was “[b]ased on interviews and limited data.” “

“While CHRD states that it interviewed dozens of ethnic Uyghurs in the course of its study, their enormous estimate was ultimately based on interviews with exactly eight Uyghur individuals.”

“In its mounting pressure campaign against China, the US is not only relying on CHRD for data; it is directly funding its operations. As Ben Norton and Ajit Singh previously reported for The Grayzone, CHRD receives significant financial support from Washington’s regime-change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).” [Note: The NED is a notorious CIA front used to oppose labor organizing and anti-US imperialist governments around the world.]

“The NGO has spent years campaigning on behalf of extreme right-wing opposition figures who celebrate colonialism and call for the “Westernization” of China.”

“The second key source for claims that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims is Adrian Zenz. He is a senior fellow in China studies at the far-right Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which was established by the US government in 1983.”

“The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is an outgrowth of the National Captive Nations Committee, a group founded by Ukrainian nationalist Lev Dobriansky to lobby against any effort for detente with the Soviet Union. Its co-chairman, Yaroslav Stetsko, was a top leader of the fascist OUN-B militia that fought alongside Nazi Germany during its occupation of Ukraine in World War Two. Together, the two helped found the World Anti-Communist League that was described by journalist Joe Conason as “the organizational haven for neo-Nazis, fascists, and anti-Semitic extremists from two dozen countries.””

“Today, Dobriansky’s daughter, Paula, sits on the board of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. A former Reagan and George HW Bush official and signatory of the original Project for a New American Century document, Paula Dobriansky has become a fixture in neoconservative circles on Capitol Hill.”

“From its office in Washington, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation agitates for regime change from Venezuela to the periphery of China, advancing the “double genocide” theory that rewrites the history of the Holocaust and posits communism as a deadly evil on par with Hitlerian fascism.”

“Zenz’s politicized research on Xinjiang and Tibet has proven one of this right-wing group’s most effective weapons.”

“In September of 2018, Zenz wrote an article published in the Central Asian Survey journal concluding that “Xinjiang’s total re-education internment figure may be estimated at just over one million.” (A condensed version of the article was initially published by the Jamestown Foundation, a neoconservative think tank founded during the height of the Cold War by Reagan administration personnel with the support of then-CIA Director William J. Casey).”

“Like the CHRD, Zenz arrived at his estimate “over 1 million” in a dubious manner. He based it on a single report by Istiqlal TV, a Uyghur exile media organization based in Turkey, which was republished by Newsweek Japan. Far from an impartial journalistic organization, Istiqlal TV advances the separatist cause while playing host to an assortment of extremist figures. “

“One such character who often appears on Istiqlal TV is Abdulkadir Yapuquan, a reported leader of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a separatist group that aims to establish an independent homeland in Xinjiang called East Turkestan.”

“ETIM has been designated as a terrorist organization with ties to al-Qaeda by the US, European Union, and UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. The Associated Press has reported that since “2013, thousands of Uighurs… have traveled to Syria to train with the Uighur militant group Turkistan Islamic Party and fight alongside al-Qaida,” with “several hundred join[ing] the Islamic State.” “

“The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) has been among the most recalcitrant forces operating in the Al Qaeda-controlled Idlib province, rejecting all ceasefire efforts while indoctrinating children into militancy. TIP leadership has called on foreign Muslims to wage jihad in Syria, publishing an online recruitment video in 2018 that celebrated the 9/11 attacks as holy retaliation against a decadent United States awash in homosexuality and sin.”

A born-again Christian who claims to preach at his local church, Adrian Zenz is a lecturer at the European School of Culture and Theology. This anodyne-sounding campus is actually the German base of Columbia International University, a US-based evangelical Christian seminary which considers the “Bible [to be] the ultimate foundation and the final truth in every aspect of our lives,” and whose mission is to “educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.”

Zenz’s work on China is inspired by this biblical worldview, as he recently explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I feel very clearly led by God to do this,” he said. “I can put it that way. I’m not afraid to say that. With Xinjiang, things really changed. It became like a mission, or a ministry.”

“Along with his “mission” against China, heavenly guidance has apparently prompted Zenz to denounce homosexuality, gender equality, and the banning of physical punishment against children as threats to Christianity.”

“Zenz outlined these views in a book he co-authored in 2012, titled Worthy to Escape: Why All Believers Will Not Be Raptured Before the Tribulation. In the tome, Zenz discussed the return of Jesus Christ, the coming wrath of God, and the rise of the Antichrist.”

“Zenz predicted that the future fall of capitalism will bring to power the Antichrist within a “few decades.” He identified the force that “will usher the Antichrist into power” as “the economic and financial fall of ‘Babylon,’ with ‘Babylon’ symbolically representing the world’s global economic system (capitalism).””

2. https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/18/us-media-reports-chinese-genocide-relied-on-fraudulent-far-right-researcher/
“US State Department accusation of China ‘genocide’ relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue”
GARETH PORTER AND MAX BLUMENTHAL·FEBRUARY 18, 2021

“The Trump and Biden administrations have relied on the work of a right-wing religious extremist, Adrian Zenz, for their “genocide” accusation against China. A close review of Zenz’s research reveals flagrant data abuse and outright falsehoods.”

“Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of “genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his genocide allegation reveals a pattern of data abuse and fraudulent assertions that substantially undermines the incendiary charge.”

“The US government’s accusation of genocide against China stems from a single source: a June 2020 paper by Adrian Zenz, a right-wing German researcher affiliated with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and neoconservative Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC.”

“Articles by the Associated Press, CNN, and BBC also relied on Zenz’s article to claim that plunging Uyghur birth rates and the application of birth control measures in Uyghur counties of the Xinjiang region were proof of a policy of “demographic genocide.””

“Just days after the publication of Zenz’s paper, Pompeo issued a statement denouncing China’s alleged policy of “forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning,” personally crediting “Adrian Zenz’s shocking revelations.””

“Biden backed the genocide charge last August when it first appeared in a flurry of media reports. His campaign spokesman told Politico, “The unspeakable oppression that Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of China’s authoritarian government is genocide and Joe Biden stands against it in the strongest terms.” Blinken, for his part, declared at his first press conference as secretary of state that he agreed genocide has been committed against the Uyghurs.”

“While Zenz’s employers describe him as “one of the world’s leading scholars on People’s Republic of China government policies towards the country’s western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang,” he is, in fact, a far-right Christian fundamentalist who has said he is “led by God” against China’s government, deplores homosexuality and gender equality, and has taught exclusively in evangelical theological institutions.”

“Moreover, a careful review of Zenz’s research shows that his assertion of genocide is contradicted by flagrant data abuse, fraudulent claims, cherry-picking of source material, and propagandistic misrepresentations.”

Uyghur families, however, were exempted from the one child policy. Urban Uyghur couples were allowed to have two children, and rural Uyghur couples three. In practice, moreover, rural Uyghurs often had large families, with as many as nine or ten children in some cases, as even Zenz acknowledged.

In 2015, the Chinese government announced a relaxation of the decades-long one-child limit on urban Han couples, allowing urban couples to have two children and rural families to have three. In Xinjiang, where birthrates routinely exceeded previously established limits, local officials urged the equal application of family planning policy between Han and Uyghur couples.”

“In July 2017, Xinjiang’s regional government ended the exemption on the old child limits for Uyghurs. Uyghur couples were thus expected to follow the same limitations recently imposed on Han couples: two children in urban areas and three in rural regions.”

“As the Chinese government has freely acknowledged, a 5 percent decrease in the birth rate in Xinjiang between 2017 and 2018 was the result of the equal enforcement of family planning policy across ethnic line.”

[Here in the USA and the rest of the industrialized world, we are staunch supporters of family planning with birth control and abortion. The days of the stupidity and male chauvinism of confining women to their home to breed 9 children are long over.]

“In his paper, Zenz cited a September 2019 article in the US government-run outlet, Radio Free Asia, containing testimony by a US-based exile, Tursunay Ziyawudun, who claimed she was forcibly sterilized and physically tortured in a Chinese internment center.”

“However, in February 2020, Ziyawudun changed her story entirely, telling Buzzfeed: “I wasn’t beaten or abused. The hardest part was mental. It’s something I can’t explain — you suffer mentally. Being kept someplace and forced to stay there for no reason.””

“Ziyawudun changed her story again after being relocated to the US and cultivated by the US government-funded Uyghur Human Rights Project. This February, she told the BBC and CNN that she was gang raped by guards in an internment camp. The BBC report relied on none other than Zenz as its expert voice on China’s supposed policy of “systematic rape.””

“As The Grayzone has reported, Zenz is a far right Christian fundamentalist who claims to have been “led by god’ to defeat the Communist Party of China. While he is almost invariably touted in Western media as a leading scholar on China, he described himself in 2015 as “a lecturer in empirical research methods at a Christian university.” As late as 2018, in fact, Zenz was listed as a faculty member of the European School of Culture and Theology at Columbia International University in Korntal, Germany.”

“Zenz’s first published book, “Worthy to Escape: Why all believers will not be raptured before the Tribulation,” he and his co-author, Marlos Sias, urged Christian believers to subject unruly children to “scriptural spanking,” condemned homosexuality as “one of the four empires of the beast,” and argued that Jews who refuse to convert to evangelical Christianity during the End Times would either be “wipe[d] out” or “refined” in a “fiery furnace.””

@ Desperate Defender of the Chinese Genocidal regime

Your comment smacks of the same desperation coming from the Chinese foreign ministry who senses constant fear, always blaming everything on the CIA, and the US government.

My comment is in no way anti Chinese, or denigrates Asian Americans.

That said, I despise the murderous conspirators who operate the CCP, or support and enable the genocidal regime in China.

It's an indisputable fact that the deadly SARS-CoV-2 [nCov-19] virus, like four earlier deadly viruses, originated in China.

China's recent history of deadly epidemics

China has been the origin of multiple major viral epidemics over recent decades, with the current outbreak of a new deadly coronavirus emerging in the central city of Wuhan.

A recap of the main epidemics:

2019: SARS-CoV-2 [nCov-19]
The 2019 novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 [nCov-19], also known as the Wuhan coronavirus is a deadly, contagious virus, similar to SARS, that causes respiratory infection and is easily transmitted from human to human. It was first identified by authorities in Wuhan China. As of 19 February 2021, there were more than 110 million confirmed cases of infection globally, with at least 2.45 million recorded deaths.

2003: SARS
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome emerged in November 2002 in the southern Guangdong province.

Believed to be from bats, it was apparently transmitted to humans via civet cats sold for meat in wildlife markets.

Also a "coronavirus", so-named because of its crown-like appearance when seen under an electron microscope, SARS was highly contagious and caused acute and sometimes fatal pneumonia.
From early 2003 it caused major panic across Asia, mainly in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 12 issued a global health alert.

The SARS epidemic caused 774 deaths worldwide from more than 8,000 infections in around 30 countries. Eighty percent of the victims were in China and Hong Kong.

1997: bird flu A(H5N1)
The A(H5N1) strain of bird flu claimed its first lives in Hong Kong in 1997, leaving six dead. It resurfaced in 2003 in Southeast Asia, killing 282 people from 468 infections in 15 countries, according to a WHO toll.

1968: Hong Kong flu
A new influenza virus of the A type—among the three seasonal varieties—started spreading in Hong Kong from July 1968, going on to infect 500,000 people or 15 percent of the population. It then moved into the rest of Asia, reaching the United States and Europe weeks later.

Considered the first pandemic of modern times, its spread was aided by the increase in international air travel.

The epidemic spurred major international mobilization coordinated by the WHO. From November 1968 effective vaccines were developed.
The pandemic is estimated to have killed one million people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

-1957: Asian flu
The first cases of this variant of the flu, also a type A, were identified in February 1957 in China's southwestern province of Guizhou. The virus spread throughout China and the rest of Asia and the world in the most serious pandemic since the "Spanish flu" of 1918. It is estimated to have killed 1.1 million people, according to the CDC.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-china-history-deadly-epidemics.html

China: A Hotspot for pandemics?

As early as in November 2017, the Smithsonian Mag published a detailed report on the H7N9 epidemic where it asked its readers the question, “Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?” Three years later, the question appears to have been answered. President Trump’s trade czar, Peter Navarro, described China as a “disease incubator,” and that was before the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Dr. Jennifer Huang Bouey, an epidemiologist and senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, said, “There is quite a fair amount of epidemics originating in China or passing through China.”
https://www.opindia.com/2020/04/5-china-epidemics-deadly-viruses-avian-flu-influenza-sars-coronavirus/




by Stan (retired teacher living in the Bay Area)
Saturday Feb 20th, 2021 1:33 AM
To: "Stop Anti-Chinese Racism & US Imperialism"

You've called the US a "backward, war criminal country" and condemned "the Nazi Republican Party" the Democratic Party and its "mouthpieces", the "Democracy Now and Huffington Post", accusing the "USA" as being "anti-Chinese" as well as "anti-Russian".

Then, in the same breath, you've expressed your admiration and praise for China: "The US is now a failed empire because it does not have socialized medicine and public power, so China is overtaking this backward country economically. China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.3% in 2020 while the US GDP DECLINED by 2.5%, proving that you cannot have guns and butter."

At best you're a Chinese Communist Party sympathizer, or one of their poorly-trained agent provocators, at worst you have a far more sinister agenda.

For now, I give you the benefit of the doubt.

The question remains, however, what the heck are you still doing in this failed empire, risking your life and limbs and compromising your health and comfort each and every day?

If America is indeed as evil and nasty as you think/ pretend it is, in contrast to heavenly China, then why don't you move to that paradise to enjoy the fruits of the Chinese regime, instead of getting sicker living in this hellhole, while accusing everyone of racism, and foul-mouthing the "failed empire"?

Any psychological, or mental disorder issues...?
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