Things that should be considered1/ I wholeheartedly support ordinary Chinese citizens
2/ I consider that China is the citizens of China. Population approx 1.3 billion. It is not a democracy it is a dictatorship. For that reason I differentiate between China and CCP.
3/ China Communist Party came to power in 1949
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Chinese-Communist-Party. It has a membership of approx. 80 million. It is a repressive regime of ill repute.
Responses to this latter may be made to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Advise if you prefer that your response NOT be made public. China Communist Party supporters will be given space for their UNEDITED comments. I promise that.
The letter was sent to a number of Politicians in Australia and abroad on 14.3.2016. As at 10.4.2016 replies pending.
POLITICIANS WHO HAVE NOT PROVIDED A REPLY AS AT
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Hon. Julie Bishop - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Bill shorten - Leader of the Opposition
Hon. Tanya Plibersek - Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign AffairsThese are Politicians holding high level positions within the Australian Government. Their silence (lack of response) leaves
room for conjecture regarding their stance on Tibet and Government relationship with China Communist Party.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has
Palmer United Party has not responded
Nancy Pelosi - US Democratic Leader has not responded.
CHINA (specifically the China Communist Party) – A Rogue Nation?
There have been disquieting developments since Xi Jinping rose to Leader in 2012. He is a Maoist and closely follows Chairman Mao’s teachings. Mao taught that Society must be destroyed. Culture must be destroyed. Presumably something that survived that destruction would be better than had preceded it. The Cultural Revolution saw some 60 million China citizens killed and society shredded.
The question of Tibet Independence is not just a current issue. But an issue that has been festering since China forces “peacefully liberated” (China quote) Tibet in 1950. It continues to destroy Tibetan Society and culture today. The question is not whether Tibet was independent of China or was part of China. The question is should Tibetans have independence from China and live as a free people. Tibetans have suffered countless atrocities, destruction of places of worship, forced to live under an occupying military force, denied Human Rights and denied rights to practice their religion. The list goes on. Tibetans in Australia can give a much more graphic account of their suffering than I would presume to do. Tibetans have no freedom. In Australia we enjoy freedom only bound by the restraints of Law, basically. I am uncertain if Australians, generally, could comprehend a life under China Communist Party. If they were to experience it, as Tibetans do, I am fairly certain they would protest very strongly against it. Until I went to China in 2008 and again in 2010 I was completely ignorant of rule by China Communist Party. An unforgettably, bad experience.
Protest. Tibetans are Buddhist, a peaceful religion. Everyone knows of the Dalai Lama and the exceptional man he is by his action and word. He is highly respected. He pursues a peaceful resolution to the Tibetan issue. Tibetans have been demonstrating and protesting against the China “liberation” for decades and during that time their position has worsened. Some have resorted to protest by self immolation. To put light on the plight of Tibetans and, hopefully, to make a positive difference. Regrettably their deaths have not produced the change they were seeking. They have not died in vain because they have drawn World attention to the plight of Tibetans. But what has the civilised World done for Tibetans?
There have been real difficulties. China is a founding member of the United Nations as is Russia. China has successfully blocked Investigation of its Human Rights violations by “using” the votes of other UN Members it could “influence”. (Using - bullying? Influence - threaten?) It will continue to do so. The United Nations, other than politely asking for a change in CCP attitude, has no other option available to it. A frustrating position to be in but also painting a very clear picture of the China Communist Party disdain for the United Nations and the World, generally. China Communist Party has proven not be a good influence in the world.
In recent days the United Nations Human Rights Council has been highly critical of China (China Communist Party) – “We are concerned about China’s deteriorating human rights record, notably the arrests and ongoing detention of rights activists, civil society leaders and lawyers.” Keith Harper US Ambassador to Human Rights Council, Geneva. Australia, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, and Sweden also joined with the US in their condemnation. (So proud to see Australia there!) China Communist Party has responded with an attack on US Human Rights record. This illustrates the inherent difficulty in dealing with the dysfunctional CCP. Rather than address the issue the CCP plays their “blame game” to deflect attention from themselves.
Today we, the civilised world, have made no gains in regard to the plight of Tibetans or the appalling China Communist Party Human Rights Record. I read many items regarding Tibet, all asking for help from the civilised world. I have not seen one instance where a Government has taken decisive strong action against China Communist Party. No sanctions, no boycotts. But I have seen expansive, glowing reports of trade deals done with CCP and the flow on benefits to stakeholders. Have we traded our civilised world values for economic gain through association with China Communist Party? Please show me something to prove me wrong. Has Western greed fuelled the rise of China Communist Party and everything it stands for? I believe, yes. Can we ever forget 4.6.1989 Tiananmen Square massacre? We should never forget CCP turning PLA onto unarmed citizens to quell a protest.
China Communist Party listens in on about 80.0% of mainland mobile telephone calls. Intercepts emails to and from foreigners. China has two tiers of Law. China Law and above it, China Communist Party Law. CCP Law is “rubbery”, it will bend and twist, to “catch you”. Australians who have languished in China gaols, found guilty under spurious charges, are very aware of the lack of Law in China. Of note, China officials have not allowed Australian Embassy staff to attend Hearings other than to hear the verdict. China citizens are unaware of much of the heinous activity of CCP. Ignorant of the plight of Petitioners, the continued persecution of Falun Gong, the harvesting of human organs from living donors. A woman who drew attention to the famous milk contamination scandal was gaoled for advising citizens of the problem. CCP has, in recent days, reinforced it commitment in assimilating Tibetan Society into Han Society, to continue the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners (initiated by Jiang Zemin in 1999 to eliminate the spiritual practice of Falun Gong) and to quash all dissent, criticism, subversion, social unrest and anything else CCP considers is counter to its direction. CCP has failed for decade to monitor the growth in manufacturing and its impact on the environment. Air pollution, water pollution and land pollution may have reached a point where rehabilitation is not possible. CCP now takes fresh water from Tibet!
Xi Jinping sees the South China Sea as his “oyster”. More minerals for CCP, more land and more Power. Trade routes will fall under his power, he hopes. What will the World do to stop CCP military incursion in South China Sea? Xi Jinping has already stated that he will not abide by an adverse decision made under International Law to resolve territory issues. I also note that CCP has built a military base in Djibouti, located in the horn of Africa, and just across the water from Yemen. CCP strategically positioned to interfere with another trade route, Suez Canal.
If there is agreement that China Communist Party must be reigned in and brought to the higher standards expected of a World Power what action can be taken. No more pleading with CCP but demanding that CCP take immediate remedial action.
I am calling on our Politicians to take a lead, in affirmative action, on the issues raised.
Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your response.
Australia (address details removed for Blog copy)