On the United Nations Normal Meeting in March of this yr, Chinese language Ambassador Dai Bing emphasised to the Normal Meeting that: “If the U.S. really cared about human rights, they need to tackle the deep-seated issues of racial discrimination, social injustice, and police brutality, on their very own soil.”
This was solely certainly one of many current statements by the Chinese language regime and Chinese language Communist Celebration (CCP) officers condemning the US as a racist nation dominated by political leaders who cater to the rich one % of the inhabitants that owns eighty % of the nation’s property whereas ignoring the wants of the poor, individuals of coloration, and refugees from violence and poverty in Latin America.
One of many Chinese language regime’s cupboard stories opens with the phrases: “I can’t breathe,” taken from stories of what George Floyd stated whereas dying as a Minneapolis policeman stored a knee on his neck.
Certainly, Chinese language leaders have even gone as far as to harshly criticize Washington for its dealing with of the COVID-19 disaster. In a single assertion, Beijing stated that: “To defeat the epidemic requires mutual assist, solidarity, and cooperation amongst all nations. Nevertheless, the US, which has at all times thought of itself an exception and superior, noticed its personal epidemic state of affairs go uncontrolled, accompanied by political dysfunction, inter-ethnic conflicts, and social division.”
In fact, there’s fact in these statements, however removed from the entire fact and much from the unbiased fact.
The assertion of the Chinese language Ambassador to the U.N. was made in entrance of the American Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, a black American. Against this, the Chinese language Ambassador will not be Tibetan, Mongolian, or Uyghur. He’s Han Chinese language, the racial/ethnic group that makes up 94 % of China’s inhabitants.
Certainly, whereas taking America to activity for racism and exploitation of the poor by the wealthy, the CCP has systematically been finishing up genocidal insurance policies aimed toward rising Han Chinese language dominance in all areas claimed by China. This started in Tibet in 1949 when the CCP military conquered then-independent Tibet and commenced to maneuver Han Chinese language settlers into the nation whereas destroying a lot of its temples, books, and non secular websites.
Xinjiang has been a part of China because the 18th century, however it was lengthy populated predominantly by Muslim Uyghur individuals with no likeness to Han Chinese language. For a while now, Beijing has been suppressing the native Uyghurs and has even been making it tough or not possible for them to have kids. All instruction within the faculties is in Mandarin somewhat than within the Uyghur native language, and, as in Tibet, plenty of Han Chinese language are being despatched to stay and work in Xinjiang by Beijing in a serious effort to sinicize the area.
Over the previous two years, the same effort has been began within the area of Interior Mongolia. Interior Mongolians usually use the Mongolian language for on a regular basis speech and college students had at all times been taught within the Mongolian language. Now, nonetheless, it has been declared by Beijing that each one faculties should do their educating in Chinese language Mandarin somewhat than within the native language of the scholars. This has precipitated sturdy opposition and even riots and demonstrations in Interior Mongolia, however to no avail. The CCP is set to make the province Han simply because it has been doing in Tibet and Xinjiang.
The difficulty of American racism is broadly mentioned within the open U.S. press and within the worldwide free world publications and broadcasts. By severely censoring its personal press and limiting the presence of overseas correspondents whereas additionally severely limiting the place they could go and to whom they could converse, Beijing has prevented the unfold of data of its racism to all however just a few Chinese language-speaking consultants. But, the CCP’s racism is extra deeply rooted and presently lively than any American racial phobia.
The Chinese language Ambassador to the U.N. was talking earlier than an American Ambassador who’s black. When can we count on to see the primary Chinese language Ambassador or Mongolian, Tibetan, or Uyghur extraction? The USA has had a black President and has elected many individuals of African extraction to the U.S. Congress and Senate. America has had and has black Supreme Court docket justices, Ambassadors, and Cupboard officers of Asian, Hispanic, African, American Indian, and mixed-race extraction.
When will the world see the primary non-Han Chairman of the Chinese language Communist Celebration, or member of the Politburo, or member of the Central Committee, or Peoples Liberation Military Commander?
Perhaps when hell freezes over?
Clyde Prestowitz is an Asia and globalization knowledgeable, a veteran U.S. commerce negotiator, and a presidential adviser. He was the chief of the primary U.S. commerce mission to China in 1982 and has served as an adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Invoice Clinton, and Barack Obama. As counselor to the secretary of commerce within the Reagan administration, Mr. Prestowitz headed negotiations with Japan, South Korea, and China. Mr. Prestowitz’s latest e-book is “The World Turned Upside Down: China, America and the Battle for International Management,” printed in January 2021.
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