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Red China: Power, Corruption, And Lies…And Threat

07 December 2014 @ 22:10

This is for all of those people in America and The West who think doing business with Red China — letting us become dependent on them for products, manufacturing services, minerals, etc. — is a good idea that will benefit us in the long run…

Two columns by Richard Fernandez on Friday and Saturday instant remind us of the nature of that Communist Regime.

Some highlights:

The exercise of state authority is often — and meant to be — an awe-inspiring spectacle.  Movie goers are familiar with the scene: thundering converging helicopters, SWAT vans  with flashing lights closing in; armed men in Kevlar vests advancing in a stack with firearms at the ready.  And if the perp is smart he’ll throw down his guns and hope  Steve McGarrett is there to utter his trademark “book ‘em Danno”. But imagine a police agency that makes the FBI or Scotland Yard look little league.  The Shuanggui pronounced (SHWANG’-gwei) is the secret police of the Communist Party of China, otherwise known as the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection  or CCDI.  They don’t arrive with flashing lights and thumping rotors.  They just show up and then they take you with them, often forever. And they’ve been hard at work arresting tens of thousands of Chinese communists, torturing them to extract confessions and otherwise rounding up anyone connected with Zhou Yongkang, recently the internal security chief of China and head of its oil industry; one of the most powerful men in China now headed for life imprisonment and secret death.

And…

Imagine reading in the papers that a person having the attributes of oil billionaire, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and General Hayden were suddenly arrested on charges of espionage. The English word “purge” probably conjures up images of Ex-lax among Western readers. But as the Washington Post notes, in China ‘purge’ connotes images of a high rise concrete building, surrounded by a seven foot security wall, off limits to everybody, with only an address number to suggest its purpose, with website “http://www.12388.gov.cn/”.  The headquarters of the CCDI is where you go never to return. “In the middle of the building’s garden stands a 350-year-old locust tree. Visitors are often told it’s meant to symbolize the impartiality of justice.” Cynics say it really symbolizes “the guilty sitting in judgment of the guilty”. The Washington post recounts that “Lin Zhe, a professor at the Central Party School, an influential party institution, has visited the disciplinary detention center in Shanghai.

The rooms mostly looked normal, with all the expected facilities — bathroom, tables, sofa, she said in an interview. The only sign of the room’s true purpose was the soft rubber walls. They were installed because too many officials had previously tried to commit suicide by banging their heads against the wall, she said.”

The investigative process is simple. Once set on the trail the CCDI begins a “pre-investigation” of selected party members, gathers the evidence, shows the list of the doomed to the Party for approval, convenes a kangaroo court and disappear the targets. The New York Times has a tree diagram of Zhou Yongkang’s associates and relatives. Except for a relative living in California, Zhou’s relations are listed: “detained by authorities whereabouts unknown”. Everyone confesses, as the fate of someone whose real estate deal went bad exemplifies. Junior functionary Yu Qiyi was held in a tub of icy water by six investigators attempting to extract a confession. He drowned. However, his body bore the marks of numerous other attempts of persuasion.  ”Beat ‘em Danno”. As the South China Morning Post notes, the current purge is the biggest since the days of the Gang of Four. It has a map showing where high and middle ranking officials have been arrested. It’s all over China and at all levels. The Long Knives are out and no one is safe.

And…

…The Chinese Communist Party’s biggest weakness — which some account to be its strength — is its totally amorality…

And…

The Chinese Communist Party isn’t fighting “corruption” as much as trying to maintain its monopoly over it. Corruption can be understood as a measure of deviation from the norm, a variation from the true signal that can be counter-acted by error detection and correction. But the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t want the truth. On the contrary, it desires a monopoly on deception.

And…

China’s efforts are aimed at stealing commercial secrets, blackmailing enemies, finding financial fugitives, ferreting out the secret bank accounts of Chinese Communist officials and above all, keeping the deception going. It’s an all-encompassing political strategy. The Chinese Poliburo Standing Committee, like a spider sitting in the center of a web, is fixated on controlling its information environment through a plethora of agencies.

This obsequious Detente we have with Communist China will be as about effective as Detente was with the Soviet Union.  It will not bring down these Oriental Despots.  The Soviet Union fell because we rejected Detente and took a hard-line with the butchers behind the Iron Curtain.

Of course, this time it will be much harder because we have become so much more dependent on Red China economically than we ever were for the USSR.

But this is a task we must take-on for the sake of our national security.  Right now, we would be very hard-pressed to be able to fight a major war against anybody because our internal capabilities have been so weakened.

6 Comments
  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    08 December 2014 @ 12:51 12:51

    China relies on imports for much of it’s raw materials energy needs. With enough will they could be extremely vulnerable in that area.

  2. 10 December 2014 @ 12:16 12:16

    It seems that China is more run by the Mao Dynasty than a communist state.

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