Calling China to Account

In its efforts to squirm away from the pandemic its secrecy, and perhaps its Wuhan bio lab, have inflicted on the world, a bellicose Beijing has flung accusations and insults in all directions. Australia has been hit with tariffs on our coal and beef exports, threatened with student and tourist boycotts and further derided, in the grand tradition of the mass-murdering Mao’s  burlesque turn of phrase, as “a giant kangaroo that serves as a dog to the US”. Not that we are alone as the object of China’s spite and truculence, with America accused on the basis of George Floyd’s death beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee of being a citadel of racism and violent intolerance.

Yesterday in Washington, the State Department responded with a statement it is impossible to imagine any administration but that of Donald Trump sharing with the world.

On the off chance that readers might be considering buying a Great Wall, a Havel, MG or LDV, or not checking which Bunnings wares are made in China and leaving them on the shelf, that statement is reproduced in full below.


On the Chinese Communist Party’s Obscene Propaganda

The Chinese Communist Party’s callous exploitation of the tragic death of George Floyd to justify its authoritarian denial of basic human dignity exposes its true colors yet again. As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power. This laughable propaganda should not fool anyone.

The contrast between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could not be more stark.

In China, when a church burns, the attack was almost certainly directed by the CCP. In America, when a church burns, the arsonists are punished by the government, and it is the government that brings fire trucks, water, aid, and comfort to the faithful.

In China, peaceful protesters from Hong Kong to Tiananmen Square are clubbed by armed militiamen for simply speaking out. Reporters writing of these indignities are sentenced to long terms in prison. In the United States, law enforcement – both state and federal – brings rogue officers to justice, welcomes peaceful protests while forcefully shutting down looting and violence, and exercises power pursuant to the Constitution to protect property and liberty for all. Our free press covers events wall to wall, for all the world to see.

In China, when doctors and journalists warn of the dangers of a new disease, the CCP silences and disappears them, and lies about death totals and the extent of the outbreak. In the United States, we value life and build transparent systems to treat, cure, and underwrite – more than any other nation – pandemic solutions for the globe.

In China, when citizens hold opinions that diverge from CCP dogma, the Party imprisons them in re-education camps. And, when people – such as those in Hong Kong and Taiwan – with common roots in an awe-inspiring civilization that has endured for thousands of years embrace freedom, that freedom is crushed, and the people subordinated to Party dictates and demands. In the United States, in contrast, even amidst reckless rioting, we demonstrate our robust commitment to the rule of law, transparency, and unalienable human rights.

Beijing in recent days has showcased its continuing contempt for the truth and scorn for law. The CCP’s propaganda efforts – seeking to conflate the United States’ actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd with the CCP’s continued denial of basic human rights and freedom – should be seen for the fraud that they are.

During the best of times, the PRC ruthlessly imposes communism. Amid the most difficult challenges, the United States secures freedom.

5 thoughts on “Calling China to Account

  • Karnjirrwala says:

    Quite so.

  • Stephen Due says:


  • Peter Smith says:

    Where do people want to live? From where do they want to escape? Says it all. And Donald Trump? He is a giant of our time – standing out among pantywaist Western leaders; and standing up for our peerless values and civilisation.

  • Warty says:

    We remember well that a bully, albeit once bullied himself, is desperate to appear dominant: this is surely a weakness.
    We remember well that an adversary silly enough to pick fights on a number of fronts is doomed to be unravelled in turn. Ask Germany about its insane decision to pick a fight with Russia in June 1941. Yet China has alienated Vietnam, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Japan, India and Australia, quite apart from its dissemination of disinformation about the coronavirus which rubbed up the other half the world.
    It’ll be interesting to see how China fares over the rest of 2020.

  • Michael says:

    Elizabeth Beare, Michael’s wife
    China is run by communists, so none of the human rights abuses outlined in this formal piece is at all surprising. Communism always involves political thuggery. We should be thankful that the State Department under Donald Trump’s demonstrated capacity to lead is enabled to speak out with strength and clarity against communism. Going soft on communism never was and never will be an option for any nation founded on concepts of human dignity and development. There must always be a Free World led by America as a guiding light to those peoples still living under a communist yoke.
    The fact that much of the Free World has lost its way in recent years is simply a reminder that communism infiltrates and that human values can be distorted by a concerted threat from within. A State Department prepared to restate the guidelines for freedom vs tyranny and sheet home the oppressive nature of communism shows it is possible to stand firm against China’s tyrannical realities and display them for what they are.

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