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The Existential Threat of China By James Reed
I have been saying for a long time, that China is an existential threat to the West. With respect to Australia, as I will detail in another article, some Australians are going to be lucky to even have enough water in the future. But for now, consider:
“An unchallenged China will herald in “a dystopian future in which no one is beyond the reach of Chinese censors, and an international human rights system so weakened that it no longer serves as a check on government repression,” Human Rights Watch warned in its annual report on the country published Wednesday. The 2020 China report from the non-governmental organization (NGO) accused both states friendly to China and corporations that do business with it of “enabling” China’s increased use of violence and systematic state repression to silence political dissidents, religious groups, and ethnic minorities. Human Rights Watch published the report shortly after Beijing banned its executive director, Kenneth Roth, from traveling to Hong Kong for an event to release it. Roth presented the report at an event in New York at the United Nations headquarters instead, despite the report being heavily critical of the U.N. as an institution. The report also attempted to criticize President Donald Trump for referring in friendly terms to Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, but ultimately conceded that “the Trump administration is one government that has been willing to stand up to China, best evidenced by its October 2019 imposition of sanctions on the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau and eight Chinese technology companies for their complicity in human rights violations.”
Human Rights Watch extended its usual focus on how China violates the human rights of its citizens to how “willing accomplices” leading foreign nations and businesses empower China to do so. “China’s government sees human rights as an existential threat. Its reaction could pose an existential threat to the rights of people worldwide,” Roth wrote. “If not challenged, Beijing’s actions portend a dystopian future in which no one is beyond the reach of Chinese censors, and an international human rights system so weakened that it no longer serves as a check on government repression.” Far from being spurned as a global pariah, the Chinese government is courted the world over, its unelected president receiving red-carpet treatment wherever he goes, and the country hosting prestigious events, such as the 2022 Winter Olympics. The aim is to portray China as open, welcoming, and powerful, even as it descends into ever more ruthless autocratic rule.”
Not only is there no resistance to this happening in Australia, but most of our power elites are already getting into the rule of China, and soon it will be illegal to critique China on anything, as law primarily exists to protect corporate interests. Meanwhile, Fred and Rita, keep working on, paying the bills, and having a few treats on the side, maybe the odd holiday, or new shoes. Life, is still good, and when it is not, it will be too late.