Thursday, January 17, 2019

Human Rights Groups to U.S.: Trade Carefully on China

"They are forced to renounce the Muslim religion and Uighur language, and memorize and recite Chinese characters and propaganda songs. The 'vocational training' is actually forced labor. Torture and deaths are common. Thousands of children have been separated from their parents and placed in a separate network of orphanages. 'Break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections and break their origins," concluded a state news commentary cited by the [New York] Times. It's hard to read that as anything other than a declaration of genocidal intent."

Uighurs, who are being swept up into China's nets by the thousands at various checkpoints around the country, are scared to even leave the house. Other non-Muslims are being thrown behind the high walls of these prisons for nothing more than having a photo of a woman with a headscarf on their phone -- or reciting something religious at a funeral. "Yet thanks to China's growing power," the editors of the Washington Post point out, "global reaction has been muted."

Canadian sentenced to death in China, escalating a bitter diplomatic row

China has denied that the case — or the arrests of several other Canadians in recent weeks — have been politicized in retaliation for Canada's arrest of a senior officer of China's top telecommunications company, Huawei.


The retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court came with unusual speed, not long after Canada's Dec. 1 arrest of a high-profile Chinese businesswoman, Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the telecommunications giant Huawei. Her arrest came at the request of U.S. authorities who want to extradite her on charge of fraud relating to alleged breaches of U.S. sanctions against Iran.


"... Schellenberg's case, like those of Kovrig and Spavor, appeared to reinforce the message "that China views the holding of human hostages as an acceptable way to conduct diplomacy."


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

But corporate filings and other documents found by Reuters in Iran and Syria
show that Huawei, the world's largest supplier of telecommunications network
equipment, is more closely linked to both firms than previously known.

The documents reveal that a high-level Huawei executive appears to have been
appointed Skycom's Iran manager. They also show that at least three
Chinese-named individuals had signing rights for both Huawei and Skycom bank
accounts in Iran. Reuters also discovered that a Middle Eastern lawyer said
Huawei conducted operations in Syria through Canicula.

The previously unreported ties between Huawei and the two companies could
bear on the U.S. case against Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei founder
Ren Zhengfei, by further undermining Huawei's claims that Skycom was merely
an arms-length business partner.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

This Holiday, a Flurry of Church Arrests

This is the same country that the western world is funding to the tune of billions every year because of the manufacturing we do there, the buying we do from there, etc. And in reality, they really should be treated like North Korea and ostracized. That's the problem with a global economy - too many deep ties and we let the money control our morality.

"Dozens of Christians were grabbed from their homes in a series of raids sweeping across the Sichuan area late last night. Some elders were able to escape into hiding. Others were less fortunate. Zhang Guoqing, assistant deacon of the church, said he was released from custody and went straight to Pastor Wang Yi's home -- "but the pastor and his wife were nowhere to be found." The home, a ransacked mess, is just another indication that China's latest crackdown is something everyone -- including the international community -- needs to take seriously.

Started at 9 p.m., social media channels, cell phone discussions, and personal accounts were all blocked. Even the church's telephone line was cut. One church leader is being watched "around the clock by 'security personnel' in his home." The ferocity of the attack surprised a lot of Christians, who've been operating out in the open for years. "This round of crackdown is unusual," said Li Yingqiang, "as it seems that the authorities want to close the church down for good. Our social media channel accounts such as WeChat were not closed in previous rounds and they have taken a large number of our members into custody this time. The scale was unprecedented."

Monday, December 10, 2018

100 Christians snatched in overnight raids on underground Chinese church

Human rights abuses in a "modern" country like China are not only present,
but are escalating! They are like India in many ways. The more that
American & other western nation companies continue to fund this tyrannical
government by producing product there, and buying billions from them, the
more power that evil government has. Americans and all of the western world
are complicit. China needs to be treated like North Korea and ostracized
until they can act civil. But it seems that when the almighty dollar is
most important, most humans (governments included) will turn the other way.
The "global economy" has many benefits, but also many, many bad side
effects. When we get so entangled economically, we lose the leverage we
should have to force them to improve.

"the crackdown represented a major escalation of religious persecution in
China. According to Fu, there were more than 10,000 cases of detention of
Christians this year, compared with just over 3,000 cases for the whole of
last year. In September, Beijing police closed the Zion Church, one of the
largest Protestant churches in China with more than 1,500 regular

the Religious Affairs Regulation was amended to give grass-roots officials
more power to act against churches and impose tougher penalties for
"unauthorised religious gatherings... churches have been shut down or even
demolished, and their members told to denounce their faith. "This round of
crackdown is unusual as it seems that the authorities want to close the
church down for good. Our social media channel accounts such as WeChat were
not closed in previous rounds and they have taken a large number of our
members into custody this time."

So, what is so scary about Christianity to the Chinese communist government?
Oh, is it the fact that the truth shines a light on all of the evil that
country's leaders do to suppress its people?

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Best (And Cheaper) GoPro Camera Alternatives [Chinese knockoffs] 2018

Even the reviews say it - Chinese knockoffs.  They probably reverse-engineered the American-designed Go Pros, put people working at slave labor wages, and started pumping out copies - even to how they package.  This is what Amazon helps to fuel - Chinese knockoffs undercutting American businesses that simply can't compete on the price.  And most people will support the knockoffs because they want to save money.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The US is their only hope

This is China today.  If you don't do anything the government doesn't like, you are fine.  If you keep your religion private and no one knows, you are fine (same thing the left says in the U.S. today).  But if you do or say anything against them, the brutal Communist government will crush you.  Until the Western nations stop doing business with this country (very much like North Korea in many ways), and stop having much of our products manufactured by them, we are continuing to fund this brutal communist one-party government.  It is a horrible situation!
From 6 a.m. every morning, detainees were ordered to sing along to songs played over the camp's PA system, praising China's Communist Party." Kayrat says everyone was "forced to memorize a list of what he calls '126 lies' about religion: 'Religion is opium, religion is bad, you must believe in no religion, you must believe in the Communist Party.' 'Only [the] Communist Party could lead you to the bright future.'" "They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,' a suit made of metal that weighed over 50 pounds,"
he told NPR. "It forced my arms and legs into an outstretched position. I couldn't move at all, and my back was in terrible pain." After a half-day of it, he said he would do whatever he was asked. At one point, he tried to kill himself by banging his head against the wall. He woke up in a hospital."