Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

China is a slave state

By Aussiegirl

Those who believe that we can democratize China by increasing investment are sadly mistaken. China is using the investment to develop a powerful military with hegemonic aims for the future, and it is utilizing repression at home and virtual slave labor in its factories to attract all that investment. Meanwhile we keep quiet because the products we get from there are so cheap. But they come at a price -- the price of human freedom. Are we willing to pay it?

The Australian: China slammed as 'slave state' [October 22, 2005]

FORMER Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has accused China of running a "slave" state and said the free world was appeasing China because of its newfound economic power.

Mr Lee made the comments in Los Angeles on the last leg of a 13-day US tour that has infuriated Beijing.

"The West has a double standard for the Soviet Union and China. People in the West believed that Soviet human rights violations and threats to neighbouring countries should be stopped.

"But they believed that China's violations of human rights and threats to neighbouring countries are 'special Chinese characteristics' that can be tolerated," Mr Lee said at a luncheon organised by Taiwan's Formosa Foundation, a lobby group.

He said China was attracting investment "that appeared lucrative because they have used enslavement, under conditions that are tantamount to enslavement by the state," with cheap and "obedient" labour and state-owned land and facilities.

Mr Lee said China and neighbouring North Korea were "slave states" that were holding back the advance of democracy.


At 12:16 PM, Blogger Billy D said...

"China is using the investment to develop a powerful military with hegemonic aims for the future"

Why can only one in twenty people see this?

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Pindar said...

Billy D, I agree. And I'll bet that Chinese rope is probably very cheap, but we should remember Lenin's chilling statement that "We
will sell the Western businessmen the rope with which we will hang them." (Here's another great quote from that barrel of laughs, Lenin: "We will spit in their face [i.e., the faces of the Western capitalist leaders] and they will call it dew.")

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

I never could understand how we were claiming victory in the Cold War while half of the world`s population was still living under a communist state. It was as if we ended WWII with the capture of Berlin and withdrew our forces from the Pacific.

Despite some cosmetic reforms, the same Cabal is ruling China and the Red Dragon is still, indeed, red. How we can ignore this is beyond belief.

A good deal of financing and technical support terrorist organizations are receiving comes from China. The Chinese military commanders all claim war with the United States is inevitable, and they have been actively planning for this while we close our eyes and treat them as friends.

America has a long, long way to go before we are secure. The misnamed ``War on Terror`` is really a third world war, and our enemies include radical Islam, Russia, and China. We had better accept this fact, and soon, or we will pay dearly.

Great post, Aussiegirl!


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