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Struggling against Beijing's evil ways
Paul Lin
11/14/2004

China is the world's most populous country. Not only have the information-isolated Chinese become hostages of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but they have also become tools used to threaten foreign countries. As Beijing often claims that it repre-sents the almost 1.3 billion people, this is clearly a "human-wave" tactic.

Today, the US is cautious with China due to this unbearable tactic. Modern US weapons are famous for precisely striking military targets. But the US will be in a dilemma if China drives innocent civilians to the front lines. That is exactly why China, backed by the US principle of not killing innocent people, fears nothing while constantly threatening the world.

In the face of the massive pressure after the Tiananmen Massacre, former leader Deng Xiaoping said that China's democratization would bring riots, forcing millions of people to flee to Japan, Thailand and other countries.

Just as expected, some Western countries were frightened, and they echoed this tune, as Beijing upheld the slogan: "Stability outweighs everything." But the Chinese people are not stable. As the gap between rich and poor gradually worsens, more and more people are moving to other countries for the sake of their survival, legally and illegally.

China has been tolerant of the wave of illegal emigration. Since it is difficult for Chinese to fully enter mainstream society in other countries and most of their relatives are still in the hands of the party, Beijing is able to indirectly manipulate them.

China's new role as a "world factory" thanks to its relatively cheap labor force has also caused certain international conflicts. Nevertheless, Beijing recently called on its immigrants in Europe to bravely protect themselves and strive for their right to participate in local politics. This statement may cause even more doubts about the huge number of Chinese immigrants worldwide.

There are more examples of this tactic.

When attending the 2004 annual meetings of the boards of governors of the IMF and World Bank group, People's Bank of China Deputy Governor Li Ruogu stunned us by saying that 100 million refugees will swarm into Japan, South Korea or the US if the Chinese yuan floats rashly. Obviously, the "human wave" tactic has also been applied to international finance.

We all know that the US has been unsatisfied with the yuan's peg to the US dollar. Although the yuan is supposedly pegged to the US dollar, China did nothing when the US repeatedly lifted its interest rates recently. This is mainly because an interest-rate hike is disadvantageous to China's state-owned enterprises, which have made up various reasons to obstruct any hike.

Therefore, Beijing's claim that the yuan's peg is necessary for its stability is, in fact, nonsense!

But a financial problem will inevitably occur if the US continues to increase interest rates while China does nothing, and does not adjust its exchange rates. At the very least, a large amount of capital may therefore outflow to profit from the interest-rate gap. Plus, it may encourage people to go to the US to make money. Under such circumstances, is Li's threat involving Japan and South Korea a warning for the US not to raise interest rates any more, so as not to affect the yuan?

I believe that China is using its 1.3 billion people as hostages in order to do evil, to demand the world to obey it and to boost Chinese hegemony through terrorist "human-wave" tactic. The Chinese people and all humans should unite to confront China's political, economic and military threats. Otherwise, this kind of "peaceful rising," as Beijing claims, will bring disaster to both China and the world.


Paul Lin is a political commentator based in New York.



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