Blacklisting millions of card-carrying Communists will be an ‘affront’ to Beijing, says China’s Foreign Ministry.
Beijing is angered over a proposed U.S. travel ban on all Chinese Communist Party members. Washington’s decision to blacklist millions of card-carrying Communists will be an ‘affront’ to China, Chinese media reported citing country’s Foreign Ministry.
“The leadership of the Communist Party is the fundamental feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declared on Friday, adding that country’s Communist Party “made a huge contribution to the advancement of mankind.”
The remarks came after the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other U.S. media outlets reported that the White House was considering a travel ban on more than 90 million member of President Xi Jinping-led Communist Party. “The Trump administration is considering banning travel to the United States by all members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families,” the news agency Reuters reported on Friday. The proposed travel ban coincides with the suppression of civil liberties and the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not reveal the details of the proposed actions against Beijing, but iterated Washington’s resolve to hit back hard against the Chinese Communist Party. “We’re working our way through, under the president’s guidance, about how to think about pushing back against the Chinese Communist Party,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post reported Beijing’s response:
China said the US would antagonise the 1.4 billion Chinese people if it went ahead with a plan to ban entry for all members of the ruling Communist Party.
The US Trump administration is reportedly reviewing a proposal of a sweeping ban on travel to the United States by members of the Communist Party of China, a move that would further strain ties between the world’s two biggest economies. Beijing has called the US “pathetic” and “ridiculous” amid such reports.
“If the reports are true, the US is choosing to stand in opposition to all the 1.4 billion Chinese people, which is standing in opposition against one-fifth of the world’s population,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday. (…)
The ban would effectively deny entry to the United States by the nearly 92 million members of the 99-year-old party, which encompasses all levels of the Chinese society from the top political and business elites to the grass roots.
Hua said the party was deeply embedded into Chinese society and was integral to the success of the Chinese nation.
While recounting the ‘achievements’ of the Chinese Communist Party, the spokeswomen forgot to mention the tens of millions of Chinese killed by the Communist Party formed under the leadership of Mao Zedong, not to mention millions across the world infected by the Wuhan Coronavirus let loose on the world thanks to Beijing’s deceitful cover-up. Mao’s collectivization of farming alone killed 45 million Chinese between 1958 to 1962. Millions of Chinese are still imprisoned in forced labor camps in Xi Jinping’s China.
Following the footsteps of Marxist genocidal maniac Mao, Xi Jinping is building a personality cult around himself. Christian and Buddhist places of worship are being turning into alters for worshiping the Chinese leader.
The Communist Party has been telling Chinese Christians, estimated to be around 60 million, to renounce their faith and replace it with Xi’s Communism-derived doctrine. Chinese media showed Communist functionaries entering Christian homes and replacing Christian symbols with portraits of Xi.
The New York Post in January reported the Communist onslaught on Christianity in China: “Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping. (…) The Ten Commandments painted over with quotes from Xi.”
The party hasn’t spared the ancient Chinese religion of Buddhism either. “Buddhist temples are being turned into shrines celebrating Xi Jinping, China’s President For Life,” the NY Post article added.
The campaign in the Mainland has been accompanied with the suppression of civil liberties in Hong Kong, a territory which enjoyed democracy and civil liberties under the British rule until 1997. Beijing took control of the region with promises of upholding Hong Kong’s constitutional freedoms as part of the “one country, two systems” principle. China reneged on those promises made to the Hong Kong residents, enacting the so-called National Security Law this year aimed at setting up a pro-Beijing security apparatus and crushing the democratic dissent by applying Mainland laws.
‘China’s growing cult of Xi Jinping’
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