Current Western Threats

"What does justify Chinese actions is the US militarization of waters that are unconnected to the US mainland or offshore territories. China has been ringed by US military bases. China is aware that the US cut off oil to Japan during WWII stirring up tensions leading to war, and that the US has used embargoes often since then to try and strangle those nations it labels foes. The South China Sea is a vital transportation and trade route for China.

Furthermore, China is keenly aware of the foreign humiliation of a weak China in the 19th century and later the role played by the US in the mainland’s political separation from Taiwan." Who has Sovereignty in the South China Sea?, 2016, Kim Petersen

China

The Chinese People on their Government

"The annual Global Attitude Survey (2002 – 2013) conducted by the Washington based independent think tank, The PEW reveals that since 2005, the Chinese government has consistently enjoyed the world highest level of citizen satisfaction at above 80%, while most Western governments received a mere 30% or below." PCR 2014 article -  Percent of China responding Satisfied, all years measured, 2014, PEW
 

China's Historical Success in Lifting People out of Poverty

 

To give just one example of West Propaganda: 'Tainanmen Massacre'

"When we search the internet for ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’, there are hundreds of thousands of hyperlinks to books, news, articles, and videos that describe the event as a “Massacre”; and even the reputable Encyclopaedia Britannica also cites the Western media as sources to describe the 1989 incident as a “Massacre”. 

This is despite the fact that, in 1998, Washington Post journalist Jay Mathews confessed in the Columbia Journalism Review that “no one died at Tiananmen Square” and that “it is hard to find a journalist who has not contributed to the misimpression”. In 2004 the Christian Science Monitor revealed that the Human Rights Watch decided not to publish their own 52-page report that confirmed the Chinese side of the story." Tiananmen “Massacre”? and The Unrelenting Monopoly Media Agenda, 2017, By Wei Ling Chua, Global Research
 
"Despite the 2011 WikiLeaks leaked US government cable and the 2009 confession made by BBC journalist James Miles that he had “conveyed the wrong impression” and that there was no one killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989. A simply search on BBC website using the term ‘Tiananmen Massacre’ will revealed that the BBC has continued to use the term ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’ in all kind of occasions to demonize the Chinese government. Please examine ..." How BBC Manufactured The Perception Of A “Massacre” Without Having To Show Their Viewers A Single Shot Of A Dead Person, 2014, Wei Ling Chua
 
"Excerpt Preface (e-book): The so-called Tiananmen Square “Massacre” is one of the most misleading events the US government and the Western media have used to demonize the Chinese government each and every year since 1989. There was ample silent evidence in the images produced by the Western media that told the story of a highly restrained Chinese government facing a protest similar to those in the West at various stages of their economic development." (..)
 
"However, the West capitalized on the situation in 1989 to fuel the public’s anger, intending to overthrow a CCP government. How the Western media lied about a massacre given the silent evidence that suggests otherwise, and the moral implications of Western powers making use of common pain and dissatisfaction within an economic cycle of a society to justify the overthrowing of governments across the globe are issues that this book is structured to explore. - The concept of good governance, human rights and freedom is a complex one. Incidents of government crackdowns on protesters are as frequent in the West as anywhere else. The only difference is that the West has a highly sophisticated, well-funded, well-established and well-controlled media industry run by a handful of big corporations with an agenda. (..) One should always bear in mind that the concepts of good governance, human rights and freedom can only be objectively assessed through the power of comparison. The truth can only be found through filtering the indoctrinated messages propagated by the mainstream media. It is important for one to always think for themselves, and to observe the logic and images beyond the media rhetoric." 2017 Article The 1989 Tiananmen Square “Massacre”. What Happened? - Free E-book: “Tiananmen Square “Massacre”? The Power of Words vs. Silent Evidence“, an e-book by Australian-based author Wei Ling Chua / 
 
Most books on China published in the Western world are either misinformed or pure propaganda. Compare the information above with the praise & information in a book like this one
 
"Louisa Lim peers deep into the conflicted soul of today's China. Twenty-five years after the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, the government continues to deploy its technologies of forgetting -- censorship of the media, falsification of history, and the amnesiac drug of shallow nationalism -- to silence those who dare to remember and deter those who want to inquire. But the truth itself does not change; it only finds new ways to come out. Lim gives eloquent voice to the silenced witnesses, and uncovers the hidden nightmares that trouble China's surface calm." -- Andrew J. Nathan, coeditor, The Tiananmen Papers
 
"Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism; 
Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs; An Economist Book of the Year, 2014; A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice; "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review" 
 
The Western world also always promote 'quislings' that will lie for money: "The Chinese dissident has praised the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan – and said China should be fully westernised." Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for?, 2010, The Guardian
 

Reliable Information about China:

 
"The greatest problem facing the overwhelming majority of the people living in the world is inadequate incomes and poverty. ​This is literally a life and death question. A person living in a low income country by World Bank standards lives only 62 years compared to 81 years in a high income economy - a difference of 19 years. In addition to living a far shorter life a person living in poverty faces few real choices.

​For this reason by far the greatest contribution to world human well-being is by China. As shown in the chart below since 1981 China has lifted 853 million people out of poverty - 78% of the reduction of the number of people living in poverty in the world." 
  
"As China implements its 13th 5-year plan for national economic and social development, one might ask how efforts being proposed will affect global health through the so-called Belt and Road Initiative. The Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect the Asian–Pacific Economic Area with the European Economic Area by building up two maritime routes, referred to as the 21st century Silk Road. Thus, although its primary aim relates to trade, the initiative has many implicit influences on global health, some of which we provide insights into here." China's Belt and Road Initiative from a global health perspective, 2017, Ruwei Hu, Ruqing Liu, Nan Hu, The Lancet
 
"The countries of Europe and Asia are increasingly integrating together economically, logistically and politically via China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the various other endeavors of the broader New Silk Road, opening the gateway for a paradigm-shifting renaissance of technological innovation across the region. Trans-Eurasian transportation networks are being unified and streamlined, IT infrastructures are being upgraded and fused together, energy capacity is being boosted manyfold, and new types of problems are creating the opportunity for new types of technological solutions." How China's Belt And Road Sparked A Renaissance Of Transportation Innovation, 2017, Forbes
 
"China’s green power generation is relentlessly rising, doubling every six years, and increasing at an average rate of 20% per year. Up until 2011 the yearly increase in fossil fuel burning exceeded the green power generation each year (fluctuating according to global economic conditions, with a steep dip in 2009 following the global financial crisis). But green power generation after 2012 has consistently exceeded the yearly increase in fossil fuel consumption." The Greening of China’s Energy System Outpaces Its Further Blackening: A 2017 update
 
"This book provides an in-depth evidence-based analysis on the issue of democracy and good governance, using actual examples comparing the Chinese and Western political systems based on theories, structure, processes and performance. The current Chinese political system is designed for wide-based consultation with socialism as their core value whilst avoiding the flaws inherent in the design, process and structure of the Western political model. Despite the democratic nature of Chinese politics that persistently attracts a very high level of citizen satisfaction in each and every public opinion survey when compared to any Western democracy, the Western media has successfully brainwashed the world into believing that the Communist Government in China is an autocratic regime. In reality, Western democracies are in serious trouble, facing an unprecedented level of debt, unemployment, political corruption in the form of political donations, advertising and lobbying, and social dissatisfaction. It is the Western political system that requires urgent reform, or risks a revolution from the 99% -- its people -- in the foreseeable future. Therefore, it is time to have a look at the merits of the Chinese model."
 
"China new housing policy: no longer allow people to enrich themselves via property speculations:", 2017, Wei Ling Chua (Facebook post this article): 19大终结炒房 陆迎新住房时代 

An Important Contextual Critique of the Western Framing of China

"Missing Background to the Real News Interview

(On 2 March, the Real News interviewed Steve Cohn, author of Competing Economic Paradigms in China (Routledge, 2017).)
 
I asked Wei, who also wrote Democracy: What the West Can Learn from China, for his take on the Real News interview. Wei wrote back:

There are too many issues in the video, I would like to have a quick comment on the following:

1. People tend to overlook the fact that it was Mao who lay the foundation for Chinese access to the world that allowed Deng economic integration with the world economy in 1978: in 1949, China was broken and bankrupt at the time Mao took over; Due to the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war, China was under western economic, financial, technological and banking sanctions; as well as USSR technological sanctions; despite these adversaries, Mao managed to defeat the US led military coalition in the Korea War; helped the Vietnamese defend itself from US invasion. That made China a world force that the US could not ignore; Mao managed to make use of the complex relationship between the USSR and US, and woo the US via ping-pong diplomacy, and eventually resulted in Nixon’s visit to China, laying the  foundation for China to access the world; Mao’s vision of classifying the world into First World (Western nation), 2nd world (USSR), and the Chinese alliance with the 3rd world (Africa, Latin America, Asia etc) eventually paid off after making use of the new relationship with Nixon, and winning the majority vote in the UN to get the PRC onto the UN security council.

Without all these foundations for China to access the world, there would have been no reforms under Deng. At the time Deng took over the leadership in China, Mao had already eliminated illiteracy, doubled the life expectancy of the population, armed China with nuclear, rocket and satellite technology, and a lot of basic industries for consumer products. Without all these, there would be no foundation for any further progress to access the world. So to credit China prosperity solely on Western capitalism is not objective.

2. The author [Cohn] also failed to mention the fact of the Chinese modelling more towards the Singaporean economic model than the west. Despite Singapore being recognised as one of the freest economies in the world, 60% of Singapore’s GDP is generated by the Singaporean government investments; so in China, despite being opened up to international and private funds and investment, the state still controls much of the economy;

3. 30 years after Deng’s reforms, China encountered problems like any western society: income gaps, housing affordability and the growth in GDP v social stress; but it is China who acts on to ratify the issues;

4. [Current Chinese chairman] Xi Jinping only wants the part of market logic to award and motivate people who work hard and be innovative, but dislikes an uncontrolled market economy that allows the wealthy to eventually dictate supply and prices of everything;

5. Unlike the west that privatised everything, Xi not only wants SOEs to become bigger and stronger, he also introduced a policy for the government to pay for and own a 1% share of every registered business in China; the law states that with the 1%, government officials will attend all executive meetings and have the power to stop any decision that is harmful to the country.

Conclusion

For those who aspire to a world not driven by extreme wealth and income inequality, China is a potential antipode to unfettered capitalism. China pursues socialism. The Chinese Communist Party also rejects hegemony and war. Thus China stands forth as an alternative model to aggressive capitalist imperialism. However, it is important that China be considered as to which point it is in its political-economic trajectory. At present, Chinese leaders state that China is in the earliest stages of socialism. Nevertheless, along its trajectory China ought to be fairly scrutinized for adherence to it announced political and social goals." Is China Neoliberal?, March 2018, By Kim Petersen (former editor Dissident Voice)

China, anyone?

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the significance of its 25th Article, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living—including food, housing, healthcare, social services and basic financial security. As our campaign group Share The World’s Resources (STWR) has long proposed, it is high time that activists for global justice reclaim the vision that is spelled out in those few simple sentences. For in order to implement Article 25 into a set of binding, enforceable obligations through domestic and international laws, the implications are potentially revolutionary.

Since the Universal Declaration was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948, the United Nations never promised to do anything more than “promote” and “encourage respect for” human rights, without explicit legal force. The Universal Declaration may form part of so-called binding customary international law, laying out a value-based framework that can be used to exert moral pressure on governments who violate any of its articles. But in the past 70 years, no government has seriously attempted to adapt its behaviour in line with the Declaration’s far-reaching requirements." Reclaiming the UN’s Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice, June 2018, Adam W. Parsons, Dissident Voice