India has a major role to play in the world’s fight against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a responsible and democratic country, India should join hands with countries like Taiwan and Japan to fight against the CCP together. It has already been too late and the world is paying the price, Vice President of Canadian Coalition Against Communism Sheng Xue said during a webinar which witnessed human rights defenders, scholars, and persecuted communities by China come together to launch the ‘Global Campaign for Democratic China’ on China Day.
“All the countries around the world have been affected by the virus erupting in China and more than one million people have died. Many of us already know that this is the CCP virus. It has impacted all of our lives. The CCP virus has taken life, love, and even enjoyment from the world. It has made people angry, aggressive, and distrusting of others. However, we already know that the human lifestyle won’t be able to go back to normal. This was just another outbreak of the CCP virus. The real virus was the birth of the CCP a century ago. The virus of CCP became more dangerous after becoming rich over the last 27 years,” Sheng Xue said.
Titled, “Global Campaign for Democratic China: Uniting Against Chinese Communist Party’s Repressive Regime”, the webinar also saw the participation of former Union Minister and MLA from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering; Coordinator of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Luke de Pulford; Director of Department of Chinese Affairs at World Uighur Congress Ilshat Hassan Kokbore; Special Appointee for Human Right at The Tibet Bureau Thinlay Chukki; Gaddi Nishan of Ajmer Sharif Haji Syed Salman Chishty; Director of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre Enghebatu Togochog; and National Co-Convenor of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan.
Sharing her experiences on the CCP, Sheng Xue said, “Due to my family background, I have closely observed the tyranny and persecution by the CCP in China. When I rose against the oppression, I became the enemy of this state. Those people who dissented are already in jails. I was crazy. I had to run away from China to Canada to save myself. There is a lust for money in the CCP. Many people thought that they could make a lot of money under the Chinese regime, but ended up losing their lives. Xi Jinping is a very arrogant, cruel, and stupid leader. He has offended people more and more. The situation for the repressed people including Uighurs, Mongolians, Tibetans, and dissenters is the worst in the world. They are not even able to fight back against tyranny.”
Director of Department of Chinese Affairs at World Uighur Congress Ilshat Kokbore began by reflecting on the patterns of the Uighur genocide in China and said that around one million to three million Uighurs have been kept under the concentration camps. “Since 2000, the CCP government began detaining and disappearing the elites and opinion-makers of the Uighur society including university professors, students, poets, writers, singers, artists, etc.”
“It is a holocaust in itself. After the holocaust by the Nazis, the UN promised that it shall never happen again. However, this is happening again. They also started a war in the free world. Korean War and the Vietnamese War are great examples. They also started expansions within the border as well as outside,” he said.
“India has never been China’s neighbour. Since China occupied Tibet and Xinjiang, it became a neighbour of India. China has also launched some proxy wars in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This is an evil empire. Its evilness and bloodiness are not only limited to the Chinese border – it has stretched its war to the world. They are exporting this crude brutality and tyranny to all over the world. They are infiltrating the US, Europe, and India. They try to control all the resources. This ambition of dominating the world is explosive”, he added.
Gaddi Nishan of Ajmer Sharif, Haji Syed Salman Chishty argued that China has indeed indulged in a series of human rights breaches and a series of acts and defiance on international borders and disrespect to the international community.
“The subversive and oppressive policies towards its own citizens who are looking for a balanced life to live is something to be concerned about. The Uighurs and their plight are known around the world. We don’t need to re-emphasise the plight that they are going through. China has always disregarded and disrespected the concerns and implications of aggressions. Whereas, India is a land of peace,” he said.
Special Appointee for Human Right at the Tibet Bureau Thinlay Chukki said, “China is celebrating the 71st establishment of its foundation. The establishment of a country generally brings about joy to people. However, China’s establishment has led to the persecution of 1.2 million Tibetan and the destruction of 6,000 monasteries. They are working towards the total Sinicization of Tibetans. The very basic idea of the CCP is – occupation. Tibet was never a part of China and interestingly, we rarely note the fact that the actual territory of PRC is only one-fifth of the territory it currently occupies.”
Sharing his views on the difference between the terminologies used to denote Mongolian land captured by China, Director of Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre, Enghebatu Togochog, said that Inner Mongolia is the alternate word for denoting Southern Mongolia, used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
He said, “It has a vast territory, covering more than 2 million sq kms. The Mongolian population is 6 millionin Southern Mongolia. Till date, at least 100 thousand Mongolians have been killed or tortured. When China began persecuting Mongolians after annexing Southern Mongolia, around half a million Mongolians were killed. The total population of Mongolians inhabiting the area was one and a half million. China has wiped out millions of nomadic populations in the border areas.”
Former Union Minister and MLA from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering began by applauding the initiative of ‘Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China’ (IPAC), and said that such an association highlights that the world has now realised that coming together of all the democracies is indeed needed to tackle China.
“I believe that such an initiative shall indeed be welcomed in India and supported by the Indian society,” he said while extending his support to such an initiative.
Urging all the trade unions to come together to tackle China, Ering said, “I urge all the trade unions of the world to come together to constitute an alliance for fighting China – similar to the IPAC. China works under the garb of the ‘People’s movement’, arguing to fight for labourers and farmers. I would like to utilise the platform for urging all the trade unions and farmer organisations to form similar alliances by bringing together associations from all over the world.”
Enlightening about nuances of the trade practices of China, especially with India, National Co-Convenor of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan said, “China had a trade surplus with 130 countries which has increased its foreign reserves and changed its power balance in the world. The economic clout China has brought is preventing democratic countries from speaking against it. It was for the first time under President Trump in the US that they challenged Chinese hegemony and stared tariff on Chinese products.”
“There is a lot of aggression going against China. Though we are 2.5% of Chinese imports, we should also not forget that we are 11.5% of the surplus of Chinese trade. The US accounts for around 83.5% of the trade surplus. Out of 430 billion, 95% of trade surplus comes from both the countries. Once these two countries join hands, the Chinese could be repelled back,” he suggested.
Luke de Pulford expressed his concerns on the growing influence of China in the United Nations and said that the CCP has strategically rolled out an effort to undertake initiatives of the UN leading to the dependency of the UN agencies on the CCP and coming under it.
“Currently, at least 15 UN organisations and bodies are being headed by the Chinese nationals. These are huge and important institutions. This is obstructing these agencies to speak up against China. The exclusion of Taiwan from the International Civil Aviation Organisation on a single request of CCP. It has cost the world massively, as Taiwan was not able to speak during the pandemic. The institutions of the UN do not question in the way they should. Hence, neither the genocide determination of Uighurs can be reached through UN agencies, nor a tribunal could be formed on this. Neither is possible as the UNSC would be vetoed by China and every attempt at the UNHRC shall fall down due to Chinese clout.”