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Xi Jinping Calls Party Cadres to “Exercise Political Judgment”

In the past one month, Xi Jinping called for “political judgment, political insight, and political execution” three times on different occasions.

On January 22, Xi Jinping stated at the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection that strict governance of the party must first be done from a political point of view. “Continuously improve political judgment, political understanding, and political execution.”

The first time that Xi brought up those words was at the Politburo Democratic Meeting held from December 24 to 25, 2020. Xi Jinping asked the Politburo members to “be good at grasping the overall political situation and continuously improve political judgment, political understanding, and political execution.”

The second time was at the provincial and ministerial-level major leading cadres’ seminar on January 11, 2021. Xi Jinping asked leading cadres at all levels, especially senior cadres, to “improve political judgment, political understanding, and political execution continuously and execute the decisions that come from the CCP’s top leaders.”

It could suggest that the CCP is unsure of the COVID 19 development at home or U.S.-China relationship under Biden’s administration. Therefore, senior cadres are required to improve their political judgment and be capable of understanding the directions from the top. Another China scholar also told the Epoch Times that China is facing unprecedented threats in 2021. There is rampant corruption and power infighting between the political and economic forces. They are impossible to resolve and imposed political pressure would only make it worse.

Source: Epoch Times, January 23, 2021
https://www.epochtimes.com/gb/21/1/23/n12707869.htm

Twitter Refuses to Delete Hua Chunying’s Fabricated Xinjiang Propaganda

On Thursday, January 14, Hua Chunying, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Communist China, circulated a propaganda video on human rights in Xinjiang on Twitter. The propaganda denied the CCP’s forced labor policy against the Uyghurs and accused the United States government of spreading rumors. In response, a Twitter spokesperson said on Friday, January 15, that the tweets of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not violate their company regulations.

The spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, issued a series of tweets on Thursday that the existence of forced labor in Xinjiang “is the biggest lie of this century. It aimed at restricting and suppressing Chinese (CCP) authorities and Chinese companies and curbing China’s development.”

However, according to reports from multi-party investigations, in recent years, the Chinese Communist Party has intensified its crackdown on Uyghur ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. The actual evidence exposed the mass detention of approximately 1 million people, the mandatory re-education programs, the highly invasive surveillance, the religious suppression, the forced sterilization of women, and the forced labor.

The Associated Press has conducted extensive investigations on this, including first-hand interviews with about 30 former CCP’s detainees, and found that the CCP authorities had conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of Uyghur women and forced them to undergo forced abortions and sterilization.

The Chinese Communist regime has consistently denied these allegations on Twitter and claimed that the place where these detainees were held was a vocational training center aimed at curbing religious extremism and preventing terrorism.

One of Hua Chunying’s tweets on Thursday also accused the United States of fabricating lies and using “bad actions” to violate international trade rules and “damage the interests of global companies and consumers including those in the United States.”

A promotional video was attached to the tweet, with the title of smiling workers working in Xinjiang factories, spreading the message, “Many of our living habits have been changed and improved.” This video became the latest propaganda material that the Chinese Communist regime used to whitewash its repressive actions in Xinjiang.

A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Communist’s denied having a forced labor policy in Xinjiang, accused the U.S. of disinformation on Twitter and said China did not violate their company’s regulations.

The Chinese Communist Party has banned one billion ordinary people from using Twitter, but it seems that officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the party’s media are not restricted.

Source: China News, January 15, 2021
https://news.creaders.net/china/2021/01/15/2311011.html

Falun Gong Identifies 75 Perpetrators among Leaked List of 1.95 Million CCP Members

Sky News of Australia reported on December 13, 2020, about a leaked register with the details of nearly 2 million Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in organizations around the world. “Along with the personal identifying details of 1.95 million communist party members, mostly from Shanghai, there are also the details of 79,000 communist party branches, many of them inside companies.”

Falun Gong’s official Minghui.ca website reported that, among the 1,957,239 mostly Shanghai CCP members exposed, there are 75 “610” members, most of whom can be found on the List of Villains, a compilation of the people who have actively participated in the persecution against Falun Gong.

The “610” office is an extra-legal apparatus set up by then head of the CCP Jiang Zemin when he launched the campaign to eradicate Falun Gong in 1999. Its sole responsibility is to carry out the persecution of Falun Gong throughout the whole country. The “610” offices are subordinate to the CCP committees at different levels of the Chinese government. The Central “610” Office was once able to mobilize the entire state apparatus and almost all social resources, using the police, military, armed police, intelligent agents, diplomats, and even the medical system, to implement its persecutory policy. According to Minghui, over the past two decades, the “610” office has been responsible for at least 4,595 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China.

Cui Tiejun, head of the “610” Office in the Xuhui District of Shanghai city, was among the 1.95 million leaked CCP members. Since June 2004 when Cui took the position, he has personally given hate speeches in order to incite hatred against Falun Gong. The “610” Office in Shanghai has branches spread all over the districts and counties, and all the way down to townships, villages, and neighborhoods.

On December 10, the U.S. announced sanctions against 17 officials of foreign governments for violations of human rights or for corruption. Among them was Huang Yuanxiong of Xiamen Public Security Bureau Wucun Police Station for his involvement in the detention and interrogation of Falun Gong practitioners.

On December 10, 2020, Falun Gong practitioners from 29 Western countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, submitted a latest list of persecutors to the local governments, requesting that the authorities prohibit the entry of persecutors and their families and freeze their assets.

The list includes a few high level CCP officials: Politburo Standing Committee Member Han Zheng, head of the CCP’s Political and Legal Affairs Committee Guo Shengkun, Supreme Court Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, deputy secretary of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Liu Jinguo, and the deputy director of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Deputy Director Fu Zhenghua. Almost all of these top officials once served as 610 cadres.

Source: Minghui, January 16, 2021
https://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2021/1/16/418642.html

More Verfication: CCP Harvests Organs of Live Falun Gong Practitioners

On December 29, 2020, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) released a report based on an interview made in October 2016 on how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was harvesting the organs of Falun Gong practitioners while they were still alive. The statement by the interviewee, Mr. Lu Shuheng, corroborates previous reports and allegations and confirms that those at the Shanghai Armed Police Hospital did not use anesthetics in the organ harvesting process.  


Mr. Lu, a former Shanghai native residing in California, called the Sound of Hope Radio station in September 2016 while a program on organ harvesting was on the air. On October 2, 2016, Mr. Lu came to the Sound of Hope Radio station and sat in the studio to have a telephone interview with the WOIPFG about his knowledge of the CCP’s policy of harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners.

 

To protect Mr. Lu, the WOIPFG did not release information about the interview until December 29, 2020.

 

Mr. Lu has been in the United States for over 20 years. Several relatives of his in Shanghai had been involved in harvesting the organs of live Falun Gong practitioners.  

 

During Mr. Lu’s visit to China in 2002, one of his relatives asked Mr. Lu to refer those people in the United States that needed an organ transplant. This relative said, “You keep an eye on this. If you can get in touch with a person (to do an organ transplant), you can earn a lot more money than doing renovations!” On another occasion, Mr. Lu learned that another relative, a doctor, performed organ transplant surgeries at the Shanghai Armed Police Hospital and was paid for each operation. “Money can be earned very quickly and in large amounts (when you do organ transplants). So, you just go outside to get (business)!” “The organs are of very good quality and are all fresh, all alive!” 

 

While on the operating table, Falun Gong practitioners would shout out “Falun Dafa is Good” until they succumbed to the pain. The parts needed for organ transplants were not anesthetized because the fewer anesthetics used, the fresher and better the organs would be for transplant.  

 

Mr. Lu has another relative who was deputy director of the Shanghai Labor Reform Bureau and deputy director of the Judicial Bureau. Sometimes, the CCP central government in Beijing would request this relative to swap Falun Gong practitioners for some prisoners so that these prisoners could be released. For each Falun Gong practitioner arrested, the Shanghai police would receive 500 yuan in cash. No booking record would be maintained and the Falun Gong practitioner would be sent directly to a secret location in Pudong, Shanghai.

 

The first allegation of the CCP conducting organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners was made on March 17, 2006, when a nurse from the Liaoning Thrombosis Hospital in Sujiatun, Shenyang City, came forward in Washington, D.C. to disclose the CCP’s large-scale organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. From 2001 to 2003, the hospital held about 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners. More than 4,000 of them were directly burned in a “cremator” in the backyard of the hospital after their organs had been harvested.

 

On July 6, 2006, two Canadian lawyers published an independent report. After assessing 18 elements of evidence that the authors submitted were ‘‘verifiable and in most cases incontestable,’’ the report concluded that ‘‘there has been and continues today to be large-scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.’’

 

On June 17, 2019, an independent tribunal sitting in London concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.

 

Source: World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, December 29, 2020

https://www.zhuichaguoji.org/node/130426

Four Officials Punished or Expelled from the Party

On January 4, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced the punishment of four officials. Hu Wenming, the former chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, who was “involved in serious violations of discipline and the law,” was expelled from the CCP. His pay and benefits were cancelled, the proceeds from violations of discipline and the law were confiscated, and he was sent for prosecution. The CCDI criticized Hu for “loss of faith, ineffective implementation of major decisions of the CCP, malpractice for personal gain, abuse of power, and causing the major loss of assets of a state-owned company.” Hu Wenming was the commander-in-chief of the development of China’s first domestically-made aircraft carrier, the Shandong.

Wen Guodong, former deputy governor of Qinghai Province, was dismissed from public office and expelled from the party. The CCDI accused him of losing his ideals and beliefs; he also acted in a perfunctory manner on major decisions of the party. In addition, Wen was charged with acting as a “protective umbrella” for illegal coal mining.

Deng Huilin, former deputy mayor of Chongqing city, was also dismissed from public office and expelled from the party for serious violations of discipline and the law. His problems included ganging up inside the party, harvesting political capital, being interested in political speculation, making arrogant comments on major policies of the CCP, engaging in superstitious activities, and illegally accepting gifts and banquet invitations.

Luo Jiamang, former chief accountant of China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), is the fourth official under CCP discipline. CCDI accused him of losing his ideals and beliefs, having little political consciousness, interfering with inspection work, and opposing organizational review.

Source: Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2020
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/cadres-01042021054000.html

Epoch Times: China’s Provincial Authorities Set Quantitative Standards for Obtaining Overseas Advanced Technologies for Job Performance

Epoch Times obtained an internal document from the Hebei (Province) authorities. The document revealed that the provincial authorities set quantitative standards for obtaining advanced overseas technologies as job performance indicators. Moreover, institutions under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Communist Party of China are directly involved.
The document was the “Provincial Budget Project Performance Evaluation Form” (issued on November 17, 2020) by the Hebei International Talent Exchange Association. It shows that the organization’s “performance indicators” include four components: expanding at least 50 cooperation channels; organizing no less than four international scientific and technological cooperation activities; preparing no less than 50 foreign technology projects in reserve, achieving no less than five cooperation intentions; and adding 60-80 foreign technology experts into the reserve.

Its “output indicators” include: introducing foreign advanced scientific and technological innovations and realizing technology transfer, with the number being equal to or greater than 50; the introduction of 3 high-end talent teams in areas of information and communication, biotechnology, medicine and health, new materials, advanced manufacturing, energy, aerospace, and artificial intelligence; signing at least five relevant agreements with friendly groups, expert organizations, research institutions, and universities in the world.

The Hebei International Talent Exchange Association (International Technology Transfer Center) was established in 1988. It has more than 200 technical projects and more than 300 experts, covering more than 10 categories including artificial intelligence, information communication, biotechnology, medicine and health, new materials, modern services and more.

In its “Application Report of Establishing the International Technology Transfer Center by the Hebei International Talent Exchange Association” on November 21, 2020, it is revealed that the focus of the association’s work is to “introduce advanced scientific and technological innovations from abroad and realize technology transfer.”

In its “Presentation of Achievements, it stated that the association and multiple institutions jointly initiated the “Alliance of International Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation.”

So far, this alliance has won the Israeli agriculture project, the production of nanocarbons from waste plastics project, the Hungarian energy grass project, German industrial wastewater treatment technology, South Africa quinoa seed and planting technology, South Africa glaucoma treatment technology and more.

Source: Epoch Times, December 11, 2020
https://www.epochtimes.com/gb/20/12/11/n12612099.htm