Genocidal China launches ‘global civilization initiative’ to promote ‘tolerance’

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping on Wednesday announced the launch of the so-called “Global Civilization Initiative,” a plan to establish a “global network for dialogue and cooperation among civilizations” in pursuit of ” diversity” and “tolerance”.

China is currently carrying out genocide of several ethnic groups, primarily the Uyghur people of occupied East Turkestan. The Chinese Communist Party has also implemented several laws over the past decade aimed at erasing local cultures, particularly in East Turkestan, Tibet and Inner Mongolia, forcibly separating children from their families, imposing foreign language Mandarin to local cultures and essentially banning any religion not directly regulated by the state.

Despite China’s preeminent role as the world’s leader in genocide since at least 2017, Xi told leaders gathered Wednesday for a virtual meeting between Chinese Communist Party leaders and other sympathizers of the cause Beijing wanted to lead in “defending the common values ​​of humanity”. Xi listed them, according to the state agency world timesas “peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom”.

“Xi stressed that tolerance, coexistence, exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations play an irreplaceable role in pushing forward the process of modernizing mankind and flourishing the garden of global civilization,” he said. he added. Time relayed, “because the future of all countries today is intimately linked”.

The dictator did not specify how, exactly, the “Global Civilization Initiative” would work to promote these values, or what kind of institutions or events it might consist of. As Chinese media explained the program, it described Xi as building “a global network for inter-civilizational dialogue and cooperation” to “jointly advance the progress of human civilizations.”

The program is the third in a series of vague proposals put forward publicly by Xi himself, following the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative. The Chinese government has not explained how, or if, the Global Development Initiative differs from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global scheme in which China offers predatory loans to poor countries to use to pay China for unsustainable and expensive infrastructure projects. . The goal of the Global Security Initiative, in turn, appears to be to convince participating states to abandon their individual national security interests in the service of an indefinite global good.

Chinese state broadcaster CGTN further reported that Xi described the “Global Civilization Initiative” as promoting “respect for the diversity of civilizations, upholding the common values ​​of mankind, placing high value on the heritage and innovation of civilizations, and jointly upholding sound international cooperation among peoples”. exchanges and cooperation.

“Countries should keep an open mind to appreciate different civilizations’ perceptions of values ​​and refrain from imposing their own values ​​or models on others and fueling ideological confrontation,” Xi was quoted as saying.

Under Xi Jinping, China has launched several Han supremacist ethnic cleansing programs and at least one campaign that human rights experts say amounts to genocide falls a far cry from Xi’s encouragement of other states to show “respect for the diversity of civilizations”. An independent tribunal made up of human rights experts and international jurists, the Uyghur Tribunal, found in 2021 that China was “beyond a reasonable doubt” guilty of genocide in East Turkestan, because multiple actions government meet the legal definition of the term.

In East Turkestan, Xi Jinping ordered the construction in 2017 of a vast network of concentration camps for Uyghurs and other non-Han ethnic groups in the region. At their peak, the camps are said to have housed up to three million people. China did not deny their existence but denied that they were concentration camps, calling them centers of “vocational education and training”.

At the centers, survivors testified in Uyghur court that Chinese government agents indoctrinated prisoners into communism, forced them to renounce their faith (Uyghurs are predominantly Muslim), enslaved them and subjugated them to a gruesome list of tortures, including beatings, sleep deprivation. , electroshock and gang rape. The women, they testified, were forcibly sterilized or had their unborn children killed; some have seen their infant children mysteriously die in government custody.

Under enormous international pressure, China moved many concentration camp victims out of the facilities. Human rights experts believe many, however, have simply been moved to factories, cotton farms and other facilities across the country and remain enslaved. The Chinese internet, as human rights advocates have documented, is littered with government-backed advertisements selling Uyghurs as slaves.

“Only by respecting the diversity of civilizations will it be possible to conduct exchanges between different cultures on an equal footing,” the Chinese regime’s newspaper said. China Daily proclaimed Thursday, outlining the goals of the “Global Civilization Initiative.” “It is obligatory for people from different cultures to conduct exchanges in order to constantly update and expand the common values ​​of humanity.”

“The modernization of mankind should be like a garden where a hundred flowers bloom,” the article continues, an apparent reference to Mao Zedong’s “Hundred Flowers” campaign. In 1956, Mao announced a government-led initiative to encourage the free expression of political opinions, “letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought clash”. Soon after, Mao announced that the project had resulted in too much “weed” and purged all those who had expressed disagreement with Maoist orthodoxy.

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