No More Cooperation With the CCP’s Genocides

September 1, 2021 Updated: September 1, 2021


Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said on Aug. 28 that “[We] should hold the ground of ideology. [We] should actively and steadily address the ideological issues that involve ethnic factors, and continue to eradicate poisonous thoughts of ethnic separatism and religious extremism.”

Xi’s statement is profoundly racist and bigoted given the context of China’s triple genocide against Uyghurs, Tibetans, and the Falun Gong.

Speaking to a national ethnic affairs conference, Xi said that attendees should “firmly prevent major risks and hidden dangers in ethnic affairs.”

Here Xi is justifying the genocides even where there is no obvious ethnic “danger,” but one that is “hidden.”

Apparently failing to see his own hypocrisy, Xi stated, “International anti-terrorism cooperation should be also intensified, working with major countries, regions, international organizations and overseas Chinese ethnic minorities.”

Ethnicity is apparently fine with Xi as long as it is Chinese (read Han) overseas. In fact, they should apparently be preferred for cooperation. That’s more racism, especially because Tibetans and Uyghurs are no longer allowed to travel, so of course, they would typically not be the Chinese that Xi would be encouraging cooperation with on “international anti-terrorism.”

How exactly does Xi propose to cooperate with Han Chinese in the United States or Afghanistan, for example, against terrorism and “religious extremism”? For some clues, read Freedom House’s latest case study on China’s transnational repression of minorities.

The conference at which Xi was speaking focused upon “forging a sense of community of the Chinese nation.”

This “community” is being interpreted by Chinese analysts as anti-American. “The United States started the trade war against China in 2018, followed by a tech war and an ideological war, including allegations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang,” Xie Maosong, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the South China Morning Post. “A sense of community within the Chinese nation can help us face the country’s rivalry with the United States. It is about national security and national stability, and we should not let that affect our development.”

But according to University of Chicago researcher Teng Biao, and international human rights lawyer Terri Marsh, the CCP itself acts as a terrorist organization and should be recognized as such by the U.S. government.

Cooperating with the CCP on any matter, including against terrorism, is thus hypocritical and likely to be self-defeating, racist, and bigoted given China’s genocides, its anti-Americanism, and its immense and growing power.

Yet, the Biden administration is apparently begging for more cooperation, which in reality is more punishment.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken supported cooperation with Beijing on COVID-19, before he became the secretary. Now he supports cooperation with China against terrorism, even as the CCP wages a genocide against Uyghurs that it falsely claims is a form of counter-terrorism. China also falsely claims the existence of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which is a “Uyghur terrorist group” of the CCP’s own self-serving imagination.

In July, Blinken invited cooperation by saying that China’s involvement in Afghanistan could be “a positive thing.” He was being supremely naive, or worse, in saying so.

Blinken co-founded WestExec Advisors, which “touted its work helping major American universities court donations in China without jeopardizing Pentagon-funded research grants,” according to the Washington Free Beacon. “An archived version of the WestExec site states that ‘U.S. research universities’ were among the company’s clients and that the consultancy worked with schools to ‘remain a trusted partner for DoD-sponsored research grants while expanding foreign research collaboration, accepting foreign donations, and welcoming foreign students in key STEM programs.’”

At a time when China’s intellectual property theft from the United States cost us up to $600 billion a year, this is the man who President Joe Biden chose as the secretary of state.

On Aug. 29, Blinken was again on the phone with China, this time with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who reportedly told our secretary of state “that the international community should engage with Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers and ‘positively guide’ them,” according to a Reuters summary of a statement by Wang.

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A Taliban patrol in the streets of Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021. (Aamir Qureshia/AFP via Getty Images)

Reuters further summarized Wang’s statement as saying that “Washington should work with the international community to provide economic and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, help the new regime run governmental functions normally, maintain social stability, and stop the currency from depreciating and the cost of living from rising.”

In other words, according to Wang, the United States should pour money into the Taliban government, after the Taliban had for 20 years killed Americans, and protected Osama bin Laden.

“While respecting the sovereignty of Afghanistan, the U.S. should take concrete action to help Afghanistan fight terrorism and stop violence, rather than playing double standards or fighting terrorism selectively,” Wang said in the statement. He blamed America’s “hasty withdrawal,” which was actually quite gradual and started in 2011 on President Obama’s watch, as potentially allowing terrorists to “regroup and come back stronger.”

Wang apparently ignored the 20-year American and allied commitment to building democracy and the rule of law in Afghanistan, during which time China always supported Pakistan, a state-sponsor of terrorism. That sponsorship included the Taliban.

In July, Wang hosted Mullah Baradar, chief of the Taliban’s political office. This was consistent with years of the CCP’s diplomatic and other support to the Taliban.

But last week, Blinken was apparently forced by circumstances into focusing on the short-term goal of evacuating Kabul airport, rather than a longer-term strategy. Ned Price, the State Department spokesperson, issued a statement that said Blinken and Wang discussed “the importance of the international community holding the Taliban accountable for the public commitments they have made regarding the safe passage and freedom to travel for Afghans and foreign nationals.”

In other words, Washington is begging the Taliban and China to let Americans and their friends leave Kabul. Our diplomats are so desperate, as to be forced into a panic that Wang is using to China’s advantage.

On an Aug. 16 call with Blinken about Afghanistan, Wang reportedly told the secretary that “the United States cannot on one hand actively seek to contain and suppress China and harm China’s legitimate rights and interests, and on the other hand hope for China’s cooperation.” Wang also criticized the United States for removing ETIM from the list of terrorist organizations.

Apparently, China’s “cooperation” in getting our people out of Afghanistan comes with a steep price: Let China expand, and give up our democratic morals, ethics, and commitment to human rights. Join Xi Jinping’s fight against “poisonous” ethnic and religious “extremism” or see our friends and citizens in Kabul get killed by the CCP-supported Taliban.

That should be enough to stop any sane U.S. administration from talking to the CCP. They are the extremists, and there should be no negotiation with terrorists, either of the Taliban or CCP varieties.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Anders Corr
Anders Corr has a bachelor's/master's in political science from Yale University (2001) and a doctorate in government from Harvard University (2008). He is a principal at Corr Analytics Inc., publisher of the Journal of Political Risk, and has conducted extensive research in North America, Europe, and Asia. His latest books are “The Concentration of Power: Institutionalization, Hierarchy, and Hegemony” (2021) and “Great Powers, Grand Strategies: the New Game in the South China Sea" (2018).