The Chinese Opposition and The Declaration of the Federal State of China
In Germany and in Europe the Chinese opposition was and never has been a great topic of public attention, the media or politics as it has no important representatives or faces. The press conference with Joshua Wong in Verlin sponsored by the newspaper BILD was a rare exception. Most of the Chinese opposition and its most prominent members are exiled in the USA and have their headquarters there. The old veterans Wie Jingsheng, Hu Ping and his magazine Beijing Spring, Falungong leader Li Hongzhi and the Chinese Trump and exiled oligarch Guo Wengui. After the Democratic Party of China and the Falungong have been banned in 1998 in China and after the Tawain crisis during the presidency of Clinton who sent some aircraft carriers in the Taiwan Street, the Chinese opposition was silenced. Under George W. Bush jr. China was declared as a strategic competitor and as a new Asian pivot, but 9 11 and Bush´s stupid neocon policy and war of aggression against Iraq in 2003 brought the USA into the Greater Middle East quagmire while China became a member oft he WTO and boomed during these years and became a new great power.2008 the Olympics were held in Beijing, the financial crisis broke out, the USA suffered from an imperial overstretch and loss of soft power and image as the benign hegemon.Bush W. jr. Invited the Chinese veterans Wei Jingsheng and other 1989ers and the chief of the Uigur opposition in the White House and Liu Xiaobo published his Charta 2008. However, this didn´t have any effect and Liu Xiao Bo and his supporters were suppressed.
President Bush during a meeting on Tuesday with Chinese dissidents (left to right) Ciping Huang, Wei Jingsheng, Sasha Gong, Alim Seytoff, translators; Rebiya Kadeer, Harry Wu and Bob Fu. (Eric Draper / White House)
Obama officially declared the Asian pivot, wanted TTP and TTIP as free trade areas against China, but de facto was still too much focused to clean up the mess oft he Bush jr. Years in the Greater Middle East and the financial crisis. During his presidency the Chinese opposition didn´t receive any invitation into the White House and the hope that the Arab spring could trigger a Yasmin revolution in China turned out to be a pipedream.In reality, Obama also cuddled with China and during his presidency, the Chinese opposition was very silent, passive, frustrated and one had the impression that the old veterans of 1989 were retreating and enjoying their exile life and be pacified.With Trump, everything changed.China and Iran became the main adversaries, especially China as a competitor for the role of a new superpower which could replace the USA. Now the Chinese opposition got more support and attention in the media, politics and even the public. But it were not the 1989 veterans who more focused on their role of a victim or the Falungong, but the sudden appearance of Chinese exile oligarch and Trump Guo Wengui in the USA.Guo Wengui was a Chinese self-made man who made a fortune during the 2008 Olympics by real estate investments and didn´t want to pay the CCP their bribes. He had good contacts to the CCP, the business community, the secret service. After he was arrested and released, he fled to the USA Guo is wanted by anti-graft authorities in Beijing. He left China in 2013 and moved to New York when authorities began investigating his involvement in a series of crimes, involving blackmail, bribes and multiple instances of sexual assault.Three years later in December 2016, Beijing authorities officially pursued corruption charges against China’s former spy head Ma Jian, who had secretly helped Guo to get rid of his business rivals.In early 2017, the billionaire began publishing allegations of misdeeds by CCP officials, primarily by way of Twitter, where he posted videos of talk shows that he conducts online.Guo’s main target has been Wang Qishan, who leads China’s anti-graft campaign. Guo has accused Wang of stealing wealth from the country by turning the HNA Group, a giant corporation with an opaque ownership structure, into a family asset, but Guo has produced no conclusive evidence to support this claim.Guo promoted the idea that by exposing acts of corruption, he will bring radical changes to China’s political system. He started a twitter community, made YouTube videos, founded the Rule of Law Society and teamed up with Kyle Bass, the chief of Hayman Capital and Steve Bannon who were also founding members oft he Committee fort he Present Danger: China, an organization of China hawks, former militaries, intelligence officers, old China hands, former CIA director and Freedom House chief James Woolsey. Guo Wengui declared that he would air insider information about the CCP which would force them to change the political system. Many Chinese opposition leaders were enthusiastic and tried to get contact to him, get money and support from the billionaire for a free China, wanted to make an alliance, but Guo Wengui portrayed them in his videos and media appearances as lazy, passive, greedy opportunists, made jokes about them, didn´t give them any financial support and ridiculed them. In his media war against the CCP, he first supported Xi Jinping in the hope that he would clean the corrupt cadres and change the system, but this was wishful thinking and didn´t materialize. Just the opposite. Even as his goal was reached that Wang Qishan was toppled, but China under Xi transformed from a collective authoritarian party dictatorship to a neototalitarian 1-man dictatorship with Xi Jinping thoughts in the party and state constitution and the social bonus system.Guo Wengui intensified his attacks on the CCP, with a lot of fake news and he didn´t start a political discussion about contents but aired sex and crime stories which could not be verified. Guo Wengui also hoped to get the support of Trump by his contacts with Steve Bannon. He also was a member of Trump´s Mar Al Lago club, but Trump never made a photo with him or recognized him. However, the CCP tried to get Guo Wengui by Interpol and its an anti-corruption campaign Operation Fox. Guo Wengui became also a topic of the agenda in the White House as some members of the Oval office thought about giving him to China, but a majority and also Trump rejected the idea.However, Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon engaged now in the US election and became main supporters for Trump as they circulated alleged sex videos and (des) information about Joe Biden´s son Hunter which claimed that he was in one bed with the CCP. They also started a campaign that the Covid virus was deliberate biological warfare by China against the rest of the world. Within the Chinese opposition, the critics of Guo Wengui became louder. They criticized that instead of political contents he was just distributing corrupt filth, sex and crime stories and as he would have not new pieces of information would also fabricate fake news. Also, his partisan siding with Trump and Bannon and his offensives against Biden and his son and involvement in the US elections was hazardous to the Chinese opposition. Guo Wengu in return accused the critics to be spies oft e CCP and even threatened some opposition critics as his former ally James Pang or the honorable pastor Fu with murder.Therefore the Chinese opposition became a hot topic for the mainstream media from Washington Post to ABC News (see article below).Some opposition members also questioned his motives and asked if Guo Wengui himself was not a Chinese spy, send to discredit, paralyze and split the Chinese opposition and US politics. If China really had the interest to topple Trump as Trump rhetorically would fight against China, but in fact undermine alliances, international institutions, the West and create power vacuums China would fill. Even inside the Committee on the Present Danger: China Steve Bannon was criticized for his support for Guo Wengui and many members have doubts if he is not some of Sun Tze´s 8 agents..However, the next big media event by Guo Wengui was to air a Declaration of the New Federal State of China“ in front of the Statue of Liberty on his yacht at the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, together with Steve Bannon. Not very much is missing to declare an exile government as the Falungong already did, but with no effect. Guo Wengui hopes that Trump is reelected and that he will be one day invited to a personal meeting or as in the times of Bush jr. Or Trump at the White House with a nice endorsing photo and media coverage and be officially entitled to be the Chinese Trump. However, Trump if reelected will increase his maximum pressure campaign against China with the goal to get the CCP to the knees that she makes a deal and a compromise. He doesn´t want to topple Xi Jinping or the CCP at the moment. Therefore Guo Wengui would not be invited to the White House for the foreseeable time as US Secretary of State Pompeo prefers inviting reliable and calculable secular opposition leaders as Wie Jingsheng or Wangdan to his programmatic speech „Communist China and the Future“at the Nixon Presidential Libary. Weijingsheng, Wang Dan or Hu Ping and the old veterans are no fanatics, easy to handle, no Chinese Trumps or fundamentalist religious mass sects as the Falungong who would be very cooperative with the USA and at the moment speak more about freedom and democracy but not aggressively demanding the downfall of the CCP at any price.And they also didn’t declare an exile government or a new Chinese state on US territory. Therefore Trump would only meet with Guo Wengui or invite him to the White House if he faced the situation that the maximum pressure reached its limit for a compromise and a deal and that you had to topple Xi Jinping or the CCP or to start a mass movement in China. Kyle Bass , Steve Bannon and Guo Wengui agree that a media campaign against the CCP and a financial war against the Chinese banksystem which they see als vulnerable could trigger a financial and economic crisis in China and incite social unrest and protests. However while Kyle Bass wants only a political and financial war, Steve Bannon also demanded that the maximum pressure sould be extended to an ultimatum to the CCP to remove its military facilities on the islands in th South China Sea within 24 hours-otherwise the US military would do it. While the old 1989 veterans are very academic, no mass demagogues, boring, not effective for a mass audience , Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon even if it is in a bad sense are entertaining and innovative mass demagogues that could spark such a movement. The Falungon at its best time had 100 million members before its ban in China and still might have an underground network in China. Li Hongzhi wants to topple the CCP, found his fundamentalist religious dictatorship under his leadership, wrote the programmatic book „9 Commentaries about the CCP“ , has also established his Lenin-like cadre organization of Dafa elites and a media conglomerate from the multilingual Epoch Times to Tang Television, social media presence and the culture propaganda program Shen Yun. Guo Wengui and Li Hongzhi have the potential to start a mass movement, while the old 1989 veterans might have not. But if you would get a secular democratic China or not an aggressive and authotarian Chinese Trump Guo Wengui and a China first or a missionary religious dictatorship under Falungongleader Li Hongzhi is not for sure. The USA is also cautious after their experiences of failed mass movements and political groups in China. And also with the overblown exeggarations of Chinese dissidents. The Falungong also spoke of the coming end of the CCP and in its „Retreat from the CCP“ campaign also aired fake propaganda news that already 95 million party members would have left the CCP, even as the party ad only 65 million members. Therefore Guo Wengui also runs the risk to be seen as a showman, comedian and clown. And one should not forget that if he has Bannon on his side he will be the next Chinese Trump, because he thinks that Bannon made Trump. Trump likes strong man, but no other god and leader questioning his authority. Bannon was fired by Trump when the media spoke too often about Bannon and that not Trump was US president, but Bannon as the real mastermind of the White House and was controlling Trump. The same happened to his assistent who wanted to make his own big show at press conferences. He was fired only days after he came in his position as he tried to be the betterTrump and not the assistant. Trump wants to be the leader and even if he would accept Guo Wengui as the leader of the Chinese opposition, Guo because his not that submissive personality structure could run risk that he thinks that he could instrumentalize Trump or question his authority. In this case he would be fired as Bannon or as in Trump´s former TV soap „The Apprentice“. If Trump was not reelected, Guo Wengui would face a hard future in the USA as Biden would take revenge. The FBI is already investigating against him and Bannon and they could be put on trial or be imprisoned. However, even Biden couldn´t afford to hand Guo Wengui to China as this would spark a loud outcry even within the camp of the Democrats. Or maybe US intelligence or the FBI discovers that Guo Wengui is a Chinese spy and Trump and/or Biden put him and Bannon in a US prison under the Espionage Act or send Guo back to China.
Below more informations and articles about the Chinese opposition, Guo Wengui and the Federal State of China.
What is The New Federal State Of China
GM01 Jun. 22
By: 战友之家维基小组/VOG WikiGroup
On the 4th of June 2020 at 07:37 in the evening (UTC/GMT +08:00), the founder of the Whistleblower Movement Miles Kwok (also widely known as Miles Guo or Guo Wengui) inaugurates the founding of The New Federal State of China on his boat Lady May II, moored in front of the Statue of Liberty with five aircrafts flying the NFSC federal flag over New York Harbor in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Under the rule of law, the citizens of the NFSC who actively exercise their citizenship while, at the same time, being permanently located or dispersed in many places around the world — a country in permanent diaspora, shall follow the Righteous Path, a people-oriented socio-political thought that gives absolute emphasis on the dignity, power, and freedom of all citizens as the beginning and end of a peaceful and prosperous statehood. Miles explains that it is all about giving respect to the human person; people get respect when people have power, and power comes both from material and spiritual sources. In other words, socio-political power emanates from people who, on the one hand, have privacy rights over their wealth and properties and, on the other hand, have free rights over their thoughts, words, and beliefs. With this statehood in mind, all citizens shall put an end to the centralized rule of the Communist Party of China (CCP).
Name of state
The official full name of the country in English is “The New Federal State of China”, which is first used as a term by Stephen Kevin Bannon, chair of the Rule of Law Society, on the 4th of June 2020 when he, with Miles Kwok on his side, read the English version of the Declaration of the New Federal State of China on Lady May II at New York Harbor.
The Chinese name of NFSC is 新中国联邦 (xīn-zhōng-guó-lián-bāng). The use of the term 新 (xīn) in its official name conveys a conviction to distinguish NFSC from the People’s Republic of China, commonly known as 中国 (zhōng-guó) by the international community, while 联邦 (lián-bāng) indicates its government system. In the beginning, other names such as “The Federal State of Huaxia” and “The United States of Huaxia” were considered, but on the 2nd of June 2020, “The New Federal State of China” was made official.
The federal flag
The flag of the New Federal State of China, featured above, is also known as “The 49 Stars Flag” or “The Himalayan Star Flag”. The aspect ratio of the NFSC flag is 3:2. It has two colors; ocean blue and solar gold. Precisely, it is an ocean blue rectangular flag with forty nine seven-pointed solar gold Himalayan stars forming a double ellipse with a star in the center symbolizing faith. It was first displayed on the 26th of May 2020, and first unfurled on the 4th of June 2020.
The flag of the New Federal State of China
The golden color is solar gold. It brightens heaven and earth, symbolizing wealth, peace, people’s will, people’s rights, preciousness, and joy. The blue color is ocean blue. It represents the source of life. It embodies eternity, vastness, nature, mystery, intimacy, and dreams. In the water and gold’s mutuality and through the gold and water’s compatibility, water and sunlight give birth to life. Blue for Yin and gold for Yang, from both, comes everything in the world. All these symbolize the holy spirit of the Himalaya and her everlasting luminance.
The joining together of forty nine stars as one double ellipse takes a shape that signifies the Chinese character 中 (zhōng) showing the balance between Yin and Yang brought about by the interaction between heaven and earth. Together, these constitute a symmetrical and stable space of cosmic energy. Every star is a symbol of life which represents human rights and the equality of all beings. The strength that brings the stars to come together is the unity of all in adhering to heaven’s call to fulfill all’s sacred mission.
The coming together of all forty nine stars signifies the heart of all stars — an eternal abundance of auspiciousness. Central to the common belief in the hearts of all NFSC citizens is the giving of reverence to heaven, earth, and all godly beings. This reverence is expressed in and through the establishment of a free and democratic society that abides by the rule of law which guarantees the care and respect for the elderly, women, and children. This reverence is also conveyed by the entire citizenry through their upholding of the Righteous Path, and bringing countries around the world to contribute to world peace and lasting friendship for generations to come. In this spirit, the NFSC aims to create a new world that is fair and just as it moves towards building a lasting civilization. And in carrying out this great human undertaking, it seeks the illumination of all godly beings of the universe upon the Divine Realm (China’s ancient name) at all times.
The federal anthem
喜马拉雅–自由之巅 (xǐmǎlāyǎ – zìyóu zhī diān) or “Himalaya – the Pinnacle of Freedom” in English is the federal anthem of the New Federal State of China.
Title: Himalaya, The Pinnacle of Freedom
Music: 唐平 (Reve Táng Píng)
Lyrics: 齐馥伟 (William Qí Fùwěi)
Song: 空中合唱团 (kōngzhōng héchàngtuán) also known as The Sky Shouters
Himalaya, the pinnacle of freedom
Our home of heavenly blessings
From here the unknown hero
Has started his spiritual awakening
Breaking through the darkness, he leads the way
The cry for equality and justice has never been at rest
Let’s pray sincerely for tomorrow
Raising our shields side by side
Holding the sword of truth
To cut off the evil and deceitful
Seven thousand warriors are here to
Defend our mother’s grace
Our youth are making sacrifices with great passion
May such a life never be forgotten
May all the sons and daughters
Of China gain a rebirth
Himalaya, the pinnacle of great love
Our beautiful home heavenly blessed
We will forever and ever
Defend our faith of freedom
With Himalaya staying in our heart and mind forever
We are fearless in facing all adversities
Himalaya, the pinnacle of freedom
Government and politics of the NFSC
By appropriating Western democratic rule of law and other relevant international laws, under the joint supervision of international institutions and the Himalaya Supervisory Organization, citizens of the New Federal State of China shall create a brand new government by way of a “one person, one vote” system.
The new federal government shall formulate a Constitution. The writing of the Constitution, the defining of other laws, the limiting of government powers and functions shall protect the rights and interests of its citizens. The formulation of the new Constitution and the making of laws will be based on Western laws that include the British common law and the US case law. The resulting proposals shall be decided upon by the entire electorate by way of a referendum. It shall be crafted to realize a commitment to safeguard citizens’ rights and freedoms from infringement; to guarantee the freedoms of religious belief, speech, assembly, association, and movement of all citizens; to take down the Great Firewall; to give citizens freedom of access to information; to be free from political interference and censorship in the creation and publication of media. The contents of the new Constitution include the following;
The national ideals on human rights, the rule of law, freedom of belief, freedom of speech, and on private property are sacred and inviolable.
The pursuit to permanent peace and common development with the people of the world.
The legislative guarantee of the basic rights of the people such as education, old-age care, and medical care are the ‘s livelihood and must be guaranteed by legislation. Expansion of investment in education, borrowing Western education to meet Chinese needs. Inculcate respect for teachers and give importance to education with the idea that all kinds of people can be educated.
The preservation, protection, and promotion of natural environment and animal ecology, pursuing harmony in all living things.
To ensure checks and balances of this government, its power shall be equally divided among three branches; executive, legislative, and judicial. Also, an electoral system and an impeachment system shall be established. These systems shall operate with high efficiency to avert substantial social turmoil and human disasters.
The government shall accept the joint supervision by its citizens, the Himalaya Supervisory Organization, and other legitimate international institutions. Its fiscal policy, decision-making, and other relevant information shall be open and transparent and subject to supervision. Officials shall disclose their assets, liabilities, and net worth.
By way of a “one person, one vote” system, all citizens of the New Federal State of China, without the influence of interest groups such as political parties and their leaders, shall establish a system of government. Citizens are free to form political parties. Any political party that gathers the support of at least one-third of the legitimate votes is eligible to participate in the national level elections.
The government shall take legal actions against the CCP. The aims of these legal actions shall be: firstly, the confiscation and recovery of assets plundered by the CCP, then return these assets to the people; secondly, the implementation of amnesty to prisoners, except for serious criminal offenders and those with crimes against humanity, after the establishment of the new government.
Sovereignty rights are reserved to the federal government, while full autonomy rights are enjoyed by local governments. The granting of special autonomy to Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, and other regions shall be promulgated immediately and strictly enforced. Provided that Taiwan’s status quo is unchanged, expansion in trade, steady development, and common prosperity shall be sought for.
Recent history of the NFSC
The design process of the flag
In May 2020, Miles Kwok convened some members of the Whistleblower Movement from around the world to an online meeting to create a design team. The team is composed of eleven members each with a nom de guerre; Weizisunaiqige Wenxi, CCgerP, Wenfangsibao, Ms. L Talk, X-MEN, Mingyueqingfeng, Wenhua, Wenxi, Cunzaizhuyikafeiting, Wensibudong, Wenchengcheng, and Amber. Its task is to design the federal flag. In that meeting, Miles proposed the design ideas, spiritual meanings, and basic elements that the flag should contain: blue, gold and a concentration of stars reflecting the totality of the whole universe. Its composition should reflect the Big Dipper and the Chinese character 中 (zhōng) which represents the unity of the people, the world, and the creation of new life.
Initially, forty one design drafts were submitted. Out of which, the colors of the national flag and the basic elements of the seven-pointed star were selected and determined. After many revisions, the composition of the Chinese character based from forty nine heptagrams was finally ascertained. The final draft was composed of The Golden Star of Faith at the center with outer circles formed by a chain of forty eight gold heptagrams displaying four petals to reflect the 中 (zhōng) and with the blue background of the universe as the new Chinese federal flag. The entire design process took ten hours only.
In the live broadcast, Miles Kwok explains the reason for choosing the blue color. Blue represents justice, resoluteness, and perseverance. He adds that more importantly, the blue color portrays peacefulness and the Source of Life. It also incorporates the Sign of Water among the Chinese Five Elements. On the other hand, the golden color depicts the Sun. The sun and water together create life.
He further opines that “the red flag of the Communist Party is dyed, its fabric stained, with the blood of the people. In their hearts, the Communist Party members believe that power comes from blood, from death, from threats, and from domination. That to secure the state power permanently, there must be bloodshed. That the vitality of state power and authority must depend upon the fresh red color of blood. Stained in this redness, the four stars surround the star in the center – the star of the Communist Party. Now, we no longer need the blood of our people to make that piece of cloth red, and to nurture their power.”
Miles explains that the sign “Seven By Seven Reaching Forty Nine” is a big number in Buddhism and a symbiosis in Taoism. If one overcomes it, one becomes the world’s biggest victor who can overcome everything. But one has to go through many disasters and hardships along the way, one is always on the edge between life and death. Every success depends on one’s courage. The Forty Nine Stars and the Center of the Universe are from the Will of Heaven. And all these will be represented by the forty nine member states of the federation in the future.
Blue means eternity, intimacy, the source of life, health, and nature. When it merges with the Sun, the Forty Nine Stars emerge to form the 中 (zhōng) with faith as its core. As expressed in the flag, faith is the core of all Chinese people’s existence.
Wen Xi, who is a planner from the federal flag design team, adds that the Seven By Seven Reaching Forty Nine also means limitlessness. And that the forty nine seven-pointed stars represent equality among all human beings in the world, which is an expression of great love for the entire human race, not just for the Chinese, but for all the living in the entire universe. All these bring into full contrast with the five-star red flag of the Chinese Communist Party which represents narrow-mindedness and selfishness that leaves no room for the governed people.
The design was completed on the 26th of May 2020. It symbolizes the state’s mission from heaven. During the first display of the flag at Miles Kwok’s home in New York at 02:46 in the morning, Miles prayed for the 1.4 billion Chinese people. He uttered thanksgiving to God by saying, “Thank you, God, for giving us a holy and powerful insignia to open a new chapter in our history, to bring an end to the Chinese Communist Party, to restore the courage of the Chinese people, and to obtain the great wisdom of our Chinese civilization. Under the dome and the charming display of The Forty Nine Stars, all evil shall be destroyed! Let our Chinese people live again!”
The inauguration ceremony
From the morning of the 4th of June 2020 Beijing Time (evening on the 3rd of June 2020 US Eastern Time), the Himalaya Supervisory Organization composed of hundreds of millions of members held an inauguration ceremony in New York, officially proclaiming the establishment of the “New Federal State of China.” It was broadcasted live to the whole world through online media. The ceremony lasted eighteen hours. GTV media revealed that the online audience data showed up to 20 million people watched the ceremony.
The ceremony was chosen to be held in the morning on the 4th of June 2020 Beijing Time. At the time, it was still six o’clock in the evening on the 3rd of June 2020 US Eastern Time, when five aircrafts took off flying banners over New York City. These banners were designed with the NFSC flag on one side and with the words “Congratulations to the Federal State of New China!” printed in Chinese and English on the other side. A little later at 07:37 pm, the fleet reached the location of the Statue of Liberty and hovered around the sky above the Hudson River for several minutes. Then, the planes flew over to Manhattan circling over the central area.
While the above-mentioned was going on, the inaugural ceremony, which was covered live globally on a video broadcast, began with the founder of the Whistleblower Movement Guo Wengui and the chair of the Rule of Law Society Stephen Bannon as hosts, with two NFSC flags unfurled and fluttering in the wind at their backs and farther back in the distance was the superyacht Lady May floating steadily in front of the Statue of Liberty lending them a stunning background.
At the most auspicious moment on live broadcast, Miles declared the establishment of the new state — The New Federal State of China. Immediately right after, located in Spain, Hao Haidong, former Chinese national football star player announced The Declaration of The New Federal State of China in Chinese. Then right away, back in the USA, Stephen read The Declaration of The New Federal State of China in English. In closing the inaugural rite, Miles bit his right index finger to shed blood, marked the declaration document with his blood, and vowed to overthrow the Communist Party of China.
Signs from the sky
Before the ceremony started, thick clouds gathered over New York Harbor skies, peals of thunder and lightning followed. Then at the beginning of the ceremony, the clouds cleared away and the sky above the Statue of Liberty was suddenly sunny until the heavy rain came again after the declaration was read. Witnessed by hundreds of millions of his comrades, Guo Wengui bit his finger to shed blood, marked the declaration document with his own blood, and swore to overthrow the CCP regime. At the moment when he bit his finger, flashes of lightning and claps of thunder were seen at the location of the Statue of Liberty. All the pictures are recorded live by camera.
The timing of the celebration
The timing of the declaration was chosen to coincide with the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre that happened in Beijing on the 4th of June 1989. It signified that the lives sacrificed by the heroes of democracy are not lost as the freedom loving people, marked by this declaration, march on towards achieving full freedom.
Afterwards, the couple Hao Haidong and Ye Zhaoying, the former Chinese national badminton world champion, gave an interview with Lu De and An Hong about their own journeys to joining the Whistleblower Movement. This was followed by the unfurling of the flag of the New Federal State of China. The hosts gave an account on the creation process of the national flag and the national anthem. Then, the hosts interviewed the members of the Whistleblower Movement from around the world. On the day of the ceremony, large-screen billboards and taxi billboards in Times Square in New York rolled up to display the adverts in Chinese and English saying “We Celebrate the Establishment of the New Federal State of China!
Culture of the NFSC
The NFSC shall follow the Righteous Path, a people-oriented socio-political thought introduced by Miles Kwok, that gives absolute emphasis on the dignity, power, and freedom of all citizens as the beginning and end of a peaceful and prosperous statehood.
Miles explores a new state concept that breaks away from traditional thinking. He is of the conviction that, based on the level of interconnectedness in today’s world marked by a reasonably easy access to ways of communication and fairly uncomplicated means to access information, the cohesion of a state’s citizens, which is the essential meaning of a country, has radically shifted from having a common land, authority, currency and other elements in the traditional sense to having a common “belief, security, trust, benefit, pleasure, outlook on life, and worldview.” So then, it is highly feasible for citizens of a country to be actively exercising their citizenship while, at the same time, being permanently located or dispersed in many places around the world — a country in permanent diaspora.
As clearly expressed in the symbolism of the federal flag, central to this concept and vision of statehood is faith. The NFSC citizens believe in all godly beings, take the Right Path as the cornerstone of culture, and promote the splendid knowledge and wisdom accumulated from China’s long history and rich culture.
The NFSC society shall advance universal values such as “freedom, truth, kindness, justice, fairness, integrity, tolerance” and the traditional moral values of the Chinese nation. Citizens are free to choose to become believers or agnostics; they can choose to belong to whatever religion, no interference in the change of belief; different religions and denominations shall not be categorized into different levels.
The New Federal State of China shall adopt the separation of church and state. Congress or the government shall never formulate laws to establish state religion, neither promulgate laws and orders to prohibit the free exercise of religious beliefs, nor corrupt religion to interfere with judicial and election processes and use religion to get into money laundering.
Education in the NFSC
Legislation shall give focus on education. A people-oriented education shall be independent from politics. The attitude of inclusivity and the diversity of ideas and culture shall be preserved and protected. It shall emphasize on science and technology, promote scientific and technological innovation. To ensure the steady development of education, the government shall protect intellectual property rights, and crackdown on various piracy and intellectual property violations.“
The idea of a Chinese Federation is not new
In China, there is an ancient concept of Great Unity. The word great here is a verb meaning to give importance to and to respect, and unity means to make the lords and ladies of the world respectable. It is therefore to be understood as the unification of the Heavenly Children. In China, this grand unification ideology is dominant, and the idea of decentralization and federalism, even if not prevalent today, has long been discussed as a way to achieve this unity. A declaration adopted at the Second Congress of the Communist Party of China in July 1922 states that the idea of a certain degree of federalism had been proposed, with the following two points:
– overall, Chinese provinces (referring to all provinces, except those with ethnic minorities) would be ruled under a centralized system ;
– but Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang would be promoted as autonomous territories within a Federal Republic of China.
From these points of view, it is evident that the thinking of the CPC in the early days of its founding had federation in mind, effectively opening the way for the creation and maintaining of a system based on decentralization of power.
Is there a roadmap to a New Federal State of China?
Based on this, two scenarios present themselves: (1) a single state moving to federalism, or (2) divided nations uniting to form a federation.
If China were to move to a federal system today, which scenario would apply? The answer is a tricky one, as neither scenario is a perfect fit. China has many provincial capitals, each of which lacks a tradition of self-government because the country was unable (or unwilling) to establish an autonomous foundation for a federal system. Besides, China’s history has been riddled with rivalries and has not had the peaceful environment necessary to form a federation. Incidentally, Belgium is the only country that became a federal state with the second form above. The fact that the Kingdom of Belgium was able to transition to the Belgian Confederation was due to the fact that the religious and linguistic divisions were made in a peaceful environment.
In light of this, how should we view the New Federal State of China project? The following is a summary of this author’s own observations based on non-publicly available information.
- Chinese funds are supporting Mr. Bannon’s Federal China push, while elements within the Trump camp may be manufacturing one side of the current US-China clash.
- The anti-Xi Jinping faction is casting a shadow over the CPC, and regime reformers are making themselves more visible. Given the new directions given at the latest National People’s Congress, the deterioration in China-US relations around the time of the Beidaihe Conference, as well as the resistance of the free Hong Kong movement, a move to un-sit Xi Jinping may very well be seen as the best way to get out of the current deadlock.
- There is a possibility that Chinese elements are staging the current Hong Kong riots, in an effort to divide China. The question being: who is contributing the funds?
In short, the ensemble cast involved in the idea of a New Federal State of China shows the significant influence of that very idea. The following statement by the Himalaya Supervisory Organization non-government organization gives us a hint as to the next specific actions they might take:
“ The Mission of the Himalaya Supervisory Organization – At the time of the announcement of the establishment of the New Federal State of China, the Himalaya Supervisory Organization hereby solemnly pledges: in view of the fact that the CPC still holds the state power to exercise various methods of extreme control over the people, the Himalaya Supervisory Organization will make all preparations for the formation of the New Federal State of China with outreach efforts. It will actively liaise with various countries, political parties, associations and international friends supporting the establishment of the New Federal State of China and coordinate relationships with the interim government. It will guide and assist the preparation of the new government, and ensure the smooth, effective, and steady progress of the preparation of the New Federal State of China. The Himalaya Supervisory Organization will collaborate with international supervisory organizations to oversee the operations of the New Federal State of China according to law. The Himalaya Supervisory Organization complies with both international law and laws made by the New Federal State of China and accepts strict supervision from relevant international legal institutions. (Source: A Declaration of The New Federal State of China)
To organize this Himalaya Supervisory Organization for ensuring rule of law, democracy, and freedom in the new China can clearly be seen as a direct response to China’s pushing for new national security legislation in Hong Kong.
„Why China Wants Trump to Win
Four more years might present tantalizing opportunities for Beijing to expand its influence around East Asia and the world.
July 7, 2020
Like everyone else across the country and the world, China’s leaders are likely watching the contentious presidential campaign unfolding in the United States and anxiously wondering what it means for them. After their four-year rumble with Donald Trump, the Chinese should be counting the months, weeks, days, and minutes to the November election, hoping a (more pliable) Democrat takes over the White House, right? That’s certainly what Trump believes. The Chinese, he tweeted, “are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!”
That’s not necessarily true. From Beijing’s perspective, while a Democratic presidency may restore a more predictable form of American diplomacy, that may not best serve Chinese interests. In fact, four more years of Trump—though likely packed with annoyances and disputes—might present tantalizing opportunities for China to expand its influence around East Asia and the world.
Of course, we can’t know with certainty what outcome China’s senior cadres prefer, or if they even agree among themselves. No candidate should expect an endorsement from People’s Daily. Still, there are clues. In a highly unusual comment, the former Chinese trade negotiator Long Yongtu reportedly told a Shenzhen conference late last year, “We want Trump to be reelected; we would be glad to see that happen.” The president’s tweets make him “easy to read,” Long said, and thus “the best choice in an opponent for negotiations.” In May, Hu Xijin, the outspoken editor of the Communist Party–-run newspaper Global Times, tweeted at Trump that the Chinese “wish for your reelection because you can make America eccentric and thus hateful for the world. You help promote unity in China.” Hu added that “Chinese netizens call you ‘Jianguo,’ meaning ‘help to construct China.’” Long and Hu may not be speaking for the Beijing leadership, but no Chinese official or state-media figure would risk making such statements in public if their views were taboo in the inner circle of power.
What gives? Many Americans believe (erroneously) that Trump is the first president to stand up to China. After all, his administration has slapped tariffs on China’s exports, sanctioned some of its most important companies and officials, and pressured Beijing to play fair on trade—and the Chinese want more? Sure, Beijing would much rather have avoided a costly trade spat with its largest customer. But Trump may not strike as much terror in the hearts of Beijing’s top cadres as you might expect.
“He has some gut feelings that China doesn’t like, but he has gut feelings China does not really mind,” Minxin Pei, a specialist in Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna College, told me. “He does not really see China as an ideological adversary. Trump can be persuaded if the price is right.”
For China, that’s key. Although Trump has sometimes acted on political and human-rights issues Beijing finds highly sensitive—most recently, signing legislation to impose sanctions for the Chinese government’s abusive treatment of minority Uighurs—he personally has often appeared disinterested, even dismissive. In a new book, Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton claimed that Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner in Osaka that the detention camps Beijing was building to control the Uighur community were the right thing to do. Trump also recently admitted that he delayed sanctions on officials involved with the camps to smooth negotiations for his coveted trade deal with China.
Trump has shown similar ambivalence toward Beijing’s intensifying crackdown on prodemocracy protesters in Hong Kong. The president promised stiff penalties to counter Beijing’s latest move—imposing a national-security law on Hong Kong aimed at wiping out remaining resistance—and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has made bellicose statements and threats over the move. But Trump’s commitment to the Hong Kong cause has often seemed lukewarm. Last year, as millions marched in the city, he sidestepped supporting them, at one point even mouthing the Communist Party’s line by calling the protests “riots” and a purely Chinese matter. “That’s between Hong Kong and that’s between China, because Hong Kong is a part of China,” he said last August.
Even on trade—the subject featured most often in his tweets—Trump has proved weak-kneed. Chinese negotiators deftly convinced him to push off discussion of issues most critical to American business—state programs that heavily subsidize Chinese competitors, for example—to a “phase two” of talks, which have yet to materialize. Instead, Trump settled for a narrower “phase one” deal, signed in January, that was centered mainly on large Chinese purchases of American farm produce, but included little to alter Beijing’s discriminatory practices.
Trump has done even less to contain China’s growing clout on the world stage. His administration’s disdain for international institutions has ceded influence within them to China—most notably, with his recent announcement of the U.S.’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization. While Pompeo has repeatedly bashed Xi’s pet diplomatic program, the infrastructure-building Belt and Road Initiative, as a dangerous trap to ensnare unsuspecting poor nations, the administration hasn’t bothered offering an alternative. Trump has more aggressively contested Beijing’s controversial claim to nearly the entire South China Sea by increasing the frequency of naval missions sent through the disputed waters to uphold freedom of navigation, but he hasn’t followed that up with any consistent diplomacy in Southeast Asia, and he himself has generally ignored the issue.
“China’s leadership is pretty confident that, while they haven’t won the South China Sea, they are certainly winning,” Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, told me. Preventing that will require a collective international effort led by the United States, but “you can be pretty certain that is not going to happen under the Trump administration,” Poling said.
Here lies the main reason Beijing may not mind another Trump term: His style of foreign policy—unilateral, personalized, and fixated on dollars-and-cents matters—has severely weakened America’s traditional system of alliances. While President Barack Obama attempted a “pivot” to Asia, Trump has taken only occasional interest in the region, especially beyond trade and his fleeting dalliances with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Beijing has surely noted that Trump has strained relations with America’s two closest allies in the region—South Korea and Japan—with his persistent and petty squabbles over trade and the costs of U.S. military bases in those countries.
That suits Beijing just fine. As Washington steps back, China tries to lurch forward. Beijing has become more and more assertive over the course of the Trump presidency. „
„China’s Twitter Community Is Polarized Over Corruption Allegations by Fugitive Billionaire Guo Wengui
By Oiwan Lam / Global Voices Read original story here
Guo Wengui’s supporters organized themselves into Twitter Party with a party t-shirt and a flag (one of the designs).
Allegations of corruption and scandal within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have split China’s Twitter community into two camps, thanks to corruption allegations made by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui.
Guo is wanted by anti-graft authorities in Beijing. He left China in 2013 and moved to New York when authorities began investigating his involvement in a series of crimes, involving blackmail, bribes and multiple instances of sexual assault.
Three years later in December 2016, Beijing authorities officially pursued corruption charges against China’s former spy head Ma Jian, who had secretly helped Guo to get rid of his business rivals.
In early 2017, the billionaire began publishing allegations of misdeeds by CCP officials, primarily by way of Twitter, where he posts videos of talk shows that he conducts online.
Guo’s main target has been Wang Qishan, who leads China’s anti-graft campaign. Guo has accused Wang of stealing wealth from the country by turning the HNA Group, a giant corporation with an opaque ownership structure, into a family asset, but Guo has produced no conclusive evidence to support this claim.
Guo has promoted the idea that by exposing acts of corruption, he will bring radical changes to China’s political system.
His regular talk shows on Twitter have attracted a large number of fans, and his slogan, “All of this is only the beginning,” become a meme on Chinese social media in May (it was subsequently censored). Many from mainland China have circumvented the “Great Firewall” just to follow him. Currently, his Twitter account has 463,000 followers.
A number of prominent Chinese political dissidents have expressed their support of Guo, regardless of his previous involvement in helping the Chinese secret police to develop overseas spy networks and Beijing’s allegations of criminal activity.
Mainstream media outlets have given relatively little coverage to Guo’s allegations, given that he has not provided much hard evidence for his claims and many of them remain unverified. But his supporters believe that many journalists covering mainland Chinese news, even if they are working for foreign media, want to downplay his allegations.
Bao Tong, the former director of the office of political reform of the Central Committee of the CCP in the 1980s, has urged the public to support Guo’s exposés. And Guo Baosheng, a political dissident based in the US, has helped recruit volunteers to distribute and promote Guo’s talks on various social media platforms.
The billionaire’s hardcore supporters have organized themselves into what they now refer to as the “China Twitter Party.”
On the other side, a number of Chinese activists and opinion leaders have spoken out against Guo, calling him a liar. For example, Zhang Lifan, an independent commentator, pointed out that some of the evidence of so-called corruption presented by Guo has been proven to be fabricated. Hu Ping, another Chinese opinion leader, criticized Guo’s fans for turning Guo — who has regularly pledged his loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping in his corruption allegations — into a hero. He also suggested that Guo’s allegations were intended to spark conflict at the CCP’s 19th National Congress.
Guo has responded by labeling his critics as spies who are working for a specific faction of the CCP. His supporters have helped to defend him by smearing his opponents.
Many of Guo’s followers have acknowledged Guo’s involvement in the secret police overseas operation, yet they still insist that Guo’s tainted background had empowered him to subvert the system and bring political changes to China.
At the CCP’s 19th National Congress, Wang Qishan was in fact dismissed from his position as head of the anti-graft authority and left the Standing Committee of the CCP Political Bureau. But his departure has not brought any substantial change to China’s political system, as Guo has promised. Xi Jinping has further consolidated his power within the party, moving a step toward dictatorship, many have argued.
Guo Wengui’s Twitter allegations, for better or for worse, may have affected China’s anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan’s political career as Guo and his supporters claimed.
However, another and potentially more adverse effect is that the overseas Chinese Twitter community has been antagonized and thus split. When mainland Chinese netizens climb over the Great Firewall to see what lies beyond their country’s censorship, instead of critical dialogue about Chinese politics all they find now is a ruin made up of smears, distasteful comments and offensive quarrels over Guo Wengui.
Even on the other side of the firewall, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Chinese people to find trustworthy news about the political reality in their own country.
They once peddled misinformation for Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon. Now they’re speaking out
/ By Echo Hui, Hagar Cohen