6 mn read In an interview with the Deutsche Welle, Hong Hsiu-chu, former vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of China on Taiwan and former chairwoman of the Kuomintang, questioned the authenticity of the reports “forced labor of Uyghurs” and the “killing of Uyghurs” by the Chinese Communist regime in Xinjiang, when asked about the detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps. Hong stressed that she will be visiting a re-education camp in Xinjiang this year and that she believes that seeing is believing. In response, Eat News interviewed many Uyghur leaders, who severely condemned Hong’s remarks.
3 mn read China continues to back its claims about the biological weapons labs in Ukraine allegedly funded by the US government. Zhao Lijian has asked the American government to prove that the allegations are false. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson advised the American government to produce evidence that the rumours were false. While addressing the media, Zhao Lijian also went ahead to add that the American leaders should also provide details on their biological military activities in Ukraine.
3 mn read I write to you on Human Rights Day this open letter with regard to the upcoming Winter Games to be held in Beijing (“Beijing 2022”). As you are aware, there have been a lot of concerns over the human rights record of the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”), China’s ruling dictatorship. Some of the human rights abuses were examined by the Uyghur Tribunal recently, a non-binding people’s tribunal examining a large body of evidence of abuse against Uyghur Muslims by the CCP. The Tribunal yesterday, headed by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, considered that there was evidence, beyond reasonable doubt, that the CCP was committing crimes against humanity, and conducting a genocide, against Uyghur Muslims.
7 mn read During Beijing 2008, there was a small protest at a hotel in Beijing and in Tiananmen Square. Among the protester was a Westerner who eluded the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and police and brought the human rights situation in China to the attention of the Western media in Beijing. Who was he? Thirteen years later, Eat News found this man in Los Angeles.
4 mn read “In my fathers’s dream, a little girl knocked on his door, and she looked about seven or eight years old. She asked him if she could borrow his pen. But in the dream, my father didn’t have a computer. He didn’t know how to type. All he had as a weapon to defend himself was a pen. My father said to her, ‘This is the only thing I have, and I can’t give it to you.’ And the little girl said, ‘After I’ve done with this pen, I will give it back.'” This was the dream that Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng retold 4 years ago in is his last conversation with his daughter Grace Gao.
4 mn read China launched the “Belt and Road” in 2014 to counter Western countries led by the United States and the European Union in an attempt to expand its international influence through infrastructure development. Kazakh exile leader Serikzhan Bilash told Eat News that many Kazakh intellectuals, including himself, suspect that the Chinese Communist Party uses state-owned enterprises to cover secretly stationing armed personnel in Kazakhstan.
2 mn read More than 180 human rights organizations have called for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics protest China’s mass human rights abuses. But the U.S. government, which leads the “free world,” has so far not supported the boycott it. In response, Michael Johns, a Tea Party leader and former speechwriter for U.S. President George H. W. Bush, reminded China in an interview with Eat News that the U.S. boycotted the Soviet-hosted Moscow Olympics in 1980. “It’s a big symbolic step.”
4 mn read The first high-level meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials under the new Biden administration started on March 18. Senior U.S. diplomats accused the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) of “genocide” against the Uyghurs, while Chinese diplomats counter that the U.S. has allowed a “massacre of black people.” In response, Tea Party leader and former speechwriter for U.S. President George H. W. Bush Michael Johns told Eat News, China’s allegations were “ridiculous”. He said, “I honestly was immensely offended with the Chinese delegation’s lecture of us,” and “Let’s reconvene when you’re prepared to address these issues honestly and sincerely.”