By Dec. 8, seven world powers had declared a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, including the United States, Lithuania, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Scotland, and New Zealand. All were protesting the regime’s record of human rights abuses.
The diplomatic boycott pioneered by the U.S. remains influential no matter how hard Beijing tries to ignore it. But, unfortunately, the prestigious event that could have whitewashed China’s name is bringing more trouble than glory to the regime.
According to the Central News Agency, four critical issues have surfaced in China over the past two years that inflamed the free world.
The first was the case of China’s world champion tennis star, Peng Shuai alleging that former deputy prime minister Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her. She was hit with instant censorship and is missing, although surfacing in highly stage-managed moments.
The second is the atrocities of those put in concentration camps in the Xinjiang region. According to human rights groups, the CCP has detained millions of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in those facilities, where they reportedly suffer torture, forced labor, and forced sterilization. The United States has classified the practices as genocide, and many international parliaments have adopted the same acknowledgment.
The CCP refutes the international criticisms but refuses to allow an independent investigation team.
The third is the CCP’s grip on Hong Kong. In 2019, millions of Hong Kongers poured down the streets to demand that Beijing respect “dual universal suffrage.”
It was a part of the 1948 Sino-British Joint Declaration when England transferred Hong Kong to China under a “one country–two systems” arrangement.
The protests were suppressed when the CCP passed the National Security Law, cracking down on democrats and arresting students and civilian leaders who joined the peaceful demonstrations. Some were sent to prison. Others suddenly disappeared.
Following the gradually tightening grip over Hong Kong, the once democratic government became like any regular province of China.
Critics said its overall behavior with Hong Kong showed the CCP had deceived Britain, the United States, and all Western countries.
The fourth problem is none other than the pandemic. During the early stages of last year’s COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the Chinese Communist Party demonstrated dishonesty.
Initially, it declared that the epidemic was under control and used the World Health Organization to validate its lies.
The highly contagious and lethal virus has caused great destruction to the world, not only in terms of the death toll but also economically. Because of the pandemic, regions were also forced into painful lockdowns and other restrictive measures.
Nearly 270 million people were infected, with more than 5 million deaths reported. And the number is rising as the pandemic is still lurking.
The above are just the events in the last two years that angered Western countries that respect human rights.
But that was only the tip of the iceberg of CCP’s abuses against humanity.
The regime is also a threat to religious groups at home. For example, until now, the CCP continued to harvest organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for more than 20 years after it launched its persecution. Yet, these peaceful practitioners follow the three principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
The CCP also sought to persecute traditional Tibetan culture and Christians. The CCP’s abhorrence towards religion has manifested to the extent of destroying shrines, temples, religious artifacts, and statues. It has also required Christian villagers to replace Jesus’s images with posters of leader Xi Jinping to access poverty relief benefits.