On April 2, a group of more than 100 experts on China and high-level political figures decided to advocate for citizens condemning the Chinese communist regime’s coverup of the crisis generated by the coronavirus, or CCP Virus.
The letter addressed to Chinese academics who have criticized anyone who tries to ‘politicize’ the current pandemic crisis, was drafted after several leading activists and Chinese citizens made a collective call for people not to support the measures implemented by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The regime’s efforts not only condemn those who deny the official narratives, but also promote parallel propaganda in which a distorted image of the facts is shown, which has also been reinforced by the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
In a press release published on the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website, the accusations and censorship by the Chinese regime have also been directed against journalists who critically report on the current situation in China as well as scientific research on the origins of the pandemic.
According to the institute, specialists in Chinese politics, law, and modern history, assured that the Chinese regime has endangered both Chinese citizens and the world.
According to the letter they drafted, “The roots of the pandemic stem from the initial coverup and mishandling of the spread of COVID-19 by CCP authorities in Wuhan.”
“Under the influence of the CCP government, the World Health Organization initially downplayed the pandemic. Taiwanese health officials allege that WHO ignored their alerts of human-to-human transmission in late December. Under pressure from the CCP, democratic Taiwan—which has coped with the pandemic in exemplary fashion—is currently excluded from the WHO,” the statement said.
The open letter also exemplifies what the independent intellectual, professor Xu Zhangrun, has referred to as “ridiculous ‘Red Culture’ in addition to the nauseating adulation that is heaped on the Chinese Communist Party by shameless pro-Party hackers,” according to Asia News.
Xu, who is currently under house arrest, has called on his compatriots to stop supporting the Chinese Communist Party and instead make their nonconformist voices heard to “break through the stultifying darkness and welcome the dawn.”
“The ancients observed that ‘it’s easier to dam a river than it is to silence the voice of the people.’ Regardless of how good they are at controlling the internet, they can’t keep all 1.4 billion mouths in China shut,” he said.
“Yet again, our ancestors will be proved right,” Xu wrote in a critical essay addressed to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, for which he was suspended last year from his post as a professor at one of the China’s top universities, The Guardian reported.
The business magnate of Chinese origin Ren Zhiqiang, known for being an open critic of the Chinese regime ended up making part of the number of disappeared citizens after calling Xi a “clown,” criticizing the abuses of the CCP in terms of freedom of expression and the lack of transparency with the real number of infected.
“I see not an emperor standing there exhibiting his ‘new clothes,’ but a clown who stripped naked and insisted on continuing to be an emperor,” Ren wrote, referring to the Chinese leader.
Meanwhile, as Asia News points out, through their letter the specialists in China have ratified their support for the ‘brave and conscientious’ citizens who have ended up being victims of the CCP.
“As an international group of public figures, security policy analysts, and China watchers we stand in solidarity with courageous and conscientious Chinese citizens including Xu Zhangrun, Ai Fen, Li Wenliang, Ren Zhiqiang, Chen Qiushi, Fang Bin, Li Zehua, Xu Zhiyong, and Zhang Wenbin, just to name a few of the real heroes and martyrs who risk their life and liberty for a free and open China.”
The letter is signed by more than 100 distinguished experts in the field of politics, history, law, and Chinese studies. Members of the European, Australian, Estonian, and Lithuanian Parliaments as well as members of the UK House of Commons and House of Lords also signed the open letter. It was edited and translated by Dr. Andreas Fulda from the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, according to the Macdonald Laurier Institute.