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I read your opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald on October 14, 2020. As a fellow Chinese Australian, may I suggest that you educate yourself about the real character of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). You may be understandably ignorant about the evil nature of the regime, as you did not personally live in China. But here is the key: The CCP does not represent the Chinese people.
1. The CCP caused the COVID-19 pandemic which has taken over 1 million lives so far
We are in the midst of the largest pandemic in human history, all due to a virus now known as the COVID-19. The virus was made in the lab and released to the world by the CCP. Dr Li-Meng Yan, a defector from the Hong Kong P4 lab, has come out and told us this is all the CCP’s fault. The CCP knew back in December 2019 that there was human-to-human transmission, yet the CCP covered this up until late January.
After they admitted human-to-human transmission, the Chinese government locked up domestic travels within China while still allowing its infected population to leave China to infect the world. At the same time, the CCP vacuumed up Personal Protective Equipment from the world, denying other countries what they need to protect their citizens.
Ask yourself, is this something that a responsible government of any country should be doing? Is there any other word that describe them more appropriately than a ‘murderous dictatorship’? Dr Li-Meng Yan is the witness of this crime by the CCP. She has published two scientific reports (report 1, report 2) to unequivocally prove and condemn the CCP of creating the COVID-19 virus in a lab and deliberately released it to the world, causing over a million deaths so far. Our world is now at war, a biological warfare that was started by the CCP, of which the Chinese people in Wuhan are the first victims.
2. It is neither demeaning nor political to ask you to renounce the CCP
You said you refused to answer whether or not you renounce the CCP because you ‘refuse to participate in a political game’, and that ‘it was demeaning’. Why do you feel that way if you have no ties, like you said, to the CCP? The Chinese Community Party does not equal or represent the Chinese people!
It is reasonable to ask you to renounce, which means you no longer support, believe in or have a connection with, the CCP because your family origin is from China. There is a possibility that you or your family still have ties to the CCP. This is not racist at all, and should be a very simple question to answer if you indeed have no ties to the CCP. As a Chinese Australian myself, my loyalty is unequivocally on the side of Australia and I totally renounce the CCP. See how simple this is?
You are an Australian. You enjoy the rights and liberty that Australia offers its citizens. You work in the Australian public service and in your role you may have access to sensitive data. It is appropriate to ask you to renounce the CCP, because if you do have direct or indirect ties to the CCP, you may be under the influence or control by the CCP.
As we know, the CCP has full control on its people and businesses in China, including dictating their actions. It will be a national security risk for Australia to allow you to work in our public service if you still retain some ties to the CCP.
3. The CCP is a dictator that oppresses the Chinese people for 71 years
As your family should know, the Chinese people have no freedom in China under the CCP ruling. The Communist Chinese government is not elected by its people. The Chinese people do not have freedom of speech and religion. The internet in China is not free. Everything the Chinese people see and say is controlled by the ‘Great Firewall’ and is monitored by the cyber military of the CCP. The Chinese people do not have access to a free press, such as writing a newspaper opinion piece like you did in the Sydney Morning Herald.
What is worse, the CCP is a criminal organisation. As Ms Yun Jiang succinctly expressed in the Senate Committee Hearing that you were part of:
“China is one of the top violators of human rights in the world. It is doubling down on its policies, despite rising condemnation from around the world. It’s policies towards ethnic minority groups, including Uighurs, Tibetans and Mongols, are assimilationist and, at times, coercive. It intimidates, harasses and prosecutes human rights activists and dissidents within its borders.
In Hong Kong, human rights and democracy are in retreat in the face of Beijing’s drive to tighten controls. The implementation of national security laws is the latest illustration of this. China has the capacity to silence some critics abroad through pressuring their families in China, or denying them entry and revoking their visas to China.”
Ms Jiang is 100% right here. Take a look at the CCP’s brutal crackdown of the freedom protestors in Tiananmen Square back in 1989, and more recently in Hong Kong. Those freedom-loving Chinese were killed and arrested for pursuing something that you and your family enjoy here in Australia.
Did you refuse to renounce the CCP because you are afraid of retribution? Is it due to your own or your family members’ safety? Sadly many Chinese people find themselves in this boat even after they escaped China. This is why the CCP needs to be taken down. It is worth emphasizing again, that the CCP does not represent the Chinese people.