Jan. 20th, 2022
According to a story by Newsweek on January 19th, 2022, it talks about how at the beginning of the new year, one of America’s richest individuals arguably showed more allegiance to Chinese president Xi Jinping than to the United States of America. Elon Musk debuted a new Tesla showroom in the remote Xinjiang region of China, the same region where Chinese authorities have detained more than a million Uyghur Muslims in facilities reminiscent of Nazi concentration camps. In these facilities, Uyghur women are forced to undergo sterilisation protocols, and the detainees are mandated to participate in rigorous “re-education” programs.
Elon Musk is famous for simply ‘getting on with it’ as far as business is concerned but more recently he has taken a particularly worrying path by actually praising the evil CCP, In July 2021, after Tesla faced recalls and business trouble in Beijing, its Twitter-happy CEO congratulated the Chinese Communist Party on its hundredth anniversary and the many “accomplishments” it has realised over the century. He encouraged people to visit the country “to see for themselves.”
Even though communist China accounts for over 40% of all EV sales worldwide, and Tesla having a massive factory in Shanghai that is no excuse for Elon Musk to take the side of a totalitarian dictatorship that rape, torture, and falsely imprison all dissidents. I understand that business is business but surely not at the expense of your dignity and morality.
But Musk is not the only American billionaire to suck up to the communist regime Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has also been known to manipulate the marketplace to assist the CCP in accomplishing its economic goals. In response to negative reviews of a collection of President Xi Jinping’s writings, Beijing ordered Amazon to stop allowing any customer ratings in China.
A briefing document written by the company’s global head of lobbying and public policy suggested that the company not only complied with this order but, to curry favour with the regime given licensing problems Apple was having in the country also went above and beyond to help China promote its controversial narratives to the public. Amazon worked directly with CCP propagandists to create “China Books,” a selling portal that offers more than 90,000 publications for sale based on the demands of Chinese censors. These books peddled the regime’s narrative on several issues, including Xinjiang and the Covid-19 pandemic.
But it doesn’t stop there not by a long way, for example, Apple CEO Tim Cook struck a five-year, $275 billion deal with China wherein he promised that Apple would “do its part to develop China’s economy and technological prowess through investments, business deals, and worker training.” This move was without question counterproductive to U.S. interests, but Cook did it to comfort China, which threatened regulatory action because it thought Apple wasn’t doing enough to help its interests.
Because of the huge China market of over 1.4 billion potential customers, it’s easy to understand why big business wants a piece of the action but at what cost? if China is making all the goods like electric cars, iPhones, and many of our everyday items how can that help American business obviously it doesn’t it only helps the incredibly selfish money-oriented billionaires. I respect these businessmen for their achievements, they have built their companies to be truly worldwide successes but at what cost to their humanity?
For more information about this story please click the link: https://www.newsweek.com/rubio-right-we-must-stop-us-billionaires-empowering-china-opinion-1669633
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Edited by：【Himalaya London Club UK】