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      US Congress Calls for Sacking of Chinese General

      By Wang Zheng
      The Epoch Times
      Jul 25, 2005

            The US House of Representatives has called for the sacking of the 
            Chinese Communist Party’s Major-General Zhu Chenghu after his recent 
            statement that China would attack over one hundred American cities 
            with nuclear weapons if the United States interferes in a war 
            between Communist China and Taiwan. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
      The US House of Representatives has called for the sacking of the Chinese 
      Communist Party’s Major-General Zhu Chenghu after his recent statement 
      that China would attack over one hundred American cities with nuclear 
      weapons if the United States interferes in a war between Communist China 
      and Taiwan. 
      General Zhu was speaking at a function for foreign journalists organized 
      by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry on July 14. During the function 
      Zhu said: “We...will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the 
      [Chinese] cities east of Xian. Of course, the Americans will also have to 
      expect that hundreds...of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese.” Zhu 
      has previously said that China has the capability to attack the USA with 
      long range missiles. The general is a professor and dean in China’s No. 1 
      National Defense University Strategic Defense Institute which is under the 
      direct leadership of the CCP’s Central Military Committee.
      Britain’s London Telegraph published an editorial titled, “The Bullies in 
      Beijing,” in which the editors said that Zhu’s speech is similar to one 
      made by Mao Zedong in 1957. Mao said that nuclear war would both raze 
      “imperialism” to the ground and kill half the world’s people. Although 
      General Zhu is not currently a member of Mainland’s China’s policy 
      establishment, his speech was given during the critical period of US-China 
      trade discussions and the Kuomintang’s presidential election in Taiwan.
      Purposely Arranged by Beijing
      The Chinese Communist Party did not reject Zhu’s speech and a spokesperson 
      from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Zhu’s speech was his own personal 
      opinion. This spokesperson declined to comment on whether or not the 
      speech represented the government’s view.
      Although General Zhu emphasized that what he said was his own opinion, a 
      Pentagon official, speaking to a reporter at the Washington Times, said 
      that Chinese generals normally express only official positions and that 
      Zhu’s comments represent the views of senior Chinese military officers. 
      “These comments are a signal to all of Asia that China does not fear US 
      forces,” this official said. He added that a disclosure such as this of 
      elements in a Chinese war plan may have either been inadvertent, or 
      cleared in advance by senior political leaders.
      Professor Tang Ben of the Claremont Institute’s Asian Studies Center 
      published an article in Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao on July 20, in which he 
      asserted that what General Zhu alluded to was actually Beijing’s strategy 
      to deal with current world circumstances, even though Beijing labeled his 
      remarks as “personal opinion.” Professor Tang wrote that people aware of 
      the CCP’s diplomatic history would know that Zhu’s speech was purposely 
      arranged by Beijing and not written by himself.
      Tang says that China has always used diplomats to discuss major issues, to 
      prevent its military from commenting on sensitive foreign affairs topics. 
      So in this instance, according to Professor Tang, CCP leaders in 
      Zhongnanhai (the Chinese Kremlin) used a medium ranking official to state 
      what they themselves could not say publicly.
      Andrew Yang, Secretary General of the Taiwan Council of Advanced Policy 
      Studies (CAPS), said that Zhu’s speech is specifically directed at both 
      the United States and Japan, because they announced for the first time 
      that Taiwan’s security is of concern to both countries. Beijing’s 
      communist government is watching how they respond in order to learn what 
      policy will be adopted towards China. Mr. Yang also said that Zhu’s speech 
      means the decision-makers in Beijing have already had discussions 
      regarding changes in China’s “no nuclear first strike policy.”
      Speech Represents Views of Some of the Military
      The editor of Taiwan’s Top Technology military magazine, Mr. Xie 
      Zhongping, is not surprised that Zhu’s speech represents the views of some 
      inside the Chinese military. Mr. Xie said that the part of the speech 
      referring to the destruction of hundreds of American cities is the basic 
      estimate of the situation by part of the Chinese military, even the 
      government. His explanation is that the CCP’s government could tolerate 
      more civilian and military casualties than could the US government or 
      In an interview with Austria’s Die Presse, political science professor 
      Ming Chu-cheng of Taiwan University said he also believes that General 
      Zhu’s speech represents the view of part of the Chinese military. 
      Professor Ming believes that Beijing uses fanatical nationalism to 
      manipulate China’s internal affairs, to divert attention from the 
      increasing poverty in the countryside and people’s lack of confidence. All 
      the saber-rattling over Taiwan serves to warn and quell any rebellion 
      inside China.
      US Congress Asks China to Sack its General
      US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack called Zhu’s remarks “highly 
      irresponsible” and told reporters that they hoped these were not the views 
      of the Chinese government.
      On July 20, the US House of Representatives passed an amendment drafted by 
      Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) that “expresses the sense of Congress that 
      recent comments made by Chinese Major General Zhu Chenghu which openly 
      advocate the use of nuclear weapons against the United States damage 
      US-China relations and violate China’s commitment to resolve its 
      differences with Taiwan peacefully. It further expresses that the 
      government of the People’s Republic of China should renounce the use of 
      force against Taiwan, reject General Zhu’s statements and remove Zhu from 
      his position.”
      Also on July 20, in an amendment to the Appropriation Bill for the 
      Department of State, the House urged the State Department to allow senior 
      Taiwanese officials to visit the United States and communicate with their 
      US counterparts. The House amendment specifically named Taiwan’s 
      President, Vice-President, and the ministers of foreign affairs and 
      defense as examples, and said it is in the interests of the United States 
      for them to visit.

     CCP Spy Network Runs Deep in U.S.
      Military laboratories, Ivy League universities, private citizens face 
      widespread espionage and repression from Chinese agents

      By Jonathan Browde
      The Epoch Times

      Jun 20, 2005

            (AFP/Getty Images)
      A large network of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spies is rampant in the 
      U.S., say members of Congress, Ivy League academics, and two defecting CCP 
      The spies aim not only to steal military and technology secrets but also 
      to influence, repress, and even control the ideals and actions of 
      In defecting in Australia early in June, CCP officials Mr. Hao Fengiun and 
      Mr. Chen Yonglin sparked a string of headlines, first in Australia then in 
      Canada, about a massive network of CCP spies in Western countries that 
      could far exceed previously held estimates of the problem.
      On the heels of these revelations, Australia’s foreign minister and 
      Canada’s prime minister both personally responded to criticism from 
      opposition leaders that their governments had not done enough to curb 
      espionage and other illicit activity by CCP agents in their countries.
      According to one scholar with intimate knowledge of several Ivy League 
      universities and associated research centers, however, the problem is far 
      greater in the United States, where a public dialogue on the issue has yet 
      to emerge.
      “If China has deployed 1,000 spies to Australia and another 1,000 to 
      Canada,” the scholar noted, “can you imagine how many are here in the 
      Military Designs and Technology Stolen
      Prior to 9/11, Chinese espionage was a top concern among the nation’s 
      lawmakers and security agencies.
      In May 1999, a Congressional select committee on military and commercial 
      concerns with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) issued a report 
      detailing the problems of Chinese espionage in the U.S. According to the 
      declassified version of the report, known as the Cox Report, the primary 
      targets of Chinese espionage had been the nation’s weapons laboratories, 
      such as Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge and Sandia.
      Dating back several decades “and almost certainly continu[ing] today,” the 
      report says key military technologies such as advanced thermonuclear 
      weapons, the neutron bomb and an assortment of nuclear missiles had been 
      taken by Chinese spies.
      “The PRC,” says the report, “uses a variety of techniques, including 
      espionage, controlled commercial entities, and a network of individuals 
      and organizations that engage in a vast array of contact with scientists, 
      business people, and academics.”
      According to the FBI’s annual report, there has been a 20-30 percent rise 
      in the number of Chinese espionage cases in Silicon Valley, a hotbed of 
      technology innovation located south of San Francisco. 
      On February 13, 2005, Time magazine reported that over 3,000 companies in 
      the U.S. are suspected of gathering intelligence for the PRC. Many of 
      these companies, says a source who has worked with a number of Ivy League 
      Universities and associated research centers, are fronts for China’s 
      “People’s Liberation Army.”
      According to Xu Wenli, a pro-democracy advocate who was jailed for 12 
      years in China, the CCP actively recruits and sends students abroad to 
      gather information for the government. Some of these students then move on 
      to work for military and government contractors here in the U.S.—all the 
      while, gathering and sending information back to the CCP.
      More recently, however, another side of China’s spy network, one that aims 
      to influence, repress, or control ideology and discussions on university 
      campuses, has been highlighted.
      Chinese Communist Fronts Mobilized at U.S. Universities
      According to several academics at Yale, Harvard, Columbia University and 
      the University of Pennsylvania, the CCP has been very active on U.S. 
      campuses. Working primarily through on-campus student groups, they say 
      Chinese consulate officials seek to silence academics critical of the CCP, 
      and promote the regime as peaceful, progressive and a vital player on the 
      world stage.
      According to one Ivy League scholar, Chinese consulate officials meet with 
      students on campus, providing them with direction and organizing “united 
      fronts” against CCP critics. 
      “I was present at one such meeting,” said the scholar.
      As a result, lecturers at the universities offering critical analyses of 
      the Chinese government have sometimes met with hecklers who would stand up 
      and yell at them in the middle of their lectures. “The aim,” says the 
      scholar, “is to not only discredit the lecturer and the subject matter, 
      but also intimidate fellow students from adopting points of view critical 
      of China. This has happened to me on a number of occasions.”
      According to this scholar, consulate officials also pay students to attend 
      rallies and other events promoting the Beijing government. Dr. Yi Rong, a 
      human rights worker in New York City concurs. “Chinese students are paid 
      and bussed in by the hundreds to form a greeting rally whenever a 
      high-ranking Chinese official visits the city,” says Dr. Yi.
      In October 2002, Chinese students from several universities, including the 
      University of Chicago and University of Houston, were offered free 
      clothing and payment to welcome then-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin during his 
      trip to Chicago and Houston. In an e-mail to the students, the Friendship 
      Association of Chinese Students & Scholars described the event as a 
      “serious political task” and, according to Voice of America, required all 
      participants to sign a document forfeiting their First Amendment rights 
      during the event in an apparent attempt to curb any would-be protesters. 
      Any one violating the agreement could be fined up to $5,000 dollars, VOA 
      The First Secretary of the Office of Tibet in New York City, (Snu) Tendar, 
      says the CCP has also deployed teams of “scholars” around the world to 
      deliver lectures at major universities. Tendar says that using the forum 
      of scholarly discourse and lectures, these teams have promoted pro-Beijing 
      ideas, such as classifying the invasion of Tibet as a “liberation” of the 
      people from the “feudal lords” of the Dalai Lama. 
      At Columbia University, hate literature was found posted in the Asia 
      Studies building, reiterating word-for-word CCP propaganda against the 
      Falun Gong group. Campus police quickly disposed of the materials upon 
      their discovery.
      At Yale University, a student running for president of the Association of 
      Chinese Students & Scholars at Yale (ACSSY) quickly found herself a target 
      of criticisms attacking her personal beliefs when it became known she 
      practices Falun Gong. During a public debate on the day before the 
      election, a member of the audience asked, “If you get elected, how are we 
      going to keep our relations with the Chinese consulate?”
      Many of the ACSSY activities around campus are sponsored by the New York 
      Chinese consulate.
      “You’d think that an Ivy League campus would be free of this sort of 
      thing,” says one graduate student at Columbia University, “given the 
      weight that dialogue, diversity, respect, and tolerance have in our 
      community. But it’s pretty clear these aren’t quite traditions or values 
      China’s current leadership subscribes to, and that’s why we’re seeing acts 
      of hate and intimidation like these happening here, in the U.S., of all 
      CCP Repression of Falun Gong Throughout U.S.
      Outside university campuses, CCP agents or those believed to be working 
      under their direction, have sought to repress and intimidate practitioners 
      of Falun Gong, Tibetans and other groups perceived as a threat or vocal 
      critics of the CCP.
      Acting as a volunteer spokesperson for Falun Gong in New York City, Ms. 
      Gail Rachlin says her apartment has been broken into five times since the 
      CCP first launched its campaign to eradicate Falun Gong in 1999. In each 
      break-in, no valuables were stolen. “Only my personal phone list…a 
      rolodex….things like that,” says Rachlin.
      On two separate occasions, Dr. Sen Nieh, a professor at Catholic 
      University of America in Washington D.C and a local Falun Gong 
      spokesperson, has come home to find private conversations with 
      friends—which took place in public venues such as parks or 
      walkways—recorded on his answering machine. The second of the two 
      instances, reported in the Washington Post on July 20, 2001, was a 
      conversation he had with other Falun Gong practitioners while standing 
      outside a Senate building on Capitol Hill immediately after meeting with a 
      senator’s staff to brief them on the persecution of Falun Gong. 
      “Obviously, they are trying to send a clear message that they are watching 
      us at every moment...they’re trying to scare us,” says Dr. Nieh.
      In January 2003, Hong Lei, a spokesperson for the Chinese consulate in San 
      Francisco, went on local Chinese television to say that the consulate had 
      a list of all Falun Gong practitioners in the San Francisco Bay area and 
      warned them not to go back to China. 
      Public venues have also come under fire. Hotels in San Francisco and New 
      York have been contacted by Chinese consular officials or threatened by 
      unidentified callers, pressuring them not to allow Falun Gong events to be 
      conducted in their facilities. In November 2004, the National Arts Club in 
      New York City received several threatening phone calls, including at least 
      one bomb threat, on the opening night of an art exhibit with works 
      depicting the Falun Gong practice and the persecution in China.
      Several Falun Gong spokespersons have reported receiving death threats.
      There has also been actual violence.
      In September 2001, two assailants attacked Falun Gong practitioners 
      conducting a sit-in outside the Chinese consulate in Chicago, beating one 
      victim to the ground and tearing his clothing. Two of the assailants were 
      arrested and pled guilty to battery. They were both members of an 
      organization with very close ties to the Chinese consulate.
      In June 2003, a group of assailants attacked several Falun Gong 
      practitioners as they demonstrated outside a restaurant in New York’s 
      Chinatown. The head of a local Chinese community organization, Mr. Guan 
      Jun Liang, was arrested in connection with the attack. Criminal charges 
      against Liang, who personally greeted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao when he 
      visited New York in 2003, were dropped, but a civil lawsuit against Liang 
      is in progress.
      Falun Gong practitioners have also been physically attacked in San 
      Francisco, Toronto, and Boston. 
      The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution in September 
      2004, condemning China’s actions of spying on and harassing Americans who 
      practice Falun Gong, which listed instances of breaking and entering as 
      well as assault and battery.
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The Epoch Times | Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party

                  0. Introduction

                    More than a decade after the fall of the former Soviet Union 
                    and Eastern European communist regimes, the international 
                    communist movement has been spurned worldwide. The demise of 
                    the Chinese Communist Party is only a matter of time.
                  1. On What the Communist Party Is

                    This article concerns the impact on the civilization of 
                    China of the communist movement and the Communist Party. 
                    Looking at the history of China’s last 160 years, nearly one 
                    hundred million people have died unnatural deaths and almost 
                    all of the traditional Chinese culture and civilization have 
                    been destroyed. What have been the consequences, whether the 
                    CCP was chosen by the Chinese or it was imposed on China 
                    from the outside?
                  2. On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party

                    Why did the Communist Party emerge, grow and eventually 
                    seize power in contemporary China? Did the Chinese people 
                    choose the Communist Party? Or, did the Communist Party gang 
                    up and force Chinese people to accept it? The CCP has set 
                    itself above all, conquering all in its path, thereby 
                    bringing endless catastrophe to China.
                  3. On the Tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party

                    Today the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s violence and 
                    abuses are even more severe than those of the tyrannical Qin 
                    Dynasty. The CCP’s philosophy is one of “struggle,” and the 
                    CCP’s rule has been built upon a series of “class 
                    struggles,” “path struggles,” and “ideological struggles,” 
                    both in China and toward other nations. 
                  4. On How the Communist Party Is an Anti-Universe Force

                    In the last hundred years, the sudden invasion by the 
                    communist specter has created a force against nature and 
                    humanity, causing limitless agony and tragedy. It has also 
                    pushed civilization to the brink of destruction. It has 
                    become an extremely malevolent force against the universe.
                  5. On the Collusion of Jiang Zemin with the CCP to Persecute 
                  Falun Gong

                    Why is Falun Gong, which upholds the principles of 
                    “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” and has been 
                    promulgated in over 60 countries worldwide, being persecuted 
                    only in China, not anywhere else in the world? In this 
                    persecution, what is the relationship between Jiang Zemin 
                    and the CCP?
                  6. On How the Chinese Communist Party Destroyed Traditional 

                    The CCP has devoted the nation’s resources to destroying 
                    China’s rich traditional culture. The CCP’s destruction of 
                    Chinese culture has been planned, well organized, and 
                    systematic, made possible by the state’s use of violence. 
                    Since its establishment, the CCP has never stopped 
                    “revolutionizing” Chinese culture in the attempt to 
                    completely destroy its spirit.
                  7. On the Chinese Communist Party’s History of Killing

                    The 55-year history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is 
                    written with blood and lies. The stories behind this bloody 
                    history are not only brutally inhumane but also rarely 
                    known. Under the rule of the CCP, 60 to 80 million innocent 
                    Chinese people have been killed, leaving their broken 
                    families behind.
                  8. On How the Chinese Communist Party Is an Evil Cult

                    The Communist Party is essentially an evil cult that harms 
                    mankind. Although the Communist Party has never called 
                    itself a religion, it matches every single trait of a 
                    religion. At the beginning of its establishment, it regarded 
                    Marxism as the absolute truth in the world. It exhorted 
                    people to engage in a life-long struggle for the goal of 
                    building a “communist heaven on earth.”
                  9. On the Unscrupulous Nature of the Chinese Communist Party

                    What is most terrifying is that the CCP is going all out to 
                    try to destroy the moral foundation of the entire nation, 
                    attempting to turn every Chinese national to various degrees 
                    into a scoundrel in order to create an environment favorable 
                    for the CCP to “advance with time.” It is especially 
                    important for us to understand clearly why the CCP acts like 
                    scoundrels and to discern its criminal nature.

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