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This article appears in the February 25, 2022 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.


The U.S. McCarthyite War on China
Is National Suicide

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China continues to transform itself with modern, functional architecture and productive infrastructure. Bottom: The National Stadium in Beijing, otherwise known as the Bird’s Nest, with a capacity of 80,000, designed for the Olympics. Top: The 1200 meter Zhongxian Changjiang Bridge over the Yangtze River.

Feb. 17—Over 150 million Americans watching the Beijing Winter Olympics this year have been subjected to a paradoxical set of images. On the one hand, the beautifully designed facilities, the spectacular opening ceremony in the “Birds Nest” stadium, and the technically inspiring high-speed rail connection between Beijing and the Zhangjiakou site for the outdoor winter events 170 km from Beijing. Travelling at 350 km/hr, the trip takes less than an hour, and is the first train to have a 5G internet connection, allowing athletes and others to monitor the games in real time while travelling. American viewers, who have access to exactly zero high-speed transport within their own country, could not but be in awe of China’s infrastructure achievements.

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In the U.S., tents of the homeless occupy the sidewalks of Los Angeles.

But viewers of the games were also subjected to an insidious drumbeat of anti-China propaganda, retailing the lies that have become the daily fare in U.S. media and political discourse. No human rights, police state surveillance, genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, technology which was all stolen from the U.S. by Chinese spies, and on and on. A particularly perverted presentation came from a German television station covering the opening ceremony: when the Chinese commentator described the thousands of electronic snowflakes, each one different, falling from the sky, symbolizing the world’s people coming together into a strong and united whole when they get to the Earth, the German reporter added: “Of course, this is ridiculous, since everyone knows that there is no individuality in China.”

Why is there so little outcry in the western nations against this McCarthyite-style, racist portrayal of China and the Chinese people by our governments and our media? Consider that the western-based financial system is in a state of total breakdown after years of “quantitative easing” money printing, not for the real economy, but to bail out financial speculation to the tune of many trillions of dollars, driving a new hyperinflation. Consider 20 years of genocidal regime-change wars against nations which were no threat to the U.S. or Europe, destroying nations, killing millions, and millions more driven from their homes, while running up more trillions in debt, with nothing to show for it. Consider the cultural decay, with massive drug addiction, gender insanity, collapsing education and health capacities, and degenerate music and entertainment.

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A 2019 pamphlet exposing FBI targeting of Chinese and Chinese-Americans.

Rather than fixing this decay, we are told that the problem is China, and especially that the increasing cooperation between China and Russia represents an existential threat to our values and way of life, while undermining the manufactured concept of the Western “rules-based order.” Thus, it is asserted, we must prepare for war—both economic warfare and military war, perhaps even nuclear war, to defend “freedom and democracy.”

The FBI and MI6

Let’s trace the source of this demonization of all things Chinese. In November 2019, EIR published a series of reports in a pamphlet titled “The McCarthyite Witch Hunt Against China & President Trump,” which included an article on the spectacular achievement of China’s transformation over the past thirty years, lifting 800 million people out of abject poverty; constructing 40,000 kilometers of high speed and maglev rail systems, modern bridges, ports and other infrastructure; taking a leading role in space exploration and fusion energy research; while over 200 million students are receiving education as classical musicians, in both western and Chinese classics.

The EIR pamphlet exposed FBI targeting of Chinese and Chinese American scientists, professors and students, prosecuting them for the “crime” of cooperating with Chinese institutions to find cures for cancer and other diseases. It exposed the Falun Gong cult and its ubiquitous newspaper Epoch Times as an FBI/CIA controlled weapon to spread lies about China while appearing to be pro-American. It described the excitement in the formerly colonized nations over the Belt and Road Initiative, bringing the Chinese method of escaping poverty through infrastructure and education, an idea once promoted by the United States, but now abandoned in favor of “free trade” dogmas from the British Empire.

Today, it is worse than 2019. On January 31, two events took place simultaneously in California (whether by chance or by plan), featuring FBI Director Christopher Wray and regime-change financier George Soros, both aimed at escalating the hysteria within the population against China to a level that they hope will allow the racist targeting of Chinese and Chinese-Americans to continue, while also preparing the U.S. population for war on China, economic and military, even while also preparing for war on Russia.

The event with FBI Director Wray took place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Wray was appointed FBI Director by President Donald Trump in 2017 and was kept on in that position by the Biden Administration. In 2018 the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the “China Initiative,” whose entire purpose was to target both Chinese and Americans who have any ties whatsoever with China, be it government, universities, science facilities, or in business. The official DOJ website on the China Initiative states the result of this initiative thus far: “About 80% of all economic espionage prosecutions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice allege conduct that would benefit the Chinese State, and there is at least some nexus to China in around 60% of all trade secret theft cases.” Any act which “would benefit the Chinese state,” or anyone with “some nexus to China,” is fair game.

Speaking at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee February 3, 2018, Wray said:

The use of non-traditional collectors, especially in the academic setting, whether it’s professors, scientists, students, we see in almost every field office that the FBI has around the country…, they’re exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have, which we all revere, but they’re taking advantage of. So, one of the things we’re trying to do is view the China threat as not just a “whole-of-government” threat but as a “whole-of-society” threat on their end, and I think it’s going to take a “whole-of-society” response by us. So, it’s not just the intelligence community, but it’s raising awareness within our academic sector, within our private sector, as part of the defense.

Fraudulently claiming that the collapse of the U.S. is due to Chinese theft of its innovations, Director Christopher Wray has brought the FBI into a racist witch hunt of both Chinese and Americans who have any ties whatsoever with China.

In his California speech on January 31, Wray first praised the McCarthy period of mass surveillance by J. Edgar Hoover’s anti-communist witch hunt, justifying it (ironically) by denouncing the communist regimes as “nightmare surveillance states where no personal information was off limits to the government”—as if Wray did not know what Edward Snowden had revealed about the U.S. being the world’s leading mass surveillance state. China, Wray said, “rejects the fundamental freedoms, basic human rights, and democratic norms we value as Americans.”

The racial profiling of ethnic Chinese is not hidden. As part of the China Initiative, the FBI and the National Institutes of Health, which in the past had strongly promoted cooperation between U.S. and Chinese medical science research institutes for the betterment of mankind, sent 18,000 letters to academic institutions in the U.S., instructing them to surveil the emails and projects of the ethnic Chinese professors and students in their institutions, for “property theft”—meaning cooperation on curing cancer and other diseases—and to investigate any connections to Chinese institutions. Andrew Lelling, one of the lead prosecutors for the China Initiative, said of these letters: “I think those letters have had an in terrorem effect. And that’s good, because you want a little bit of fear out there to sensitize people to the magnitude of the problem.”

China, Wray said in California, “has the global reach and presence of a great nation, but it refuses to act that part, and too often uses its capabilities to steal and threaten, rather than to cooperate and build.” Perhaps Mr. Wray believes that the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria through years of massive bombing in losing wars of choice represents his idea of “cooperation and building,” while China’s Belt and Road Initiative—building roads, rail, ports, power plants, schools and hospitals in the 140 nations who have joined the BRI—is actually “stealing and threatening.”

Wray continued:

The threat posed by the Chinese government here at home to our economic security and to our freedoms [has] reached a new level—more brazen, more damaging than ever before, and it’s vital—vital—that all of us focus on that threat together…. There is no country that presents a broader threat to our ideas, our innovation, and our economies security than China.

Wray bragged that the FBI is now “constantly opening new cases to counter [China’s] intelligence operations—about every 12 hours or so.”

Further, he explains that the collapse of the productive economy in the U.S. is due to China’s theft of our innovations:

The harm from the Chinese government’s economic espionage isn’t just that its companies pull ahead based on illegally gotten technology. While they pull ahead, they push our companies and workers behind. And that harm—company failures, job losses—has been building for a decade to the crush we feel today.

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Demonstrating the viability of simultaneously investing in massive infrastructure on Earth and in the Heavens, China is the first (and so far the only) country to put a lander on the far side of the Moon. Meanwhile, it has connected all of its 31 provinces with over 40,000 km of high-speed rail. Top: the Chang’e-4 Moon Lander, as imaged on the lunar surface by theYutu-2 Rover, May 31, 2021. Bottom: The CRH2E “Harmony” high-speed train arriving at Beijing West railway station in 2015.

Get it? The U.S. economic collapse comes from China stealing our ideas. How would Director Wray explain that Huawei developed 5G long before the U.S. did? By stealing our ideas which did not exist? How about landing on the far side of the Moon? Did they steal the technology which the U.S. did not yet have? Or the 40,000 km of highspeed rail, travelling over magnificent bridges, reaching into even the poorest regions of the country, making possible the building of new cities and massive new development—was all that stolen from the non-existent high speed rail industry in the U.S., or from the design of the bridges which are collapsing across the U.S., or our non-existent new cities? Even in the military, was China’s recent demonstration of a hypersonic missile derived from hacking the military-industrial complex in the U.S. which has not yet figured it out themselves? [Box: China Does What?]

On January 3, 2022, the University of Arizona, in collaboration with the Committee of 100 (leading professions in the Chinese-American community) issued a report stating:

Fifty percent of scientists of Chinese ancestry working in the United States, regardless of citizenship, fear they are under surveillance by the U.S. government. Many are reconsidering their plans to stay in the United States.

The report warned that the racial profiling “threatens to undermine the primacy of U.S. science and technology,” noting that more than 2,400 faculty members at more than 200 universities across the country have now signed a letter calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to end the China Initiative. That number is now 2,893 faculty members and rising.

Soros and the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace has long been one of the foremost conservative institutions in the nation. Much of the conservative movement has poured scorn on George Soros as the symbol of the liberal establishment, funding drug legalization, liberal candidates and radical left movements. But in fact, Soros has been one of the leading funders of the regime-change movements around the world, as committed to imposing free market capitalism through subversion and military adventures as the most extreme of the neo-conservatives. He and his billions of ill-gotten wealth are in the forefront of the mobilization for war on Russia and China, as evidenced by his raving presentation at the Hoover Institution January 31, while Director Wray was doing the same at the Reagan Library nearby.

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George Soros, billionaire anti-China regime-change financier.

Soros has a long history with China. In the 1980s, as Deng Xiaoping was leading the “reform and opening up,” Soros was among those whose ideas were brought into the country by Zhou Ziyang, then the first in line to the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, together with other such luminaries of British geopolitics as Milton Friedman, with his radical libertarianism, Samuel Huntington, with his Clash of Civilizations, and Alvin Toffler with his anti-industrialization utopianism. Soros funded several NGOs through his Open Society Institute, which proceeded to organize a regime-change movement whose leaders were later condemned as the “Black Hands” behind the upheaval in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Soros was subsequently banned from China, while Zhao Ziyang was placed under house arrest.

At Hoover, Soros presented his mantra on “two systems of government that are diametrically opposed to each other,” which he defines as the “open society” and the “closed society.” Those in which the “role of the state is to protect the freedom of the individual,” he labels “open,” while those in which the “role of the individual is to serve the rulers of the state,” he labels “closed.”

There is a slight problem here. In neither of these two constructs can one fit either the United States of America or the People’s Republic of China. The Preamble to U.S. Constitution declares that the principled purpose of government is to “promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Individual rights are essential, but when the libertarian declaration of one’s right to individual freedom comes in conflict with the general Welfare, or with the blessings of liberty to future generations, the government’s responsibility is to correct such deviations from man’s responsibility to his fellow man.

Granted, Americans have increasingly lost this sense of real patriotism, as seen in the rioters and arsonists funded by Soros in U.S. cities in 2020 (just as he funded the rioters in Hong Kong in 2019), and in the demonstrations against vaccines across the U.S. today, apparently forgetting that all Americans must be vaccinated for several diseases before being allowed to attend public or private schools, including, in most states, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria and more. This is the American concept of the “general welfare,” not Soros’s “freedom of the individual.”

But what about China? Is China an example of Soros’s “closed society,” as he contends? Soros said at Hoover: “Open societies unleash the creative and innovative energies of people.” Is anyone foolish enough to believe that the most spectacular transformation of a poor nation into a prosperous, poverty-free state, leading the world in multiple areas of science, technology and classical culture, has not “unleashed the creative and innovative energies of people?” We have already dismissed Director Wray’s lies that China’s innovation is all stolen from the collapsing U.S. economy.

The point is, the “open vs. closed” construct of George Soros is a fantasy designed to justify the evil that Soros and his British sponsors promote. Soros traces his Open Society dogma to the Austrian-British libertarian philosopher Karl Popper, and his theories of speculation (rather than investment in the real economy) were learned at the London School of Economics and in his training in the hedge funds in the City of London.

Soros’s speech at Hoover claimed that Xi Jinping is taking China back to the days of Mao Zedong, overturning the “reform and opening up” launched by Deng Xiaoping after the Cultural Revolution. His “evidence” is bald faced lies, claiming:

[Xi] brought the private companies established under Deng Xiaoping under the control of the CCP and undermined the dynamism that used to characterize them. Rather than letting private enterprise blossom, Xi Jinping introduced his own “China Dream” that can be summed up in two words: total control.

This is patently false, as the private sector is flourishing in China. What actually infuriates Soros is that Xi Jinping, faced with a real estate bubble and the emergence of massively powerful IT companies—issues which also struck the U.S. in 2008 and again today—is refusing to let his country follow the U.S. “solution” to its 2008 crash of the housing bubble, when the Federal Reserve bailed out Wall Street to the tune of trillions of dollars, causing the collapse of the real economy and the hyperinflation we see today. Soros claims that the real estate giant Evergrande, which is now in receivership in China, will be the downfall of President Xi.

But what actually upsets Soros is that the Beijing government is refusing to bail Evergrande out, ironically letting the “free market” take its course, unlike the Bush and Obama administrations in the U.S., who chose to follow “corporate welfare” for the financial system. It is highly likely that Soros and his friends are heavily invested in that Chinese housing bubble, and are angry that they are not being bailed out.

Also, the bursting of a real estate bubble in China is not a threat to the banking system as it was in the U.S., because China did not allow a massive bubble of mortgage-backed securities and other derivatives to be built up by speculators on top of the housing market, as happened in the U.S.

Soros even denounces China for its “zero-Covid” policy, a charge which was heard ad nauseum during the Olympics due to the inconveniences that some athletes and others were subjected to because of Covid restrictions. To Soros, whose legalization of drugs campaigns are a major cause of the drug epidemic in the U.S., which has killed over 100,000 in the past year, it means little that fewer than 5,000 people have died from Covid in China, while the number of deaths in the U.S. is approaching one million, with one-third the population of China. Ask yourself: in which country does the government put the life of its citizens first?

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Richard Moore, Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

Don’t Forget the British

As in all matters of death and destruction, the British hand is not hard to find. Director Wray proudly referred to “our close partner, MI5” which recently targeted a Chinese-British lawyer representing the interests of the Chinese population in the UK as a “spy” whose support for parliamentarians who were helping her was denounced as “Chinese interference in the political process.” He also praised “my friend and colleague Richard Moore, the head of the [British Secret Intelligence Service] MI6,” who “warned in his first public speech of some of the very same dangers I’ve talked about here.”

Indeed, Moore and British Intelligence are as much the source of the war mobilization as the U.S. operatives. Moore, the current “C” (meaning Chief) at MI6, said in his November 30, 2021 speech referred to by Wray: “Adapting to a world affected by the rise of China is the single greatest priority for MI6.” Moore describes the massive infrastructure development of the Belt and Road Initiative as nothing more than “exporting to other governments [the] technologies of control and surveillance…, expanding the web of authoritarian control around the world.”

Consider: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is based entirely on the “non-interference in internal affairs” of the 146 countries which have joined the BRI—a principle enshrined in the UN Charter. Ironically, one of the complaints about the BRI by western critics is that it is investing in countries without any of the “conditionalities” of the IMF and western lenders, who demand their version of “democracy and free markets,” denying credit to countries that don’t comply. China bases its investments in the BRI on the needs of the nation to escape poverty, to emerge as an industrial nation, regardless of China’s opinions about their political system. They thus invest in Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and nearly every African nation without interfering in their internal affairs.

The British colonial outpost in Australia also has its China-bashing operatives, headed by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), which is funded by the defense departments and armaments manufacturers in both the U.S. and Australia, as well as the U.S. State Department. It is thus no surprise that their specialty is concocting stories about the evils of China. In particular, they published a report titled “Uyghurs For Sale” with eighteen allegations of forced labor and other atrocities by the Chinese government against the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang province of China. The Citizen’s Party of Australia published a series of articles exposing ASPI and “obliterating” the fake charges regarding the Uyghurs. It appears that the charge of Chinese genocide against the Uyghurs, so easily and often repeated by politicians and media around the world who know nothing of China, have difficulty explaining the dramatic increase in the Uyghur population and its living standard in Xinjiang over the past decades. Genocide indeed.

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An economic and strategic war plan against China, 2022.

U.S. Government Escalation of ‘War Plan China’

On February 11, 2022, the White House released a 19-page document titled “Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States.” The document is an economic and strategic war plan against China. It states openly:

This intensifying American focus is due in part to the fact that the Indo-Pacific faces mounting challenges, particularly from the PRC [People’s Republic of China]. The PRC is combining economic, diplomatic, military and technological might as it pursues a sphere of influence in the Indo-Pacific and seeks to become the world’s most influential power. The PRC’s coercion and aggression spans the globe, but it is most acute in the Indo-Pacific.

There is no better example of the American elites’ mirror vision—that since the U.S. has adopted the British Imperial vision that the world is Darwinian, that we are all animals, competing in a “survival of the fittest” mode, that survival depends on defeating all others in a zero-sum game—that therefore the Chinese (and the Russians) can only be thinking the same way. These “elites” assume that there is no such thing as a “common aims of mankind,” that the concept of a “win-win” strategy called for by Xi Jinping is a cover for the animal desire to conquer all competitors, that Xi’s “community of a shared future” is an oriental trick to weaken his targets.

Not surprisingly, the government document uses the Soros terminology: “Our strategy… includes our efforts to support open societies.” They describe their intention to support “investments in democratic institutions, a free press, and a vibrant civil society.” Missing from their list of goals is anything related to development, industrial progress, or increased standards of living. Democracy is enough, they say. In fact, they openly attack development, since, they claim, we must be mindful of “global warming” caused by fossil fuels and industrial development. The U.S. will, therefore “seek to serve as the preferred partner as the region transitions to a net-zero future.” Not mentioned is that such a “net-zero future” will require mass depopulation.

The New Paradigm

On February 4, the same day as the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics, Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin released a document titled, “Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development,” which begins:

Today, the world is going through momentous changes, and humanity is entering a new era of rapid development and profound transformation. It sees the development of such processes and phenomena as multipolarity, economic globalization, the advent of information society, cultural diversity, transformation of the global governance architecture and world order; there is increasing interrelation and interdependence between the States; a trend has emerged toward redistribution of power in the world; and the international community is showing a growing demand for the leadership aiming at peaceful and gradual development.

The world now faces a crossroads, a choice which will determine if the human race has the moral fitness to survive. Either we continue on the path of the imperial, Darwinian view of man as an animal, subject to the laws of the jungle, the survival of the fittest, or we escape from the infancy of mankind into the maturity of “man in the universe,” as the only species known today with the creative power capable of mastering the laws of the universe, and applying those laws to the machines which lift mankind as a whole to a higher standard of living for an expanding population, on Earth and in outer space. Cooperation between the major powers and civilizations on our little planet are the first step in that process.

China Does What?

Why do Chinese kids run rings around young Americans on standardized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) exams?

Isn’t it obvious? From halfway around the world, they are peering over our kids’ shoulders and stealing the test answers! Even more amazing, despite the fact that American kids respond wrongly to so many of the questions, when the young Chinese thieves translate their purloined answers into Mandarin, they turn into correct responses! How utterly devious!

In the same vein, why are tens of millions of Chinese children engaged in intensive studies of classical music, while young Americans are caught up in hip-hop, heavy metal, and country? Simple: the Chinese are stealing our violins, cellos, and grand pianos! Were it not for that atrocious crime, millions of youthful U.S. rappers or head-bangers would undoubtedly be on their way to mastering, perhaps even surpassing, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms!

How can people tolerate the “vicious communist dictatorship” in China? Why, in China, kids have to do their homework! They are not even allowed to smoke pot or watch pornography! No freedom! We must bring freedom to those enslaved people!

Clearly, we must pursue the demonization of all things Chinese with no letup! Because the only alternative would be for American citizens to own up to, and then correct, the moral, cultural, and political degeneration of their own nation that they have condoned and even promoted for decades. And that is COMPLETELY unthinkable! [back to text]


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