China: Sanctions Against “Bi-khim Hsiao” (and Other “Taiwanese” Traitors) Announced! (7.4.2023)

2023-04-07 Xinhua Editor:Li Yan

A spokesperson for the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday announced sanction measures against diehard “Taiwan independence” separatist Bi-khim Hsiao.

The spokesperson said Hsiao solicited foreign support and looked for U.S. support for the independence agenda to intentionally provoke confrontations across the Taiwan Strait and undermine cross-Strait peace and stability, which further exposed her diehard nature of seeking “Taiwan independence.”

The mainland decided to impose further sanction measures on Hsiao, strictly banning Hsiao and her family members from entering the mainland and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, banning her financial sponsors and related businesses from cooperating with mainland organizations and individuals. All other necessary punitive measures will be taken to ensure lifelong accountability according to law, said the spokesperson.

History has proven and will continue to prove that, “Taiwan independence” will lead to a dead end, and the brazen provocations of diehard “Taiwan independence” separatists relying on external forces are sure to fail, said the spokesperson.

“No individual or force should underestimate our strong resolve, will and ability to safeguard China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the spokesperson added.

Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-04-07

BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) — The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Friday announced punishments on Taiwan “Prospect Foundation” and “Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats” for advocating “Taiwan independence.”

Acting on instructions of the Democratic Progressive Party authorities, the two organizations, under the pretext of “democracy,” “freedom” and “cooperation,” and under the guise of “academic exchanges” and “seminars,” have wantonly peddled the idea of “Taiwan independence” in the international arena, said Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the office.

They have gone all out to ingratiate themselves with anti-China forces, and have engaged in incidents that promoted “one China, one Taiwan,” “two Chinas,” and other violations of the one-China principle, in an attempt to expand the so-called “international space” of Taiwan, Zhu added.

The mainland has decided to take punitive measures against the above-mentioned organizations, banning their heads from entering the mainland and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

The mainland will also prohibit mainland organizations and individuals from forging any cooperation with the two organizations.

Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-04-07

BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) — China has decided to take countermeasures against the Hudson Institute, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and relevant people in charge of these organizations, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

In disregard of China’s repeated representations and resolute opposition, the United States deliberately greenlighted the so-called “transit” of Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Taiwan region, through the United States for political activities in recent days, the foreign ministry said in the statement.

The two organizations provided a platform and convenience for her separatist activities seeking “Taiwan independence,” seriously violating the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, and seriously infringing upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to the statement.

In accordance with China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law, China will strictly restrain transactions, exchanges and cooperation between colleges, institutions, and other organizations and individuals within China with these two institutions, said the statement.

It stated that countermeasures will also be taken against four individuals, Sarah May Stern, John P. Walters, John Heubusch, and Joanne M. Drake, who are in charge of these two organizations.

The four people’s movable properties, real estates and all other assets in China will be frozen, and all organizations and individuals in China are prohibited from engaging in transactions and cooperation with them, the statement said, adding the four individuals are banned from obtaining Chinese visas or entering the country.

The countermeasures took effect on Friday.

Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-04-07

by Mahmoud Fouly

CAIRO, April 7 (Xinhua) — Despite its attempt to masquerade as a “beacon of democracy” by convening the second so-called “Summit for Democracy,” the United States is by no means democratic given its hegemony-based foreign policy, an expert has said.

“The United States wants to portray itself as a beacon of democracy … but the gap is wide when it comes to implementing democracy in its relation” with other countries, said Mokhtar Ghobashy, deputy chairman of the Cairo-based Arab Center for Political and Strategic Studies, in an interview with Xinhua.

The United States is prone to exercising “a form of dominance and blackmail against many countries” to serve its selfish interests, Ghobashy said, citing Washington’s responsibility for disorder and conflict in some parts of the world, including the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Noting the narrative of democracy is used by the United States to pressure countries in other part of the world, the political science researcher said that the United States uses “the pretexts of democracy, human rights and the rights of minorities as means to serve its political interests.”

The United States called itself a democracy, while it exercises “the severest type of authoritarianism and totalitarianism” with many countries, the expert said.

“When the United States deals with the foreign world, it doesn’t adopt democracy, nor does it observe the rules of international legitimacy or international law,” he added.

2023-04-06 Editor:Mo Honge

(ECNS) — Comments on the locations of the four new military bases added in the Philippines say that it is apparently targeted at China, which speaks to the concern shared by many insightful people in the Philippines, who worry that this may draw their country into the whirlpool of a potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Thursday.

Mao made the remarks in response to the claim of the Philippines’ Department of National Defense chief Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday that the addition of four sites under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the U.S. will further boost the country’s capabilities to protect national interests and contribute to collective defense in the region, and also aims to protect the busy sea lanes of commerce in the South China Sea.

She mentioned the long list of turmoil, division and devastation left behind by the U.S. military around the world.

“Will increased U.S. military deployment in one’s country or the region truly help protect sovereignty and security as well as regional peace and stability or rather cause grave irreparable consequences?” she asked.

Regional countries need to think carefully about this, she added.

“As to protecting sea lanes of commerce in the South China Sea, I believe the concern is really uncalled-for. There is never any issue with freedom of navigation and safety in the South China Sea,” the spokeswoman noticed.

She pointed out that China and ASEAN countries are committed to the full and effective implementation of the DOC and steady progress in COC consultations. “We have both the will and the capability to safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea. There is no need for unwanted interference by forces outside the region.”

She stressed that the Taiwan question is China’s internal affair and its resolution is a matter for the Chinese. It is not the Chinese side that is heightening cross-Strait tensions, but the “Taiwan independence” forces in the island and certain countries that support these forces, she said.

We hope regional countries could see clearly who is fueling tensions across the Taiwan Strait for what purpose and will not pull someone else’s chestnuts out of fire at their own expense, she added.

2023-04-06 Editor:Mo Honge

(ECNS) –The U.S. and the military bloc of NATO shoulder unshirkable responsibilities on the Ukraine crisis and NATO is in no position to criticize or pressure China, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.

Mao made the remarks when asked about her response to the NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg’s comments that China refuses to condemn Russia’s aggression and that it echoes Russian propaganda and it props up Russia’s economy. 

On the Ukraine crisis, China upholds an objective and just position and has been advocating a political settlement of the crisis and working for talks for peace, which has been supported by the vast majority of countries in the world, the spokeswoman noticed.

China’s position is comprehensively and systematically outlined in China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis. History will tell who is truly standing on the right side upholding justice, she added.