Thank you for having me to share my experiences and thoughts. Let me begin my speech with a story.
Zhao Xin’s Story
On June 16, 2000, Zhao Xin, a female English lecturer of Beijing Technology and Business University, was arrested by the local public security officer when she did the Falun Gong exercises on the side of the road between the purple bamboo convent park and the National Library of China in Beijing. Three days later, being handcuffed and fettered, with her fourth, fifth, sixth, three cervical vertebrae being broken, high paraplegia from her neck down, she was sent to a hospital from the local detention center. What was her crime? Practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese meditation practice, also known as Falun Dafa. There were about 100 million practitioners dating back to 1999. In April 1999, Chinese Communist Party regime began stamping down this peaceful spiritual movement, thinking that Falun Gong may scramble with Chinese Communist Party Regime for the minds of “the masses” .
As soon as Zhao Xin was sent to the hospital, which is the main hospital that serves the detention center, Her trachea was cut out and a short plastic tube was put into it. Her Mom and younger sister were told by a doctor that it would prevent the tracheal cartilage, the soft tube structure of trachea, from collapsing. But I think it was to seal Zhao Xin’s lips. Soon , Bai Gang, deputy director of the detention center, visited Dr. Cao, who was responsible for Zhao Xin’s treatment, and talked secretly with him for the entire afternoon. It was that night when Dr. Cao arranged for an injection of unknown medicine into Zhao Xin. And then Zhao Xin had a high fever for three days, while white foam kept flowing out of her mouth. Her mother and sister repeatedly wiped away the white foam with handkerchieves, sobbing. After fever reduction, Zhao Xin lost her memory of the past. Six months later, Zhao Xin died with her mouth widely opened. Her mother and sister cried and held her jaw to close her mouth. Her mouth closed by hand, and opened when let go. Closed by hand, Her Mouth Opened again, and again and again. Her younger sister held Zhao Xin’s jaw to close her mouth and cried and said to her sister’s face, repeatedly, “Sister, Sister, I know you wanted to tell us something; Sister, Sister, I know you wanted to tell us something”. Gradually and finally, Zhao Xin finally closed her mouth.
My name is Chao Yu. I am a Falun Gong practitioner too. I experienced the above scene when I was 28 years old. My son was 2 years old then. My wife was just sentenced to prison for her demonstration of the Falun Gong banner on the Tiananmen Rostrum, which is the symbol of the Chinese Communist Party Regime’s ruling power. It was her first sentence. I was just arrested twice for appealing for Falun Gong. I acted as a coordinator for our fellow practitioners who volunteered to take care of Zhao Xin. I was in fear of being arrested again. The condition in the detention center is just terrible. I didn’t want to be there once again. Being the coordinator still exposed me to unknown dangers. What if I were put into prison? My son is only 2 years old, he had lost his Mother. But the coordinator is important. Although Zhao Xin was in high paraplegia she still suffered from the pain she felt in her arms. She needed massages on her arms and sweat wiped out from her body. Her mother and sister came to Beijing, the capital of China from their hometown with Zhao Xin’s father. Her Father was struck down by light cerebral hemorrhage when he saw his beloved daughter’s situation and He had to come back. Her mother and sister stayed to take care of Zhao Xin and they had just exhausted themselves. That is the first time I witnessed how women are much stronger than men in certain situations. I had to coordinate to schedule and make appointments for multiple volunteers to help Zhao Xin and I even found my backup in case I was arrested.
What I could do is not limited to being a coordinator. I graduated from the most prestigious university in China, just as MIT in the United States. I was one of a small number of people in China who knew how the internet ran, and one of very few who knew how to establish the encrypted communication channel by using the most advanced asymmetry encryption algorithm and tools.
What should I do? If I chose to do nothing, everything may be OK. But for the rest of my life I was not going to be able to fall asleep easily and I am not able to look straight into my son’s eyes and explain the core values of Falun Gong which I practice: Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. If I chose to do something, it was just the matter of time that I got arrested and no one knew what might happen after.
When Zhao Xin’s trachea was cut out, she was only able to sound he–he–. I witnessed and I thought if the current situation was not exposed to the world, more and more people were going to suffer similar tragedies.
I decided to do something. Since the result was inevitably being arrested, why should I restrain myself? First I chose and trained a group of core team members, we together composed training materials, rented locations and held training. Personnel is the key factor. The Chinese Communist Party eradicates ideas different from theirs by erasing the physical existence of the carrier of the ideas. So ensuring the expertise spreads faster than the arrests is important.
From 2000 to Aug. 2002, on the list of those most wanted in China, I helped
1. establishing encrypted communication channel between China and western world and
2. leading western journalists to interview with victims tortured, raped or robbed by Chinese Communist Party regime and/or family members of those being killed, those journalist include
a. Ian Johnson, then worked for Wall Street Journal and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his reports on Falun Gong practitioners. Now he works for The New York Times.
b. Charles Hutzler, then worked for Associated Press. Now he is Wall Street Journal China bureau chief.
c. John Pomfret, then worked for Washington Post
d. Philip Pan, then worked for the Washington Post. Now he is New York Times Beijing bureau chief.
e. Nancy Hilton ( alias: Isabel Hilton), then worked for Daily Telegraph. Before that she was a journalist of The Guardian. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2009. Now she is an editor of Chinadialogue.net.
f. Journalists from New York Times/Time Magazine/APTV, the name is now APTN
g. provided information to other journalists from BBC and AFP through telephone.
My job includes
3. transferring charity money to persons needing it including these victims family members,
4. training technicians of encrypted communication in China.
5. establishing publishing center for producing Falun Gong Flyers
6. transferring information of the suppression on Falun Gong on the internet
In Aug. 2002 I was arrested with my team members, including my wife, my schoolmate and my colleagues. I was sentenced to prison for 9 years, actually stayed in the prison for 9 and a half years. My wife, combining twice imprisonment, nearly 11 years. The total imprisonment of my team members sums up to more than 50 years.
In May 2013, I came to the United States to seek asylum with my family and The United States government granted green cards to us. We are applying for our citizenships which make it possible for us to practicing freedom and justice in public affairs.
Influences Impacted by China on Western World
When I came to The United States, I found the United States is facing the crisis that the media elites, political elites, financial elites, industries elites, educational system elites, betray the fundamental values of the United States and they benefit themselves at the cost of American people.
Falun Gong is the religious group enduring the most severe persecution by Chinese Communist Party for the past 21 years. In China, some brave lawyers defend Falun Gong practitioners in the court and thereafter they would face the same degree of persecution as Falun Gong. In the article published in Dec. 12th, 2014, VOA reported the persecution of a lawyer defending a Falun Gong practitioner, who was referred to as a “criminal defendant” while VOA clearly knew s/he is a prisoner of conscience. Exposing the lawyer to posture VOA’s position to defend the practice of rule of law while concealing the information of Falun Gong to synchronize with the propaganda department of Chinese Commnunist Party, which hopes Falun Gong is mentioned as seldom as possible so the atrocities of Chinese Communist Party Regime’s persecution could be concealed. VOA is an accomplice with Chinese Communist Party Regime.
VOA is not alone. June 30th, 2016,Time Warner Cable removed New Tang Dynasty’s signal, which had been airing on channel 1414 for 10 years on Time Warner Cable in New York.
The Chinese channel, based in New York, broadcasts programs criticizing the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Because of its non-corrupted reporting, the channel has gained huge popularity among Chinese citizens who wanted to know what is really happening in China.
Apart from NTD, Time Warner Cable also airs 16 other Chinese channels, but all of them have this and that relationship with the Chinese Communist Party Regime. Besides VOA and Time Warner, Almost all top news agencies have compromised their fundamental responsibilities to convey truth to the American People. In the current pandemic we all know that it is extremely important for us to be able to hear truth, esp. the real information about China. To control people’s information is to control whether they live or die.
When we are talking about media, we have to mention Google, Facebook and Twitter. They are the huge hubs of information. Media is one facet of the functions of these Big Techs. They play a much worse role than the traditional news agencies by suppressing the conservative voices such as PragerU, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson while synchronizing with the propaganda from Chinese Communist Party Regime.
Speaking of Google, What I am going to draw your attention to is that the Big Techs such as Google, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and many other top American IT enterprises helped Chinese Communist Party Regime stamp down Chinese people domestically and acquire the advantages over the United States. Google developed a censored version of search engine for Chinese Communist Party Regime by codename dragonfly, which means the Red Dragon (Chinese Communist Party Regime) will fly one day. Just after Google’s AI Center was launched in China in June 1, 2018, six months later, Google has decided not to renew its contract of Artificial Intelligence Project Maven through March 2019 for Department of Defense program and in October 2018, Google dropped out of the running for JEDI, the massive Defense Department cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion.
In the financial sector, There are more than 650 enterprises in the United States capital markets today that are Chinese. 86 in the New York Stock Exchange, 62 in Nasdaq, and over 500 in the over-the-counter market, which is the least regulated and the most popular for those seeking to skirt transparency and disclosure requirements.
Many of them are state-run companies or have military backgrounds. It is NOT tens of millions of dollars. It is nearly $1 trillion dollars. $1 trillion dollars from 180 million and 200 million American investors are supporting the national security abusers as well as human rights abusers.
Let us take a look at California as an example.
Ben Meng, is the Chief Investment Officer of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). CalPERS is one of the country’s largest pension funds that manages more than $350 billion for public employees either retired from or currently working for most of the state and local public agencies in California.The Chinese State-Run propaganda device People’s Daily quoted Mr. Meng’s pledged allegiance to his “Motherland”, he was referring to the Communist China. Meng was born and raised in Communist China and came to the the United States to study at the University of California Davis in 1995.
Prior to his position at CalPERS, Meng served as the deputy Chief Investment Officer at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange of China,(SAFE), for three years. SAFE is a Chinese administrative agency under the State Council tasked with drafting rules and regulations governing foreign exchange market activities, and managing the state’s foreign-exchange reserves. These reserves, held by the People’s Bank of China, stood at more than 3 trillion dollars at the end of December 2016. Tightly controlled by the regime, China’s foreign reserve system is one of the key institutions for the world’s second-largest economy. Can we imagine that a high rank Nazi financial officer serving the US government in the World War II? What if 12%, 15%, 17%, of the American retirement portfolios are Chinese securities? American people use their retirement pension to support the Chinese Communist Party Regime, the archenemy of America.
This relationship goes both ways. The days that investors can earn 7% in U.S. bonds are long gone. It is the result and the reason at the same time of the investment to nations outside of the United States. In a decade-long, low rate environment, from university endowments to government pension funds, institutional investors have been challenged to achieve decent returns through a large allocation to the U.S. bond markets. This investment community sought after similar approaches to deal with the changing landscape. It unanimously increased riskier asset class investments such as emerging markets and private equity. This demand increase for riskier assets induced many beneficiaries. China in particular attracts attention. The sheer size of its economy, the rosy prospect for its future growth, especially against the memory of the 2008 financial crisis when China shined as the only bright spot in the world economic landscape, all make China a perfect candidate for an investment community desperately seeking the next chapter for growth.
Major Wall Street investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, JPMorgan Chase, Blackstone, etc., all have significant investment in China. Major American corporations such as Apple, Wal-Mart, Boeing, Intel, Qualcomm have all made great fortunes in China. A large number of family members of top Communist cadres work for these companies. And these red families with great wealth also have immense investment in the American stock market. The relationship between Wall Street and the communist regime cost the security and future of the United States.
How Do We Get There?
How does the United States get along with China to the edge of the cliff? It dates back to 40 years ago.
On Dec. 15th, 1978 the United States established diplomatic relations with Communist China under the consideration of leveraging China to restrain the Soviet Union. It is understandable to choose the lesser of two evils.
On June 4th, 1989, the Tiananmen massacre happened. In the months after the crackdown Then President George H.W. Bush sent Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger and the Whitehouse Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft to Beijing, to guarantee Xiaoping Deng, the Chinese Communist Party Regime’s leader and the murderer of the Tiananmen Massacre, that America will maintain the relationship and will leave the condemnation rhetorics on the surface to save America’s face.
Three years later, The United States turned on the green light for the Communist China to usher them in the world market. On Oct 10th 1992, The United States and the Communist China signed the Memorandum of Understanding that commits China to open its markets to the United States exports. In return, The United States is committed to supporting China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, WTO. Which began a 30-year journey of the decline of the United States, the nightmare of the middle class and the corrupt elite group eroded by Communist China while betraying the United States.
Dec. 11th, 2001, Communist China became a member of the World Trade Organization. American’s investment pours into China and the cheap Chinese products manufactured by enslaved Chinese people pour into America’s market and the world’s market. Investment out and Products in means American Labor being replaced by Chinese Slaves. The American people are abandoned.
The American elites held a notion which has been proved to be disasterly wrong: Helping Communist China achieve economic prosperity, the middle class in China will grow and the transition of the political institution would happen naturally. The United States has been feeding and bringing up the opponent which can use Wuhan Virus, the manufactured fatal bio-weapon to destroy the United States.
The essence of these stories is that one can not partner with a regime ideologically against God, you cannot transact with a regime of thugs and criminals who treats the enslaved people as animals. When enjoying the cheap products from that evil regime, you are abandoning the fundamental understanding of human beings. Those who pay the cost are not only Chinese people but also American people, even the American president. From the nationwide unemployment to the wuhan virus victims, from the community collapse of the rust belt to the opioid Crisis, from fake news, censorship on PragerU and other conservative media to suppressing President Trump’s tweets. What happened to us is gradually happening to you too. Look at the riots that began in Minneapolis and spread all around America, it is the American version of the Culture Revolution which happened in China in the 1960s.
Riots spreading all around the United States with variants of communism ideology targets to the election of November. 5 days ago, In June. 15th, The United States has been hit by large-scale DDoS Attack, Distributed Denial of Service Attack. T-Mobile, Fortnite, Instagram, Comcast, and Chase Bank have all experienced outages. This time the target is the communication infrastructure, next time the targets would be the electricity power plant and infrastructure and the water plant. Attacks are from within and outside. And the enemy is the Chinese Communist Party Regime. The United States is the only outpost in the world that freedom can flourish. If the United States fell down, the world would collapse into darkness.
What do we do in regards to the current situation? Call robber robber, call thief thief, Call evil evil. In recent riots all around the United States, Not many senators or representatives call them rioters. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Macro Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Josh Hawley do so. Others? I don’t know.
In this historical turning point, self-reflection is critical. We have to identify those values we live upon which define who we are. In this historical turning point, the belief in God is vital. It is the very reason for today’s situation that people have been deviating from God’s words for so long.
I am not a Christian. I have my belief system but I admire your God. I know without the Nation and the institutions based on the Greko-Roman culture and Judeo-Christian belief, people were devouring each other, which is going to happen or even is happening if we don’t take the right actions. I came to the United States because I defended the dignity of human beings. I would like to fight with you side by side for our common future. I would like to fight with you side by side for God.
Thank you. God bless America.
After the speech, Audiences are standing up, applausing. I received many thanks. Audiences told me that “this is an inspirational speech”, “you need to address the speech to President Trump”. And in Q&A, I answered questions from the origin of Wuhan Virus to the possiblitiy of human medicine trial in China.