CHINA / DIPLOMACY
Conference for 'democracy' inviting Taiwan, HK separatists looks like 'alliance of losers'
Published: May 11, 2021 12:28 AM
China US Photo:GT

China US Photo:GT


As US President Joe Biden plans for a Summit for Democracy by the end of the year, a non-governmental Western organization is scheduled to hold a "summit" to help Biden's summit in setting the agenda, and the "summit" invited a series of infamous persons, including the leader of the secessionist authority in China's Taiwan island, a fugitive separatist from Hong Kong, and other "democratic activists" worldwide.  

Chinese experts said that the self-dramatizing event is like a platform for "the alliance of losers" to beg for more funding from their Western sponsors. 

The Alliance of Democracies Foundation, the organizer of the "summit," was founded by Anders Rasmussen, former NATO secretary general. The "Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021" plans to take place in hybrid format from Monday to Tuesday, according to the foundation's website. 

The "summit" this year invited Taiwan's regional leader Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong separatist Nathan Law, who is also a fugitive suspect. The event has offered Tsai the title "president" which has seriously violated the one-China principle broadly respected by the international community.

Chinese analysts said such an event has gathered a series of activists or separatists who failed to overthrow the government in their own countries, or failed to launch a successful color revolution in the third world, and failed to realize separatism or secessionism. So they are just like an "alliance of losers," and the Copenhagen-based foundation is just providing a platform for them to show what they can do and what they have, so that they can ask for more support from the West to play better "troublemakers" in meddling into non-Western countries' internal affairs for the US and its allies.

"Democracy" in the West is not just an idea or value; it's also a good business opportunity, said a Beijing-based expert on international security and intelligence who requested anonymity, adding that by sponsoring NGOs or "democratic activists" worldwide, Western politicians, media tycoons, entrepreneurs, former officials and "scholars" are able to earn a lot of money from the US, the UK and other Western governments.

"They have already established a comprehensive and mature chain of interests, and they know how to produce 'stories' or 'news' to shape the image of some 'freedom fighters' and then provide an excuse for major Western powers to launch military intervention or fund-raising, and the victims are always the people in the third world who suffer from civil wars and chaos every day," the expert said.   

Lü Xiang, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Global Times on Monday that those secessionist politicians from Taiwan, like Tsai, who get invited should be warned. "Any step they walk on the path of separating our countries, will become the indictments in the future when China realizes full reunification."

Those "losers" have found it is increasingly difficult today for them to use this business opportunity. The Western-backed color revolutions in recent years have failed again and again, not just in major powers like China and Russia, even in some smaller countries like Iran, Belarus and Venezuela. The Western-backed forces have also failed to overthrow the regimes they don't like, the anonymous expert said. 

Biden opened the first "summit" in 2018. In 2021 as US President, "he will host the world's first global summit for democracy. Our forum plans to help set the agenda and will unite political, business and media leaders, democracy activists and advocates to bring fresh ideas to stem the tide of authoritarian advance and put democracy back on the front foot," said the website.

Apart from providing a platform for "losers" worldwide, Biden and other Western politicians also want to use this kind of event to "comfort" their own people when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness and failures of their political system, Lü said, noting that "Biden and Western leaders today have a great sense of crisis on their political values and system."

The US and other Western countries, as well as some "democratic" countries, have experienced a total failure in fighting the pandemic, despite having advanced medical technology, but they refuse to admit their mistakes but insist on stigmatizing and provoking countries that have overcome or controlled the epidemic situation, like China, Lü noted. "This is what they are doing by inviting separatists and secessionists from China to their event."


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