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Unity against Communist China’s ‘United Front’ (2) : On history and today

Posted by Author on November 16, 2008

The Taipei Times, Taiwan, Sunday, Nov 16, 2008-


When President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) came to power, the CCP was extremely pleased because the KMT had finally produced another Sun Yueh-chi. Thus, “Mr Ma” has become the primary target in China’s united front strategy. When Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait Chairman Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) visited Taiwan, we clearly saw the real intent behind China’s friendly demeanor.

Chen assumed a modest attitude and did not show resentment when seeing protesters. He even said: “I heard and saw what they were saying.”

After signing four agreements with Chen, the KMT devoted itself to wining and dining the Chinese envoy, unaware that it was becoming an obedient puppy on a CCP leash.

The united front strategy is becoming more concrete, and we must be on our guard in several areas.

The CCP will try to sow division not only between the KMT and the DPP, but also between factions within the parties in an attempt to weaken their strength, as the CCP fears that its enemies could work together and thus become stronger.

There will also be attempts at co-opting individual people and organizations. Different players in Taiwan have different interests and ideologies, and this offers the CCP an excellent opportunity. Large Taiwanese enterprises want to be profitable in China and financial institutes are thinking about opening branches there, while many people have hometown bonds in China.

Some politicians also like to go to China to share in benefits from accelerated cross-strait exchanges. Add to this the growing confrontation between the KMT and the DPP, and the conditions are perfect for China to alienate one party from another. While Taiwan suffers from domestic conflict, the CCP wins over KMT supporters. The ramifications are clear.

Another technique is infiltration. When Chen was in Taiwan, we could see that he already had people here serving as cheerleaders. When he was silent, someone would speak for him. When he made an improper remark, someone would put things right. When he tried to demean Taiwanese public opinion, someone would justify his actions.

It is clear that signing the cross-strait agreements was not a beneficial act for Taiwan, yet some people have extolled it as an essential process and argue that the agreements will profit Taiwanese industry.

Media outlets in Taiwan have become mouthpieces for China. Recently, the China Times Group was acquired by the China-based Taiwanese company Want Want China Holdings Ltd. Will the company be able to refrain from flattering the Chinese government after this change in ownership? Such infiltration is all but certain to extend to the industrial, technological and cultural sectors, for example, as well as academia.

Taiwanese will be attracted to China. Since cross-strait charter flights were implemented, the doors to Taiwan have been opened wide without any protective mechanism put in place.

Rapid economic development in China’s coastal cities will inevitably attract more and more people to invest there. By that time, Taiwan will have no strength to resist; it will, for all intents and purposes, become a Chinese locality.

Chen’s “smiling attack” on Taiwanese is part of China’s united front strategy. Under pressure from increasing public opposition in Taiwan, Chen will likely be at pains to show more goodwill to help resolve Ma’s political crisis. We must exercise caution and look beyond these tricks. We must expose China’s true colors to alert the Taiwanese public to the seriousness of the situation and call on them to stand up for their country and fight this pernicious enemy.

Only with opposition unity can the Ma government be prevented from colluding with Chen and China and thus selling out Taiwan. (end)


The Taipei Times

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Unity against communist China’s ‘United Front’ (1) : On history and today

Posted by Author on November 16, 2008

The Taipei Times, Taiwan, Sunday, Nov 16, 2008-

The civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was filled with bloodshed and brutality. There were two main strategies adopted by former CCP leader Mao Zedong (毛澤東) against the KMT, government officials and the public. The CCP implemented terrifying acts of suppression, torture and slaughter. On the other hand, it employed “united front” tactics, trying to win over KMT members and supporters and sowing division.

In August 1947, Mao promoted land reform in northern Shaanxi Province. In enforcing the reform, people were put in urns filled with salt water and drowned or had boiling oil poured over their heads. Local cadres who were not aggressive enough in dealing with landowners were stoned to death.

Even Mao’s aides considered this tyrannical, but he never changed his approach. His reason was simple: Brutality and violence is the best warning, and whoever refuses to listen or holds a different opinion will receive such punishment.

Mao achieved his purpose in early 1948 when he received reports saying 160 million people in CCP-controlled areas were terrified as a result of brutality. A pro-Communist US correspondent stationed in CCP-controlled areas reported that after people had been killed using brutal measures, peasants became very cooperative when asked by the party to provide labor, grain and money.

Mao also made good use of his “united front” strategies. On April 23, 1949, the CCP went all out to cross the Yangtze River and occupy the former Republic of China capital of Nanjing. The KMT fled with the gold in the national treasury and priceless antiques from the National Palace Museum in Beijing. However, when the KMT also wanted to remove several advanced electrical engineering companies, then-Industry and Mines minister Sun Yueh-chi (孫越崎) intervened and handed over all state-run heavy industry facilities to the CCP.

As a result, the CCP took over more than 1,000 functioning factories and mines and an almost completely intact industrial system. Why did Sun suddenly turn hostile toward the KMT? It later came to light that the CCP had worked on Sun before bringing its “united front” strategy to Nanjing.

The united front strategy included sowing division, bribery, infiltration and defections. Party operatives would first coax their targets, then use profit and benefits as bait. Sun’s conversion was just one example.

The fact that the People’s Liberation Army met with no resistance at the KMT stronghold of Jiangling County in Hubei Province when crossing the Yangtze River, and that Fu Zuoyi (傅作義) surrendered without a fight during a battle on the outskirts of Beijing, were indicative of the success of the “united front” strategy.

The CCP’s two-pronged strategy has remained in place since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Domestically, the party implements terrifying oppression while relying on a “united front” approach internationally.

The establishment of diplomatic ties with the US was the ultimate vindication of the “united front” strategy. In March 1972, with Mao’s permission, a Chinese table tennis team went to Japan to participate in the 31st World Table Tennis Championship. World champion Zhuang Zedong (莊則棟) ran into US team member Glenn Cowan on a bus, and a photo of him shaking hands with Cowan made headlines in Japanese newspapers. After being informed of the news, Mao was quoted as saying in Beijing that “Zhuang Zedong not only plays table tennis well, he also promotes diplomacy.”

This paved the way for the US table tennis team’s visit to Beijing, which created a butterfly effect and the establishment of US-China diplomatic ties, reshaping strategic relations in Asia.

The same is true of CCP strategies toward Taiwan. When dictator Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) retreated to Taiwan in 1949, Mao requested that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin provide military aircraft and submarines to help invade Taiwan. Harboring misgivings about the US’ response, Stalin was not willing to risk a confrontation and turned down Mao’s request.

After the CCP failed in its artillery war on Kinmen, Mao’s successors pushed for the establishment of diplomatic ties with the US, prompting the CCP to change strategy and adopt the “united front” tactics as its primary method for annexing Taiwan. The cross-strait threat now posed by missiles targeting Taiwan only plays a supporting role. (to be cont’d)


The Taipei Times

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UN Rejects Taiwan’s Membership By Ignoring Its Independence

Posted by Author on July 25, 2007

Reuters, Tue Jul 24, 2007-

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) – China and Taiwan traded barbs on Tuesday over Taiwan’s latest failed attempt to join the U.N., as Beijing called the island’s president “scum” and Taiwan said China couldn’t face up to the fact of its sovereignty.

The United Nations on Monday rejected Taiwan’s application to join the world body, citing Beijing’s “one China” policy that says there is only one China and Taiwan is part of it.

Beijing has claimed sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949 and has vowed to bring the island back under mainland rule, by force if necessary.

“Scums of the nation who attempt to split the country cannot escape the punishment of history in the end,” Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed official with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office as saying.

“This has once again proved that (Taiwan President) Chen Shui-bian is an out and out plotter and saboteur who would not hesitate to sacrifice the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in Asia-Pacific.”

Chen applied for membership of the organization under the name “Taiwan”, a departure from Taipei’s past practice of applying as “Republic of China”, its official name.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council fired back that China was failing to face up to reality.

“China is attempting to use the international community to pressure Taiwan and that just shows that it doesn’t dare to face the fact that Taiwan is sovereign and independent, and that the two sides don’t belong to each other,” the MAC said in a statement.

It added: “The government’s determination to join the United Nation and the direction to respect the willingness of all the Taiwanese people will never change.”

The U.N. rejection has become part of an annual ritual for Taiwan, which has seen its application for membership in the world body rejected for 15 consecutive times due to pressure from Beijing.

Taiwan has just 24 diplomatic allies — mostly small, impoverished nations in the South Pacific, Africa and Latin America, compared to around 180 for economically booming China.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry expressed regret at the U.N. move, saying the right to representation for the people of Taiwan had not been resolved, according to a report from Taiwan’s Central News Agency.

China has kept Taiwan out of most world bodies that require statehood as a condition for membership, blocking its attempt to join the World Health Organisation earlier this year.

Taiwan left the United Nations in 1972 when Communist China took over the seat from the Nationalist government that fled to the island after the civil war, and has been unrepresented in the body since then.

Chen’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in power since 2000, is also pursuing a referendum that would allow the island’s residents to vote on whether it should pursue U.N. membership under the name Taiwan.

That campaign has drawn the ire of not only Beijing, but also the United States — Taiwan’s most important ally — which has said it opposes moves by Taiwan that would unilaterally change the status quo between China and Taiwan.

– Original report from Reuters: China, Taiwan trade barbs over failed U.N. bid

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CCP’s 3 Years of Civil War—Betraying the Country to Seize Power

Posted by Author on November 20, 2006

The Epoch Times- This is the second of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party., On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party


Three Years of Civil War—Betraying the Country to Seize Power

The Russian Bourgeois Revolution in February 1917 was a relatively mild uprising. The Tsar placed the interests of the country first and surrendered the throne instead of resisting. Lenin hurriedly returned to Russia from Germany, staged another coup, and in the name of communist revolution murdered the revolutionaries of the capitalist class who had overthrown the Tsar, thus strangling Russia’s bourgeois revolution. The CCP, like Lenin, picked the fruits of a nationalist revolution. After the anti-Japanese war was over, the CCP launched a so-called “War of Liberation” (1946-1949) to overthrow the KMT government, bringing the disaster of war to China once more.

The CCP is well known for its “huge-crowd strategy,” the sacrifice of massive casualties and deaths to win a battle. In several battles with the KMT, including those fought in Liaoxi-Shenyang, Beijing-Tianjin, and Huai Hai [20], the CCP used these most primitive, barbarous, and inhumane tactics that sacrificed huge numbers of its own people. When besieging Changchun city in Jilin Province in Northeast China, in order to exhaust the food supply in the city, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was ordered to forbid ordinary people from leaving the city. During the two months of Changchun’s besiegement, nearly 200,000 people died of hunger and frost. But the PLA did not allow people to leave. After the battle was over, the CCP, without a tinge of shame, claimed that they had “liberated Changchun without firing a shot.”

From 1947 to 1948, the CCP signed the “Harbin Agreement” and the “Moscow Agreement” with the Soviet Union, surrendering national assets and giving away resources from the Northeast in exchange for the Soviet Union’s full support in foreign relations and military affairs. According to the agreements, the Soviet Union would supply the CCP with 50 airplanes; it would give the CCP weapons left by the surrendered Japanese in two installments; and it would sell the Soviet-controlled ammunition and military supplies in China’s Northeast to the CCP at low prices. If the KMT launched an amphibious landing in the Northeast, the Soviet Union would secretly support the CCP army. In addition, the Soviet Union would help the CCP gain control over Xinjiang in Northwest China; the CCP and the Soviet Union would build an allied air force; the Soviets would help equip 11 divisions of the CCP army, and transport one-third of its US-supplied weapons (worth $13 billion) into Northeast China.
To gain Soviet support, the CCP promised the Soviet Union special transportation privileges in the Northeast both on land and in the air; offered the Soviet Union information about the actions of both the KMT government and the US military; provided the Soviet Union with products from the Northeast (cotton, soybeans) and military supplies in exchange for advanced weapons; granted the Soviet Union preferential mining rights in China; allowed the Soviet Union to station armies in the Northeast and Xinjiang; and permitted the Soviets to set up the Far East Intelligence Bureau in China. If war broke out in Europe, the CCP would send an expeditionary army of 100,000 plus 2 million laborers to support the Soviet Union. In addition, the CCP promised to merge some special regions in Liaoning province into North Korea if necessary. (to be cont’d…)

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Anti-Japanese War—The CCP Grew by Killing with Borrowed Weapons

Posted by Author on November 12, 2006

The Epoch Times- This is the second of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party., On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party


Anti-Japanese War—The CCP Grew by Killing with Borrowed Weapons

When the anti-Japanese war broke out in 1937, the KMT had more than 1.7 million armed soldiers, ships with 110,000 tons displacement, and about 600 fighter planes of various kinds. The total size of the CCP’s army including the New Fourth Army which was newly grouped in November of 1937, did not exceed 70,000 people.Its power was weakened further by internal fractional politics and could be eliminated in a single battle.

The CCP realized that if it were to face battle with the Japanese, it would not be able to defeat even a single division of the Japanese troops. In the eyes of the CCP, sustaining its own power rather than ensuring the survival of the nation was the central focus of the emphasis on “national unity.” Therefore, during its cooperation with the KMT, the CCP exercised an internal policy of “giving priority to the struggle for political power, which is to be disclosed internally and realized in actual practice.”

After the Japanese occupied the city of Shenyang on September 18, 1931, thereby extending their control over large areas in northeastern China, the CCP fought shoulder to shoulder with Japanese invaders to defeat the KMT. In a declaration written in response to the Japanese occupation, the CCP exhorted the people in the KMT-controlled areas to rebel, calling on “workers to strike, peasants to make trouble, students to boycott classes, poor people to quit working, soldiers to revolt” so as to overthrow the Nationalist government.

The CCP held up a banner calling for resistance to the Japanese, but they only had local armies and guerrilla forces in camps away from the front lines. Except for a few battles, including the one fought at Pingxing Pass, the CCP did not make much of a contribution to the war against the Japanese at all. Instead, they spent their energy expanding their own base.

When the Japanese surrendered, the CCP incorporated the surrendering soldiers into its army, claiming to have expanded to more than 900,000 regular soldiers, in addition to 2 million militia fighters.

The KMT army was essentially alone on the frontlines while fighting the Japanese, losing over 200 marshalls in the war. The commanding officers on the CCP side bore nearly no losses. However, the textbooks of the CCP constantly claimed that the KMT did not resist the Japanese, and that it was the CCP that led the great victory in the anti-Japanese war. (to be cont’d…)

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The Xi’an Incident—The CCP Latched onto the KMT a Second Time

Posted by Author on November 10, 2006

The Epoch Times- This is the second of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party., On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party


The Xi’an Incident—The CCP Successfully Sowed Dissension and Latched onto the KMT a Second Time

In December 1936, Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng, two KMT generals, kidnapped Chiang Kai-shek in Xi’an. This has since been referred to as the Xi’an Incident.

According to the CCP’s textbooks, the Xi’an Incident was a “military coup” initiated by Zhang and Yang, who delivered a life or death ultimatum to Chiang Kai-shek. He was forced to take a stance against the Japanese invaders. Zhou Enlai was reportedly invited to Xi’an as a CCP representative to help negotiate a peaceful resolution. With different groups in China mediating, the incident was resolved peacefully, thereby ending a civil war of ten years and starting a unified national alliance against the Japanese. The CCP history books say that this incident was a crucial turning point for China in her crisis. The CCP depicts itself as the patriotic party that takes the interests of the whole nation into account.

More and more documents have revealed that many CCP spies had already gathered around Yang Hucheng and Zhang Xueliang before the Xi’an Incident. Liu Ding, an underground CCP member was introduced to Zhang Xueliang by Song Qingling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, a sister of Madame Chiang and a CCP member. After the Xi’an Incident, Mao Zedong praised that, “Liu Ding performed meritorious service in Xi’an Incident.” Among those working at Yang Hucheng’s side, his own wife Xie Baozhen was a CCP member and worked in Yang’s Political Department of the Army. Xie married Yang Hucheng in January of 1928 with the approval of the CCP. In addition, CCP member Wang Bingnan was an honored guest in Yang’s home at the time. Wang later became a vice minister for the CCP Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was these CCP members around Yang and Zhang who directly instigated the coup.

At the beginning of the incident, the leaders of the CCP wanted to kill Chiang Kai-shek, avenging his earlier suppression of the CCP. At that time, the CCP had a very weak base in northern Shaanxi province, and had been in danger of being completely eliminated in a single battle. The CCP, utilizing all its acquired skills of deception, instigated Zhang and Yang to revolt. In order to pin down the Japanese and prevent them from attacking the Soviet Union, Stalin personally wrote to the Central Committee of the CCP, asking them not to kill Chiang Kai-shek, but to cooperate with him for a second time. Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai realized that they could not destroy the KMT with the limited strength of the CCP; if they killed Chiang Kai-shek, they would be defeated and even eliminated by the avenging KMT army. Under these circumstances, the CCP changed its tone. The CCP forced Chiang Kai-shek to accept cooperation a second time in the name of joint resistance against the Japanese.

The CCP first instigated a revolt, pointing the gun at Chiang Kai-shek, but then turned around and, acting like a stage hero, forced him to accept the CCP again. The CCP not only escaped a crisis of disintegration, but also used the opportunity to latch onto the KMT government for the second time. The Red Army was soon turned into the Eighth Route Army and grew bigger and more powerful than before. One must admire the CCP’s unmatchable skills of deception. (to be cont’d…)

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