The unilateral string puppet show continues as the handlers of President Biden and the overlords of Xi, execute a nebulous performance where contrived transparency intertwines with blatant subversion. Beijing’s strident and brutally aggressive forced labor scheme includes all the subtlety of Bill Clinton’s infamous response to answering the marijuana use question, but minus the humor, as the regime regularly hinders individual freedoms and liberties in the deplorable violation and exploitation of basic human rights.
Responding to the egregious working conditions and foul treatment of transient workers who exist as a slave caste in bolstering the Chinese economy, the Biden Administration has taken on the role of the international police in imposing trade sanctions on an entity impervious to compromise. Endorsed by the President, the Senate passed a strict mandate banning imports from Xinjiang, except with a huge glaring asterisk. Products manufactured within the expansive autonomous region of Central Asia controlled by China, will be prohibited from being part of the US supply chain, only if corporations can provide tangible evidence that manufacturing consortiums are not involved in forced labor practices. The vast gray area of just how exactly the government will validate humane employment conditions is beyond “The View” marketing a swimsuit calendar with the proceeds going to militant feminism and the Southern Poverty Law Center. China’s continuous harvesting of the Uyghur minority group in filling factory headcounts on the heavily industrialized central and east regions of the nation is still a giant concern not being addressed. The hypocrisy is that a fair percentage of brand names available on Amazon or other retail behemoths wildly popular in the US and Europe were built under highly questionable and unsettling circumstance, yet the stifling traffic jam of delivery trucks are part of the everyday scene 7000 miles from the controlled chaos of assimilation.
The US has already officially denounced the 2022 Winter Olympic games set to be held in the Chinese capital city in an unprecedent display of diplomatic ire, and adding strain to the already tedious relationship between the superpowers.
With Chinese government policy configured to procedurally control the country’s recognized 55 minority groups through a rigorous system of rankings and subsequent magnitude of financial support, Beijing takes advantage of the disturbing system of power in allocating ethnically driven megaprojects and programs. Xinjian, with a diverse population and religious base, including the Uyghur people, is at the forefront of the Communist Party’s mix and match approach to keeping manufacturing costs down by shuffling workers on whim to other regions of fire-breathing ideological dragon against their will. The gut-punching image of the prisoners dressed in matching uniforms of coerced conformity by any means possible, is put into despicable perspective a US college students whine about bullying, yet assert to be enlightened globalists with a level of obliviousness deserving a transfer term in China’s hinterlands “working” 18 hour shifts. In responding to the trade blockade and the accusation of running a slave-trade racquet through a network of sweatshops producing mainstream consumer goods, government officials claim that the individuals within the horrific system are loyal volunteers, and not hapless minions used and disposed of for the sake of the empire.
International watchdogs claim that the temporary factories dotting the autonomous zone are detention centers and associated with state-run factories in a loosey-goosey arrangement constantly cycling what are essentially prisoners from the factory floor to the makeshift camps. Lawmakers supporting the embargo believe that the legislation will staunch China’s attempt to eradicate Muslim residents, as the Communist party is known for targeting religious groups. However, Beijing possesses the sinister ulterior motive to treat humans as objects in promoting lucrative financial growth under the guise of progressive collaboration.
The glorified prisons curiously flood the already overcrowded footprint on the Amazon storefront with biotech, drones and surveillance devices, products that China is feverishly exporting to bolster the intelligence gathering capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army. The rogue nation has responded to the most serious allegations from human rights groups and politicians that no ethnic cleansing exists, rather the government has constructed “voluntary centers” aimed at “de-radicalization”, or in other words, the outsiders on the fringes of the Communist party will be reeducated through unrelenting labor and torture, methods that are perfected by the neighboring nightmare of North Korea.
Foreign spokesmen Wang Wenbin attempted to put a Maoist spin on the measures in spewing rhetoric lacking credence or any substantiation in bloviating along the lines of the US is tarnishing the fragile reputation of a proud and industrious nation. In epic failure diplomatic locker room bulletin board material, his words were plastered across the mainstream press and social media and framed in a positive light, and many new organizations have been infiltrated by Chinese operators with extensive backgrounds in the espionage community. With the frontlines of WWIII currently being fought within the confines of the information nexus, the perpetual deluge of propaganda munitions fired from Beijing is daunting, and in the absence of morality or empathy extremely disconcerting for the near future.
Fortunately, unlike Obama, team Biden is continuing to press China for accountability in at least being within sight of the rules, almost an impossibility considering that negotiating with a Termite hill is just not feasible.