Hong Kong industrialist Elmer Yuen recently gave an interview in which he spoke about how reckless the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is becoming and warning of a faction within the Party pushing for more aggressive action against the United States. See Part 1 here.
The CCP crossed the line in Hong Kong and antagonized Western nations
When Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Europe in early September (2020), many countries were still coming to terms with the Hong Kong nightmare created by the CCP imposing the National Security Law. The German Foreign Affairs Minister strongly urged Beijing to revoke the draconian new law and to reinstate the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council election that was originally scheduled for September 6. Some commentators went so far as to claim that Wang Yi’s European trip was a complete waste of time.
In the same way, the United States is upholding human rights today. “Today, the CCP can violate the rights of the Hong Kong people, then tomorrow it can also violate the rights of the Americans.” The United States participated in World War II and attacked Japan based on the same concept.
The United States supports ‘Five Independences’
Mr. Yuen recently initiated a signature campaign to support his move to persuade the U.S. government to negotiate with the CCP to reinstate the Hong Kong Legislative Council election. So far, he has collected 120,000 signatures and hopes the number can be greater. Since the 2020 Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries held in July had a turnout of over 600,000, he is trying to obtain more than 600,000 signatures.
Mr. Yuen emphasized that the Hong Kong people’s continuous resistance is very important. “It’s only when you resist oppression first, then others will help you.” He commented that the United States is supporting Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Southern Mongolia to become five separate independent countries. If the U.S supports the “Five Independences,” it will not be a simple matter for the CCP to counter as the CCP is very weak. China’s economy is also weak and its international relationship with other countries is also weak.
Only a matter of time until the CCP surrenders
Recently, the CCP fired four ballistic missiles into the South China Sea, which Mr. Yuen views as an act a war. Internally, the CCP has two factions — one is in favor of peace and the other in favor of war. Most of the retired CCP veterans are in favor of peace, whereas a faction of the army is in favor of war. The two factions are in constant dispute. Xi Jinping is caught between them and is under a lot of pressure. Mr. Yuen said following the incident with the missiles, the U.S. will definitely not sit back. He expects major events to happen soon.
Yuen also commented that the CCP has every intention of openly opposing the United States. However, since U.S. President Trump launched a trade war, financial war, and also strengthened the U.S. military as soon as he took office, Xi Jinping has no choice but to immediately counter the U.S. on all fronts — in the fields of military, science, and technology — even though the CCP is still not ready. At present, the CCP is biting the bullet in its confrontation with the West.
Finally, Mr. Yuen hopes that more people will awaken and join the anti-communist ranks. He also hopes that everyone will support his signature campaign.
Translated by Chua BC and edited by Michael Segarty