Xi’s China Church Crackdown Worse Than Under Mao

07-29-2020Gary Lane

Christians in China say the latest wave of persecution against them is worse than what the church experienced during the height of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Christians have suffered ongoing pressures under President Xi Jinping, but they say government oppression has intensified since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year. 

July 22nd, 2020: A loud knock on the door could be heard at the home of a woman in China’s Xiamen city.  She told the police outside they could not enter her home without a permit.

Moments later, they destroy the lock and entered anyway, breaking up what the government said was an illegal meeting.

Four days later, on Sunday, July 26th, government workers removed the cross from the roof of Small River Christian Church in Xinfeng county, Jiangxi province.

These are just two recent examples – both incidents that occurred just days ago in the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on Christians and their churches.

China Aid President Bob Fu said this wave of persecution actually began in 2015, but now the Chinese Communist Party has a new excuse for targeting Christians.

“Now under this pretext of Covid-19 coronavirus,  the Chinese Communist Party  has intensified its persecution by banning all the church activities – even those worship services, prayer meetings in believers’ own homes with their own family members.”  

The government has also used this as an excuse to arrest Christians who called for on-line prayer meetings.

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The United States’ policy is crystal clear: The South China Sea is not China’s maritime empire. If Beijing violates international law and free nations do nothing, history shows the CCP will simply take more territory. China Sea disputes must be resolved through international law.

China is our most dangerous threat,’ Sen. Cruz warns in Senate floor speech

“The Chinese Communists are murdering, lying, torturing tyrants,” the Texas Republican said. 

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned Wednesday that China represents the chief threat currently confronting the United States, calling Chinese communists “murdering, lying, torturing tyrants.”

“The overwhelming challenge for this body and this country for the next century going forward is how we stand up to the threat of China. China is waging a thousand year war. And for the sake, not only of Americans, but for the sake of the free world, America needs to win this contest,” Cruz declared in a Senate floor speech.

“The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into high relief the fact that China is our most dangerous threat,” he added.

The China hawk and former presidential candidate pleaded to lessen U.S. dependence on Beijing and blasted American businesses for compromising while pursuing profits from China.

“Big business, giant corporations, the media, Hollywood, all are terrified to take on Communist China. All see the billions they can earn from access to the Chinese markets as more important than free speech,” Cruz said.

Sen. Hawley to LeBron James, NBA: ‘You are profiting off slave labor in China’

Interesting that these social justice warriors tell you what to think and care about, but never disclose the money that comes from foreign repressive governments. Sports stars and movie starts the last people who have a social conscience. They are in for the $$$. See article below from The Sara Carter Show.

“I would challenge the NBA, Adam Silver, all the endorsers of Nike products like LeBron to take a pledge that they will be slave free, that they will not use in their product lines slave labor,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said on Fox News on Tuesday.

Hawley introduced the Slave-Free Business Certification Act, which would “increase corporate supply chain disclosure requirements, mandates regular audits, requires chief executive officers to certify that their companies’ supply chains do not rely on forced, slave labor, and creates penalties for firms that fail basic minimum standards for human rights.”

Corporate America and the celebrities that hawk their products have been playing this game for a long time – talk up corporate social responsibility and social justice at home while making millions of dollars off the slave labor that assembles their products. Executives build woke, progressive brands for American consumers, but happily outsource labor to Chinese concentration camps, all just to save a few bucks,” said Hawley in a statement.

Peter Navarro: Dr. Anthony Fauci Was Wrong During Coronavirus Fight

White House Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro unleashed an op-ed on Wednesday criticizing Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is: only with skepticism and caution,” Navarro concluded after detailing a list of his concerns with Fauci in an op-ed titled “Anthony Fauci Has Been Wrong About Everything I Have Interacted with Him On” in USA Today.

Navarro wrote that he pushed the president to take the coronavirus threat seriously and level a travel ban on flights from China in January.

“Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives,” Navarro wrote.

Navarro said Fauci also told the news media in January “not to worry” about a possible pandemic and described the virus threat as “low risk.”

“When we were building new mask capacity in record time, Fauci was flip-flopping on the use of masks,” he wrote, referring to the doctor’s recommendation not to wear masks at the beginning of the pandemic.

Navarro also challenged Fauci for dismissing hydroxychloroquine as a way to fight the virus despite scientific studies showing its success.

It appears Fauci’s dismissal of the falling mortality rate was the last straw for Navarro.

“Now Fauci says a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening,” he wrote. “The lower the mortality rate, the faster and more we can open.”

President Trump has gently increased his criticism of Fauci, despite repeating he has a good relationship with the doctor.

“Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said in an interview with Sean Hannity on Friday.

On Monday, Trump told reporters although he had a “very good relationship” with Dr. Fauci, “I don’t always agree with him.”

The White House on Monday denied the White House was trying to undermine Fauci, as the doctor escalated his criticism of the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“To the notion that there’s opposition research and that there’s Fauci vs. the president couldn’t be further from the truth,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press briefing on Monday. “Dr. Fauci and the president have always had a good working relationship.”

Trump’s new war: Punishing China for human rights, military aggression and economic harm

onald Trump, who earlier this year took out Iran’s longtime military chief in a drone strike, is acting like a wartime president again. But this time there isn’t any need for artillery.

Instead, he is moving with a speed and ferocity seldom seen in diplomacy to punish Communist China for its record of human rights, military aggression and economic harm.

The president added two more volleys on Tuesday during a Rose Garden event, this time to protest China’s crackdown on the once autonomous city of Hong Kong, one of the Far East’s economic jewels.

Over the last few months, he has taken nearly a dozen actions ranging from cutting off American investments in Chinese state companies to refusing to acknowledge Beijing has any territorial rights over the South China Sea.

And while primarily security policy issues, Trump and his team have used the diplomatic crusade against China to reeducate Americans about the evils of socialism, communism and human rights abuses that some on the far left have recently embraced.

For some experts, it’s an onslaught that is good for America’s security and good for the president’s re-election standing with blue collar workers and middle-class workers who saw the devastating impact of China’s economic warfare on their jobs and income over the last two decades.

“People have got to turn to and get on top of this and get back to what won in ’16, at least these economic issues,” former Trump strategist Steve Bannon told Just the News recently.

Beijing Threatens Retaliation for US Plans to Sanction Officials Who Erode Hong Kong’s Freedoms

Beijing on July 1 defended its controversial national security law for Hong Kong and slammed the United States for its potential sanctions against Chinese officials.

Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office—Beijing’s top agency for handling those territories’ policies—said at a press conference that countries that wanted to sanction Chinese officials were thinking in “the logic of robbers.”

The U.S. Statement Department announced last week that it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials involved in eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Twitter that the visa restrictions will also target CCP officials behind the national security law.
                   Taken in  part from Epoch Times  —  Frank Fang

Cotton Statement on China Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

China is not our friend and we can thank numerous past Presidents and Congress who enabled China for years.  President Trump is right to be hard on the communist regime.  From crackdowns in Hong Kong, to silence and denial on the Wuhan virus and constant harassment of  Christians in China which include confiscation of private property and imprisonment.  Human rights is a joke.  We need a tough policy on China.  Below is a tweet from Sen. Tom Cotton, he is one of the good guys!

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after China passed a national security law for Hong Kong:

“Xi Jinping and his Communist thugs must face severe consequences for crushing Hong Kong’s freedoms. The House of Representatives should pass the Hong Kong Autonomy Act to impose punishing sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials. The administration should consider all options at its disposal to deny Beijing the benefits of Hong Kong’s special financial and economic status. We cannot ignore China’s draconian actions.”