onsdag 19. juli 2017

Will Liu Xiaobo’s death end our China fantasy?

Unfortunately, the CCP is not a government of men with global concerns who share a genuine sense of responsibility for humanity. It is simply the world’s largest gang whose only goal is its own perpetuation, a machine-like entity that is bent on terminating anyone who poses a threat to its power. As the greatest proliferator of oppression, it can only lead us backward, into a dystopian world where tyranny, censorship and dictatorship are normalized. Interestingly, the only other country that has ever imprisoned a Nobel laureate to death was Nazi Germany, where the pacifist Carl von Ossietzky died in police custody in 1938. If Hitler’s Germany was not fit to lead a new world order in 1938, neither is Xi Jinping’s China in 2017.