Beijing lied about the Corona virus pandemic to the West, its own people as well

Muslims swear by taqiyya (deliberately lying), kitman (lying by omission), communists believe “the end justifies the means”.

“The Greek playwright Sophocles wrote in Electra (c 409 B.C.), ‘The end excuses any evil,’ a thought later rendered by the Roman poet Ovid as ‘The result justifies the deed’ in ‘Heroides’ (c. 10 B.C.).”

Extract from the link . . .

China is a threat to all of us. That is why it is more important than ever for the U.S. and the rest of the West to be aware of the risks involved in developing further alliances — technological or otherwise — with a country that has served up nothing but duplicity to its own people as well as to the rest of the planet.

China, for years, has not played it straight about most things, it lied about the Corona virus pandemic not only to the West but to its own people as well; it even lied about what country was responsible for the virus, even the medical equipment and testing kits it sold to Spain for nearly half a billion dollars, and to Turkey, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands turned out to be defective.

Worse, China’s wet markets, which were to have been closed, have apparently been reopening.

It is probably long overdue to cease fantasizing about the transformation of China’s totalitarian regime.

The West also needs to beware of abetting Beijing’s building of what US Vice President Mike Pence referred to in October 2018 as “an unparalleled surveillance state,” as some Western technology and security companies have been doing, possibly inadvertently.

Take the American biotechnology product-development firm, Thermo Fisher Scientific, for instance, which announced in March that it would stop selling its DNA-processing equipment in China’s Xinjiang province, after discovering that it was being used to collect biometric data on the region’s residents for what appear to be nefarious surveillance purposes.

Other Chinese companies such as Hikvision, Dahua, and Axis Communications — appear eager to cooperate with the communist Chinese regime’s effort to establish total control within (and eventually beyond) China’s borders, by providing its security services with advanced facial-recognition and other high-tech capabilities.

These systems enable Chinese police to create a reliable, around-the-clock monitoring system for the entire country.

Beijing justifies the move by claiming that it is merely an efficient way to fight crime — and to suppress Falun Gong cults.

Nanchang police said, for example, that its use of special facial-recognition glasses enabled the identification and apprehension of a wanted criminal in a crowd of 60,000 attending a rock concert.

Yet, the regime appears to be driven by a desire to develop portfolios on “key individuals” deemed by Beijing to oppose and pose a threat to communist rule.

The same surveillance systems being used to catch criminals are also now being employed in an endeavor called “key population management”.

Beijing is already operating the initial stage of its “Golden Shield” plan to cross-reference and integrate all local and national records of every Chinese citizen.

In addition, the regime uses a system of sensors on the Internet — through a “Great Firewall” — to filter out material it considers “objectionable.” Through this barrier, Chinese citizens are denied access to Google, Facebook and other sites.

The most pernicious of the Chinese regime’s surveillance techniques is the “Social Credit System,” through which each citizen is assigned a score based on his or her behaviour. Although it is not yet fully operational, the system is slated to be complete and in place during 2020.

As reported earlier, according to the system, a citizen can increase his or her score in a number of ways, such as by reading Xi’s speeches, viewing propaganda films and participating in Communist Party-sponsored events.

Activities that lower a citizen’s scores include littering, jaywalking and demonstrating against the government.

Low scores can result in penalties, such as the denial of a person’s right to ride fast trains, take domestic flights in China, or obtain a passport to travel abroad. Low scores also affect a person’s children’s university or job opportunities.

This “Social Credit System” also incentivizes citizens to improve their own score by serving as informants against others.

China’s drive for controlling its citizenry potentially poses a grave global threat: societies run by authoritarians, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, are likely to exploit the same monitoring technologies Beijing employs to perpetuate their own monopolies on political power.

Even democratic societies could be seduced by the allure of surveillance techniques, purportedly to “protect national security,” while simultaneously demolishing individual liberty.

Read further . . .

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Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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