government's mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency gloated yesterday
over a court case in the US won by one of China's top movie
stars Zhang Ziyi against an US-based online news site Boxun.com,
hailing it as a victory of Chinese against the West
media. Its tone shows a clear attempt to warn
some US newspapers engaged in dispute with Xi Jinping government,
York Times and Bloomberg.
True, it's very encouraging for some Chinese individuals
who found themselves at the receiving end of unfavourable
allegations delivered by West media. Last year, China's
Foreign Ministry was forced to issue a public statement
on the defence of then Chinese premier Wen Jiabao
that His Excellency's lawyers would file a law suit
New York Times. However, more than a year has
passed, even "the
trial of the century"
- the botched court hearing and sentencing of Bo Xilai -
has concluded, Wen Jiabao's lawyers still haven't got
their paper ready.
What prevented Wen pack to start the
legal process? Maybe because they realised
they'll have to face an US court instead of a Chinese one
located in Anhui or Shandong controlled by He Guoqiang or
Qishan. If this is the case, then Zhang Ziyi's victory
no doubt should have boosted their confidence tremendously.
So, hey, come on, guys,
don't let people mistakenly think you are really guilty
of what you're accused of, as it will certainly do if you
just use state power to drive Mr Barboza and his
colleagues out of China! Please prove your innocence
to the world before an US judge like Zhang Ziyi did.
Same can be said about Thomas Friedman's "Dear President
of China", Dr. Xi Jinping. As someone with a PhD in
law, whether its quality is questionable or not, Mr Xi should
exhibit more confidence in playing legal games anywhere
in the world. Sure, he messed things up in Bo Xilai
trial, but now it could be his chance to regain his ground.
So, hey, what are you waiting for, "Dear President
You can show the world your brothers and sisters are not
corrupted at all! Bringing the Bloomberg to the court is
a right way to go for self-respected politician, while sending
death threat to the editors and journalists can only
make you look like the head of a Chinese mafia syndicate.
Having said that, we think we have a responsibility to put
things straight. The so-called
"West media" who lost the court battle to Zhang
Ziyi is not a conventional US media but a Chinese-language
website largely financed and administrated by Falun
Gong, a political
organization disguised as a religious movement, with its
audience mainly confined within the Falun Gong community
and their sympathisers. In fact, since these people have
an extraordinarily deep pocket, over the years they purchased
or partially financed the majority of cash-shy (due to small
audience) Chinese-language newspapers and online news portals
in the US, and turned these bunch of tiny media outlets into
a collective overseas propaganda machine serving political
purpose of some certain factions within Chinese government.
Therefore Zhang Ziyi's triumphant, after all, is not a legal
victory against "West
media", as Xinhua News Agency would like to have itself
believe, but a victory against Wen Jiabao-Xi Jinping faction,
because the real target of Zhang Ziyi vilification is Bo
Xilai (Falun Gong websites claimed Zhang Ziyi was paid to
sleep with Bo Xilai).
In the past decade, Li Hongzhi, the Falun Gong founder and
descendent from the former "Manchurian", and
his followers, a group of mentally obsessed
and emotionally vindictive men and women, have waged
endless wars against anyone who had effectively prevented
them from developing members in China, with former
president Jiang Zemin, former central committee member Zhou
Yongkang and former Dalian mayor (one of Falun Gong's major
bases in the "Manchurian") as their prime targets.
Realising the movement could be a handy weapon in their
internal political strugle, some high ranking officials secretly
supported this officially
banned organization financially. Remember we mentioned Falun
Gong clique has a deep than usual pocket? When some fellows
in Washington and in Beijing compete with each other
to stuff money into Falun Gong's pocket, how can you not
to expect its pocket is deeper than hell?
Also, do you recall how a pathetic Spanish court absurdly
issued a global wanted list, ordering to bring former Chinese
presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao to be tried under Spanish
law on the behalf of the former Tibetan
surf owners? Why
this Europe's most backward and poor nation with a checked
history of genocidal conquistador suddenly responded
to lamas' request, more than two decades after Hu left Tibetan
province, more than a decade after Jiang relinquished his
Think about it. Who just climbed onto China's top position?
Who recently worked tirelessly in order to consolidate all
political, economic and military power into his own hand?
Who ruthlessly sentenced a man who
is much much and much popular than him into
jail indefinitely? And who would benefit from getting his
predecessors humiliated, so the pair - the only guys considered
to be senior than himself in China - can be psychologically
intimidated into submission?