Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A1079-W716



Release Date: January 27, 2018



Topic: Strange Tales in the New Year (part 3) -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:新年聊斋(之三) -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)



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Strange Tales in the New Year (part 3)

-- Wei Jingsheng



The common Chinese are most concerned about the economic and social situation in China.  In comparison, they are not particularly concerned about politics and diplomacy.  Of course, we all know that the relation between politics and economics is very close, otherwise why there is "political economy".


This year's politics will be very bad for the Chinese economy.  The first is because foreign trade has entered a period of risk, when the markets of both the USA and Europe that China relies on for its exports to make money may be in big trouble.  Most people are more concerned about the U.S. market and are very sensitive to the Sino-US trade war.  In fact, the same lucrative countries such as Europe and Japan have already started to adopt market-barrier policies against China to a degree even more than the United States.  On the issue of trade barriers, the United States is actually most tolerant of China.  I do not know why the Chinese leaders have only put attention on the United States.


China's exports are mainly labor-intensive products with low capital and low technology, and could be easily replaced by other countries.  Therefore, when a trade war starts between China and the United States, China definitely will be at a loss.  However, if the United States does not fight a trade war against China, what would it demand instead?  The first is, of course, to have the trade balance maintained automatically.  The second is to help solve the nuclear weapons issue of North Korea.


From the current behavior, it appears that the stupid Xi Jinping really thinks he is the second most important person in this world, to the degree he wants to wrestle with the United States.  Not only has he continued to increase the trade deficit with the United States, he also engaged in some trade retaliations by the way.  Further, he also pretended to be tough on the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons, so as to satisfy his megalomaniac mentality like Mao Zedong.  To describe him with a moderate term in modern language, he needs some psychological treatment.


What is the consequence of him doing this?  The first is that President Trump may violate the main promise from his campaign for presidency, and thus lose a large number of supporters and threaten his own position.  Otherwise, he will be forced to take tougher measures of trade barriers, that will open a trade war with China.  The result is that although the United States needs additional capital investment, including investment to restore some manufacturing, the Chinese economy will be in total collapse.  To described this situation with a common saying by the Chinese people, it is called "Within overnight it returned to 1958, when tens of millions of Chinese starved to death in the following year."


In the United States, an overwhelming majority of the voters are against the huge trade deficit, and an overwhelming majority opposes North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons.  This are the essential reasons for Donald Trump's victory during the presidential election.  In the decision-making circles in the United States, there is a heated debate on how to solve these two issues.  Trump's strategy is to win the battle without a fight -- if China automatically cuts down its trade surplus or assists the United States in resolving the nuclear weapons issue of North Korea, then he may not have to have a trade war with China, but will slowly solve the trade problems instead.  This will be the most advantageous option for both the United States and China.


Regrettably, the interest groups in China are fantasizing that they will continue to make big profits through the trade deficit and fatten their gang of corrupt officials and profiteers.  Another group of officials who took bribes from North Korea want to defend the Kim Dynasty to the end, which also fits the megalomaniac mentality of Xi Jinping.  As a result, Trump has to press the trade war to solve both the economic problem and the nuclear weapons of North Korea, so he has to push the Chinese people off the dire cliff.  Let us evaluate this situation fairly: who is doing evil and who is ignoring the life and death of the Chinese people?


It is normal for Trump not to love the Chinese people.  He is the president of the United States, not the Chinese.  However, for Xi Jinping not to love the Chinese people is abnormal, because he is the president of China and this is his responsibility.  But does he really love the Chinese people?  He shouts it loud and often, just like his other empty words every day.


What is the reality then?  In an effort for himself and his international friends to breathe fresh air, Xi Jinping ignored tens of millions of poor people and prevented them from burning coal in winter.  These folks of our own Chinese were called "the low-end population"; with their houses and heaters destroyed by the police and bulldozers, they were driven to the bone-piercing cold streets.  Now millions of Chinese are expelled, and tens of millions of Chinese are affected by this human disaster that is not due to nature.  Is not this already the start of a "three-years of difficulty period" as during the Mao Zedong era?  This is not in the future, but right now.


Many intelligent people with high ideals have been warning people of the return of the Cultural Revolution in China.  Most people do not believe it.  I did not believe it initially either.  However, what Xi Jinping did, what the Beijing police and bulldozers did, has led us to believe that the period of starvation and the period of Cultural Revolution when people are persecuted to death have overlapped together to reappear in China, because of the stupid mentality and crazy decisions of the dictator.  If the Chinese people and officials still do not rebel, then we will see injustice all over China, with starvation as well.



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(Written and recorded on January 17, 2018.  Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia.)



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A1079-W716



Release Date: January 27, 2018



Topic: Strange Tales in the New Year (part 3) -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:新年聊斋(之三) -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









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