From Human Right
Appeal to Political Support
Fang Jue, a former political
the first annual report from the US Congressional Executive Commission on China
has been released. The report criticized human right condition in China,
this is a satisfactory appeal.
such appeal has limited effect, similar reports are available on yearly basis
from both the United States
and Europe, and yet, the core issue - citizens’
political rights, has been continuing to deteriorate since years in China.
Such reality prompts a basic question: why Western human rights policy towards China
has no clear results?
root of this abominable Chinese human rights record is from the political
nature of communist dictatorship. The approach for changing human rights
situation has to be with the persistence of pushing for democratization. Western policy towards China
appears avoiding this issue.
in China is not
a fantasy. The Bolshevik was bigger that the CCP, the Soviet army was stronger
that PLA, the KGB was stranger then Chinese secret police. Nevertheless, the
principal player of the cold war and founding father of the communism collapsed
precisely because of internal and international democratic movement.
Unfortunately, democratic countries are unwilling to promote human rights value
to China; this is
not that China
could not establish democracy.
countries are not pressing for democratization in China;
this has resulted in the slowdown of human rights amelioration, acceleration of
arm proliferation, furthering China’s
supports for terrorist countries and its expansionism. Consequently, a neo-communist
consortium antagonist towards the democracy world by nature is emerging. This
critical situation due to unwillingness has not been realized by many.
is not that the democratic process in China
has no starting point. Pressing for the CCP to hold legislative election at all
levels is the essential start. Subsequently, free election will bring freedom
of press, political party, demonstration and other rights in accordance with
international standard will occur.
process is not a robotic process. Democratization needs democratic leaderships who
understand true notions of democracy and mainstream international democratic culture.
The leadership of the CCP will not produce, today or in the future, any
personalities with democratic believes. High cadres of the younger generation within
the CCP are nationalists, neo-totalitarian or opportunists. Chinese democrats
can only occurred from out side of the CCP system. Thus, it is essential in the interests of Chinese
human rights affaires to assist the Chinese democrats.
the Chinese dissidents be able to work in China
legally, safely and without threat in accordance with the international norm? Such
enterprise would be a test for the Western policy toward Chinese human rights. Democratic
countries have to pressure the CCP from political, foreign policy, economic and
moral aspects, so the latter would acknowledge the reality about democracy. If
the Burmese military Juntas could release Aung San Suu Kyi and accept
pro-democratic activities, thus there is no reason for the democratic
governments to tolerate CCP’s endless oppression against the Chinese Democratic
George Walker Bush will be meeting soon with China’s
highest authority for the third time. We expect the US
leader not just appeals for the respect of human rights from the CCP, but also
to request democratization in China
as a political demand. Why a double standard policy from the US
administration that calls for democratization in Cuba
and not for China?
hope that the democratic countries, after having won the war against terrorism
would shift the paradigm of international affairs and security toward the
pushing for a fundamental change in the communist China.
The matter of fact is that the CCP is using the current time frame, the war
against terrorism, to crack down the Chinese democratic movement, thus
worsening its human rights record.
people in the west argue that the character of China
is still uncertain, thus waiting for further transformation in China
is needed. This is an opportunistic attitude, if democratic countries wait
passively and not pushing for democratization in China,
the future of China
will be a very clear one: an increasingly threatening communist regime.
style of soft and weak appeal for human right change will never change CCP’s
political nature, nor receive CCP’s sincere respond. It is time for administrations, legislatures and
NGOs in the democratic countries to think seriously about how to assist
politically the Chinese democrats and development of democracy in China.