In late September, the Chinese embassy in the United States sent a letter to the Hudson Institute after former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rolled out a series of videos that expose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and—which an expert told The Epoch Times—encourage Chinese people to change their stance toward the regime.
Pompeo posted the Chinese embassy’s letter to the Washington-based think tank the Hudson Institute on his Twitter account on Oct. 4.
Pompeo is the chairman of the advisory board of the Hudson Institute’s China Center, with Miles Yu his chief adviser on China policy planning when he was the Secretary of State serving as the center’s director.
Pompeo: CCP Fears Chinese People Hearing Truth
In the letter, the embassy criticized the Hudson Institute regarding a video series of Pompeo’s speeches to the Chinese people.
The CCP wants me to stop speaking the truth.
Ain’t gonna happen ???? pic.twitter.com/xzxg9hp879
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) October 4, 2022
Pompeo wrote in his Oct. 4 post on Twitter, “The CCP wants me to stop speaking the truth. Ain’t gonna happen.”
On Oct. 5, he wrote on Twitter, “There’s nothing that the Chinese Communist Party fears more than the Chinese people hearing the truth.”
Yes they are. There’s nothing that the Chinese Communist Party fears more than the Chinese people hearing the truth.https://t.co/5p30VhC2nh
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) October 5, 2022
Since Sept. 13, Pompeo has released two video speeches about the CCP.
In the first one, he pointed out that the CCP does not represent China, Chinese civilization, or the Chinese people and that misconception is a deliberate lie created by the CCP.
In his second video talk, he refuted the CCP’s allegation that the United States is a racist country.
Separate CCP From Chinese People
Professor Feng Chongyi of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, told The Epoch Times on Oct. 5 that Pompeo and Miles Yu clearly distinguished the Chinese Communist regime from the Chinese people when they were serving under former President Donald Trump.
This is a critical distinction because the CCP has used nationalism these years to tie the Chinese people to its chariot, he said.
“What Pompeo and the others are now doing is a new strategy, and they are spreading the truth this way. The United States has never been against the Chinese people. What they fight against is the Chinese Communist regime.”
Feng said that during the “June 4th” student movement (also known as the Tiananmen massacre in 1989) the U.S. government’s position was very clear that it would work with Chinese students to deal with the CCP regime. “Later, seeing the benefits they could get from [the] Chinese market, they abandoned their original position and pursued a policy of appeasement for thirty or forty years. Only now has it returned to its original stance.”
He said that if Pompeo’s strategy continues it will help to separate the CCP regime from the Chinese people. It will encourage the Chinese people to take their power back. So of course, the communist regime is panicking about such a move.
Xie Jinhe, chairman of Taiwan Caixin Media, told The Epoch Times on Oct. 5 that from Pompeo’s launch of a series of anti-communist videos it can be seen that American society has undergone a relatively big change this year.
He said that Pompeo exposed the CCP’s biggest lie which is that it represents China and pointed out that the CCP is not equivalent to China.
This will gradually make everyone—not only in the West but also in Taiwan—rethink their stance toward the CCP.
Xie said, “The tension between the United States and China will gradually increase, and the world’s attitude towards China [the CCP] will also change more significantly. I think this is very important for what would happen in the world in the future.”
Poverty in China Created By CCP
In the letter criticizing the Hudson Institute China Center, the Chinese embassy in the United States claimed that under the leadership of the CCP China has created a “miracle” of rapid economic development and long-term social stability and lifted more than 800 million Chinese people out of poverty.
Feng said this rhetoric or historical narrative told by the CCP is a big lie.
“The poverty in China was created by the CCP,” he said.
“Because it rejects the capitalism in [the] Republic era of China (1911–1949) and rejects the return of constitutional government,” Feng said. “It implements one-party dictatorship and so-called social transformation, which seriously destroyed the productive forces. Therefore, it has caused the poverty of the whole population in China.”
The Chinese economy was also on the verge of collapse, and the CCP had to loosen its control. So the whole process of economic development in the last few decades is not led by the CCP, but rather because the CCP moved out of the way, allowing the Chinese people to flourish, Feng said.
“The Chinese people themselves have developed their own economy because they have been freed from the control of the CCP,” he said. Then coupled with foreign investments and imported technology, “these two forces have lifted the Chinese out of poverty.
“It has nothing to do with the leadership of the CCP,” Feng said. He added now, as soon as CCP head Xi Jinping once again returned to emphasizing “the leadership of the Communist Party and tightens control, this economy has started going down.
“Therefore, its historical narrative is totally false and has no factual basis. ”
Ning Haizhong and Luo Ya contributed to this report.
From The Epoch Times