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13:05  19 november  2019
13:05  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The following lists events that happened during 1984 in the People's Republic of China . General Secretary of the Communist Party: Hu Yaobang. President: Li Xiannian. Premier: Zhao Ziyang. Chairman: Deng Yingchao. Vice President: Ulanhu. Vice Premier: Wan Li.

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“Ying shou jin shou” — “Round up everyone who should be rounded up.”

The echo of “1984,” “Brave New World” or “Fahrenheit 451” is unmistakable. But this is not dystopian fiction. It’s a real bureaucratic directive prepared by the Chinese leadership, drawing on a series of secret speeches by Xi Jinping, China’s authoritarian leader, on dealing ruthlessly with Muslims who show “symptoms” of religious radicalism.

There’s nothing theoretical about it: Based on these diktats, hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims in the western Xinjiang region have been rounded up in internment camps to undergo months or years of indoctrination intended to mold them into secular and loyal followers of the Communist Party.

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“Ying shou jin shou” — “Round up everyone who should be rounded up.”. The echo of “ 1984 ,” “Brave New World” or “Fahrenheit 451” is unmistakable. But this is not dystopian fiction.

Events from the year 1982 in China . Chairman of the Communist Party of China – Hua Guofeng. Chairman of the Congress – Ye Jianying (head of state). Premier – Zhao Ziyang. Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference – Deng Xiaoping.

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This modern-day totalitarian brainwashing is revealed in a remarkable trove of documents leaked to The New York Times by an anonymous Chinese official. The existence of these re-education camps has been known for some time, but nothing before had offered so lucid a glimpse into the thinking of China’s bosses under the fist of Mr. Xi, from the obsessive determination to stamp out the “virus” of unauthorized thought to cynical preparations for the pushback to come, including how to deal with questions from students returning to empty homes and untended farms.

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The latter script is eerily Orwellian: Should students ask whether their missing parents had committed a crime, they are to be told no, “it is just that their thinking has been infected by unhealthy thoughts. Freedom is only possible when this ‘virus’ in their thinking is eradicated and they are in good health.”

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The People's Republic of China competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. It was the first appearance at the Summer Games for PRC after its symbolic presence at the Summer Games in 1952 during which the dispute between ROC and PRC had started over the name

Events from the year 1983 in China . Chairman of the Congress – Ye Jianying (head of state) (until June 18). President – Li Xiannian (starting June 18). Premier – Zhao Ziyang. Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference – Deng Xiaoping (until June), Deng Yingchao (starting June).

That someone from within the unforgiving, secretive Chinese leadership would take the enormous risk of leaking 403 pages of internal documents to a Western newspaper is in itself amazing, especially since the documents include an 11-page report summarizing the party’s investigation into the activities of Wang Yongzhi, an official who was supposed to manage a district where Uighur militants had staged a violent attack but who eventually developed misgivings about the mass detention facilities he had built. “He refused,” said the report, “to round up everyone who should be rounded up.” After September 2017, Mr. Wang disappeared from public view.

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It becomes clear from the documents that Mr. Xi is far more concerned by any challenge to the Communist Party’s image of strength than foreign reaction. Already in May 2014 he told a leadership conference, “Don’t be afraid if hostile forces whine, or if hostile forces malign the image of Xinjiang.” Accordingly, the Chinese government made no effort to deny the leaked documents, but rather portrayed the crackdown in Xinjiang as a major success against terrorism and accused The Times of smearing China’s “antiterrorism and de-extremism capabilities.”

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Censorship in the country is more complicated than many Westerners imagine.

Events from the year 1987 in China . General Secretary of the Communist Party: Hu Yaobang. President: Li Xiannian. Premier: Zhao Ziyang. Chairman: Deng Yingchao. Vice President: Ulanhu. Vice Premier: Wan Li. 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish. 7th Golden Rooster Awards. Black Dragon Fire.

What the documents really reveal is not an effective antiterrorism campaign, but rather the paranoia of totalitarian leaders who demand total fealty in thought and deed and recognize no method of control other than coercion and fear. Mr. Xi and other top government officials reveal in these papers a conviction that the Soviet Union collapsed because of ideological laxity and spineless leadership, and a top security official attributed terrorist attacks in Britain to the British government’s “excessive emphasis on ‘human rights above security.’” And Mr. Xi argued that new technology must be part of the broad campaign of surveillance and intelligence-gathering to root out dissidence in Uighur society, anticipating Beijing’s deployment of facial recognition, genetic testing and big data in Xinjiang.

This photo taken on June 2, 2019 shows buildings at the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center, believed to be a re-education camp. © Getty This photo taken on June 2, 2019 shows buildings at the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center, believed to be a re-education camp.

Whoever leaked these revealing documents obviously disagreed and had the courage to do something about it. His or her brave action is a cry to the world.

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If anything, 1984 enjoys a good reputation in China and it's worth reading. I don't think the young generation in china can relate the totalitarian regime depicted by Grorge Owell to Chinese government.

Events in the year 1989 in the People's Republic of China . Party General Secretary - Zhao Ziyang until June 24, Jiang Zemin. President – Yang Shangkun. Premier – Li Peng. Vice President – Wang Zhen. Vice Premier – Yao Yilin. Congress Chairman - Wan Li. Conference Chairman - Li Xiannian.

International outrage could turn that into a wake-up call for China’s leaders, despite their totalitarian swagger, if the world begins to see them as pariahs, not just trading partners. The whistle-blower, and the untold thousands of Chinese Muslims suffering under the yoke of Mr. Xi, deserve that.

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