Ad Orlando in Florida il Congresso degli esuli cinesi

La “Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition”, l’organizzazione dei cinesi esuli in America, ha tenuto il suo Congresso Annuale dall’8 al 10 gennaio ad Orlando, in Florida. Alla fine è stata eletta una nuova struttura lavorativa. Durante la conferenza ci sono state fervide discussioni sui più urgenti e critici problemi (qui di seguito elencati) che il movimento della democrazia ha affrontato. Molto interessante il confronto fra i problemi etici ed i problemi economici creati dal regime comunista cinese. Ci sono stati consensi unanimi sulle condotte e le azioni da tenere.

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The Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition held its 2010 convention from
January 8th to January 10th in Orlando, Florida, USA, which ended with
an election of a new working structure.  During the conference, earnest
discussions on the most urgent and critical issues that the democracy
movement faces were engaged, and consensuses on the policies and actions
to be taken of and by the coalition were achieved.

With the spirit of expanded cooperation and relentless pursuit that was
exhibited, and based on the consensus reached, on behalf of all the
delegates and the organizations they represent the Coalition hereby
issues its statement for the convention.

*The So-called China Model*:  Since the Deng Xiaoping era, the Chinese
Communist regime has engaged itself in formulating and executing a new
set of rules that are different from any other communist government.
This new set of rules, or the China Model, can be characterized as, in
short, economic expansion plus political repression.  It allows western
businesses to invest and operate in the Chinese market, to utilize the
low labor cost resulting from abusing human rights and cheap labor, thus
to gain vast profitability.  Those benefiting western businesses would
in turn falter human rights principles and business ethics, becoming
voluntary defenders for the Chinese Communist regime, assist the Chinese
Communist regime to seek favorable trade conditions and status from the
west, particularly the United States.  The Chinese Communist regime has
successfully taken advantage of the short-sighted business practices,
forcing them to impose their influences on their respective governments
to deal with the Chinese regime with leniency, tolerance, and support,
in order to solidify its continued totalitarian rule in China.

*The Tendency of Appeasing China by the West*:  Under the influences and
pressure from the mega business entities, policies in the western
democratic countries have progressively felt the impact of two trends of
thought.  One provides baseless yet ruthless justification to the
regime’s oppressive policies and practices towards human rights and
democracy.  The other inflates the economic achievement in China,
advocating shamelessly that only the China government will be able to
salvage the worldwide financial crisis. Many start to doubt the
democratic system, and wishfully believe the Chinese regime would be the
only savior.

*Abnormal and Unfair International Trades*:  With the unprotected labor
rights and lack of fair compensation, and with a highly malformed,
export-centric Chinese market, the so-called “normal” trade relation
between China and western nations let by the United States is in fact
not normal at all.  It has in the past decade resulted in an extensive
pauperization among the working class, especially of the “peasant
workers” in China, and expanded jobless rates in the west. This is one
of the most important but often overlooked reasons for the ongoing
financial meltdown and economic recession.

*The Impact of a True Fair Trade*:  Reversal of the unfair international
trade pattern will not only enable the western countries to recover
their economies in a normal global environment, but also force the
Chinese government to expand its domestic market and improve the living
conditions, including increasing compensation, for the working class in
China. Otherwise, the rescue funds injected by the western governments
and the Chinese government will not see the intended goals of improving
the economies for regular people but only expand the wealth for the mega
businesses and powerful and wealthy class of bureaucratic bourgeois in
China.  It will be unable to produce results with substance in improving
the working class and general public of both China and the West.

*Resistance to a True Fair Trade*:  Though recovering a fair trade
relationship will help normalize the economic activities in China and in
the world, it will reduce and even end the monopolization granted to the
mega international businesses and Chinese financial magnums. Therefore,
it is certain that they will do everything within their power to
influence the policy-making bodies and shield the status quo. Further,
it can be expected that they will maximize their control over the media
and financial resources to suppress the efforts for a normalized fair
trade condition.

*Human Rights Suppressive Alliance*:  Since the PNTR (Permanent Normal
Trade Relations) debate started at the beginning of the last decade, it
has been a collaborative effort between the benefiting mega businesses
and the Chinese Communist regime to strangle the Chinese pro-democratic
movement both overseas and inside China, and to suppress activities of
concerned politicians and human rights activists, resulting in a
profound reduction to the attention giving to human rights in China.
Some human rights groups had to surrender certain human rights projects
pertaining to China.  While pushing for a fair trade environment
facilitates human rights improvement in China, and leverages economy
recovery of the Western countries as well, we can expect a wall of human
rights suppression alliance consisting of the two forces mentioned
earlier, to mobilize all the resources in their control in suppressing
the efforts for fair trade environment and human rights improvement.
The human rights issue in China is no longer an isolated China issue;
further, it’s no longer just a human rights issue.  It impacts global
economy, politics, and security issues of this world. It is an issue
related to peace and development that the entire mankind will have to face.

*Our Responsibilities*:  Facing all the obstacles discussed above, the
organizations for democracy must embrace the spirit of collaboration and
cooperation.  We must seek support and work with all the peace-loving
progressive forces in the world.  We must overcome all the difficulties
and suppression applied from the human rights suppressive alliance.  We
must engage ourselves fully in the drive for a fair trade environment.
We want to leave no doubt that the battle we are fighting not only will
lift the world economy out the limbo, but will also improve and protect
the economic, political, and environment rights for the people in China.
To ensure fair trade and fair compensation for the workers in China, we
support the RenMinBi appreciation initiative led by the USA, we support
penalizing unfair trade practices and reforming unfair economic policies
and systems.  We advocate economic system reformation in China as the
forerunner for a full political and social democratization.  We
emphasize that this cause is for the well being of the Chinese people
and the people in the world.  We never lose sight when it comes to
choose between the well being of the people and a privileged few.

*Important Lesson:  The colleagues who attended this conference have all
noticed what had happened just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  When
the global attention was focused on Tibet, when politicians of many
countries, the Overseas Chinese democratic movement, human rights
organizations and various righteous people who have focused their effort
on Tibet, unfortunately due to the interference and pressure from the
pro-CCP forces in the West, the Tibetan government in exile made a wrong
decision which was favorable to the Chinese Communist government at a
wrong time.  The Tibetan government-in-exile sent its representative
without prerequisite of any promises, thus resolving the pressure over
the Chinese Communists.  Then it was mocked and humiliated from the CCP
instead.  That did not result in any benefits for the Tibetan people,
nor bring a chance of change in China, which made the worldwide
politicians, journalists and people who have been supportive to the
Tibet cause to become disappointed, and even suffer political losses.
Both the Tibetans and us should remember and learn from this lesson.*

*Bottleneck for the rights defending movement inside China*:  The rights
defending approaches formed a few years ago that were mainly composed by
lawyers and individual cases have encountered well planned and well
organized obstruction by the Chinese Communist regime with much better
improved skills.  The rights defending movement should extend its
experience and lessons to the average folks, with related adjustment and
improvement, thus to become a rights defending movement spontaneously
developed by the people.  By integrating the lawyers and the victims,
individual cases and group cases together can aim to better safeguard
people’s power and interest.   Meanwhile, we must improve people’s
consciousness of their own rights, to encourage more people to
participate in the rights defending movement.  We must avoid the
careerists’ use of “upright and honest officials complex” to misguide
the people, in an effort to build these careerists’ own tyranny.

The colleagues of the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition came from
different regions of the world and different democratic organizations.
*With the common goal as the prerequisite and principle of cooperation
to seek the common ground while accepting differences with different
parties and human rights organizations of different countries, with the
goals of a democratic China and world peace and development, we shall
continue our effort.


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