Fault Lines On The Face Of China: 50 Reasons Why China May Never Be Great’ - Excerpt 75“Red China Crime is the best game in town – but you have to be a Party member to get a seat at the table.Forming the last element of the 4th Army of Instability, Red China Crime has been entrenched as the thing to do since even before the Party gained power. Favoritism and nepotism may not appear basically criminal in nature, but down the line the cash goes into someone’s pocket.Today’s cadres (political functionaries) and Party officials mouth political perfection while devising new methods and policies, the best of which take tiny, innocuous slices of the pie from millions of unknowing citizens. Red China Crime creates headline stories in major Chinese newspapers and around the world. It includes theft of public funds, bribery, extortion, prostitution and cronyism, all of which are endemic among Party officials, including spouses, lovers, offspring and relatives. Corruption is simply a way of life for today’s government.”
The crimes of the Communist Party are unending. Corrupt and evil, the Communists have brought China nothing much but misery.
But the people of China are complacent. They tolerate their leaders. They focus only on the ‘good’ the Party has done, even though that good has only been done by default, by the cessation of madness.
It’s the same tired refrain – ‘China is getting better’ – that allows government officials to keep their hands in the till.
Fault Lines On The Face Of China: 50 Reasons Why China May Never Be Great’ - Excerpt 76“In 2006, 97,260 members of the Communist Party were disciplined for corruption, among whom 3,530 cadres were prosecuted, said Gan Yisheng of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. China’s first regulations to specify what punishment corrupt officials would receive went into effect on June 1st 2007.Between 1978, when China began to open up to the West, and 2004, the country’s Ministry of Commerce said that about 4,000 Party officials suspected of crimes involving US$50 billion of public money had fled overseas.These crimes would cause a freely-elected government in a democratic country to fall immediately. But in China, without the aid of independent oversight bodies, the bags of money will continue to walk out of the door.On the face of it, the 4th Army of Instability’s Red China Crime element would seem to be the most evil. But with more than 70 million Party members, and with an enrolment system that sees that number grow by around 2.3 million a year, the ‘face of evil’ may become as familiar as the people next door.”