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Reports from the Chinese State Communist media (Global Times) are saying that gun control groups/activists from the United States have been in China to talk about “gun violence”. Here are some snippets from the article:
“On a sunny day, media in Beijing focus their eyes on a hearing, as a group of members of China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), legal experts, diplomats, human rights representatives and anti-gun groups from the US gather at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing to examine gun violence in the US and hear, first-hand, testimonies from witnesses, including US anti-gun activists.
Gun violence has become one of the most severe human rights crises in the US. What’s more important: human rights or human life?
Some Chinese human rights associations and legal experts have been very concerned about the issue in the US. They hope to pass a bill – the US Human Rights and Democracy Act – to combat the crisis in the US. They have proposed submitting an annual report to the two sessions – China’s top legislative and political consultative meetings – to urge the US government to attach greater importance to human rights issues.
China is aware that the gun control issue is complicated, which the US government can hardly deal with any time soon – although it does touch upon basic US human rights. China is not a hegemon, nor will it seek hegemony. Even when China overtakes the US as the world’s largest economy, Beijing will not impose its political will on others.”
It’s interesting to note that Americans are over in a foreign country, addressing their (China) government, in order to get a foreign power to put pressure on the US to “do something” about guns. This story also got picked up by a source in the US:
In a nutshell, it appears (read articles) that this is a shot across the bow by the Chinese for the US to stop interfering in the situation in Hong Kong, in which some Hong Kong citizens have been seen with signs such as this:
A few days before the article in the beginning was released, another state run newspaper of the Chinese government published this article. Some exerts from it :
“WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Chief executives of some of the best-known companies in the United States on Thursday urged Congress to act on gun violence, a scourge that has long plagued the nation.
“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” read a letter signed by the heads of 145 U.S. companies, including Airbnb, Twitter, and Uber.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence, applauded the letter, while urging U.S. politicians to listen to the message.
“This diverse coalition of leading companies knows what consumers want and, for the first time, is using its combined clout and knowledge to push for common-sense gun safety legislation,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, in a press release on Thursday.
“This unified corporate action represents a sea change in America culture,” Feinblatt said. “The experts on America’s consumer are speaking, and our elected officials should listen.”
This piece is dated 9/12/19, the article in the beginning of this is dated 9/18/19. It would be interesting if there was a direct connection to Bloomberg/Everytown For Gun Safety to the government of China. Well……
“Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg in Beijing.
Bloomberg, who was New York City’s 108th mayor, began his career in 1966 at Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, and launched Bloomberg L.P. in 1981, a financial news and information company.
“Addressing climate change is the joint undertaking of mankind. China will maintain its national strategy on climate change, and work with the United Nations and other countries to establish a fair system for global climate governance”, Zhang said.”
That last paragraph strikes a resemblance to what was published in Global Times:
“Gun violence has become one of the most severe human rights crises in the US. What’s more important: human rights or human life? “
Ok, while a long shot, it does point that Michael Bloomberg does have some connections in China, in fact, in May of 2018:
If you dive a little further into some prominent gun control organizations (such as March For Our Lives, which was promoted and backed by Bloomberg’s Everytown), you’ll also find some interesting things, such as this:
Loeb & Loeb locations:
Loeb & Loeb activity:
Nothing to see here at all…….
Oh wait, yes there is! Going back to the lobbying report:
Senator Feinstein you say?
That wraps up this issue of “gun control benefits our opponents on the world stage”.