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  Hypocrisy of Chinese "pro-democracy" activists in discussion of human rights


October 7, 2015
New York

The following is an English translation of an article written by Mr. Hada who served 19 years in jail in Chinese-occupied Southern Mongolia on charges of "splitting the country and engaging in espionage":


Hypocrisy of Chinese “Pro-Democracy” Activists in Discussions of Human Rights

By Hada
August 31, 2015

Human rights encompass the rights of individuals as well as the rights of collectives or nations to determine their own fate. Genuine defenders of human rights must recognize and defend both categories. In other words, those who pursue only the rights of individuals but disregard the rights of collectives or nations are hypocritical.

Overseas Chinese “pro-democracy” groups and individuals arguably belong to the type of hypocritical “human rights” mentioned above. Not a single word about national self-determination is mentioned in a sincere manner in their discussion of human rights. Almost all international human rights conventions have an explicit clause on the right to self-determination that all nationalities are entitled to. Yet, Chinese “pro-democracy” activists have always disregarded this fundamentally critical right.

Those who genuinely fight for human rights must admit to and accept the fact that human rights are above state authority. However, Chinese “pro-democracy” activists either do not understand or will never accept this most basic fact. They willfully make the human rights of indigenous nations a sub-domain of state authority, fiercely opposing all movements toward freedom and independence by the indigenous peoples who suffer from China’s brutal colonization.

Those who genuinely fight for human rights must not be satisfied only with the opposition to inequality of social classes or strata. They must also commit themselves equally to the categorical rejection and uncompromising opposition to foreign invasion, colonial occupation, and inequality among nationalities. In this sense, Chinese “pro-democracy” activists have done virtually nothing, disappointing millions of indigenous peoples and losing their faith in them.

From the aforementioned arguments, we can easily and clearly expose the fact that these so-called Chinese “pro-democracy” activists are, for the most part, a group of Chinese chauvinist who wear the mask of “democracy”; they do not truly embrace or strive for true democracy. Chinese hypocrites have never brought us anything good, and they never will. We must never forget the bitter lesson learned from the tragic history of Ulaanhuu [paramount Communist leader of Southern Mongolia], who took the flowery rhetoric and empty promises of the Chinese at face value. We must learn from our mistakes. Those who blindly follow those Chinese “pro-democracy” activists must pull back before it is too late.

[click here for the original article in Mongolian]


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