People's Liberation Army
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and is one of the few militaries in the world that belong to a party rather than the State. It is a tool used to sustain the Chinese Communist Party’s control over China.
It is the largest employer in the world, consisting of 2,250,000 active soldiers and 7,024,000 total available troops.[Citation Needed]
The People's Liberation Army (PLA), with well over 2 million active personnel and more than 500 million reserves, is not a national army belonging to the state. Rather, it serves as the Party’s armed wing. The PLA’s Central Military Commission (CMC) is of equivalent rank to the State Council, China’s cabinet, meaning it is not under the civilian control of the State Council. The Communist Party’s constitution states that “the Party commands the overall situation and coordinates the efforts of all quarters, and the Party must play the role as the core of leadership among all other organizations at corresponding levels.” The Party constitution explicitly states that the Communist Party “persists in its leadership over the People’s Liberation Army and other armed forces of the people.”
The Party’s Central Military Commission exercises unified command over China’s armed forces, consisting of the active and reserve forces of China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army; a paramilitary force, the People’s Armed Police Force (PAP); and a militia. The PLA also has a domestic stability mandate, on top of its national defense mandate. The PLA Reserve Force and a paramilitary force, the People’s Armed Police Force play a major role in putting down civil unrest.
The General Secretary of the Communist Party serves as chairman. The rest is comprised of uniformed officers. They are two vice chairmen (who serve on the Party’s Politburo), the State Councilor for military affairs (who serves as Minister of Defense), the directors of the PLA’s four general departments, and the commanders of the Navy, the Air Force, and the strategic and conventional missile forces. Senior military officers also sit on Party “Leading Small Groups” on such issues as foreign affairs, national security, and Taiwan affairs.
The responsibilities of the PLA’s four general departments are:
- General Staff Department: operations, cyber and electronic warfare, communications/informatization, intelligence, training, force structure, mobilization, and foreign affairs;
- General Political Department: Communist Party affairs, personnel, military media and cultural troupes, and security;
- General Logistics Department: financial affairs and audits; housing, food, uniforms, and other supplies; military healthcare; military transportation; and capital construction; and
- General Armament Department: weapons and equipment needs, research and development, electronics and information infrastructure, and the manned space program.
The Ministry of National Defense in the State Council is not in the chain of command.
It was founded August 1, 1927 during the Nanchang Uprising. This army brutally suppressed unarmed, peaceful demonstrators during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 as well as loads of other massacres across China during 1989 according to the book "The People's Republic of Amnesia" by journalist Lousia Lin.
Despite its misleading name, the PLA is not controlled by the Chinese people but by its Communist regime, and its objective is not about "liberating" anyone, but about serving as the Chinese Communist Party's unquestioning enforcers and brutally subjugating China's population under Communist rule.
- See also: Long March through the institutions
The Long March was a 6,000 mile retreat of the Chinese Communist Army back to northwest to Outer Mongolia and the Soviet Union after it being routed by the Kuomintang in October 1933 to January 1934. In the fifth operation by the KMT, which aimed to encircle and annihilate the CCP, the CCP lost its rural strongholds one after another. With its base areas continually shrinking, the main Red Army had to flee. The “Long March” was aimed at breaking out of the encirclement and fleeing to Outer Mongolia and the USSR along an arc that first went west and then north. Once in place, the CCP could escape into the Soviet Union in case of defeat.
Tiananmen Square massacre
The People's Liberation Army was used to kill the people of their own country during the Tiananmen Square democracy protests at the end of the Cold War. While Communist regimes in Eastern Europe and Russia collapsed, the Chinese Communist Party clung to power by unleashing the the so-called "People's Liberation Army" against their own people.
While the official number of unarmed civilian protesters was put at 2,200, the likely number of innocent Chinese civilian protesters murdered at the hands of the CCP is more likely at least 10,000.
The General Logistics Department was authorized as the core unit to lead every level of the military to eradicate the practice of Falun Gong including the power to manage the secret detention facilities and the process of live organ harvesting.
According to an investigation by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, over 100 different military hospitals have developed or expanded their organ transplant facilities, with over 2,000 medical personnel involved. These include military general hospitals which belong directly to the Central Military Commission, all military branch general hospitals, general hospitals which belong to the seven regional military commands, hospitals affiliated with military medical universities, military hospitals coded with numbers, and armed police general hospitals. The transplant volume performed by Chinese military hospitals is the largest of any military in the world. They also play a role in resolving core technical issues in organ transplantation and supporting civilian hospitals with living organ supplies and technical assistance.
“Sujiatun is one of 36 similar secret detention facilities. From the information I can access, Jilin has the largest camp that detains Falun Gong practitioners, with the code of 672-S. There are more than 120,000 people detained there, including Falun Gong people from throughout the country, serious offenders, and political prisoners. Just the Jilin Jiutai region, which has the fifth-largest secret detention facilities holding Falun Gong practitioners, detained more than 14,000 of them.”
According to this military doctor, who indicated that he has chosen to remain anonymous for his safety:
“the Chinese Communist Party Central Military Commission had documentation since 1962, and has followed through to today, that all death row and serious offenders can be treated according to the needs of national and socialist development and can be dealt with according to the ‘revolutionary protocol.’”
“The seizure of organs from serious offenders was legalized by a supplementary regulation enacted in 1984. Many local public security departments deal with this either by directly transplanting from these people and cremating them afterwards, or by wounding them, forming death rituals, directly transplanting, and then cremating. After 1992, with the rising costs of industrial raw materials as a result of the development of many industries, human bodies became a valuable raw material. Both living bodies and corpses became raw materials.”“At present, the Chinese Communist Party Central defines Falun Gong members as a class enemy. This means that there is no need to report if they are treated in line with the needs of economic development. In other words, like serious offenders, Falun Gong people are no longer seen as human beings, but raw materials for products, and they became a commodity.”
He wrote again to the Epoch Times in April 2006 to give more details of the process:
“Anyone targeted for organ transplantation would be taken away from prisons, forced labour camps, detention centres, secret camps, etc. At that point, their real name would be replaced with a code corresponding to a forged voluntary organ’s name … the next step would be to undergo the live organ transplant … this person is no longer seen as a human being, but an animal. [Doctors] who have performed one or two cases may still have some lingering fear, but after tens of thousands of live transplants and destroying the bodies, one becomes numb.”
“All organ sources targeted are said to be voluntary. Falun Gong and other inmates use their real names during custody. However, a forged name is used during organ transplantation. They become a fictitious person, but this person’s information is complete. There was also a signature on the voluntary organ donation form, but of course it was signed by someone else.”
“I have seen more than 60,000 such counterfeit forms. Basically, it says that the person voluntarily donates the organ and bears all the consequences. Many signatures were from same person’s handwriting.”
“These materials will be kept for 18 months and be destroyed afterwards. They are kept at the provincial level of military commands and can be accessed only with approval from the commissioner(s) of the Central Military Commission.”
“In fact, the number of underground, unofficial organ transplants in China is several times higher than the official figures. With an abundant source of living organs, many hospitals with military backgrounds also engage in large-scale organ transplantation in private, in addition to the official reports they submit to their superiors.”
“China is the center of international live organ trading, and has accounted for more than 85% of the total number of live organ transplants in the world since 2000. According to the data reported to the Central Military Commission, a few people have been promoted and became Generals due to their ‘achievements’ in this field. ”
“The military acts as the organ transplantation management system. This type of management and organizational core belongs to the military system. This is something that the local government cannot match, because once it becomes a military secret, no one can acquire the information. We all understand how the military system works. There is a huge source of living organs, and many military hospitals report their transplants to their supervising authorities. At the same time, they also carry out organ transplants on a large scale in private. This leads to the fact that actual numbers are much higher than the official statistics.”“The Central Military Commission authorizes relevant military personnel and units to manage military affairs. All related information is regarded as military secrets. Personnel responsible for military control have the authority to arrest, detain or execute any doctors, police, armed police, and researchers who leak information.”
James Giordano, a neurology professor at Georgetown University and senior fellow in biowarfare at the U.S. Special Operations Command, said China’s growing investment in bio-science, looser ethics around gene-editing and other cutting-edge technology and integration between government and academia raise the spectre of deadly pathogens being weaponized. In a 2015 academic paper Dany Shoham, a biological and chemical warfare expert at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University asserts that more than 40 Chinese facilities are involved in bio-weapon production.
- Main article: NORINCO scandal
The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) manufactures high-tech defense products, some of which are adaptations of Soviet equipment. Norinco produces precision strike systems, amphibious assault weapons and equipment, long-range suppression weapon systems, anti-aircraft & anti-missile systems, information & night vision products, high-effect destruction systems, fuel air bombs, anti-riot equipment, small arms, vehicles (trucks, cars and motorcycles), machinery, optical-electronic products, oil field equipment, chemicals, light industrial products, explosives and blast materials, civil firearms and ammunition, etc. It also does domestic civil construction projects.
In 1994, some employees of Norinco came under American investigation from both the FBI as well as the BATF after a successful sting dubbed “Operation Dragon Fire.” In May 1996, in what was called "the largest seizure of fully operational automatic weapons in U.S. history," 14 individuals and an Atlanta, Georgia company were indicted for the unlicensed importation and sale of 2000 AK-47's into the United States. U.S. Customs agents posing as arms traffickers convinced a group of Chinese arms dealers, including three Norinco representatives, that they were in the market to buy guns for drug rings and street gangs. "The defendants offered the government undercover agents more sophisticated weapons, including hand-held rocket launchers, mortars, anti-aircraft missiles, silenced machine guns and even tanks," said a spokesman for the U.S. Customs Service. The Customs Service discovered during the investigation that these weapons were bound for Oakland, California street gangs. According to an affidavit signed by two of the undercover agents involved in the investigation, representatives from Norinco offered to sell urban gangs shoulder-held missile launchers capable of downing a large commercial airliner.
Hunter Biden's relationship with the CCP
Five months into the Obama administration in June 2009 Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, son of Vice President Joe Biden and stepson of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair John Kerry formed Rosemount Seneca. The firm partnered with the Thornton Group run by James Bulger, and the Bank of China, to form Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in China. Devon Archer is a longtime friend of former Secretary of State John Kerry and of stepson Chris Heinz and James Bulger, the nephew of notorious Boston gangster "Whitey" Bulger. Whitey Bulger was the head of the Boston Irish mafia who enjoyed federal protection under FBI director Robert Mueller as an informant. Bulger was convicted of 19 murders that occurred while under Mueller's protection; some have linked the Bulger klan to as many as 52 murders while Mueller was U.S. Attorney in Boston. Whitey Bulger was murdered in prison at the age of 89 a few months before the Mueller Report was released.
The Bank of China is owned by the Chinese government and closely connected with the Chinese military and intelligence services. Biden, Heinz, and Archer transferred and sold "duel use" technology to the Chinese military which was used to create the Chinese drone program and replicate the Chinese version of the F-15 fighter.
Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) invested in an app the Chinese leftwing communist government is using to surveil ethnic minority Muslims in western China. Over one million Muslims living in the region are now incarcerated in Chinese gulags.
- Insider Testimony of Senior Military Doctor in Shenyang Military Command Regarding Sujiatun Concentration Camp, The Epoch Times, March 31, 2006.
- Military Doctor Discloses the Chinese Communist Party’s Official Process of Stealing and Selling Falun Gong Organs, The Epoch Times, April 2006
- Anatomy of a Sting, Michael S. Serrill, Time magazine, Jun. 24, 2001.
- Massive Seizure of New Automatic Weapons Illegally Smuggled by PRC Weapons Producers, U.S. Department of Justice Press Release, May 23, 1996. Retrieved from CourtTV September 25, 2007.
- Feds seize 'incredible arsenal', U.S. agent says China was aware of weapons-smuggling operation, CNN, May 23, 1996.
- Chinese firm hit with U.S. sanctions, By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times, May 23, 2003.