Simple explanation: Asia Society is part of CCP United Front

Anyone still looking for the vanished Forbes article on the Great 2017 Asia Society/Ronnie Chan Panda-grovel Censorship Massacre will find it here, all on one page, convenient to read and/or save somewhere in case it disappears again.

It remains to be seen what, if anything, the venerable, esteemed and righteous Asia Society itself will do about this embarrassment.

We are assuming here that there is an entity called ‘the Asia Society’ that is separate from an entity called ‘Hong Kong billionaire using fortune to buy venerable esteemed institution to suit Communist dictatorship’. If they are in fact largely the same thing, there is nothing for the organization to fix – except perhaps remove the ‘N’ from ‘NGO’.

A Wall Street Journal column wonders why the US doesn’t hit China’s elites where it hurts (the cause being North Korea, but feel free to add your own favourite offences against Western interests and/or decency) by denying rulers’ kids visas for Harvard (and other venerable esteemed seats of learning).

Common threads here: ‘venerable’ and ‘esteemed’, but also Ronnie Chan, major donor to the university (along with his brother – lengthy glowing background for the truly bored here). As with the Asia Society, perhaps fancy universities are already partly merged with the Chinese Communist Party Soft Power Hong Kong Tycoon Sphere of Benevolent Influence. On a brighter note, the US visa-issuance system remains beyond the greasy clutches of Pro-Beijing HK tycoons (I think).

Hong Kong’s own upstanding defenders of core values are also being absorbed into the CCP’s United Front. Behold – the Independent Commission Against Corruption is investigating the owner of a political parody/satire website. The ICAC have to act on any complaint, so it could be that they toss this aside as a nuisance call. Otherwise, we enter that zone where parody/satire and reality are hard to tell apart.

Which brings us to the South China Morning Post, which carries yet another diatribe from Tian Feilong – the Leninist dictatorship’s most counterproductive apologist, whose latest idea of smooth-talking seduction is to rant: “Twenty years after the handover, Hong Kong people still have some way to go in learning to think like an adult.” I’m not sure at what stage in the writing-commissioning-publishing process the CIA gets involved, but it works.

 

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11 Responses to Simple explanation: Asia Society is part of CCP United Front

  1. gumshoe says:

    I’m reading The Gulag Archipelago and, comparing it [USSR in early 20th century] actively to China in the PRESENT, I can’t understand how anyone would back a Leninist system like that. It’s all there, and it happens over and over. Oh well, maybe I’m not thinking like an adult.

  2. old git says:

    Ronnie Chan was on the Board and Audit Committee of Enron which was the seventh-largest USA corporation when it was reduced to rubble.

  3. Red Dragon says:

    I couldn’t complete Tian Feilong’s article. So full were my eyes with tears when l read about the grief, humiliation and pain suffered by the righteous Chinese at the hands of my evil countrymen that all l could do was hang my head in shame. Oh poor China! How ill-used you have been.

    I now look forward to another lachrimose catharsis when l read Tian’s next article, which l am told will cover the grief, humiliation and pain suffered by the Tibetans, the Mongolians, the Manchurians and the Uyghurs at the hands of the evil Han.

    Yes, l know, l know. Two Wongs don’t make a white.

  4. From where I’m standing, you are part of the international Tory colonial survivor Front.

    No problem though. You are all going nowhere!

    Time for tinctures.

    Pip, pip!

  5. LRE says:

    Now that you’ve mentioned it, it’s so obvious: Tien Feilong can only be a highly-paid CIA operative — there’s really no other explanation for his one-man Hong Kong Independence Movement recruitment crusade.

    Tin-foil hats off to Hemlock, for revealing the company’s inner secrets, and at the risk of his own salary too! 😉

  6. Boredcaster says:

    @reductio
    Patsy Leung, of Mid Levels… anyone living up there know her?

  7. Red Dragon says:

    Bloody hell! That piece on Ronnie’s brother is hard going – I only managed about a third before I lost my lunch. There’s something about ugly, moon-faced, Cantonese, born again Christian billionaires who buy up and subvert the academic institutions they attended that I find particularly emetic.

    Yeah, and who the hell IS Patsy Leung? Well named, though. Seems like she’ll swallow anything.

  8. Hank Morgan says:

    And deny visas to Confucius Institute members and affiliates until NK issue resolved.

    With ICE deployed everywhere brown people will show up, add some to CI’s … walk in the door, lose your F-1 visa ….

  9. Chinese Netizen says:

    @Boredcaster: Bets are on that “Patsy” is a very patriotic, but foreign passport holder, at the very least.

  10. Old Newcomer says:

    Patsy is right – we need to give the younger generation more information about China. Let’s start with a couple of simple questions: where is the real Panchen Lama? And why do so many mainland academics like Tian Feilong claim to be experts on Hong Kong, yet have no understanding whatever of what drives Hong Kong attitudes to the mainland?

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