A Barbados Prime Minister Would Never Have Visited Apartheid South Africa – But These Are Chinese Slaves, Not Black, So This Visit Is OK!
Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson is off to Communist China next month for his first state visit to a country that has an active slave labour camp system.
Paving the way for him right now are, according to the Barbados Advocate, “a delegation of Barbadian journalists who are on a familiarisation tour in China ahead of an official visit of the Prime Minister, David Thompson next month…”
Leading the delegation of journalists, again according to the Barbados Advocate, is “Principal Political Advisor to the Prime Minister, Hartley Henry…”
Any thoughts on who is picking up the tab for the Barbadian journalists?
As a guess, I’d have to say that there is NO WAY the Barbados Advocate, the Nation News or the CBC are paying for their journalists to spend three weeks in China. So is the Barbados government paying for the journalists and Mr. Henry?
Guess again, folks.
When all those positive stories about our Chinese Communist friends start to appear in the Barbados media, do you think they will be accompanied by a disclaimer that says “Oh, bye the way, our editor accepted an all expenses paid trip from the Chinese government that we are praising in this article” ?
And… what do you think the chances will be that the Barbados media will be running a story about the Tiananmen Square massacre on the upcoming June 4th anniversary?
“Should we be taking gifts from a Chinese Communist government that relies upon slavery as a vital part of the economy?”
Slave Labour “Vital part of the Chinese economy”
China has a vast ‘laogai’ network of some 1100 ‘reform through labour’ prison camps. They were set up in the 1950s by Chairman Mao with Russian assistance, following the Russian gulag model. Mao had been executing intellectuals and dissidents by the hundreds of thousands until he realised condemning them to slave labour would be just as effective and certainly more productive. That continues to this day and forms a vital part of the Chinese economy.
Chinese Pastor Made A Slave For Handing Out Bibles
China Aid Association has learned that jailed Beijing Pastor Cai Zhuohua, a Protestant pastor who was given a three-year sentence for distributing Bibles (see RLP 353), has been forced to work more than 10 hours a day producing commercial ‘Made in China’ handbags since his transfer to Tianhe Prison in January 2006.
…from Christian Monitor News (link here)
The Barbados Advocate celebrates our country’s relationship with nation that holds slaves (link here)