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A reporter in China visited a local media center, and saw pages of requirements for photographers on how to take photos for communist leaders stuck on the wall. There are dozens of requirements, including: light exposure must be good to show the positive aspect of the leader; choose the right posture of the leader; do not include food in the photo when leaders are having meal; do not include people holding umbrella for the leader....

The photos below were spread around China when former communist head, Jiang Zemin was in power, they were taken while Jiang was at a national congress meeting.

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China Uncensored is pleased to publish excerpts from one of the most important books about the Taiwan -China situation.

Taiwan Disaster (aka The Taiwan Crisis) is, needless to say, banned in China.

Taiwan Disaster is the first of three books in The Taiwan Freedom series (along with Taiwan Stratagem, Taiwan Spirit) written by law Professor Yuan Hongbing. Information detailed in the book was passed to Professor Yuan through his various connections: his former colleagues, classmates and also firsthand material offered by Communist defectors.

In order to timely present the truth to the Taiwanese people, and to the world, Professor Yuan managed to complete these three books, totalling 250,000 words in just 2 years, in strict secrecy to avoid disruption from the Chinese regime.

The Taiwan Crisis
China’s Plan to Annex Taiwan without a Battle by 2012
By: Yuan Hongbing
Translated By: Michelle Kao

Disclaimer:  This book is translated from the unabridged version of the author's original manuscript. The title of this book has been changed by request of the author from the Chinese version's Taiwan Disaster to The Taiwan Crisis.

Highly classified documents revealing three core strategies against Taiwan bring to light the intensity of the power struggle within high ranking Communist Chinese officials. Moreover, they imply that Taiwan will inescapably be engulfed by China’s full-scale and meticulously planned United Front advances, which are backed by military force.

2012 is destined to be a crucial year for Taiwan’s destiny, whether it be for the KMT eagerly negotiating with China or the DPP anxiously attempting to regain power, or even the Taiwanese businessmen constantly crossing between the straits.

An Unimaginable Conspiracy Against Taiwan

Yuan Hongbing wrote The Taiwan Crisis based on a vast amount of first-hand classified data from within the Communist Chinese government. Readers will find it unsettling. How is it that Yuan Hongbing was able to acquire such a massive amount of classified information?

During the 80s, Hu Yaobang, the leader of the more open-minded faction within the CCP lost authority when he was purged by socialist hardliners. A group of Chinese intellectuals, primarily comprised of young educators and researchers from Peking University, attempted to enter positions in critical government and military departments. This would aid them in finding the opportunity to launch a political upheaval that would reinstate Hu Yaobang as paramount leader and in turn push for political reform. Yuan Hongbing was a central figure among these Chinese youth intellectuals. At the time Yuan was a law professor at Peking University. He was also head of the research office of Procedural Law.

This group of Chinese intellectuals actively infiltrated the higher ranks of the Communist Chinese government in order to realize the above political goals. Yuan Hongbing built close personal ties with former upper and lower level authorities and their families including: President of the PRC Yang Shangkun, General Secretariat Hu Yaobang, Chief-of-Staff General Luo Ruiqing, Vice President of the PRC Wang Zhen, Senior Statesmen Chen Yun and Bo Yibo, Minister of the Propaganda Department Zhu Houze, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Chen Muhua, Minister of the Organization Department of the CCP Central Committee Chen Yeping, Vice President of the Agricultural Bank of China Ma Yongwei, Secretary of CCP Hebei Committee and later Minister of State Security Xu Yongyue, Secretary of CCP Inner Mongolia Committee Zhou Hui, Chief Officer of the People’s Daily Qin Chuan, and Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Daily Hu Jiwei.

Moreover, as head of the research office of Procedural Law at Peking University, Yuan Hongbing formed work relationships through academic research and collaborative activities with vital units including: the National Defense University, the People’s Armed Police, Youth Leader Bureau of the Organization Department, the 38th Army, the Inner Mongolia Military District, the Nanjing Institute of Politics, the Chinese Supreme Court, the Public Security Department, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the Ministry of Justice. Yuan Hongbing describes some of the above background connections in his autobiographical work Lamentation of a Civilization (1st print: Broad Press Inc, Taiwan; 2nd print: New Century Press, Hong Kong)

Yuan Hongbing also has connections with current high ranking Chinese authorities. China’s Vice President Xi Jinping was Yuan’s drinking companion during the 80s. The Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang studied law with Yuan in Peking University. Other upper level officials who are either friends or classmates of Yuan include: Governor of Anhui Province Wang Sanyun, Secretary of CCP Yunnan Committee Bai Enpei, Secretary of CCP Guangdong Committee Wang Yang, Director of the Propaganda Department Liu Yunshan, Vice Minister of the Public Security Department Meng Hongwei, and the Procurator- General of the Ningxia Autonomous Region Wang Yanfei. Moreover, Yuan Hongbing taught for many years at the Law Department at Peking University, the Guizhou Normal University Law School, and the Guizhou Police University. After graduation, many of Yuan’s undergrads and graduate students entered vital departments within Chinese politics, military, public security, and national security.

The above explains Yuan Hongbing’s personal background which allowed him direct access to internal classified information from within the Communist Chinese government.

Most of the supporting information used in The Taiwan Crisis is from high ranking authorities or conscientious individuals in critical departments who took great personal risks to disclose such information. In order to protect the identity of these moral individuals the author made necessary adjustments when using the data. A portion of the information also comes from discontent family members of top authorities who were previously purged by the Chinese government. These include former President of the PRC Yang Shangkun, former Secretary-General of the Central Military Commission Yang Baibing, and former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress Cheng Kejie.

One of the primary sources of The Taiwan Crisis is Communist China’s “Political Strategies to Solve the Taiwan Problem.” This document was passed in June 2008 during an expanded Political Bureau meeting. The meeting was listed as top secret by the Chinese government. It was held at the Central Military Committee’s Strategy Command Center deep within the Xishan Caves in Beijing. Less then two hundred people officially attended the meeting, or three hundred people plus including support staff and meeting facilitators. If security and post-meeting document and file processing staff are included, then the total still does not exceed five hundred people. However, even the proceedings of such a secretive and small-scale meeting were disclosed in detail. Not long ago, Zhao Ziyang’s secret recordings were released to the public. While under tightly monitored house arrest, he was able to find individuals of conscience within the government who aided him in transcribing the recordings and sending them abroad. Both incidents portray the growing intensity of China’s internal political crisis, the flood of political conflicts, and the thousands of holes in China’s confidentiality system. However, secrecy is the life line of China’s corrupt politics. Faulty confidentiality measures illustrate the deep conflict and crisis within the Chinese government.

Not long ago, former General Secretary of the CCP Zhao Ziyang’s secret recordings caused a sensation when they were released abroad. The recordings were compiled into a book called Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. The Chinese edition is entitled Journey of the Reforms. Compared to the process of smuggling Zhao’s tapes abroad, it has been even more dangerous for individuals of conscience to slip classified information on The Taiwan Crisis. While Zhao’s secret recordings reveal the core confidential secrets of the Communist Chinese government, they are still out of date by 20 years. Many of the circumstances have been resolved by time. The vast amount of intelligence regarding China’s internal affairs, diplomacy, military, and economics that is revealed in The Taiwan Crisis are all current core political and diplomatic confidential information. Releasing such material to the public may likely effect cross-strait affairs and relations between China, the US, Japan, and Taiwan. It is foreseeable that The Taiwan Crisis will not only rouse awareness in Taiwan, but internationally as well.

Preface: Taiwan on the Brink of Crisis

The emergency of humanity and the Taiwan Crisis

“To be, or not to be?” Hamlet’s question is the eternal query for every person.
“Is the Chinese Communist authoritarian regime the saviour of the world economy or a political disaster for humans?” This is the ultimate question we must ask ourselves today, because our destiny in the next historical era depends on how the world chooses to answer this question.

Any major crisis to mankind, in essence, is a challenge to the philosophy of life. Today mankind is faced with another dilemma. Resulting from the collapse of made up numbers, the financial disaster presents us with deep philosophical questions to explore. The recent economic crisis stemmed from the lifestyle that most people in democratic nations enjoy. In a free state, we witness the fall of idealism and the rise of an insatiable thirst for materialism    

It is only by reflecting on the meaning of life in the name of humanity that we can find a way out of this crisis. Using technological operations may soothe the economic suffering and temporarily revive the economy. However, it also sets the stage for an even more violent upheaval to come. This recent economic crisis stemmed from the lifestyles of people in the free world. This lifestyle is driven by a lust for material pleasure.

To ask people to begin reflecting on their lifestyles calls for extraordinary intellectuals and politicians. Yet, in the modern day world, can we find intellectuals and politicians who are able to stand by what is right?

While the free world suffered an economic crisis, Communist China’s economy continued to grow. What does this sort of miraculous economic performance say about our world?

The Chinese Communist Central Military Committee’s primary strategic command center is hidden deep within a cavern in Beijing’s Xi Shan. This command center is like an extravagant underground palace. Connected to the south west corner is a thousand kilometer long tunnel leading straight to the Strategic Missile Troops Command in the Tai Hang mountains. It was from this cavern that on July 4th, 1986, Deng Xiaoping, Wang Zhen, and others ordered the crackdown on students in Beijing. From then on, all of the Communist Party of China (CCP)’s most top secret meetings were held in this command center.

In February of 2008, the CCP held a joint conference for the Political Bureau and the Central Military Committee at this same command center. Newly in command of the CCP and of political and military power in China, Hu Jintao presented a report at this meeting. The topic of this report was “The Political Strategies for the Communist Party of China in the Coming Historical Era”. This report was written by Hu Jintao’s trusted assistant Central Chief-of-Staff Linghu Jihua and a secret group of writers. In this top secret report, a few paragraphs of Hu Jintao’s words are especially noteworthy.

“Right now, a financial crisis has hit the capitalist world. This crisis will continue to worsen. It will shatter the philosophical foundations and spiritual values of capitalism…. This crisis is proof that the Marxist theory of capitalism inescapably leading to cyclic economic crisis is correct; that Lenin’s theory of dictatorship being the fall of capitalism is correct; that Marx and Engels’ theory of socialism inevitably conquering capitalism is correct… … After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, people thought that socialism had collapsed. This is the result of Euro-centrism. They forgot that the Communist Party of China still exists. As long as our party is in power, socialism will not collapse. …. … Deng Xiaoping once told us that we must “lie in wait”. Following the 6.4 Incident in 1989, his strategy worked to pacify the hostile international climate. Now, after 19 years, we are past the 6.4 Incident. We have overcome the negative impacts from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. We are now entering a period of strategic development. … ... We must take a further step in opening up to the outside. We must use economic, cultural, and social means to expand and strengthen our influence on other countries worldwide. Historically, the west used battle ships and opium to colonize China. Now, the roles are reversed. We will seize the opportunity that capitalism’s economic crisis has presented us with. Through the Opening- Up Policy, we will gradually make them Socialist China’s economic and cultural colonies. In the past, when they colonized us, we were invaded by imperialism. But now, when we colonize them, communism will prevail over the rotting capitalist world. Together the CCP must conquer capitalism through socialism. Ultimately, we must fulfil our mighty mission to free all of mankind through communism. In the coming future, this mission will be the core of the CCP political strategy. … …Solving the Taiwan Problem is the first step we must take to fulfill our mission. In the past, the Taiwan Problem was a conflict between the CCP and the opposition party Koumingtang (KMT). Now, it is a conflict between Socialism and flawed Capitalism. If we do not end the Taiwan Problem, opposition activities attempting to topple our socialist government within and outside of the country will run rampant. We will not be able to set aside the trouble back home and fulfill our mission around the world. Hence, quickly terminating the Taiwan Problem is essential to keeping Socialism in China alive, to keeping the party in power…”

Hu Jintao’s report, like all of Communist china’s political documents, is filled with the conventional language of political parties. However, if simply translated, his words can be summarized as: Communist China will take advantage of the global financial crisis and through economical, cultural and societal means, spread communism throughout the world; in order to realize its political strategy, China must quickly terminate Taiwan’s democratic government."

Hu Jintao’s words reveal the true intent behind China’s economic miracle. Although economic crisis may bring hardship to the people, it is not truly terrifying. In a capitalist society, people just need time to find a solution. What is terrifying is that China plans to use the crisis to propagate a Communist authoritarian regime around the world. Even more alarming, is the fact that the international society seems completely unaware that a disaster far more ominous then the one at hand is at hand.

Communist China is the most conniving political animal of all time. By completely controlling the Chinese media and training millions of hired writers, it is fabricating immeasurable lies. The country is hiding its true political motives behind its miraculous economic recovery. It intends to make the world believe that: Communist China is “rising peacefully”; that its growing economy is the engine resuscitating the global economy; that it is making an indispensible contribution to the world… and other false theories.

Sinologists from around the world, especially China experts of Chinese descent, actually help propagate these lies. Their research and writings are based on the political and scholarly materials fabricated by Communist China’s own hired writers. The secretary of Xu Yongyue, former minister of Communist China’s Ministry of State Security, disclaims a statement made during an Overseas United Front Work Meeting held in 2005. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Front Work Department, International Department of Central Committee CCP, and Ministry of National Security, gathered at the meeting. Notoriously known as “The biggest clown of a foreign minister” Li Zhaoxing crassly remarked that, “Bribing a ‘sinologist’ or a ‘China expert’ is easier then bribing a hungry dog. Just throw him a small bone.” These easily bought-off experts are aiding China in lying to the world.  

China’s miraculous economic growth is built on two factors: first, the exploitation of some 100 million migrant workers; second, the devastating exhaustion of land and natural resources. The former deeply damages the moral conscious, while the later seriously threatens the living environment. Economic recovery built on the destruction of humanity and the environment is a deadly curse that should be condemned and boycotted by the rest of the world. An era that worships such single-minded economic growth is an era without virtue that will pay the consequences in time. And yet, the whole world is seduced by materialism and blinded by the lies of a tyrannical government.  Pragmatic politicians worldwide, especially Taiwan’s president Ma Yingjeou, fervently persuade their citizens to believe that China’s economic boom is the savior of the global economy.

Mankind again faces a serious crisis. I am not referring to the financial or economic crisis. The real crisis is that we must confront a totalitarian regime, who despises freedom, democracy, human rights, and justice. The regime plans to quickly rise during the recession and dictate the fate of man.

In the last century, politicians from England, France, and other countries, led the world to believe the false promises of peace made by Nazi Germany. Until suddenly, almost without warning, the world found itself amidst the bloody battles of the Second World War. Now, the situation is even more pressing. This is because China’s tyrannical government has more people, resources, and power than the Third Reich did. Also, their false promises of peace are even better crafted than Goebbel’s and even more scheming.

This is an era that lacks intellectuals, an era without heroic politicians. Mankind’s political crisis is like a hurricane forming on the Pacific, and yet unacknowledged by countries around the world. Fate has chosen Taiwan to be the first sacrifice in this crisis. The crisis is unavoidable. If we were to describe it in one sentence, it would be this: China’s tyrannical rule is about to strip the freedom from Taiwanese citizens and make them slaves of an iron-fisted authoritarian regime. Yet, Taiwan’s elected president Ma Yingjeou has proclaimed that he has already “built a mutual trust” with this tyrannical regime. How frustrating is this tragedy. The two governments have deliberately created a façade of “Friendly Cross-Strait Relations” to facilitate United Front activities in Taiwan. Like the surging tide of the Qiantang River, China’s economical, cultural, political, and societal United Front activities incessantly flood into Taiwan. The fate for a free Taiwan is currently in danger.    

I believe that freedom is a universal pursuit for mankind. Based of this belief, I decided to write The Taiwan Crisis. I am not prophesying or hypothesizing in this book. All my information comes from actual documents that moral people within the Chinese government risked their lives to release. This information describes true past events and those taking place as we speak. However, it is extremely difficult for the outside world to know the truth of what is happening behind Communist China’s iron curtain and façade.

A life and death battle between the iron fist and freedom is about to take place in Taiwan. Should Taiwan lose, it will become a slave to a tyrannical regime. What could be more disastrous than the loss of freedom? Should Taiwan win, than it can stand tall in history as a free country, and win an everlasting glory. What could be more honorable than the glory of freedom?   

This book is written with one goal in mind, to sound the alarm for Taiwan and the world as the final battle between the iron fist and freedom begin. Ultimately, as freedom dances in victory or weeps in defeat, I too will dance or weep with it.

Yuan Hongbing


An Exiled Chinese Writer Lights a Torch for Taiwan – By: Li Minyong

Yuan Hongbing is an exiled Chinese writer living in Australia. He writes novels and poems. He has also written material on philosophy, politics, and law. He was born in Inner Mongolia, a minority under the Chinese rule. After the Cultural Revolution in 1968, he began on an enlightened journey, wandering through different fields of knowledge, searching, and writing to disclose the suffering of the world.

As with many exiled Chinese intellectuals, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 marked a major turning point in Yuan Hongbing’s life. His writings were banned, he was arrested and imprisoned, and after being exiled, he was forced overseas. Fleeing to a free county outside of China, he proceeded to reveal and critique the problems of the regime. He launched the Chinese Liberal Culture Movement through his website Sacred Fire of Liberty. Confronting China’s dark ploys, he relentlessly continues to light a torch of knowledge in hope of starting a revolution of sorts through cultural movement.

I read about Yuan Hongbing’s “Chinese Suffering Literature Theory” in the “Chinese Liberal Culture Movement Series: Literature as a Witness” (Taipei Liberal Culture Press, Edited by: Bei Ling). I am deeply touched by his positive writing. He treasures beautiful artistic creations. He embraces the holiness and nobility of spiritual revival in his search for a philosophy of freedom to relieve China from its suffering.

The Taiwan Crisis is a book especially written for Taiwan. Before its publication, I examined the manuscript as with the other books I wrote prefaces for: I Don’t Want to be Chinese Again! (Zhong Zukang /Taipei Publisher: Asian Culture) and Taking a Walk through Swedish Forests (Mo Li/ Taipei Publisher: Asian Culture). I held the manuscript, deeply pondering over it, carefully absorbing its message. Compared to I Don’t Want to be Chinese Again! and Taking a Walk through Swedish Forests in which exiled Chinese reveal China’s problems, Yuan Hongbing’s The Taiwan Crisis is a book in which an exiled Chinese lights a beacon for Taiwan.

Yuan Hongbing uses “The Emergency on Humanity and The Taiwan Crisis” to raise the issues of the world’s misconception of China’s development and how Taiwan’s confused relations with China may result in the loss of Taiwan’s freedom. China’s oligarchy, the Chinese Communist Party CCP, has founded its economy on the CCP elite market economy to build a criminal alliance of corrupt powers, dirty money, and tainted knowledge. The party relies on domestic violence and fabrications to maintain its totalitarian rule. Taiwan and many countries around the world are witnessing China’s economic move towards capitalism. However, such economic reform is not leading to political reform or democratization. Instead it is a kind of two-faced totalitarian rule that is effacing conscience and destroying humanity.

In The Taiwan Crisis, Yuan Hongbing shockingly reveals China’s various United Front plans against Taiwan. These plans span all areas including politics, economics, culture, and society. Under the façade of “peacefully development,” China continues to build its military, even planning to liberate Taiwan with force. To counter the democratization of Taiwanese politics, the CCP increasingly bribes, corrupts, and polarizes Taiwanese politicians. China not only targets the Kuomintang KMT, but even the Democratic People’s Party DPP. Moreover, the CCP plans to use democracy to bury democracy by publically establishing a CCP backed Taiwan Socialist Democratic Party. These undertakings show just how far China will go to annex Taiwan.

China is attempting to force reunification through financial tactics. What looks to be economically advantageous is really an economic noose. Through the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement ECFA, which is based on a Financial Management MOU, China is pushing to annex Taiwan by first merging the two economies with the goal of political reunification. Yuan Hongbing sees Taiwanese businessmen as a group of people abducted by the iron rule. They are lost between wealth and their moral conscience. Not only must they face political traps within the Chinese economy, but the dark shadows behind the sunlight.

China’s United Front strategies on the Taiwanese culture and society span everything from censoring media and publications, to infiltrating intellectuals, to influencing religious society and the triads. China’s United Front is using every possible tactic to bombard Taiwan’s freedom from all sides. Taiwan is a country that strode towards freedom and democracy by surpassing authoritarian rule with its own sweat and blood. Yet it is now absurdly moving backwards as its values of freedom and democracy crumble under China’s iron rule.

Yuan Hongbing criticizes the complete surrender of the Ma Yingjeou government in the areas of politics, economics, military, diplomacy, culture, and spiritual values. Yuan also examines the fall of idealism in the DPP. He especially scrutinizes the party’s political inability to make the right choices with regard to the Chen Shuibian Incident. Caught in two extremes of cutting ties or blindly supporting Chen, the party was internally split. The DPP is now only able to express its political existence by targeting the KMT. It has not recovered from psychological blow of losing the elections. The party is so caught up in unproductive conflicting views that it is unable to clearly see and effectively stop China’s United Front ploys in Taiwan. Yuan also analyzes the sense of self-denial manifested in the Taiwanese and their reluctance to confront China’s trickery.

Yuan Hongbing compares two polar views of Taiwan’s future in “Taiwan’s Despair” and “Taiwan’s Hope.” The freedom of all Taiwanese people as a collective group is the determining factor between Taiwan’s despair and hope. Despair is definite if Taiwan loses its sense of self-determination and is taken over by Communist China. However, hopes lies in embracing the spirit of freedom to found an independent nation. Yuan adopts the symbol of Cheng Nanjung’s self-immolation for freedom on April 7th, 1989 and compares Cheng’s spirit to the eternal soul of Taiwan. Yuan calls for Taiwanese intellectuals and politicians to take up their duty and commemorate Cheng’s spirit by rebuilding national consciousness, Taiwanese culture, society’s moral foundation and the people’s confidence.

Yuan Hongbing first proposes in detail the “National Constitution Movement” to rebuild national will; second, the “Liberal Culture Movement” to reconstruct Taiwan’s cultural values; thirdly, the “Political Power Cleansing Movement” aimed to restructure society’s moral foundations; and lastly, the “Understanding the Heroism of Cheng Nanjung Movement” to re-establish the confidence of the people. These four movements combine to comprise the multi-faceted process of rebuilding Taiwan’s spirit. This is undoubtedly a wake up call from an intellectual. At this turning point in history, at this crucial moment for Taiwan, such a voice is worth cherishing.

Yuan Hongbing calls out, “Taiwan, you must stay free.” After escaping post-war authoritarian rule and walking on the road of freedom, the Taiwanese people are faced with a new state of affairs. Chinese KMT colonial rule in Taiwan is currently embracing Communist China’s support and conspiring with China to take control of Taiwan. In response, if Taiwan is unable to walk out of this colonialist disease and construct collective values to ensure freedom and democracy, then it will fall into a chasm in history. As an exiled Chinese writer, a minority in China, an intellectual from Inner Mongolia, with his pen, Yuan Hongbing lights a torch for Taiwan and the freedom he pursues.

China Uncensored will publish excerpts from The Taiwan Crisis on a regular basis.

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