Thanks for your comment Godfree. We always appreciate you giving the CCP point of view on our podcasts. As such, it would be good to get you on the podcast - would you be keen? I think the listeners would very much enjoy hearing you. Let us know.

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Thanks for the podcast. The human rights abuses in China are shocking. What is also concerning is the CCP now clearly believes it can openly display their disdain for human rights dignity anywhere in the world without consequence. A relatively minor recent example was the violence perpetrated by Chinese government officials outside the Chinese consulate of Manchester which betrayed a contempt for local law, as well as human rights. Such actions serve not only to confirm the accusations of human rights abuses in China but also that China regards our concerns with such disdain that they openly engage in violations on our territory. Russia, of course, has engaged in much worse violations on Western soil.

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"Benedict Rogers is a British human rights activist and journalist who focuses on Asia. He is the co-founder and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party's human rights commission and the co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea. He is also the East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide”.

Benedict's bio pretty much guarantees that he's a Western 'human right' warrior, representing an empire notorious for the millions of humans – from India to the Chagos – whose rights it has extinguished.

In fact, Benedict's allegations amount to justifying and, thus, propagandizing war, which is banned under the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Resolution 2200A (XXI): “Any propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law.”

What could be clearer? Still, maintaining a free hand has always been the main guiding principle for Washington and London. While agreeing to be bound by the Covenant, the British government says, “The Government of the United Kingdom interpret article 20 consistently with the rights conferred by articles 19 and 21 of the Covenant and having legislated in matters of practical concern in the interests of public order reserve the right not to introduce any further legislation. The United Kingdom also reserve a similar right in regard to each of its dependent territories.” No free speech, in other words.

By contrast, China has the best human rights record of any major nation. Anyone who reads the 30 Articles enumerated in the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights will recognize, immediately, that China's human rights record is far, far better than the USA's or the EU's. Of the 30 Articles in the Declaration, China leads 26-2, with two draws. Though China leads the US, it does not criticize other countries behavior or judge their domestic policies. Yet China has ratified the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights while the US has refused to do so.


On June 1, 2021, China will reach a human rights benchmark and everyone without exception will have a home, a job, plenty of food, education, safe streets, health and old age care. On that day there will be more poor, hungry and imprisoned people in America than in China, largely because they have different human rights priorities.

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