It is very good that President Donald Trump called out the World Health Organization (WHO) for being “China-centric” and threatened to withhold funding, but we should be demanding specific measures to purge it of Chinese influence, beginning with a list of mandatory resignations topped by Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
WHO should also present an action plan for cleansing itself of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence, and every other international organization that asks for American funding should do the same. One simple step in the right direction would be banning anyone from a country that participates in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from assuming top leadership posts.
BRI is China’s massive program of debt colonialism: a multi-trillion-dollar plan to buy influence across the Third World and pressure smaller countries to take out loans from Chinese banks they can never repay. The important work on Belt and Road projects tends to be done by imported Chinese engineers, not local labor, which further extends China’s influence in the host country. BRI projects are often boondoggles designed to please the ruling elite or give them opportunities to enrich themselves.
The Trump administration has correctly criticized BRI since Trump’s early days in office. Trump’s first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, traveled the world warning of “debt traps” lurking within China’s extravagant infrastructure proposals. His successor Mike Pompeo warned Belt and Road targets that they risk dangerously compromising their political independence and national security by signing on. Full Story - John Hayward - Breitbart News
The estimated 2.9 million people in modern slavery in China "includes the forced labour of men, women and children in many parts of the economy, including domestic servitude and forced begging, the sexual exploitation of women and children, and forced marriage"
In the summer of 2007, it became public knowledge that young people were being kidnapped and forced into slavery in kilns in China's Shanxi province. The expose was initiated by parents who banded together in search of their missing children. These families scoured the countryside and, some, but not all found their children working in the kilns.