Separatist, Para-military, Military,
Intelligence, and Political Organizations
People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Tibet
China, People's Republic of
People's Republic of China official government site —
PRC government masquerades and attacks —
There are several Internet sites controlled by the Beijing
government, yet pretending to be something very different:
TCP/IP attacks by Beijing government systems —
Several Canadian and American ISP's hosting web pages for the Falun
Gong organization have been attacked from hosts in the gov.cn
domain and controlled by the Beijing government.
This was reported in:
China Internet Corporation — Since the Internet provides
free and open communication, it is perceived as a major threat by
the Beijing government.
Thus, said government maintains sites containing only
officially sanctioned news and information through this
State control of information —
As only four state-controlled entities are allowed to connect to
the global Internet (The Economist, 22 July 2000, pg 25),
the government strictly controls what web sites are visible from
within mainland China.
The sites of the BBC, CNN, the Washington Post, and
human-rights organizations are blocked almost continuously.
Narus, a major U.S. corporation, has sold the PRC government
the equipment it uses to control and monitor telecommunications.
Anti-Taiwan Propaganda — The domain taiwan.com
was registered in August 1999 to the Xinhua news agency of
the People's Republic of China, calling themselves china.com,
based in Hong Kong, PRC.
For the Beijing government masquerading as Taiwan, see:
China Society for Human Rights Studies — Since it's run by
the Beijing government, this is about as ironic as their Ministry
Chinese military dummy organizations —
The PLA, People's Liberation Army, has vast
business holdings, including many based in the U.S.
Information on PLA-owned companies operating in the U.S.
can be found at:
COSCO, Chinese Overseas Shipping Company —
COSCO is largely owned and operated by the PLA.
COSCO almost took over the Long Beach Naval Shipyard
when it was shut down.
The U.S. military and the city of Long Beach both objected
strenuously, but the Clinton administration applied lots
of pressure to make it happen.
I had thought that it was a done deal, but apparently it
was overturned at the last minute....
Southwest China Research Institute of Electronic
Equipment — part of the military-industrial complex,
and possibly everything under the parent company as well....
Standard Chartered Bank —
One of the three issuers of Hong Kong currency, with major
operations in New York and elsewhere in the U.S.
There are serious allegations that it's
controlled by the PLA through various fronts.
For details on that, see the 27 May 1999 report
by Pennsylvania congressman Curt Weldon, there
may still be a link at
PRC recruitment for intelligence gathering —
``organizations'' calling on overseas Chinese to help to gather
information useful for military, technical, and scientific
for more details.
All China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese —
Zhongguo Quanguo Gueiguo Huaqiao Lianhehui
or Qiaolian for short —
China Overseas Exchange Association —
Zhongguo Haiwai Jiaoliu Xuehui or COEA —
The People's Daily —
get the Party Line straight from the source:
Hong Kong Voice of Democracy —
Dissident voices —
Those outside mainland China risk TCP/IP based attacks from the
Beijing government (see above), those within mainland China risk
imprisonment and torture.
See The Economist, 22 July 2000, pp 24-28 for examples.
Among many others, they include:
Lin Hai, a programmer in Shanghai, was arrested in
1998 for supplying an American dissident magazine with
30,000 Chinese e-mail addresses.
Qi Yanchen, a journalist in Hebei, was jailed for
posting excerpts from his book to the net.
Huang Qi, whose web site
refers to the taboo Tiananmen massacre of 4 June 1989,
was arrested 3 June 2000 and is expected to be charged
under new state-secrecy laws.
The People's Republic of China has violently invaded and forcibly
occupied a few nations in the past few decades,
engaging in a little genocide along the way.
Unfortunately, the oppressed people aren't big contributors
to U.S. political parties.
Check out the following
for details on Chinese terror, torture, and genocide.
Sites representing the governments of the occupied territories,
or supporting them, include:
Tibet and the Chinese People's Republic,
A Report to the International Commission of Jurists by its Legal
Inquiry Committee on Tibet (Geneva, 1960)
In Exile from the Land of Snows,
John F Avedon (Alfred A Knopf, 1984)
East Turkistan — Home of the Uighur people,
with Turkish language and genes, Islamic religious faith,
and under heavy suppression.
Tibet — Tibet is similarly non-Chinese.
Completely different genes, language, culture, religion (they
actually have one!), so Beijing calls for ethnic cleansing.
Tibetan Government in Exile
Two sites, different information:
Rangzen - Independence for Tibet —
Voice of Tibet — Shortwave broadcasts from
various relay transmitters.
Radio Free Tibet — Broadcasts from Lithuania,
where people understand just how wrong
communist government can go.
Also see the
section for related broadcasts.
Friends of Tibet — an international network
of supporters of Tibet —
Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda —
Their ``Free Tibet!'' page:
Chushi Gangdruk —
historical material on guerrilla fighting starting
in 1949, supported at least partially by the U.S.
CIA through 1973:
Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje —
The Karmapa Lama escaped from Chinese-occupied Tibet
in 2000, traveling via back roads to Mustang, in
Nepal, then continuing to Dharamsala, India.
In early 2001 he was granted refugee status in India.
Also see the list at:
Southern Mongolia — a.k.a. Inner Mongolia.
Falun Gong, Falun Dafa, and Zhong Gong —
Qi gong is ``a system of traditional Chinese breathing and
meditation exercises that seek to channel the vital energy of the
body and the universe to various ends.'' (New York Times,
31 July 2000, pg A3)
Some groups have organized themselves around the practice of
qi gong, notably Falun Gong and Zhong Gong,
attaching to qi gong social and political aspects well
removed from its traditional focus, and drawing the ire of the
PRC government against unaffiliated qi gong practictioners
The People's Republic of China is asking the U.S. to extradite leaders
which have fled to the U.S. — Li Hongzhi, the Falun Gong
founder, a permanent resident of the U.S., and Zhang Hongbao, who
arrived in Guam in February 2000 without a visa.
Beijing government systems have been implicated in TCP/IP attacks
against web servers with qi gong info (see above).
That NYT article says, regarding Zhong Gong,
``The group, whose full name translates as China Life Preservation
and Intellect Improvement Discipline, was one of dozens of schools
started by self-styled masters during the period of loose social
controls that led to the pro-democracy demonstrations of 1989.
After the violent suppression of the democracy movement by military
force, millions of people flocked to the qi gong movement for
spriritual solace, a sort of mass recoil from the perils of political
engagement and the soulless materialism then sweeping the country.
a mass demonstration by Falun Gong followers at the central government
compound in Beijing last year set off a crackdown on it and
Falun Gong, Zhong Gong, and a handful of other qi gong schools have
since been outlawed and hundreds of their senior members have been
For some background on qi gong practices and beliefs,
which — it must be stressed — have nothing to do with politics, see:
Falun Dafa and Falun Gong
China, Republic of (Taiwan)
the People's Republic of China section above
for details on how the PRC is trying to masquerade as Taiwan
on the Internet.
In addition to claims of sovereignty by the People's Republic
of China versus Taiwanese desires for independence,
there seem to be some separatist movements, although these
might just be particularly outspoken anti-PRC groups: