We have received an email response (May 29) from the Vice-Chancellors Office Of University Of Sydney regarding the growing concerns about Doctor Huang Jiefu, China’s forced extraction of organs from executed political and other prisoners, and the decision by the University to honor this Minister of China’s Regime. Here is our reply sent today.
Attention of Professor Stephen Garton
University of Sydney
Re: Doctor Huang Jiefu
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our communication, dated May 2, regarding the increasing international concern surrounding Doctor Huang Jiefu and his association with the University of Sydney. As you may have gathered from the media attention it has attracted, this is a matter of considerable concern to people around the word. As such we are making this reply to your office an open letter so as best to share our position with our own international subscribers and supporters. We are happy to feature a rejoinder from you should you wish.
We have read with interest and noted your comments, while we understand entirely your natural response to support your colleague what is more challenging to fathom is the remarkable degree of trust and credulity your remarks seem to show in favor of accepting the assurances and official comments from the Communist Party Of China, of which your colleague is perhaps a card carrying member. As a highly draconian and totalitarian regime you must surely be aware that China’s authorities operate upon a very different set of values to that aspired towards, or practiced partly at least, by more liberal and democratic states such as Australia.
As you will no doubt be aware there are number of deeply disturbing issues relating to China, the suppression of basic freedoms and gross violation of human rights. That is a matter of documented record. Included of course within that dark litany of abuse is an un-sleeping censorship and manipulation of information, as ever the tyrant conceals, obfuscates, dilutes, fabricates and distracts to best cover the odious excesses of his tyranny.
That China’s regime is economical with the truth is an understatement off any known scale, we only have to recall its denials regarding the massacre of Tienanmen Square in 1989 to appreciate the degree to which it will lie on issues of sensitivity. More recently companies such as Google and governments too are facing a flood of cyber-attacks, clearly emanating from China, yet denied with calm assurance by the Chinese authorities. Then of course we have the deeply troubling situation in Tibet, which the CCP explains away as a politically motivated myth, insisting that Tibetans are a contented and prosperous ‘ethnic minority’ under the tender rule of the ‘Motherland. The calumny of the imperialist.
Given such a record it is particularly difficult to understand how an academic institution such as University of Sydney, with its principles of human rights, democratic values and free speech, can seemingly be so willing to invest credibility in the well oiled assurances of the Communist Party of China, the ruling power in China’s Government.
Not since Leni Riefenstahl lovingly fashioned her propaganda celebrations of Nazi-Germany, or the film board of apartheid South Africa encouraged documentaries of the supposedly contented black populations of the townships, have we witnessed such a calculated machinery of deception as that operated by the Chinese authorities. Yet if we read your comments correctly it seems you accept without a scintilla of skepticism various assurances offered by China’s regime on the issue of organ harvesting from individuals executed by the Chinese state. What form of infatuation with China is exerting such an influence as to suspend your critical faculties towards an authority which is infamous for deceit?
Moreover on what basis, apart from the uncritical consumption of the cynical falsehoods served up by the Chinese officials, do you imagine that the horrific practice of forced organ extraction from political and other prisoners will be realized, under a regime that forcibly sterilizes women, operates a vast network of forced labor camps, brutalizes the occupied peoples of Tibet and East Turkestan and denies its own people genuine civil and political freedoms? From where do you draw your faith in such a corrupted and vicious regime?
Whatever the academic achievements or assertions made by Doctor Huang Jiefu he remains a Minister within the world’s most repressive and censorial regime, furthermore he is closely associated with a program that has been rightly criticized and opposed for abusing human and medical rights. As to the excuse that appears to justify your support for that individual, that he is involved in ‘reform’ within China, can you kindly advise us of what genuinely independent monitoring body is operating to evaluate the reality of such supposed advancements?
There remain serious questions surrounding Doctor Huang Jiefu and many people, including our own global supporters, activists and friends are troubled that the University Of Sydney is associating itself with this individual.