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US violates Chinese sovereignty in HK

By Eric Sommer (China Daily) Updated: 2014-11-21 08:14

The emergence of China, Russia or any other nation as a stable and significantly influential nation in world affairs is clearly opposed by the Paul Wolfowitz doctrine that the US must remain the sole super power.

It is significant, and disturbing, that just two months before the latest round of Hong Kong demonstrations the author of this anti-democratic doctrine was meeting with a leader of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Other interventions in Hong Kong affairs by US government entities have included, as stated on the NDI's own website, an NDI sponsored "six-month young political leaders program", a "campaign school for candidates and campaign managers in the lead-up to the 2007 (Hong Kong) elections", and an NDI-supported conference with "panelists from across the political spectrum" which explored "adopting a system of coalition government".

Let's dwell for a moment on the preceding points. The NDI and NED, US government organs, have been doing things like sponsoring training for "young political leaders", operating a "campaign school for candidates and campaign managers", holding high level meetings with organizers of political street demonstrations, and funding political organizations, not in their own country, not in the US, but in China.

How would the US government, media, and citizens respond if Chinese government agencies were sponsoring conferences inside the US on how to change the US political system, or organized political training camps for US youth, or if Chinese officials were holding frequent meetings with the organizers of Occupy Wall Street?

The author is a Canadian freelance writer.

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