- Strategic Infrastructure Plan Precedes Military Option
- CHINA OVERVIEW
- China has a population in excess of 1.2 billion.
- China is a Communist dictatorship.
- China is an atomic super power.
- China has a large arsenal of short and medium range missiles
and is thought to now have accurate long range missile capability.
- China is rapidly building the world's largest navy and
is ever increasing its airpower.
- China has the world's largest army at over 3 million
- The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) directly controls and
supervises more than 15,000 business and 50,000 factories. These businesses
are of a widely varying nature within both the civilian and military spheres.
The PLA even trades stock in financial centres.
- Thousands of PLA products fill the shelves of U.S. stores.
- "I have a continuing sense of awe at the scale of
this. They are now running a multibillion dollar conglomerate." -
James Mulvenon, RAND Corporation.
- Many U.S. Companies do business with the PLA, an army
that invaded Tibet, kills students and maintains the denial of basic freedoms
to Chinese citizens.
- According to the Institute for Strategic Affairs in London
the PLA earns $25 billion a year from its businesses.
- Profits go back into feeding troops, modernizing aggressive
military capabilities and strengthening ambitions for regional and world
- On July 17th 1998 the emerging "strategic partnership"
between the U.S. and Red China escalated significantly when it was revealed
that members of the elite U.S. Special Forces would train soldiers from
- China will soon have the world's second largest economy.
- China dominates the economies of Malaysia, Indonesia,
Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines and runs the economies of Singapore
and Hong Kong.
- China disputes the following boundaries: The boundary
with India; sections of the boundary with Russia; the boundary with Tajikistan;
a section of the boundary with North Korea; involved in a complex dispute
over the Spratly Islands with Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and
Brunei; maritime boundary dispute with Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin; Paracel
Islands occupied by China, but claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan; claims Japanese-administered
Senkaku Islands, as does Taiwan.
- In late 1999 China completed its Muglad oilfield project
in the Sudan. The Chinese have built a 940 mile pipeline from Heglid in
Southern Sudan to the Port of Sudan, centrally situated on the Red Sea's
western coast opposite Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in what has been China's largest
overseas operation by the China National Petroleum Corporation.
- Chinese investment in the Sudan is now well over US $2
- In late 2000 the UK's Daily Telegraph reported that China
had put 700,000 troops in the Sudan on alert and was preparing to enter
that country's civil war.
- The U.S. State Department denied that China had such
troop levels in Sudan 'otherwise we'd have known about it'. However the
Chinese troops entering Sudan went undetected by other nations. Only the
number of these forces is disputed, but aid workers have confirmed the
levels of Chinese in the Sudan to be in the 'tens upon tens of thousands'.
- This large Chinese presence midway between the Horn of
Africa and Suez could become a threat to Saudi Arabia (world oil supply),
the Red Sea and the Suez Canal (through which 6% of world shipping, up
to 25,000 vessels a year, passes) and to Israel.
- The sudden use of Chinese 'workers' as a trained military
force does not bode well for current Chinese operations underway in Panama
and the Caribbean, where a large influx of Chinese illegals is occurring.
- Whilst the US and NATO were busy in Yugoslavia, China
was cementing relations with Cuba and is now financing and modernising
Cuba's telecommunications and electronics industry.
- Chinese President Jiang Zemin met with Cuban President
Fidel Castro 13th April 2001 and signed contracts for US$400 million of
- In addition to the telephone system and electronics the
agreements cover sports, educational exchange, maritime relations, a fiscal
agreement to avoid double taxation, economic and technical exchanges, a
bank credit for a hotel now being built in downtown Havana and a US$150
million credit for the purchase of Chinese television sets.
- During Jiang's visit a high level American trade delegation
left Cuba empty handed.
- China's Defence Minister visited Cuba over one year ago.
- China already has a techno-spy base and communication
bases in Cuba and is building intelligence facilities at Torrens/Lourdes
adjacent to a massive Russian facility already in operation.
- It has been reported that the Lourdes facility is the
largest such complex operated by the Russian Federation and its intelligence
service outside the region of the former Soviet Union. The Lourdes facility
is reported t o cover a 28 square-mile area with some 1,500 Russian engineers,
technicians, and military personnel working at the base. Experts familiar
with the Lourdes facility have reportedly confirmed that the base has multiple
gro ups of tracking dishes and its own satellite system, with some groups
used to intercept telephone calls, faxes, and computer communications in
general, and other groups used to cover targeted telephones and devices.<b
- The Lourdes facility also monitors the U.S. Atlantic
fleet and elements of U.S. Pacific fleet operations as well as domestic,
commercial and military communications throughout the Americas.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis between Russia and America in
October 1962 successfully stopped Russia from installing strategic missiles
on Cuba. Today China has a strong presence within Cuba and could position
strategic missil es on the island relatively easily.
- Nothing has been done to address this potentially dangerous
situation of cities throughout North America becoming targeted by missiles
to be launched out of Cuba.
- LATIN AMERICA
- During Jiang's April 2001 Latin American tour he met
with Communist allies in Venezuela, paid visits to Chile, Argentina, and
Uruguay, and addressed a meeting of the UN's Economic Commission for Latin
America and the Cari bbean.
- Venezuela is under the revolutionary rule of self-described
Maoist Hugo Chavez.
- "I have been very Maoist all my life," said
Chavez during an October 1999 visit to Beijing.
- China is active within Venezuela in gas, oil, agriculture,
mining and the national railroad plan.
- In late January 2001 Colombian President Andres Pastrana
sent his Chief of Staff to Beijing to ask China for help in developing
agricultural programs in Colombia.
- Asked if he was concerned about this development, U.S.
Secretary of State for Defence Colin Powell replied: "I don't know
why it would trouble me, especially if the Chinese have something to contribute.
President Pastran a is free to seek advice where he finds it more useful."
- Beijing has allied itself with the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia (FARC), which receives backing from Russia, Cuba and
Iran and supports China's plans to conquer the free Chinese on Taiwan.
- The Panama Canal is 900 miles from the U.S.
- The Panama Canal controls at least one third of world
shipping and is vital to American trade and defence capabilities as well
as being an economic and logistical bridgehead between North and South
- Some 20% of total US imports and exports pass through
the Canal including around 40% of all grain exports.
- Panama is a vulnerable front-line state against the spread
of narcotics and terrorism that plague its South American neighbours. When
the U.S. pulled out of Panama at the end of 1999 the U.S. counter-narcotics
centre at H oward Air Base was closed.
- Panama is now the central base of Communist Chinese operations
in Latin America and the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa is a vital component
to the emerging Chinese strategy of dominating the Pacific and undermining
and isol ating the United States.
- A Chinese corporation, Great Wall of Panama, has a 60
year lease for an export zone on the Atlantic end of the canal.
- Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong based multinational
conglomerate with a market capitalisation of US$53 billion and almost 100,000
employees worldwide has spent more than US$100 million to modernize its
two ports, Cristob al on the Atlantic and Balboa on the Pacific ends of
the Panama Canal. These are now run by Communist Chinese allies.
- Hutchison Whampoa operates five core business in 28 countries:
ports and related services, telecommunications and e-commerce, property
and hotels, retail and manufacturing and energy and infrastructure.
- Hutchison is 10% owned by China Resources Enterprises
(CRE) and has been identified by the U.S. Senate as a front for Chinese
- CRE was identified by the U.S. Senate Government Affairs
Committee as a conduit for 'espionage - economic, political and military
- for China.'
- Hutchison has joint venture terminal operations in Mainland
China, the Bahamas, Panama, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia.
- Under controversial Panamanian Law Number 5, that was
secretly implemented by the Balladarcs regime, the Hutchison Whampoa company
has the right of first refusal on other Canal facilities, including former
strategic facil ities, which include former U.S. bases, such as the Rodman
Naval Station port.
- Some of the measures harmful to U.S. security and economic
interests under Law Number 5, include:
- Article 2.1 grants Hutchison Whampoa first option to
take over the ports at Rodman Naval Station meaning that U.S. warships
could be shut out.
- Article 2.8 authorizes Hutchison Whampoa to transfer
contract rights to any third party registered in Panama. This third party
could be Cuba, Iraq, Iran or Libya or any other country which is hostile
to the United States. Hutchison can extend its leases until 2047.
- Article 2.12a, grants Hutchison Whampoa priority to all
piers, including private piers, at Balboa and Cristobal, plus an operating
area at Albrook Air Force Station.
- Article 2. 12i, guarantees Hutchison Whampoa the right
to designate their own canal pilots, change the rules for boarding vessels
and add additional pilots - if clients claim dissatisfaction.
- Secretary of State Colin Powell, a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations, stated on February 6th 2001 "I have not found
that the so-called Chinese presence in the form of shipping companies and
the like have created any danger to the Panamanian people, the Panamanian
government, or to the canal itself. Our interests are served."
- During his presidency Bill Clinton admitted that China
would control the Panama Canal after December 31, 1999. "I think the
Chinese will, in fact, be bending over backwards to make sure they run
the Canal in a competent a nd fair manner. I think they'll want to demonstrate
to a distant part of the world that they can be a responsible partner,
and I would be very surprised if any adverse consequences flowed from the
Chinese running the Cana l."
- During his presidency Mr.Clinton did more than anyone
to accommodate Communist China's requirements.
- Hutchison Whampoa is part of the Li Ka Shing group of
companies, owner Li Ka Shing having close ties to the Chinese government.
He is a board member of the Chinese government's main investment arm, the
China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC), run by the
PLA arms dealer and smuggler Wang Jun.
- CITIC is the bank of the PLA and finances Chinese army
weapons sales and the purchase of Western Technology.
- Wang Jun is also the head of China's Polytechnologies
Company, the international outlet for Chinese weapons sales.
- China and Russia's strategic alliance is posing an ever
increasing threat to the U.S. and NATO. Panama now hosts a highly dangerous
mix of well-financed Chinese and Russian organised crime mobs along with
Cuban government operatives, drug lords and narco-terrorist militants,
who threaten the democracy of Panama and neighbouring countries and are
a direct long-term threat to Mexico and the United States.
- There is an ongoing massive smuggling operation of illegal
aliens from China into Panama by Chinese Triad gangs on China Overseas
Trading Company (COSCO) shipping.
- THE BAHAMAS
- In the Bahamas Hutchison Whampoa has dredged and expanded
the port at Freetown on the island of Grand Bahama, 60 miles from Florida,
enabling it to handle the largest container ships in the world. Hutchison
is building a massive naval facility there.
- Many Chinese officials as well as the Cuban ambassador
have visited the Freetown port.
- Hutchison has a 50% stake in the Grand Bahama Airport
Company, which owns one of the world's longest airport runways at more
than 11,000 feet, capable of handling the world's largest aircraft.
- The Canadian government has allowed China's state-owned
China Overseas Trading Company (COSCO) to make Vancouver the gateway for
its operations in North America against intelligence advice.
- U.S. Senate and Canadian intelligence have described
COSCO as the "merchant marine" for China's military. COSCO vessels
have been apprehended carrying assault rifles into California and missile
technology and biological-c hemical weapons components into North Korea,
Iraq, Iran and Pakistan.
- COSCO ships have been used by the Chinese government
to ship missiles, jet fighters and components of weapons of mass destruction
to nations such as North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan.
- COSCO has been seeking to take over former naval facilities
in Southern California at Long Beach.
- COSCO has over 600 merchant ships in its fleet, which
makes it larger than the U.S. merchant marine during World War II and the
PLA's literature refers to COSCO vessels as zhanjian, or 'warships'.
- COSCO'S merchant fleet is currently being refitted for
military troop transportation.
- THE WARNINGS
- Al Santoli, an aide to Republican Representative Dana
Rohrabacher of California, says that China is positioning itself commercially
and militarily along key naval 'choke points'. Santoli has been monitoring
Chinese mariti me activity from the Philippines to Panama. The Chinese
are building military bases and expanding Chinese illegals on a massive
scale at these choke points which include:
- Burma (access to the Indian Ocean)
- Hong Kong (to control the South China Sea)
- The Straits of Malacca (where China has ties with Cambodia
and is building a naval facility and fortifications on the Philippines-claimed
Spratly Islands. An average of 150 ships pass through these straits daily)
- The Central Pacific (a major land satellite tracking
station on Tarawa)
- Hawaii (a major ocean mining tract)
- The Caribbean (the Bahamas naval facility and growing
relationship with Cuba)
- Cuba (where, amongst other activities, the Chinese are
building communications intelligence facilities adjacent to Russia's huge
technical spy center at Torrens/Lourdes.)
- Panama (eventual control of the Panama Canal)
- Sudan (to control the Red Sea, Suez Canal and possibly
threaten Saudi Arabia and Israel).
- The United States is expecting a possible confrontation
with China over Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, including
its occupation of the disputed Spratly islands, close to the Phillipines.
- Hong Kong's Cheng Ming newspaper quoted Chinese Defence
Minister Chi Haotian as saying war with the United States is inevitable.
- "Seen from the changes in the world situation and
the United States' hegemonic strategy for creating monopolarity, war is
inevitable," Mr. Chi told a military conference in early December
- "We cannot avoid it," he was quoted in the
newspaper as saying. "The issue is that the Chinese armed forces must
control the initiative in this war. . . . We must be prepared to fight
for one year, two years, three years or even longer."
- Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. has
concluded that China is planning on a major war with the U.S. within the
next two years.< br
- Admiral Moorer believes a conflict with China over Taiwan
is inevitable and that such a war is likely to lead to the use of atomic
weapons by both sides.
- He has stated that China's new bases in Panama and Cuba
will allow them to covertly strike every U.S. city with atomic weapons
delivered by their large arsenal of short and medium range missiles.
- Moorer warns that the new nexus between China and Russia
now threatens the balance of world power and fears therefore that one or
more serious conflicts may face America in the next few years.
- As if to perversely reinforce Admiral Moorer's point
about China and Russia's alliance being a threat to the United States the
U.S. State Department in recent years has ceded several U.S. islands in
the Arctic and Bering Sea to Russia without congressional approval or public
- These islands are significant because they hold potential
mineral, gas, oil and fishing rights - not to mention possible strategic
military value and have been part of America since the United States purchased
Alaska from Russia in 1867.
- The Arctic islands, which lie west of Alaska and north
of Siberia, include the islands of Wrangell, Herald, Bennett, Jeannette
- The islands in the Bering Sea make up the westernmost
point in Alaska's Aleutian chain and include Copper Island, Sea Otter Rock
and Sea Lion Rock. These islands together have a square mileage more than
that of some U.S. States.
- The U.S. Census Bureau's director, Kenneth Prewitt has
said, "Census Bureau officials were informed by the U.S. Department
of State that these islands remain under the jurisdiction of Russia. Without
confirmation and appr opriate documentation from the Department of State
to the contrary, the Census Bureau cannot include these islands as part
of the State of Alaska."
- The islands may already be hosts to Russian military
tracking and listening facilities.
- The shortest distance between the U.S. mainland and Asia
is the polar route.
- Asia includes China.
- A senior Russian transportation official, Viktor Razbegin,
was quoted in the London Times in early January as saying a railway tunnel
will be built under the Bering Straits connecting Alaska to the Russian
Far East. The p roject, estimated to cost $60 billion, has been talked
about for years, but many consider it unrealistic. Such a tunnel would
provide an access point for covertly infiltrating illegal aliens and/or
military forces into No rth America.
- Even the possibility of a 55 mile 'Peace Bridge' joining
Siberia and Alaska has been aired.
- LOS ALAMOS
- In a 1988 report to the Senate Committee on Governmental
Affairs, after a 21 month investigation, the United States General Accounting
Office (GAO) revealed an appalling lack of security at the three main U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) weapons laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory, California; Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico; and
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico.
- The GAO study concluded: "During the 21-month period
from January 1986 through September 1987, about 6,700 foreign nationals
visited or were assigned to one of these laboratories. About 900 of the
visitors were from Commu nist or other sensitive countries, including those
suspected of developing nuclear weapons, such as India, Israel, and Pakistan."
- The DOE attempted to downplay the seriousness of its
abysmal security record by asserting that the visitors from Communist countries
did not participate in any 'sensitive' projects - an assertion not supported
by the GAO report, which said:
- "We found that foreign visitors from Communist and
other sensitive nations have been involved in activities that have been
identified as sensitive by DOE's own criteria, such as lasers, nuclear
physics, and particle beams that could assist countries to develop and
produce nuclear weapons. Information on classified programs could be derived
from available unclassified data or by observing activities at these facilities."
- As bad as the situation was at that time, security under
the new Clinton regime became a lot worse.
- The Wall Street Journal reported that in 1993, "The
Clinton Department of Energy actually widened the loophole, waiving rules
requiring background checks on many visitors from countries known to be
involved in nuclear wea pons programs. The laboratories said that the stream
of foreign scientists, especially from China, put too much of a burden
on security officials. The Clinton waivers produced a surge of unchecked
visitors at the Los Alam os lab and at the Sandia National Laboratory.
In the late 1980s there were 67 visitors from China at the three weapons
labs, which included Livermore National Laboratory in California. Now there
are almost 500, or almost one-third of all foreign scientists."
- CRIMINAL THREAT TO U.S.
- The United States faces a growing threat from Chinese
organized crime groups that are using Canada as a base from which to conduct
criminal activities. Members of ethnic Chinese criminal groups from China,
Hong Kong, Taiw an, and Macao have exploited Ottawa's immigration policies
and entrepreneur program to enter the country and become Canadian residents,
making it easier for them to cross into the United States. Canada has become
a gatewa y for Chinese criminal activity directed at the United States,
particularly heroin trafficking, credit card fraud, and software piracy.
- The fact that COSCO has made Vancouver its gateway for
operations into North America can only aggravate the situation.