Is the UK moving towards modelling itself on China?

Shao Jiang protests outside Downing Street on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping [Image: Getty].

Shao Jiang protests outside Downing Street on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping [Image: Getty].


It seems the UK’s Conservative Government has agreed to become a western branch office of the Chinese Communist Party, after police raided the family of a Tiananment Square survivor for protesting against the state visit by Chinese leader Xi Jianping.

What next? Will Dr Shao Jiang be arrested and imprisoned without charge, his wife placed under house arrest – also without charge?

It’s against all British beliefs about justice – but then, those beliefs were written out of the MPs’ code of conduct by the Conservative Party last week, and hardly anybody noticed.

Also removed was the compulsion to obey international law and human rights regulations.

Britain has been accused of doing the bidding of the Chinese regime after UK police raided the family home of a Tiananmen Square survivor – for standing in the road holding up protest banners in Central London.

Chinese democracy activist and Tiananmen Square survivor Shao Jiang, 47, was arrested in the street outside London’s Mansion House where a reception was being held for visiting Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

Campaigners say Dr Jiang was “brutally manhandled” by police officers after he attempted to block the motorcade by standing in front of it – in a scene reminiscent of a famous image of a lone protestor standing in front of Chinese tanks used to crush peaceful protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.

He was holding two banners, which read “End autocracy” and “Democracy now”.

After his arrest and overnight detention police searched his home and took away computer equipment.

Last night his wife said the arrest had left the couple “traumatised” and revived the “awful” memories of a raid on his home by Chinese police.

Source: UK accused of doing China’s bidding after police raid home of Tiananmen Square survivor over peaceful protest | Home News | News | The Independent

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11 thoughts on “Is the UK moving towards modelling itself on China?

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    What really worries me Mike is the apparent apathy on the part of the electorate these days. If people are too lazy or SCARED to get up and stop this dictatorship without delay, then democracy as we used to know it has gone forever.

    I am just hoping that UNITE will do its job and that Jeremy Corbyn will give this excuse for a democratic government a good hiding.

    1. chris

      there is a lot of the electorate who are trying stop this dictatorship but there more fighting then ever before thanks to Jeremy Corbyn 🙂

      I also found that “apathy in the electorate” is more or less a propaganda tool then anything being used by the Torys

  2. NMac

    The Nasty Party loves the idea of totalitarian government, just as long as its them that’s in power, and the thought of having slave labour.

  3. amnesiaclinic

    Agenda 21. You are right, Mike, the pattern is China. The 0.1% or the transnational bankers do not recognize any boundaries. They are the global elite and the slave economy and internet firewalls are where we are heading unless people wake up.

  4. Thomas

    Lone protests just get the people who do them in trouble. To make any difference, they need to be in massive numbers, and disciplined enough not to turn into riots and looting. I’d like to protest but I would not do it on my own as I prefer not to be arrested or worse.

  5. Nick

    it sure is and has been for years which is a shame because had we gone in with japan instead things would be vastly improved as their overall skills on everything are first rate with many speaking English very well at government level and at professional level

    i love japan old bondson they use to call me which i loved as i use to spend a lot of my time winding them up but the bottom line is they listen well and wont to know whats on your mind

    it gives you scope to praise them for their teaching skills in quite classrooms with good rail services all clean and tidy the same with driving all neat and clean hotels spotless hospitals spotless i could go on but anyone who has ever been will have loved the place

    china is complexed probably alright for those like myself but for in the main for the likes of Cameron and co the relationship wont be sincere making it useless

  6. chris

    What next? Will Dr Shao Jiang be arrested and imprisoned without charge, his wife placed under house arrest – also without charge?

    can we keep to the facts? he was released

    but hopefully Shao Jiang sues gov over this and wins

    and gov cant pull out of international law and human rights regulations even if they try

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The reference was to people in China who have been put into the situation I described.

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