The December news coverage regarding the leaked Shanghai CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Member database at first seem to be a fevered dream from the imagination of a creative member of the John Birch Society. However, the equally feverish refutations of the "oft-debunked" claims of the Birchers (that the CCP has been hell-bent on infiltration of the United States) appear to be somewhat supported. According to the Shanghai list, the CCP has not intended on the infiltration of merely the United States. They appear to have infiltrated the world.
Before you dismiss this article as another Sinophobic raving about the terrors of a hegemony of the east, here are a few articles exploring the extent of the CCP list membership in the United States and countries around the world and the meaning of their discovery.
2. This next story is a hilarious amalgamation of self-contradictory paragraphs. It might be comedy.
"How a Chinese Communist Party Members List Became a Scare Story" (Article)
3. Although not explicitly connected to the Shanghai CCP database leak, the story of links between U. K. laboratories and Chinese military laboratories is similarly unnerving. (Article; Thread Archive)
Below may be found a few hastily tabulated and graphed search results from the algorithm translated English version of the Shanghai CCP database. Note that there are many apparent mistranslations. Some are quite comical. Several of the companies below I discovered in an article here listing "Top 10 US Companies with Highest Revenues to China." For the original graphics, refer to the archived tweets here and here. I plan to continue this list as more companies come into the news as their ties to China are revealed.
I have only included the count of CCP members listed for each of the organizations below. There is also an ID number, address, level of education, phone or mobile number, ethnicity, and hometown for many of the names on the translated English version of the Shanghai CCP database. Of the roughly 92 million global members of the Chinese Communist Party, 1.95 million are apparently represented on this list.
'It is my will to join the Communist Party of China, uphold the Party's program, observe the provisions of the Party Constitution, fulfil a Party member's duties, carry out the Party's decisions, strictly observe Party discipline, guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life, be ready at all times to sacrifice my all for the Party and the people, and never betray the Party.'
1. Wynn Resorts
- 3 Casinos in Macau
- 2 Casinos in Las Vegas
- 144 CCP member listings for the search term "Wynn" in organizations.
2. Qualcomm (QCOM)
- China has the "world's largest largest smartphone vendors including Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo and others, most of which use Qualcomm chips in their products."
- 252 CCP member listings for the search term "Qualcomm" in "organizations."
3. Micron Technology (MU)
I am not certain of a direct connection here. Micron Technology is "one of the world's leading makers of computer data storage solutions such as USB flash drives and NAND flash memory."
Here are the search results for the term "Micron":
- 25 CCP member "Ph.D. students in the Department of Microna Electronics..."
4. "General Motors" Search term
- "GM and its joint ventures in China have more than 58,000 employees."
- 112 CCP members with Search Term "General Motors"
Since GMChina.com listed so many ventures between SAIC and GM, I thought I would also employ the search term "SAIC."
5. SAIC, Formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation
- SAIC-Volkswagen came up quite a bit...
- Grand Total 4,446 Members
- 228 total organizations with "Volkswagen" as a search term
- 7,615 CCP Members on the Shanghai CCP List for "Volkswagen" organizations
"Boeing, Airbus, Thales, and Rolls-Royce each play an essential role in manufacturing equipment used by [UK] Armed Forces."
- 18 organizations with "Boeing" as a search term
- 262 CCP Members on the Shanghai CCP List for "Boeing" organizations
- 4 Organizations with "Thales" as a search term
- 145 CCP Members on the Shanghai List
- 16 Orgs with "Airbus" as a search term
- 336 CCP Members on the Shanghai List
- 13 CCP Members on the Shanghai List under Rolls-Royce Shipbuilding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
11. United States search term
- 68 organizations in the CCP list including the term "United States"
- 1,147 CCP members in those 68 organizations in the CCP list including the term "United States"
12. United Nations Search Term
- 12 organizations in the CCP list including the term "United Nations"
- 216 CCP members in those 12 orgs. in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "United Nations"
13. Iraq Search Term
- 2 organizations in the CCP list including the term "Iraq"
- 48 CCP members in those 2 organizations in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "Iraq"
14. Vietnam Search Term
- 14 organizations in the CCP Shanghai list including the term "Vietnam"
- 292 CCP members in those 14 organizations in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "Vietnam"
15. Iran Search Term
- 2-3 organizations in the CCP Shanghai list including the term "Iran"
- 13 CCP members in those 14 organizations in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "Iran"
16. Pfizer Search Term
- "69 CCP members in four Pfizer branches in Shanghai. Neither Qualcomm nor Pfizer responded to inquiries yesterday."
- 69 CCP members in those 14 organizations in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "Pfizer"
17. AstraZeneca Search Term
- 54 CCP members in the Shanghai CCP list including the term "Astra"
18. New York University Search Term
"New York University also appears with 71 members attached to a branch named East China Normal University Shanghai New York University Faculty and Labor Party Branch."
There are ten more examples in the Twitter thread that I highlighted including Huawei, SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation), AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China), China Aerospace Science and Technology (CASC), Unicom (China United Network Communications Group), and China National Offshore Oil Corporation). Several of these were listed on the "Parent-Level Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMC)" list published by the state department on December 8, 2020.
I suspect the relevance of the Shanghai list and the CCMCs identified by the state department will not greatly dissipate in the near future. As of December 31st, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange first announced it would be delisting Unicom, China Mobile, and China Telecom. All three are listed on the "Parent-Level Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMC)" list published by the state department. However, as I was finishing this post, the NYSE abruptly reversed its policy (originally delisting Unicom/China Telecom/China Mobile as early as Thursday) in their 10pm announcement on January 4, 2021. Unless I missed something remarkable, it appears the CCP has superseded the influence of the State Department on the New York Stock Exchange.
Many have stood against the CCP in China and have been crushed. Few escape. Even beyond the mounting evidence of the horrors against the Uyghurs and political prisoners that has escaped the great firewall of China, there is undeniable evidence that even Chinese "elites" face scrutiny and fierce retribution from the CCP in the event of opposition. Even the Jeff Bezos of China, Jack Ma, appears to have "disappeared" for two months after a clash with Beijing. He is not the first billionaire and CEO to disappear in the ever-expanding web of the CCP suzerains. As I said at the start of this article, the critics of the Birchers make a fair point. The CCP does not only have their sights on the United State. The CCP have their sights on the world. It now appears the accuracy of their economic and political sights has far surpassed the accuracy of the Norden bomb sights, a technology credited for the accuracy of Allied devastation in WWII bombing runs. Will they hold the New York Stock Exchange and the Presidency in the same month without a single bomb necessary?
I embedded the infographic images from the CCP database above for future reference. They are available on Twitter here, as long as that is allowed, and archived here and here if you prefer to view them outside of this webpage.
And if I thought that war as such was really as wicked as wife-beating as such or cannibalism as such, I should certainly join with those who resent the rifle class and the cadet corps. Even here, as in so many other questions, the most fanatical position is really the most reasonable. Even the man who thinks war wrong and objects to rifle corps is not so mad as the man who thinks war wrong and does not object to rifle corps. Only to those who disapprove of all war I would add this reminder: Their only conceivable meaning is that they disapprove of bodily violence. In that case they are bound to disapprove of government as much as of war. Surely there is something quite repulsively mean in saying that force must not be used against a conqueror from abroad, but force may be used against a poor, tired tramp who steals chickens. A Quaker has no right to be a soldier; but neither has he any right to be a magistrate. It is not only war that is an appeal to violence. Peace is an appeal to violence. The order and decency of our streets, the ease of exchange, and the fulfilment of contracts all repose ultimately upon the readiness of the community to fight for them, either against something without or against something within. Every city is a city in arms. As you and I and the rest of the respectable Londoners walk down the street we are all clanking with invisible weapons. We have taken the essential responsibility which is involved in war in merely being citizens of a State; we have declared war in favour of certain practices which we approve and against certain practices which we disapprove.
- G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, October 6, 1906.
Man is not a fighting animal: otherwise he would not want flags and music and codes of honour to help him to fight. Man must be defined most subtly: he is a running-away animal—who does not run away.
- G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, September 14, 1912.
The man who ties himself to the mere pacific ideal can never be certain of preserving any other. Rather than run the risk of war, he will give up slaves to the slave-driver and peoples to the tyrant.
- G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, June 21, 1913.
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