American democracy. Artwork: Liu Rui/GT
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), as one of the main “foot soldiers”, “white gloves” and “crusaders of democracy” of the American government, became the mastermind behind the separatist riots, the color revolutions and the political crises around the world, overthrowing governments and cultivating pro-US puppet forces under the guise of promoting democracy, according to a fact sheet released by China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday.
China has long been a key target of NED infiltration and subversion activities in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, the article said, noting that any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries in name of democracy is unpopular and doomed to failure.
The United States has long used democracy as a tool and a weapon to undermine democracy in the name of democracy, to incite division and confrontation, and to meddle in the internal affairs of other countries, with catastrophic consequences. , according to the article. The NED has overthrown legitimate governments and cultivated pro-American puppet forces around the world under the guise of promoting democracy.
Founded in 1983 as a bipartisan, non-profit institution, NED is nominally an NGO that supports democracy overseas, but in fact it relies on continued financial support from the White House and US Congress and takes orders from the US government. .
Through the provision of funding, he manipulated and directed NGOs around the world to export American values, conduct subversion, infiltration and sabotage, and incite “democratic movements” in target countries and regions. He became the mastermind behind separatist riots, color revolutions, political crises, lies, rumors and infiltration around the world, with an ever-growing list of evils, according to the article.
China has long been a key target of NED infiltration and subversion activities. Every year, the NED invests heavily in anti-China programs and tries to incite “Xinjiang independence”, “Hong Kong independence” and “Tibet independence”.
According to data published on its website in 2020, NED provided more than $10 million in grants for 69 China-related programs in one year, which aimed to carry out various activities endangering China’s political and social stability. .
As the main source of funding for “Xinjiang independence” organizations, NED claims to have provided $8.76 million in grants to various “Uyghur organizations” between 2004 and 2020 such as the “World Uyghur Congress”.
NED Chairman Carl Gershman has openly asserted that to solve Xinjiang’s problems, a color revolution must take place in China and that regime change can transform the country into a federal republic. Gershman also expressed his support for the idea of ”East Turkestan” to embolden the forces of “Xinjiang independence”. He also called for global attention to so-called human rights issues in Xinjiang and sought to launch an international alliance dedicated to the issue and to sanction China.
In addition, he got his hands on the internal affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in China. Since 1997, one of NED’s affiliates, the National Democratic Institute, has published 18 assessment reports aimed at influencing the “democratic development” of Hong Kong, and in 2014 it led and funded the opposition and the young radicals in the orchestration of the illegal “Occupy Central” movement.
In the anti-amendment turmoil of 2019, the NED moved from behind the scenes to the frontline, engaging directly with key anti-China destabilizing forces in Hong Kong and providing grants and training to those involved in the riots. . In May 2019, individuals trying to stir up trouble in Hong Kong, including the founding chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, Martin Lee, and the founding chairman of “Demosisto” Nathan Law, traveled to the United States to attend a NED event, openly pleading for US intervention in the Hong Kong bill. amendments.
In 2020, according to the NED website, $2 million was spent on 11 Hong Kong-related projects, with a particular focus on disrupting the LegCo election.
The article notes that peace and development are the theme in today’s world, and that the trend towards greater democracy in international relations is unstoppable. Any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries in the name of democracy is unpopular and doomed to failure.