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Le Matin, Switzerland

China's Olympic Deal With al-Qaeda: There 'Will Not Be Blood' …


This is just one of the allegations in a new book published in France called, The Chinese Secret Services: From Mao to the Olympic Games. In the book, sinologist Roger Faligot retraces the history of ties between the People's Republic and al-Qaeda.


By Ian Hamel


Translated By James Jacobson


February 23, 2008


Switzerland - Le Matin - Original Article (French)

Just releaed in French: The Chinese Secret Services. from Mao to the Olympic Games, by sinolgist Roger Faligot.

Tomorrow, the word "Guoanbu " will be as familiar as CIA, KGB or General Intelligence . China has not only become a great world power, it has also erected the most important secret services in the world. They comprise two million spies who scrutinize your acts and gestures, especially if you're an athlete, a sports journalist or an opponent of the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing. For the latter, China has also established a center for special intelligence equipped with a budget of $1.3 billion.


Security has become a national priority in the Middle Kingdom, which dreads nothing more than dramas like the one that occurred in Tiananmen Square in 1989 ; demonstrations by Beijing's Uyghur opponents (a Muslim minority from West China ); or protests by the Tibetans, during the global festival of sport next August. In The Chinese Secret Services. from Mao to the Olympic Games, China expert Roger Faligot  reveals that General Chen Xiaogong, the new coordinator of military intelligence, negotiated with al-Qaeda to prevent terrorist attacks during the Olympics.




The relationship between China and the Islamist movement is long-standing. At the end of 1979 beginning with the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, the Chinese decided to help the Mujahideen. Beijing provided Simonov sub-machine guns and Kalashnikov assault rifles, which have the advantage of using the same ammunition as Russian weapons. Within the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, there is a military attaché named Kong Jining. This commander, who supplied the Islamists with weapons of war, was none other than Mao Zedong's grandson.



"The choice of such an agent shows the importance that the Chinese placed on operations in Afghanistan. These good relations have continued with the Taliban. At the end of 2001 during the intervention by the United States in Afghanistan, the Taliban recovered an unexploded American missile for their Chinese friends," writes Roger Faligot.




Baluchistan: Faligot charges that Chinese agents made contact with the 'entourage' of Osama bin Laden in this province of Pakistan in 2006.

In addition, the Chinese secret services have managed to infiltrate the Uyghurs, who are under the influence of al-Qaeda. The first negotiations with Osama bin Laden's entourage are alleged to have been held in 2006 in Pakistan's Baluchistan Province, after the terrorists assassinated several Chinese engineers. Apparently, Beijing managed to find common ground with al-Qaeda. The killings have stopped.


This time, what has China promised to prevent a suicide bomber from blowing himself up at the stadium during the finals for the 100-meter dash? And most importantly, what confidence can we give any commitment undertaken by Osama bin Laden? The answer will come next August in Beijing.




The question is, will Tintinophiles  praise Roger Faligot or curse him? In his book, the sinologist dissects certain Chinese inscriptions from the book The Blue Lotus . These proclaim: "Down with imperialism!", "Abolish the unequal treaties!," or "Boycott Japanese goods!" All are slogans inspired by the Chinese Communist Party that a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Tchang Tchong-jen, whispered to the artist that created Tintin, Georges Remi, alias Hergé.


Comic hero Tintin appears in the comic The Blue Lotus, written in 1936.

[Editor's Note: The wildly popular Adventures of Tintin was a comic-book series that centered on the adventures of a young Belgian reporter. Tinitin, and his dog Snowy. The comic The Blue Lotus is about a band of drug smugglers and takes place mostly in China. Apparently Georges Remi, the author who wrote the Tintin series, may have been influenced by this future Chinese Communist artist, Tchang Tchong-jen].



Was the famous Tchang a Communist agent? This is what the author leads us to believe. He relates that this young man, who befriended George Remi, was very close to the Red Marshal Chen Yi , who [during the civil war] took Shanghai in 1949 before becoming mayor of the city. Tchang becomes then an official article, to whom the authorities commissioned works, sculptures and paintings symbolizing the union of all the people behind the Communist party. Was Herge manipulated? "Probably not," answers Roger Faligot. "But he was of use to the propagandists of the Chinese Communist Party."



The Chinese Secret Services. From Mao to the Olympic Games (Les services secrets chinois. De Mao aux JO) by Roger Faligot, New World Edition has just been released.
































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