[The Independent, U.K.]
Le Matin, Switzerland
'Will Not Be
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
- 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
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.
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"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.
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.
WAS TINTIN'S FRIEND A
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
Comic hero Tintin (left) 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,
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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
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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.
HERE FOR FRENCH VERSION
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