【禁聞】對話美助理國務卿 美對華新動向?

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【新唐人2015年2月16日訊】美國駐華大使館日前在網頁上發出公告,邀請網友在2月13號加入微博聊天,與美國助理國務卿互動。不過,美國助理國務卿的微博帳號很快遭到封殺,只得轉向推特繼續進行。專家認為,這次美國大使館的行動,是吸取了美國智庫的建議,為適應沒有中共的中國,嘗試與被中共邊緣化了的中國民眾建立聯繫。

美國駐華大使館的網頁公告上寫道:2月13日晚上8點,我們邀請你加入微博聊天,與負責民主、人權和勞工事務的美國助理國務卿湯姆•馬林諾夫斯基,探討美國為遵守聯合國人權條約所做出的努力。

不過,馬林諾夫斯基的微博很快遭到封殺。點擊「對話美國官員」的微博討論頁面鏈接,會自動轉到其它頁面。

馬林諾夫斯基將「對話」轉到推特繼續進行,還用「酷刑應該毫無例外的在任何地方、任何時候都被禁止」為話題,貼上了自己在反酷刑委員會議上的發言。

來自舊金山的中國民主大學校長唐柏橋認為,美國助理國務卿馬林諾夫斯基主動對話中文網友,與美國智庫的建議有關。

在這之前,美國智庫亞洲專家奧斯林(Michael Auslin),在美國《華爾街日報》撰文,說「中國共產黨已瀕臨黃昏」的說法,在美國智庫的中國問題專家中已經形成共識,提醒華府關注中國的局勢變化,提早思考沒有中共的中國政策。

其中有專家認為,西方外交人員、學者,非政府組織與中國民眾相隔太遠,建議美國政府與「被邊緣化」的中國人建立關係、與中國的各種聲音更廣泛地交流

中國民主大學校長唐柏橋:「他在新浪和推特這麼開是一種嚐試,他們試著跟中國的民間進行互動。這個互動的過程中,中共肯定會刁難。」

在推特上有不少網友,包括「五毛」都提交了話題討論。當有網友問道,美國的公民和民間社會,有甚麼機會參與美國政府被聯合國普遍定期審議時,馬林諾夫斯基答道:在起草報告前,美國政府會聽取公民社會組織的建議和批評,美國的公民社會組織還可以在日內瓦人權會議上與其它國家的代表團直接溝通,讓他們對美國政府提出問題和建議。

當有人質問9.11後,美國中情局對恐怖嫌疑人施用酷刑,是在違反「美國人權衛士」的操守時,馬林諾夫斯基說,美國總統承認了錯誤,並承擔了責任,還制定了一些法律和程序,來加強保障機制,採取了具體步驟來杜絕酷刑。

還有大學生問,在美國的民主選舉中,官員選舉資金來自大財團,一旦當選會為財團服務,這樣是不是會使美國的人權蒙上灰色?馬林諾夫斯基說,美國法律確保公眾知道候選人的財源,候選人如果接受某些捐款,就會傷害他們贏得選舉的機會。

公民記者孫林告訴《新唐人》,他13號當晚,上新浪微博找馬林諾夫斯基對話,不過微博已經消失。他希望以後能有多一些這樣的機會。

公民記者孫林:「美國國務卿對話有幫助,互動會很大。我們希望不僅僅是幾天,或者是規定一段時間的對話,希望美國政府加以多多的關注,不僅僅是中國。」

「中國共產黨已瀕臨黃昏」一文中寫到,美國幾十年的官方互動幾乎沒有改變中共領導人。北京仍然支持朝鮮、伊朗之類的激進角色,而且打壓自己的人民,「這個政權的本質已表露無疑」。「現在是展示西方對中國的發展有道義責任的時候了。」

唐柏橋:「如果歐美國家對中國的人權不管,中國人感覺就會很失望、很絕望,大家不遵守人權的話,這些人到美國來也會不守規矩,直接影響到美國的正常發展。」

公民記者孫林的帳號,在新浪、網易和鳳凰等微博上全部遭到封殺。孫林說,在大陸堅持爭取民主自由的民眾,甚至遭到中共剝脫生存權,他們的生活極其困難,希望國際媒體也能夠關注這些有骨氣的中國人。

採訪編輯/劉惠 後製/蕭宇

A Conversation with the U.S. Assistant Secretary:
New Policy Towards China?

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing invited Mainlanders to join a
Weibo chat on Feb. 13 with the U.S. Assistant Secretary.

However, the Weibo account of the Assistant Secretary
was quickly blocked so the effort was continued on Twitter.

Analysts believe the Embassy’s gesture is a reaction to
recent suggestions of American think tanks:

It is to build links to marginalized Chinese in preparation
for a post-Communist China.

The invitation on the U.S. Embassy in Beijing stated:

“On February 13 at 8pm (Beijing time), we invite you to join
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and
Labor Tom Malinowski for a Weibo chat on American efforts
to comply with United Nations human rights treaties."

However, Malinowski’s Weibo account was quickly blocked.

A click on the web link give an error message and
redirected the link to another website.

Malinowski transferred the conversation to Twitter.

Under the subject, “No Torture, Anywhere, Anytime," he
posted his thoughts delivered on the anti-torture committee.

Democracy Academy of China president Tang Baiqiao
believes Malinowski’s active interaction with Chinese
netizens is in reaction to the recent suggestion from
the U.S. think tank.

Michael Auslin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
in Washington, D.C., recently write an article in the Wall
Street Journal, “The Twilight of China’s Communist Party,"
(CCP) regarding the consensus of China experts.

Washington should start paying attention to the restless
China and prepare for a post-Communist China.

Auslin described how Western diplomats, scholars and NGOs
are too isolated from the Chinese people.

He feels that the only way forward is greater engagement
with China’s various voices.

Tang Baiqiao, “This intention to interact with the Chinese
through Sina and Twitter is bound to be disrupted by the
Chinese Communist Party."

On Twitter, many Chinese, including the 50-Cent party,
submitted the topics of discussion.

E.g. what are the chances for the U.S. and society to get
involved in the UN periodic review of the U.S. government?

Malinowski replied, Before drafting the report, the U.S.
government will listen to the recommendations and
criticism from the citizens, society and organizations.

In Geneva’s human rights conference, Americans can also
communicate directly to delegations of other countries,
who can also propose questions and suggestions
to the U.S. government.

There is also question about the CIA using torture against
suspects of 9-11 and violating the title of “rights defender".

Malinowski stated that the U.S. president acknowledged
the mistakes, accepted the responsibility, and developed
a number of laws and procedures to strengthen the
protection mechanism.

They took concrete steps to put an end to torture.

A college student wondered if accepting election funds from
corporates will affect human rights once the candidate wins
the election and serves the corporate.

Malinowski responded that U.S. law ensures that financial
resources of candidates are made available to the public.

The candidates’ chances of winning the election will be
jeopardized if certain donations are accepted.

Citizen journalist Sun Lin told NTD that he tried to get on
Weibo on Feb. 13th, but the Weibo link had disappeared.

He hopes more similar opportunities will be made available
in the future.

Sun Lin, “It is very helpful to have a conversation
with the Secretary of State.

We hope this kind of great interaction will not just last
for a few days or over a certain set of time.

Hope the U.S. government will pay more attention to the
Chinese, not just the country."

In the article, “The Twilight of China’s Communist Party",
it mentioned that decades of official interaction have done
little if anything to change the behavior of China’s leaders.

Beijing’s support for aggressive actors like North Korea and
Iran, and its repression of its own people, make it clear about
the nature of the regime.

“It’s time to show that the West has a moral stake
in China’s development."

Tang Baiqiao, “It will disappoint the Chinese if Europe
and the U.S. pay no attention to the human rights in China.

Without human rights, those lawless Chinese will also affect
the normal development of the United States."

Citizen journalist Sun Lin’s accounts on Sina, Netease
and Phoenix were all blocked.

Sun Lin indicates that in the fight for democracy and freedom,
Chinese are even faced with deprivation of their lives.

Their extreme hardship is in desperate need of the attention
of the international media.

Interview & Edit/LiuHui Post-Production/XiaoYu

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