[Epoch Times October 07, 2021]Hello, everyone, it is October 6th (Wednesday) Eastern Time, and October 7th (Thursday) Beijing Time. Welcome to chat about current affairs every day. I am Sydney (Wang Yuhe); I am Qin Peng.
Today’s focus: Spectacle of Prosperity: Tens of thousands of fraudsters lined up from Myanmar to return to China to “surrender”, rumored to be due to Xi Jinping’s ruthless move: demolish the house if you don’t return to China! The Japanese won the Nobel Prize again, and they were called by the “People’s Daily” as “should speak loudly” that year! (Qin Peng live broadcast)
Sydney: Friends who are using social software, especially female friends, have you noticed that you have received fewer unfamiliar private messages recently? It turned out that these scammers were all queuing up to the Ruili port of Yunnan on the China-Myanmar border. Recently, there has been a backlog of tens of thousands of Chinese waiting to enter the border between China and Myanmar, and they have limited entry every day. Many of these people are smugglers who have gone out before, but what happened to them returning home one after another?
How did this place known as the paradise of telecommunications fraudsters in northern Myanmar evolve into the situation it is today?
Qin Peng: On October 5th, the Japanese Klaus Hasselmann won the Nobel Prize in Physics. His remarks aroused heated discussions on the Internet. And just last year, someone on the Chinese Internet asserted that the Japanese would never win the Nobel Prize again.
Some netizens also pulled out a report in the People’s Daily of the Communist Party of China in 2001 and mocked the Japanese government’s 50-year plan to win 30 Nobel Prizes as “speaking of wild words.” Why did Japan, which is also an East Asian culture, win so many Nobel Prizes?
Tens of thousands of people line up at the China-Myanmar port waiting to surrender to pass Xi Jinping’s ruthless move
Sydney: Recently, Ruili in Yunnan on the China-Myanmar border has received attention again. A large number of Chinese people gathered at the border port, waiting for entry. During the “Eleventh Golden Week” period in China alone, more than 10,000 people were in line. Many of these people waiting to enter Myanmar were smugglers who entered Myanmar by smuggling. A large number of them were telecommunications fraudsters, Internet scammer. Because northern Myanmar has become a base camp for Internet and telecommunications fraud in recent years, many Chinese have smuggled to the local area to engage in illegal activities.
Qin Peng: In Ruili, Yunnan, in the second half of this year, I believe that many Chinese people are familiar with it. The media will disclose from time to time how many people have been tested and infected with the new crown virus. Ruili has also “closed the city” because of this.
Sydney: Yes. Regarding Ruili, we saw reports this year that Burmese working there were deported by the Chinese police on the pretext of preventing the epidemic. There are also reports that 500 kilometers of barbed wire have been repaired there to prevent cross-border and smuggling, and militias with sticks and protective clothing have increased their defense. Netizens said, “This alone has already made the former president of a certain country burst into tears.”
Qin Peng: The problem here is that President Trump, who asked to build a border wall on the US-Mexico border, was obstructed by the Democratic Party and ultimately failed.
By the way, in September this year, the Kokang local government in Myanmar also issued a notice saying that it was on the Chinese side that to prevent smuggling, landmines were also planted on the border between China and Myanmar. Later, at the request of the Myanmar side, mine clearance began. In short, this year’s China-Myanmar border is not peaceful and it is in an eventful period.
Sydney: Yes. However, what we are going to talk about today is tens of thousands of Chinese who have smuggled into Myanmar and waited in line to return home and surrender. Because there are too many people and the pressure of epidemic prevention and testing is too great, Ruili has also imposed restrictions, stipulating that only 150 people can enter the country every day. This has also led to a continuous backlog of tens of thousands of people in the border areas of Myanmar.
Qin Peng: According to reports, this situation has also led to the emergence of a new “scalper” job in the local area. By paying them money, they can help officials at the Ruili port of Tongrong enter the country early. Even whoever pays more can return to China first.
Sydney: Sure enough, where there is demand, there is supply. People waiting for entry will be required to observe on the Myanmar side for 5 days first, and then on the Ruili side of China for 21 days. According to mainland media reports, each of them will spend tens of thousands of yuan on this trip alone. This does not include the money that was fined for smuggling after returning home, which is said to be at least thousands of yuan.
The Chinese Communist Party Recruits to Demolish Houses Without Returning to China
So, why are so many people braving such troubles and costs, waiting here to go back to China? Taiwan’s new head shell reported today that this is because Xi Jinping resorted to a ruthless trick in order to catch overseas fraudsters: demolish houses without returning to China. It goes without saying that many of the queues are scammers.
Qin Peng: It is reported that Xi Jinping began to crack down on fraudulent syndicates in April this year and strengthened the means of reporting fraud cases. In order to track down Chinese fraudsters hiding in Southeast Asia, he began to destroy the wanted criminals’ homes and even the homes of their relatives, and claimed Because their houses were built with “illegal money,” as soon as the methods were used, the wanted criminals returned to China one after another. At least 50,000 people returned from abroad this year to surrender to mainland China.
Sydney: There are really a lot of 50,000 people. It seems that this method has worked.
Qin Peng: But how do these people cheat? I believe that if you use social media, you may have experienced it firsthand, that is, you have received some unfamiliar private messages that you want to strike up a conversation. There are still many routines, and there are more women. Have you ever received such scam messages in Sydney?
Sydney: Yes, my good sisters and I used to receive a lot of messages every day. This kind of strike-up messages are full of tricks. Recently, it has really been less. Maybe these people are queuing up.
In fact, this is commonly known as “emotional fraud” or “killing pig”. These people are defrauding through social platforms such as WeChat and Instagram. They steal photos of good-looking people to create a handsome image on their personal pages, and blackmail them with their desire to fall in love. Chat with each other frequently, fall in love, and wait for the other party to take the bait and invest.
But in fact, if you look carefully, you will find that the posts on their pages are all concentrated in the same time period, and there are no comments from friends underneath, and it feels very fake. But after all, they are all real people operating, and they are still masters in chatting. They rely on this to eat professionally, so many people still take the bait.
Someone shared on the Internet that one of her best friends in the United States said that she wanted to commit suicide, and she was recently severely depressed. She was defrauded of 500,000 yuan by a scammer, which is all her savings for two years of work, and another 200,000 yuan was brainwashed by the scammer, and she asked a friend to borrow it. This netizen said that she was really shocked, because her best friend is a graduate student, how could she be deceived so much? It can be seen that these scammers often chat.
I’m still thinking, I don’t know if the voice scam calls from the CCP consulate I often receive are from this group of people, Qin Peng, should you take it too?
Sydney: According to the report, most of these scam groups are overseas, including Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam and other places, most concentrated in northern Myanmar, and almost all of them enter the local area through illegal entry. The mainland official media has reported that Myanmar has become the main shelter for Chinese telecommunications fraud gangs, with more than 100,000 Chinese passport holders.
Qin Peng: Actually, this report also makes some recent actions of the CCP seem to be better explained. We know that in fact, these scam groups have existed in Myanmar and other places for a long time. Although the authorities have cracked down on them many times, they have little effect each time, and at most dozens or hundreds of people have been arrested. Since April, the crackdown has been significantly strengthened. This is probably due to a high-level request. (Qin Peng live broadcast)
In early May of this year, Zhao Kezhi, the Minister of Public Security of the Communist Party of China, visited the Menglian Port and emphasized the need to strictly control the border ports’ entry and exit management, and “attack telecommunications network fraud, cross-border gambling, drug production and trafficking, smuggling and other cross-border illegal criminal activities.” . Subsequently, China issued documents in many places, requesting those who went to northern Myanmar to return immediately.
Sydney: Yes. In order to allow these fraudsters to return to their country, local governments have resorted to more tactics, including issuing warnings to ask them to return to the country as soon as possible. Within November 30, if they cannot return to their country and surrender themselves, in addition to freezing their domestic bank accounts and canceling their household registrations , Children will also be prohibited from going to school.
Zhang Shengqi, a businessman familiar with the situation in northern Myanmar, told Radio Free Asia, “The people in their family are facing threats that have caused them to return to China to surrender. 6 months to 3 years. The official should have the list, if there is no list, it is impossible to go to their home to coerce.”
Qin Peng: It is in line with the CCP’s habit of using violence to solve problems. However, there is a news that the police are persuading return or tracking and disposing based on the list. I guess this is confirmed. This operation is a joint operation of the Chinese and Myanmar governments. On the other hand, it may be through mobile phones or WeChat. Big data such as, bank cards, etc. have accurately positioned these people. Because, the mainland media said, some family members don’t know where they are.
However, this will inevitably lead to accidental injuries. Many Chinese in Myanmar are engaged in other businesses or part-time jobs, and they are not necessarily fraudsters.
Why does northern Myanmar become a “scam paradise”
Sydney: It should be so. However, why does northern Myanmar become a “scam paradise”? I checked and the BBC reported that many towns near the border between China and Myanmar are under the control of armed forces like the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance (MNDAA) or the United Wa State Army. Many of these warlords are former members of the Burmese Communist Party, so now everything in the local area looks a lot like China. For example, the currency in circulation there is renminbi, the language is Chinese, and the infrastructure such as electricity and mobile communications are all used in China, and Beijing time is also used in some places.
It’s no wonder that so many Chinese people gather to open companies in northern Myanmar to carry out fraud, and the convenience of life is an important reason.
Qin Peng: The local government in Myanmar is also doing this out of economic interests. Due to the unsuccessful economic transformation and the weakening of the economy, in order to deal with the Myanmar government, the special economic zones in northern Myanmar must have some industries that can make a fortune in the short term, such as gaming and pornography. Telecom fraud is also one of them. .
According to the laws of the Wa State, the telecommunication fraud industry, like the sex industry and gambling industry, is not a crime. Judging from the rapid development of telecommunications fraud in northern Myanmar in recent years, it cannot be ruled out that certain “hidden rules” have been formed between the local government and the gangs.
I have seen reports that after a large number of fraud companies have settled in, the annual fiscal revenue of Mengneng County in Wa State is also increasing. In 2019, it was only more than 13 million yuan. The next year the fraud industry gathered in the county, The fiscal revenue has reached more than 20 million yuan.
A person returning to China who once held an important position in a functional department in Mengneng County once confirmed to a reporter from Southern Weekend that Mengneng had also vacated the court’s premises and leased it to an electronic fraud company.
Sydney: So who are these 100,000 frauds? According to reports, most of the scammers are from rural areas, both men and women. Some people were lured to Myanmar because of high salaries, and then they were taken away from their mobile phones and coerced to participate. Of course, some knew it was a scam, but they still joined it because they needed money. .
Qin Peng: In other words, the reason for such an astonishing number of frauds is that, in addition to the connivance of the Burmese side, there are also transnational criminal organizers from China. In addition to being deceived, many people who participated in the fraud were caused by overnight violence. Fu’s mentality actively participated in such crimes. And why so many Chinese people are willing to make black-hearted money in this way, to a large extent, is that the CCP’s powerful people have blocked the way out for many people’s development, and at the same time destroyed the morality of the Chinese people, which led to the supremacy of money up and down. Only profit is a figure.
Sydney: Yes, it seems that we are facing a bleak ending now, and the sisters’ private message boxes can finally be quieter.
The Japanese won the Nobel Prize again, and they were called by the “People’s Daily” as “speaking of wild words”
Sydney: Let’s see another topic. Today’s Nobel Prize in Physics is on the 5th. There are 3 winners, one is the American meteorologist Syukuro Manabe (Syukuro Manabe) who was born in Japan and Germany. Marine and climatologist Klaus Hasselmann and Italian theoretical physicist Giorgio Parisi will return the medals, award certificates and 10 million Swedish kronor prizes.
What we are going to talk about today is the noise caused by the Japanese Nobel Prize winner in China. Because just last year, someone on the Chinese Internet asserted that the Japanese would never win the Nobel Prize again.
“People’s Daily” mocks Japan
Some netizens also pulled out a report in the People’s Daily of the Communist Party of China in 2001 and mocked the Japanese government’s 50-year plan to win 30 Nobel Prizes as “speaking of wild words.”
Qin Peng: Yes, in March 2001, the Japanese government issued the second basic science and technology plan, which proposed to win 30 Nobel Prizes within 50 years. Later, after the Centennial Nobel Celebration, the Japanese government reiterated this goal and also established a “Research Liaison Center” in the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Of course, this magnificent plan caused an uproar in the outside world. Opponents say that in the previous century of Nobel Prize history, Japan only won 9 Nobel Prizes, including 7 Science Prizes.
Sydney: However, so far, Japan has achieved 28 Nobel Prize winners. Manabe Shuro was the 12th Japanese to win the Nobel Prize in Physics this time.
Qin Peng: Yes, in the “People’s Daily” report, the voices of those opponents were specifically quoted and made a mockery of Japan. I think in essence, this is because the CCP has been inciting hatred against the United States and Japan, so it uses some opportunities from time to time to divert domestic conflicts.
Of course, I wouldn’t laugh if it was because Japan was defeated in World War II. In just a few decades, technology developed very fast. During the 30 years from 1960 to 1990, the United States and Japan were involved in textiles, steel, and color TV. Trade frictions in the five major industries, including, automobiles, and semiconductors, were gradually escalated into exchange rate financial wars and economic wars. Obviously, Japan’s technological strength is still very strong, otherwise “no one will kick a dead dog.”
Sydney: “People’s Daily” also said at the time that Japan would backfire. It is said that under the goal of pursuing the Nobel Prize, the scientific research system may be out of balance, and human, material and financial resources may be invested in areas that are easily recognized by the Nobel Prize jury, and are easy to produce results, and they ignore basic research in other fields. It also misleads some scientists to regard awards as the purpose of scientific research, which ultimately hinders the development of science.
Qin Peng: However, more than two decades have passed, and we have seen that Japan has been doing very well in different fields of science and technology, including the use of science.
Japanese products are still the world’s sought after targets. For example, Chinese tourists to Japan usually carry six categories of goods back home, such as daily necessities such as ZOJIRUSHI thermos mugs, handheld electronic devices, home appliances, snacks, luxury goods and cosmeceuticals, etc. .
Sydney: Qin Peng, do you think it is possible for the Japanese government to win 30 Nobel Prizes in 50 years?
Qin Peng: I think it should be realized. Only 20 years have passed now, with an average of one per year. There are still 30 years. The development of science and technology pays attention to accumulation.
The “spirit of the craftsman” of the Japanese
Sydney: Actually, I noticed that what Japanese people seem to do is often exceptionally good. It may also have something to do with their “workmanship spirit.” They can study very thoroughly in their fields of expertise and spend their entire lives studying them. enjoying the moment.
Qin Peng: Education has the greatest impact on technology and talents. Japan’s emphasis on scientific and technological talents and literature, and ideas can also be seen in coins. The one printed for 1,000 yen is the bacteriologist Hideyo Noguchi; the one for 5,000 yen is the female novelist Ichiha Higuchi; and the one for 10,000 yen is the enlightenment thinker Yukichi Fukuzawa. And who is on the Chinese coin? Mao Zedong, there are people who don’t know who.
There is also a huge gap between the education of Chinese and Japanese children. Chinese children have been holding them in their hands for fear of falling, holding them in their mouths for fear of disintegration, but they are educated to obey, don’t be the first bird, learn false history, do not allow doubt, and teach at university. Of course, what comes out is a model of an exquisite egoist without creativity. And Japanese children, from an early age, have to do it themselves, learn politeness, patience, innovation, teamwork… What kind of children are cultivated like this? Of course, it will be more innovative and practical, but it conforms to international rules on the whole.
The university system in China is a bureaucratic system. Some people even pointedly said that, including Tsinghua and Peking University, they are all party schools.
Of course, this is the tragedy of the Chinese people. So far we have seen the Chinese who have won the Nobel Prize. Only Tu Youyou in the science category is the only person who is excluded from the mainstream of the “three noes” (no doctorate, no overseas). Study abroad experience, no academician title of the two academies).
Sydney: Of course, Japanese people have many things worth learning. While seeing others’ achievements are happy for others, they can learn from others’ strengths and make up for their own shortcomings. Of course, you must also cherish your own strengths and characteristics at the same time. Like before the Communist Party destroyed culture, many good cultures in Japan were imported from Chinese traditional culture. There are many beautiful places in China’s five thousand years of traditional culture.
Qin Peng: Yes. This shows that East Asian culture is not in contradiction with scientific development. We can see it from Japan and Taiwan.
Of course, I saw other answers “I can’t get along with each other”, recalling a song “Peer Pressure”. Wikipedia: Peer pressure refers to the implicit inducement of minority people to agree to a majority opinion when making decisions and building consensus in a specific group of peers (such as a community or workplace).
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