Most Western nation leaders have refused to attend China’s grand military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the nation’s World War Two victory against Japan. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of several countries with close relationships with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) joined the controversial event held on September 3 at Tiananmen Square, Beijing.
A number of other delegates who joined are even wanted by the International Criminal Court, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and multiple former Chinese leaders.
Omar Hassan al-Bashir
The International Criminal Court in The Hague, has issued two arrest warrants for Al-Bashir — one in 2009 and another in 2010. He is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity that he allegedly committed during the brutal crackdown of rebel activities in the Darfur region of western Sudan.
Former Chinese leader and high-ranking officials
Former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, and former Politburo Standing Committee member Luo Gan are also wanted by the International Criminal Court. Former committee members Wu Guanzheng, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Li Lanqing, Wu Guanzheng and Li Changchun are all being sued in 30 cities around the world for their role in the CCP’s ongoing persecution of Falun Gong spiritual practice. They are charged with inciting torture, crimes against humanity, genocide, kidnapping, defamation, murder, persecution, and aiding and abetting hatred. Ironically, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also attended the parade, standing among the internationally wanted persons.
Satire goes viral
Meanwhile, satire is going viral across the blogosphere, and social media in response to recent military celebrations that seem to falsely credit wartime achievements of the CCP before it even came to power in Mainland China.
The following dialogue illustrates the irony:
Child: “After being founded in 1949, our leadership is actually celebrating China becoming a victorious nation in 1945. While still only celebrating its 66th national day, this state is holding a 70th V-day anniversary — well this is unexpected!”
Teacher: “Get out!”