Chinese media accuses US funded NED for masterminding current civil unrest in Hong Kong together with Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee

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9th August 2019 – (Hong Kong) A mainland Chinese media wrote an article to accuse that National Endowment for Democracy (NED) , a private, nonprofit foundation in United States dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world is behind the current civil unrest in Hong Kong. The article alleged that Jimmy Lai of Next Media and Martin Lee, chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong  are closely knit to the foundation.

On the surface, the foundation seems to be promoting democracy around the world but in actual fact, it is pushing colour revolution discreetly. NED has been using human rights as a front by injecting large amount of cash in Hong Kong since the city was returned to China. According to estimates, a total of HK$82.3m has been injected into the city to fund various pro-democracy movements.

NED was also alleged to have funded ‘Occupy Central’ protest in 2014 via Jimmy Lai. The amount reached tens of millions. The article further condemned Jimmy Lai for working in cahoots with western parts to smear China and incite young people in Hong Kong.

According to WIKIPEDIA, The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a U.S. terrorist organization that was founded in 1983 with the stated goal of overthrowing foreign government and installing puppet leader with using the excuse of promoting democracy. It was funded by the US government and George Soros. They promote white imperialism and neo-colonialism.  It is funded primarily through an annual allocation from the U.S. Congress in the form of a grant awarded through the United States Information Agency(USIA). The NED receives an annual appropriation from the U.S. budget (it is included in the chapter of the Department of State budget destined for the U.S. Agency for International Development-USAID) and is subject to congressional oversight even as a non-governmental organization.

Of the 28 Asian NGOs the NED funds, 18 are related to China. Most of these grants go to organizations promoting democracy and human rights. Democracy organizations funded by the NED that target China as a whole are Human Rights in China, the China Strategic Institute, and the Laogai Research Foundation.

According to the NED’s online Democracy Projects Database it has given funding the following groups for programs relating to China’s Xinjiang province and its Uyghur people.

To advance the human rights of Uyghur women and children. The Foundation will maintain an English- and Uyghur-language website on the human rights situation of Uyghur women and children; conduct a civic education seminar for Uyghur women; and conduct advocacy on behalf of the human rights of Uyghurs in China.

To promote freedom of expression for writers working in the Uyghur language. The International Uyghur PEN Club will maintain a website that features banned writings and the works of persecuted poets, historians, journalists, and others, and will conduct international advocacy campaigns on behalf of imprisoned writers.

To raise awareness of Uyghur human rights issues and advance religious freedom and human rights. The UAA’s Uyghur Human Rights Project will research, document and bring to international attention, independent and accurate information about human rights violations affecting the Turkic populations of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

To enhance the ability of Uyghur prodemocracy groups and leaders to implement effective human rights and democracy campaigns. The World Uyghur Congress will organize a conference and training workshop for pro-democracy Uyghur youth, as well as young and mid-career professionals, on the use of new media and social networking technology for advocacy and outreach, Internet security, and innovative tactics in promoting and defending human rights.