On April 25, Beijing-born Chinese female director Zhao Ting’s film “Land of the Uninhabited” won three Oscars for 2021: Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actress. She is the third Asian director to win this award, after Taiwan’s Ang Lee and South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho, and the first female of Chinese descent.
Zhao Ting’s win should have made the Communist Party of China (CPC) excited and cheerful, as it did last September when she won the Golden Lion, the Venice Film Festival’s highest honor, for the same film, and the Global Times, the CPC’s mouthpiece, called her “the pride of China.
Who knows, the opposite is true. News of Zhao Ting’s Oscar win was completely blocked in mainland China. According to the Voice of America, the Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda Ministry has asked the official media to keep their coverage of the Oscars low and to cancel live broadcasts of the ceremony. The reason for this is that Zhao Ting drew criticism for “insulting China” when she said in a 2013 interview with Filmmaker magazine that “China is a country full of lies.
In addition to Zhao Ting, Lin Yefan, who was crowned Miss World Canada in 2015, was suddenly silenced by the mainland media after a great deal of joy. It turns out that Lin practiced Falun Gong and was concerned about human rights issues in China. Afterwards, the Chinese Communist Party also prevented Lin from participating in the Miss World global finals in Sanya.
Under the poisonous influence of the Chinese Communist Party culture, few Chinese have won international awards in science and art, except for sports, and even fewer of them can be boasted by the CCP.
The winners that the Chinese Communist Party cannot climb
The Chinese Communist Party has always coveted the Nobel Prize, but except for Yang Zhenning and Mo Yan, who are favored by the Chinese Communist Party, the other winners related to China have been more or less impossible for the Chinese Communist Party to brag about.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Li Zhengdao in 1957, who studied in the United States in 1946 and has been there ever since, and to Ding Zhaozhong in 1976, whose family moved from China to Taiwan in 1949 to escape the Chinese Communist Party. He was born in the United States in 1948 to parents from mainland China, both with PhDs from MIT. Kao, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009, was born in Shanghai in 1933 and moved to Hong Kong in 1949, holding British and American citizenship and permanent resident status in Hong Kong.
Cui Qi: I’d rather be illiterate than have my parents starve to death
Born in 1939 in Henan Province, Cui Qi was the only son in his family, and in 1951, he went to Hong Kong to study, which became an eternal goodbye to his parents.
Why did Cui Qi go to Hong Kong to study, how did he go to Hong Kong, and how did his parents let go of their only son, who was so young. If he went to Hong Kong to study through normal channels, it means that his parents were not too poor, and how would both starve to death in the famine. There should be a story here.
In the 1950s and 1970s, about two and a half million mainlanders fled to Hong Kong. Some of them were buried at the bottom of the sea or halfway, while others succeeded in reaching Hong Kong, which is known as the “Great Escape”. I couldn’t find out whether Cui Qi was one of them, but I read the following news.
A CCTV reporter asked Cui Qi: “If your mother had not sent you out to study at that time, what would you be today?” The reporter thought he would talk about how education changes destiny and thank his mother. Instead, Cui Qi said, “I would rather have never left Henan, I would rather my mother had not sent me out, because the situation would have been very different with a son at home, if I had stayed in the countryside, perhaps I had been illiterate, my parents might not have starved to death.”
Alas, Cui Qi had not experienced Chinese Communist rule and was still too naive in his thinking. If he had stayed in the mainland, not to mention saving his parents, even his own life is hard to say.
Qian Yongjian: I am an American scientist
In 2008, Qian Xuesen’s nephew, Chinese American Yongjian Qian, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Qian Yongjian faced many Chinese reporters at a press conference asking: “Are you Chinese?” and “Do you speak Chinese?” and replied in English. “No, I don’t speak Chinese”. The Chinese reporter then asked, “What does your achievement mean to Chinese scientists?” Yongjian Qian also replied in English: “I am an American scientist, that’s for sure. I am not a Chinese scientist. Pedigree origin does not determine one’s identity; a successful scientist must come out of an open society, and a free environment is necessary to nurture scientists.”
Gao Xingjian and the Dalai Lama: Little-known Nobel Laureates on the Mainland
In 1989, the Chinese Communist Party was further embarrassed when the Nobel Peace Prize for that year was awarded to the Dalai Lama because of its crackdown on the student movement. Checking mainland sources, some write that the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner: Tenzin Gyatso. Who would have known it was the Dalai Lama if it hadn’t been stated?
The Chinese Communist Party has always wanted the Nobel Prize, and according to an interview with North American journalist Bei Ming, Nobel Literature Prize jury member Ma Yuran said, “There’s a lot of bribery going on! You don’t know how many letters I get every month! Chinese writers want me to get them a Nobel Prize in literature. They say: I don’t want the prize, I can give you the money. Some people want me to help them get that Nobel Prize. Some said, let me have the whole prize money, they just want the name.”
In 2000, Gao Xingjian was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first Chinese-language writer to win the prize.
Gao Xingjian went into exile after June 4 and became a French citizen in 1997. He has been considered a dissident by Chinese officials because of his public opposition to the Communist Party’s crackdown on the student movement after June 4. The news of his Nobel Prize in Literature was not reported in the official Chinese media, and many Chinese people still do not know that Gao Xingjian was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
In 2010, Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Although Hu Jia, who had previously been highly coveted, did not win the prize due to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party, Liu Xiaobo’s award made it impossible for the Chinese Communist Party to brag about it.
Tu Youyou: A Professor of Three No’s
Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015 at the age of 84, the 13th woman to win the prize. Most of them are children living in the poorest areas of the world.
It is reasonable to say that Tu Youyou has been in China, not being a scientist of Chinese descent or anything, so the Chinese Communist Party should be able to make a big deal out of it. But it didn’t make the Chinese Communist Party feel good, because Tu Youyou is a blossom inside the wall.
After Tu Youyou won the award, the Chinese Communist media emphasized the “collective honor”. Tu Youyou is one of the “three no-professors” in China, with no doctorate and no overseas study background, and without the first two, she never became a member of the Communist Party’s two academies. The Chinese Communist Party has not paid much attention to her research and inventions for more than 40 years. Some people criticize that Tu Youyou’s award shows the failure of the CCP’s academician system, where scientists who have made significant contributions are not made academicians, but seven or eight Marxist-Leninist imperial experts are awarded in one breath.
As the CCP viruses (Wuhan virus and New Crown virus) have caused discontent in the international community, and the CCP’s war-wolf diplomacy is facing great challenges in the world, it is urgent to put on some halo to beat its own blood. Who knows that Zhao Ting’s film won three Oscars, such a good opportunity, the Chinese Communist Party can see but not eat.
Qian Yongjian said well that “a free environment is necessary to nurture scientists”. 2021 Global Press Freedom Index ranked China 177th, fourth from the bottom. At this rate, the Chinese Communist Party will only see more and more.