After those Chinese who have been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party ridiculed the U.S. Trump administration for building a border wall to stop immigrants from Latin America and other countries from entering the U.S. illegally, to the foolishness of the Chinese, the Chinese Communist Party has also taken the lead in building a border wall along the Sino-Vietnamese border to obstruct Chinese from sneaking across the border. This was thought to be a special case, but recently it has been rumored that border walls are also being built along the China-Myanmar border.
According to the information, Yunnan has 25 border counties with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, with a border length of 4,060 kilometers, of which the China-Myanmar border is nearly 2,000 kilometers, followed by the China-Vietnam border of 1,353 kilometers. It is reported that at the end of last year, the Communist Party of China completed the first phase of the approximately 600-kilometer-long China-Myanmar border wall.
And according to photos uploaded by netizens a few days ago, 500 kilometers of additional fences along Yunnan’s Ruili, Lijiang and Gaoligong Mountains appear to have been completed, with metal fences running through fields and spreading along high mountains, lit up in the dark. The barbed wire fence is illuminated by a headlight every few dozen meters and is equipped with high-definition probes. According to a July 8 report by Radio Free Asia, construction of an additional 500 kilometers of fence is still underway and may be extended.
In addition, the Communist Party has ordered Chinese in Myanmar to return home as soon as possible, and has resorted to humiliating street parades for those caught crossing the border illegally.
In May of this year, the Communist authorities suddenly contacted Chinese people in Burma and their families at home and used various means to force them all to return to China. Recently, the Yunnan Communist Youth League issued an article saying that many places in China have issued notices to persuade people stranded in northern Myanmar to “return and surrender by the deadline for those suspected of illegal immigration, telecommunication fraud and Internet gambling crimes, otherwise they will be identified as missing persons and have their household registration revoked. Some local notices are even more severe, such as the city of Ji’an, Jiangxi Province, which said, “Failure to return to the country in accordance with the provisions will be severely punished and cancel all policy preferences, benefits and subsidies for themselves and their families.” The Chinese Communist Party has gone out of its way to threaten the policy of implication.
In addition, videos of border-crossers being bundled back to their home countries, as well as a parade of border-crossers in Mengla, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, have recently appeared on the Internet. What is the real intention of the Chinese Communist Party in threatening people to return from Myanmar by such coercive means? Why is it that the Chinese Communist Party has suddenly taken a thunderous step when it knows that the border between China and Myanmar has been harboring people suspected of illegal immigration, telecommunication fraud, Internet gambling and even opium trafficking for many years? According to information circulating on social networks, many of the Chinese in northern Myanmar are traders and workers, and some of them have simply expired their visas. What is going on at the border between China and Myanmar?
A Radio Free Asia interview suggests four main reasons, and we’ll look at them one by one. The first reason is to prevent people from smuggling themselves out of the country, because smuggling people out of Ruili and into Thailand via the Mekong River is one of the most common escape routes for Chinese.
This reason should exist, especially in the context of repeated reports of defections of senior CCP officials overseas and Xi Jinping’s constant references to “loyalty” and “never betray the Party. As a result of the CCP’s perverse practices and the imminent demise of the CCP, officials at all levels, persecuted people and anti-Communist activists have been looking for ways to flee overseas, and there is no guarantee that they do not have secret documents of the CCP with them. The Communist Party has tightened border controls in response, forcing some to take the desperate option of smuggling themselves out of the country. It is not a bad option to enter Thailand from Yunnan and then transfer to another country. Therefore, it makes sense that the Communist Party would build a border wall with the intention of preventing escapees.
The second reason is to “prevent religious infiltration from outside the country,” as local ethnic minorities have been sneaking to Myanmar to participate in Christian and Buddhist activities and receive training. Given the Chinese Communist Party’s habit of viewing all faith-based groups as a threat, this reason may exist, but they are not yet a threat to the Communist Party in the way that they are in Xinjiang and Tibet, so it is not clear to what extent the wall is based on this.
The third reason is to prevent anti-government forces and opium from entering China in northern Burma. There are reportedly a number of armed civilian forces in Burma, including the Burma Democratic Alliance Army and the Kachin Independence Army, and these armed men often cross the border with guns and enter Ruili to meet friends and shop. They can cause some local security problems. However, this is a long-standing problem, especially since opium trafficking has been a problem for decades, and even if the Chinese Communist Party were to take drastic measures, there would still be “policies at the top and countermeasures at the bottom. So again, this will not be the main reason for building the border wall.
The fourth reason is to prevent “anti-communist forces”. According to some sources, the emergence of the “V Brigade”, an armed Chinese organization opposed to the Chinese Communist government in northern Myanmar earlier this year, has drawn the attention of the authorities to its anti-communist philosophy. In addition, the armed forces in Kokang and Kachin in northern Myanmar have set up arsenals and formed an underground weapons trading network, and the Chinese Communist Party is concerned about the flow of weapons into the Chinese Communist Party, posing a threat to the security of the Chinese Communist Party.
The name “V Brigade” comes from the movie “V Rangers” (also known as “V for Vendetta”), which tells the story of an anti-government man with a V-shaped mask who is determined to punish the killers with violence after being devastated by tyranny, and how he awakens the people who are blinded by lies and terrorized by tyranny and who live in fear.
At the end of the film, when all the people see the tyrant’s edifice go up in smoke, they take off their masks and reveal a look of relief and expectation on their faces. They are clear: the dictatorship is coming to an end, and hope is ahead.
Perhaps the goal of the V Brigade is to awaken the people and overthrow the totalitarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party, and their slogans and ideas may attract anti-communists in the country to join them and grow in strength. In addition, the Chinese Communist Party fears that the smuggling of weapons from northern Burma into the mainland will lead to the arming of anti-communist actions in the mainland.
Perhaps this is the main reason for the massive construction of the border wall. Because at this time, the CCP is in an internal and external situation, it cannot afford any storm, and fears not only a coup within the CCP, but also resistance from the people. Obviously, any threat to the regime is what makes the CCP so nervous. Undoubtedly, the establishment of the border wall between China and Myanmar reflects the CCP’s lack of self-confidence, and how long can such a lack of self-confidence last?