There were parties at the Empire State Building, the Barclays Center, and the Nasdaq in honor of Huang Ping, a “famous” member of the Chinese Communist Party.
In a recent speech at a prestigious location in New York City, a high-ranking Chinese official defended the “excellent” reputation of the Chinese Communist Party and criticized the widespread abuse of minorities in China.
Since 2018, Huang Ping has been China’s consul general in New York City. At the Barclays Center, the Nasdaq MarketSite, and the Empire State Building the week before, he met with important people in the American business world.
At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets celebrated the Lunar New Year and the start of the Year of the Rabbit on Thursday. Huang and Sam Zussman, CEO of BSE Global, played basketball for a short time and exchanged gifts and niceties. Huang got a sweater, and Zussman got a rabbit toy (a sweater for Huang and a plush rabbit for Zussman).
Zussman said that it was a chance to use a sporting event to “honor the rich history and rituals of Chinese culture around the world and in our area.”
Ping may have been ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in Times Square earlier in the week as a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Robert H. McCooey, Jr., vice chairman of Nasdaq, welcomed Huang with open arms and praised the exchange’s ties with China, which were talked about a lot in official Chinese media.
McCooey said that Nasdaq will continue to do business in China. Interestingly, more than 175 Chinese companies have moved to Hong Kong. The economies of China and Hong Kong are growing because of these cutting-edge companies. They show how creative and business-minded Chinese people are.
U.S. officials are looking into whether Chinese companies can join the Nasdaq and other international markets. They are worried that there isn’t enough openness and that there might be threats to national security.
The 2020 China Task Force report, which is the result of a thorough investigation by Congress members, says that all Chinese companies “are required to build CCP [Chinese Communist Party] cells in their operations and support CCP security agencies.” People can’t do anything without the CCP.
Every year, intellectual property theft costs China about USD 600 billion.
Huang, on the other hand, said that China will reach its “goal” and “share the rewards” with everyone, which is similar to what McCooey said.
He said, “China knows that we are going to let more and more people in as we work with the rest of the world. This is to help everyone do well and get their work out to people all over the world.” Obama said in his New Year’s speech that the United States and China “should move as fast as a rabbit and work together to keep the promise made by our two presidents to make our collaboration more productive and effective to help our people and people all over the world.”
A fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and expert on the Indo-Pacific, Michael Sobolik, told Fox News Digital that China uses “American voices to push its hostile agenda” in the U.S.
Huang went to see how the Empire State Building was decorated for the Lunar New Year last week.
Tony Malkin, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Empire State Realty Trust, sent New Year’s greetings to Chinese people all across the world and in China.
Fifty years after the U.S.-China partnership was started by the Nixon administration, Huang pushed for more cultural exchange between the two countries.
Even though he has said some hurtful things in the past, no one has brought them up during Huang’s recent events in New York. The Uyghur, a Muslim minority in Xinjiang in western China, and the Chinese Communist Party both have his support (CCP).
Huang said there were no genocide or prison camps for Uyghurs in an interview from August 2021. He said, “People with a political agenda are making different mistakes here.” “Since I have already shown that there is no proof of genocide, I have to say that it did not happen. Someone can be slandered even if an insult is used.”
Both the State Department of the Trump and Biden administrations and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has said that China is killing Uyghur people in a way that amounts to genocide. Since 2017, more than a million Uyghurs have been kept in camps by the Chinese government. Documents that were smuggled out of China show that prisoners were often raped, tortured, forced to work, brainwashed, and sterilized.
Huang says that the prison centers for Uyghurs are “great places to learn” and that the CCP is “a great party.”
He never used the word “camp” to describe them. He didn’t call them a building, though. “We want them to go to that school so they can learn more. Proven to stop vulnerable groups from becoming radicalized and reduce the number of people who join terrorist groups. There hasn’t been a terrorist attack since 2014.”
When asked for a response, Chinese officials at the New York consulate repeated Huang’s claims, saying things like “a lie told a thousand times is still a lie” and “the situation in Xinjiang has nothing to do with human rights.”
Huang is used to being in the spotlight because he has been going to the most exclusive events in New York for years. On New Year’s Eve, the consul general was seen at a party called “Hong Kong Rocks!” in Times Square. Due to the increased persecution of Hong Kong’s ethnic Chinese, the Biden administration decided on Thursday to keep a policy that keeps Hong Kong citizens living in the US from being deported.
Because of Huang, the Nasdaq stock exchange bell rings and the Empire State Building lights come on.
In April 2022, he went to the 25th Harvard College China Forum. The meeting took place at Harvard University’s Business School. The main speaker asked Americans to be more “tolerant of difference” and asked his audience to support China’s democratic system.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs translated Huang’s speech at Harvard as follows: “Over the last 100 years, the CPC has brought the Chinese people together and led them to achieve world-famous successes in building our country and making people’s lives better.” The declaration also says, “China will always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a guardian of the international order, and it will always work for human progress and advancement.”
Huang says that some Americans “constantly point the finger at such countries and try to change them” because they can’t accept that other countries have different histories, cultures, and institutions than the U.S.
In his own words, Huang said, “Socialism in the Chinese way is based on a culture that goes back 5,000 years. Almost all of China’s 1,400,000,000 people support it. The country’s huge economic growth and rising living standards over the past 30 years show that China is getting better. No matter how bad things get, we won’t change our plans. The Harvard Kennedy School did polls in China every year for ten years and found that about 90% of the people there are happy with their government. We want the US to see modern China for what it is: a sovereign state whose people have decided their fate, if only for peace and prosperity.”
We tried to reach BSE Global, Nasdaq, and Empire State Realty Trust, but we couldn’t.