Ignoring China’s crimes, Germany focuses on its own economy
Xinjiang Police Files has once again proven what many suspected: China is repressing its Uyghur population in a violent and human rights-abusing manner. In its May 24 briefing, Spiegel Online writes: “Germany has made itself economically dependent on a brutal dictatorship” (Trumpet translation throughout). Many see Germany as an innocent trading partner, but German companies have left their mark on blood.
Journalists from 14 media around the world, including the British BBCFrance The world, spain El País, Spiegel from Germany and Bayerischer Rundfunk—analyzed Xinjiang police files. While the details of the torture and re-education camp in China have never been clearly illustrated, the grotesque human rights abuses have been known for years. Yet Germany, which has its own history of police state, racial discrimination and concentration camps, has chosen to be economically dependent on China.
“Xinjiang police files also confront the German government in Berlin with uncomfortable questions,” Spiegel Online wrote. “Just recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal war of aggression showed that Germany’s Russian strategy of the past decade has failed. Moscow provided cheap energy but, at the same time, undermined Europe’s security and freedom and pursued an imperialist project from the start. In February, it became clear how the German government under Angela Merkel and [Social Democrat] the big ones had been made on Russian gas in the past.
Spiegel Online explained in more detail:
It is true that Germany has benefited from the rise of China more than almost any other western country. But maybe the price was high. The legacy of the Merkel chancellery, which enriched Germany at the expense of close economic ties with the world’s two biggest dictatorships, has not yet been sufficiently discussed. Not only from a moral point of view, but also because the sustainability of the strategy is unclear: the traffic light government and, in particular, the green foreign minister Annalena Baerbock announced a new cap. But as difficult as it is to change course on Russian energy, it is child’s play compared to what it would mean to make the German economic model less dependent on China. This discussion has only just begun.
EuroIntelligence also highlighted the serious consequences this could have for the German economy. The auto industry alone shows how deep the dependence runs: Mercedes sells a third of its cars to China; Volkswagen, 40%.
Russia and China were exposed. But when it comes to Germany, one would assume she is innocent. but is it?
German industrialists have a long history that suggests this is not the case.
The third largest German company, Siemens, wrote the following about its world war ii story: “The use of forced labor was seen as the only way to compensate for labor shortages. From 1940, Siemens increasingly relied on forced laborers to maintain production levels. These workers included people from territories occupied by the German army, prisoners of war, Jews, Sinti, Roma and, in the final stages of the war, concentration camp inmates. During the entire period from 1940 to 1945, at least 80,000 forced laborers worked at Siemens.
Siemens is well aware of this history. You would think it would actively work to never be associated with such ailments again. “Still at present, Siemens is pushing to be allowed to continue using products made by Chinese slaves in Xinjiang province,” Jtrumpet editor Gerald Flurry explained in “Rising From the German Underground”. “Shamefully, many American companies also work with slaves in Xinjiang. But has Siemens really learned the lesson? Can you be sure he would never repeat his world war ii the story?”
Apparently Siemens reasons (and it’s not the only one) that it can get away with slave labor if another country does the dirty work. But it could even be worse. There are indications that Siemens and others have direct involvement in aiding China’s crackdown. The World Uyghur Congress wrote in 2020:
Recent reports have shown that the supply chain of German companies such as Adidas, Puma, BMW are tainted by Uyghur forced labor. On the other hand, Siemens is suspected of being involved in the serious human rights violations against Uyghurs in East Turkestan [Kazakhstan]. The multinational corporation has cooperated with China Electronics Technology Group Cooperation (CTC), which has developed a surveillance app to monitor the daily lives of Uyghurs in East Turkestan. Despite these harsh accusations, Siemens has not been transparent about its cooperation with CTC. The German chemical group basf runs a factory in the town of Korla near a detention center. Volkswagen, which operates a factory in Urumqi surrounded by internment camps, has signed an agreement with the People’s Armed Police, responsible for the detention of 1.8 to 3 million Uyghurs and other Turkish groups. These two German companies have not guaranteed that Uyghurs will not be subjected to forced labor or detention.
The World Uyghur Congress also referred to a 2019 article in the prestigious German magazine Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung who asked, “What are VW and Siemens doing in Xinjiang?
World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa lamented, “China is committing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkish groups. We cannot stand idly by in the face of this genocide when we have promised never to do it again. The German government must take meaningful steps to resolve the Uyghur crisis and put pressure on the Chinese government. German companies can no longer remain silent about their business in East Turkestan. They have to make sure they don’t profit from the Uyghur genocide. »
Yet these calls were ignored.
The biggest German companies have close ties with China and Russia. And Germany’s shameful trade relations continue.
In 1944, Curt Riess explained Germany’s underlying motivation in The Nazis go underground. “German industrialists did business and wanted to do business,” he noted. “But they did it the way generals do to win a war. They used many tricks, as all businessmen do; but for them it was only a question of tactics. Behind and above all these tactics, there was a definite and immutable common strategy, the aim of which was to conquer the whole world. First with goods. Later… German industrialists were just as imperialistic as German generals, maybe more so.
“Of course these men wanted to do business,” Riess wrote. “But the most important thing for them was that this case was a preparation or a proof of Germany’s domination of the world.”
German companies want to be the best in the world, even if that means using slave labour. Time and again, Germany has taken advantage of every possible advantage to become one of the world’s leading economies. He created a European Union that uses the euro to exploit weaker nations. It has created a strong economic dependence on Russia to develop its activities. He relied on China to advance his industry. Germany has become an economic giant not by chance, but by design. Germany is once again building an economic empire. But as Mr. Flurry warned, “just like in the World War iimuch of this trading empire will be built on the backs of the ‘slaves and souls of men’. Mr. Flurry bases this warning on a prophecy in Revelation 18.
Germany is once again faced with the choice of either taking the economic hit and confronting its trading partners, or revealing its own imperialist ambitions. Its relations with Russia tend to show the latter. Bible prophecy also specifically reveals a connection between Germany’s business affairs and its imperialist goals. Mr. Flurry explained:
Ezekiel 27 gives an even more detailed prophecy of merchants or businessmen exploiting the riches of the whole world. Tire is the symbol of Germany today. The next chapter declares that “by your wisdom and understanding you have become rich, and have stored up gold and silver in your treasuries; by your great wisdom in trade you have increased your wealth…” (Ezekiel 28:4-5; Revised Standard Version). The Bible continually emphasizes the connection between this empire and business.
Revelation 17:17 describes the merchants who will be enriched by this beast power: “For God hath put in their hearts do his will, and to agree and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Note that! God says this German-led, business-fueled empire, accomplish his will. Other prophecies show that he will wreak unspeakable destruction upon America, Britain, and other English-speaking nations. How could such atrocities be the will of God?
The Bible is full of prophecies for our day that almost no one pays attention to. These prophecies explain our world much better than modern analysts or historians. They also explain Why our world is as it is. They answer the question that few dare to ask: Where is God in today’s evil world? To understand Germany’s imperialist ambitions and how God is using the nation for a purpose, please read “Rising From the German Underground”. Also read “What happened to ‘Never Again’?”