(Liberty Bell) – 2020 just keeps getting crazier and crazier.
Exiled Chinese dissident, Guo Wengui, has alleged that the Chinese Communist Party is paying the Vatican billions annually, Breitbart reports.
In a June 20th interview on The War Room, Mr. Guo said that the CCP “allocates $2 billion a year” to pay off the Vatican for its silence on Chinese atrocities as part of massive earmarked sums used to win the sympathies of nations such as Italy and Australia.
“The Chinese Communist Party allocates 2 billion US dollars each year,” he said, to pay for the Vatican’s silence on the CCP’s grievous human rights violations.
Guo has previously stated that China has drafted a complete strategy for world domination known by the initials “BGY,” which stands for Blue (control the Internet), Gold (buy influence with money), and Yellow (seduce key people with sex).
Since 2014, the CCP has formulated internal policies to invest a certain percentage of trade with foreign countries in the BGY program to erode the local state system, Guo said Saturday, and the current BGY quota for the United States is 5%.
According to data from the U.S. Trade Office, the total trade volume between China and the U.S. in 2018 was $7.37 trillion. If calculated according to 5%, the amount used for BGY in the United States would then be about $36.8 billion, Guo said.
He said the estimates are similar for Australia.
“The trade volume between the CCP and Australia is about US $200 billion,” he said. “Previously, 1 percent was used for BGY, but it rose to 5 percent. That is, $10 billion was used for BGY.”
These massive amounts of BGY funds are used in a number of ways, including to bribe local officials, regulate media messaging, and control local resources, Guo says.
According to a 2019 report released by the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, hundreds of Twitter accounts linked to the CCP’s efforts to undermine pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were previously applied to targeting those critical of the Chinese one-party state, including Guo Wengui.
These accounts made up part of a coordinated information campaign which worked for over two years to target Guo, as well as jailed publisher Gui Minhai.
“Those early efforts are an attempt to shape sentiment and the international narrative around these prominent critics of the Chinese government and to shape them in such a way as to influence the Chinese diaspora’s perception of these individuals,” Jake Wallis, one of the report’s chief authors, explained.
For its part, the Vatican has been carrying on a charm offensive with the CCP for several years, and in September 2018 signed an important secret accord with Beijing concerning the appointment of Catholic bishops in China.
According to veteran Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr., the Vatican has spared no effort in its attempt to woo Beijing into full diplomatic relations, a key priority of the Francis papacy.
The Vatican is “covetous of a relationship with China, and often apparently willing to stifle objections and give away a great deal” in order to move toward that goal, Allen wrote last month.
In short, “the Vatican is moving full-steam ahead in its courtship of Beijing, with the ultimate prize remaining full diplomatic relations, a secure legal standing for the church, and partnerships on the global stage,” Allen wrote.
The Vatican’s 2018 overture to Beijing was sweetened by the May 2020 launch of a new Chinese edition of the Jesuit-edited journal Civiltà Cattolica, which enjoys a semi-official Vatican status, Allen noted.