Vaccine Passports: The UK is Copying China While Criticising Beijing on Human Rights

Posted On Monday, September 6, 2021 By Russian Opinion.

The UK, like many different Western nations, is following China’s restricted entry QR code digital ID system, whereas claiming the moral high ground over Beijing.

Demonise China, whereas copying the worst points of it. That, in a nutshell, is what the Western energy elites have been doing these previous 18 months – beneath the guise of combating a virus.

‘China’s Covid-19 QR Code surveillance state’, that was the title of an informative article revealed by The Financial Times* in early May 2020. “Authorities throughout China have rolled out health code programs, accessed via cell phone functions, to manage the movements of individuals and determine those identified with the virus or visited excessive areas of an infection. Typically it seems like each transaction – even getting into a park – is subject to authorities approval,” writer Don Weinland wrote.

In March 2021, in an article entitled ‘The brand new codes governing on a regular basis life in China’, the AFP reported from Beijing, “It’s a ritual that has turn into exhausting to keep away from in China – scanning a code together with your cellular and proving your well being credentials by way of an app, providing you with the inexperienced gentle to go. Or not.” The article went on, “Coming into residential buildings, companies or a park, taking a aircraft, prepare or taxi, or just attempting to get dwelling, you’re nicely suggested to verify your telephone battery is charged.”

Sounds fairly dreadful, no? However look what’s taking place throughout the Western world at the moment.

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In France, the ‘move sanitaire’ – which makes use of QR codes scanned by a smartphone to indicate that somebody has been vaccinated – has been in drive since August. It’s now compulsory to current a ‘move sanitaire’ to achieve entry to cafes, eating places, well being centres, libraries, shops, long-distance trains and an entire host of public locations. Beijing and Paris. Spot the distinction? Other than the Eiffel Tower there isn’t one. Ditto Cyprus and China. Israel and China. Eire and China. New York and China.

In the meantime, in England and Scotland we’re instructed that jab-only vaccine passports – once more utilizing a smartphone app – can be launched on the finish of the month to limit entry to nightclubs and ‘massive occasions’. That’s regardless of us realizing that being vaccinated doesn’t forestall somebody getting in poor health with Covid or transmitting the virus. Vaccine passports are clearly not a lot about public well being, however public management. It couldn’t be extra blatant.

The good worry is that when mandated, these ‘passports’ can be prolonged to different venues, as in France, and gained’t be momentary – nobody is mentioning an finish date – and can morph into China’s social credit score system.

Previous to 2020, the notion that the West would copy Beijing in happening this street of digital management, and restricted entry primarily based on QR codes, would have been met with outrage – “We’re the West. We stand for freedom!”

However the exact same individuals who would have mentioned this in 2019 aren’t solely downplaying what vaccine passports symbolize by way of lack of freedom and establishing a brand new, transactional relationship between the citizen and the state, however are actively selling them as a ‘good’ factor.

Vaccine passports will alter society for one easy purpose: They set a brand new precedent for commerce of private well being information (Verifiable Credentials & Digital ID) for entry to fundamental items & providers. So now blockchain & biometric information will rival capital as a method of alternate.

— ‘Sikh For Fact’. (@SikhForTruth) September 2, 2021

UK Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab has been fierce in his criticism of China – in February he accused Beijing of “industrial scale” human rights abuses. But the identical Dominic Raab additionally mentioned in February that vaccine passports for outlets and eating places in England may occur.

For those who look throughout the UK institution, together with the media, it’s the identical image. Hyperventilating on China’s ‘appalling human rights report’ whereas ordering a ‘Chinese language takeaway’ by supporting proscribing entry to each day life for these ‘undesirables’ – aka the ‘unvaxxed’ or ‘anti-vaxxers’ – with out the suitable app or QR code.

Sinophobia and Sinophilia. On the identical time. In the identical folks. How can we clarify this cognitive dissonance? What the Western elites and their media stenographers wish to do is to repeat the Chinese language system domestically – or not less than the QR code/digital ID a part of it (they actually don’t need the demise penalty for corruption and ‘financial crimes’) – whereas being against Beijing’s position in worldwide affairs.

Its rising affect in Africa, its friendship with Russia and its strategic partnership with Iran… These all clarify why the elites wish to flip their very own nations into copies of China – with the intention being a digital ID social credit score system which might massively improve management over residents and bar ‘dissidents’ from public life – whereas grandstanding over Beijing and exuding 19th century-style ethical superiority over it at each alternative.

It’s not exhausting to note that the extra the West turns into China, the extra the anti-Chinese language rhetoric will increase. Hypocrisy? It truly is off the size.

* https://www.ft.com/content/eee43c3e-8f7c-11ea-9b25-c36e3584cda8

source: http://mysouth.su/2021/09/vaccine-passport-hypocrisy-how-the-uk-is-copying-china-while-still-criticising-beijing-on-human-rights/

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