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Does the CCP Control Extinction Rebellion?

December 15, 2021

By Paul Homewood


David Rose with a powerful account of how China controls our green useful idiots:



A few blocks away from Tiananmen Square, amid the cavernous splendour of the Beijing Hotel Convention Centre, an array of senior Communist Party officials gathered in September to proclaim a clear message: by “focusing on cutting carbon emissions… China will promote green development, and continuously improve its ecology”. The annual general meeting of the China Council for International Co-operation on Environment and Development (the CCICED) was in full swing.

Rapturous applause filled the room, though that was hardly unexpected. Conferences run by the CCP are not usually marked by dissent, especially when they’re attended by the likes of Xie Zhenhua, who led China’s delegation to Cop26, and vice premier Han Zheng, one of the seven standing committee members of the Politburo, the Party’s supreme elite. Indeed, as the room fizzled with optimistic eco-rhetoric, you could almost forget that China is the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gases — and that the new coal-fired power stations in its construction pipeline alone have a greater capacity than Britain’s entire generation fleet.


What was remarkable about this meeting, though, was the surprising presence of an external delegation: joining the CCP apparatchiks on a collection of screens dotted around the room were a number of enthusiastic Britons and other Westerners. According to the official conference report, the “foreign committee members and partners lauded China’s ecological civilisation building and its new and greater contributions to promoting the construction of a clean and beautiful world”.

Who were these people? Strange to tell, they consisted of a veritable Who’s Who of British, European and American climate activists.

Full story here.

  1. December 15, 2021 7:31 pm

    Shocking but not surprising.
    Mr and Mrs Johnson would be honoured guests to such functions, showing their true colours

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      December 15, 2021 7:51 pm

      Not only that, Bozo would be telling the Chinese that he and the UK were leading the way in decarbonising the weather: and the Chinese would congratulate him, pat him on the back and tell him to keep doing what he’s doing. The CCP would be so grateful. I hear they’ve already bought up Cuadrilla. When shale gas eventually comes into its own they’ll make a killing – but not the UK, we’ll be their servants.

  2. Broadlands permalink
    December 15, 2021 8:01 pm

    “Here, for example, was Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chairman of the Grantham Centre on Climate Change at the London School of Economics, and a longstanding government adviser who wrote a report for Blair’s Labour government on the need to go green.”

    Lord Stern is also an “advisor” to the Global CCS Institute which seeks to save the planet by carbon capture and store technology. As an economist he has had to ignore all the risks and high costs of those heavily subsidized companies that are wasting that money trying to store enough CO2 to affect the climate.That’s how to go green?

  3. 2hmp permalink
    December 16, 2021 8:07 am

    Inevitable – almost. The Chinese have a philosophy. Boris doesn’t have one.

  4. December 17, 2021 4:49 pm

    Picked up by @MaajidNawaz, Judith Curry, Ben Pile
    and almost no one else.

  5. cookers52 permalink
    December 18, 2021 8:07 am

    Lord Stern is a leading world renowned financial expert, and like most of his highly skilled contemporaries he seemed unable to predict the world wide financial banking collapse of 2007.

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