At the 11.20 Press Briefing, tears of many Chinese came to their faces as Miles Kwok and Steven K. Bannon hugged each other as sworn brothers in a joint force of justice against the communist evils in China.
On the stage of Pierre Hotel in New York, historically, Steven Bannon and Miles Kwok announced a rare union of a global anti-CCP alliance where Bannon has committed himself to a great course of fighting for freedom and democracy for the Chinese people.
Bannon, the former Trump strategist lending his firmest support to exiled billionaire Miles Kwok, introduced the “Rule of Law Fund” which aims to investigate wrongdoings of China’s ruling elite, including the alleged involved of CCP officials in the death and disappearance of Chinese individuals. Bannon said he would chair and oversee operations of the initiative free of charge.
The following day, Chinese state run Global Times published an editorial defaming Miles Kwok as “a fugitive who is in the wanted list of Interpol”. They labeled Miles “a liar” and Bannon “a mysterious political figure with radical ideas”.
But in the hearts of too many Chinese, Miles Kwok is the greatest hero, and Steven Bannon, now the best friend of the Chinese people.
Bannon was born in US Virginia with Irish Catholic background. Few people know that Bannon is a practitioner of Zen medication and had an understanding of Buddhism since his youth.
As he grew older, Bannon’s political thinking has been influenced by the politics of American populism. During his service in the military, Bannon was particularly influenced by the ancient Chinese military treatise The Art of War.
After his military service, Bannon worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. That’s why many Chinese still regard Bannon as a Wall Street financier.
Mid September, before his Hong Kong speech, Bannon was invited to Beijing for a secret talk with Wang Qishan. The meeting with the top leader of China’s ruling Communist Party lasted for 90 minutes, according to Financial Times, when the two sat down to discuss economics and populism.
Many people like that Steven Bannon would bow to Wang Qishan in front of financial lures. Few would understand that Bannon was nothing like the greedy Wall Street bankers and he does things differently.
In 1990, Bannon and several colleagues from Goldman Sachs launched their own company “Bannon & Co.”, a boutique investment bank specializing in media. In the 1990s, Bannon ventured into entertainment and media, and became an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry. Bannon produced 18 films.
Bannon has a deep understanding of what’s happening in the communist world, as he has kept a close eye on Indo-Pacific. He hails the systems in India and Japan. Bannon often describes himself as an economic nationalist, and he advocates restrictions on free trade with China.
On August 17, 2016, Bannon was appointed chief executive of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Upon his inauguration, Trump appointed Bannon to be his Chief Strategist, a newly created position. The title made him a senior advisor to the president, nearly equivalent in authority to the Chief of Staff. He served as White House Chief Strategist during the first seven months of Trump’s term.
In February 2017, Bannon appeared on the cover of Time, on which he was labeled “the Great Manipulator”. The headline used for the associated article was “Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?”, alluding to Bannon’s perceived influence in the White House.
After leaving the White House, Bannon declared his intention to become “the infrastructure, globally, for the global populist movement. Although he has left the White House, he remains one of Trump’s best advisors.
Bannon has been tough on communist China. In July 2018 Bannon said that the U.S. has been embroiled in a trade conflict with China for decades. “We’re at war with China,” Bannon said, praising Trump for taking on the Chinese, and “We’re winning.”
In a wide-ranging interview on ABC’s Four Corners in September, Bannon said Australia is on the “frontlines” of an economic war with China, a “totalitarian mercantilist” regime that must be confronted.
During that interview, Bannon describes the trade war with China as an economic war. “They always talk about the international rules-based order. The Chinese don’t play by any rules. They don’t have any internal rules.”
“Trump won’t back down!… US president plans to make trade war unbearable for China and bigger than ever, ” he added.
Recently on a talk show with Yahoo finance on November 3, Bannon reiterated his stand against communist China, adding that we must differentiate the CCP regime from China and the ordinary Chinese people.
“China’s had an all – forces of state– confrontation with America. It’s deeper than just trade. ..Here’s the thing. China has been running the tables on us for 25 years.” Bannon claimed.
“We have depended upon China’s kind of goodwill for too long.” He says, “You can’t do words. We have to have actions.” He said, “China is not an existential threat to the United States.” I think if you look at– and this is not the Chinese people. I think the American people– I’ve spent a lot of time in China. I actually lived in China for a little while.”
Mr. Steven Bannon has taken side. He has now joined hands with the god of war-Miles Kwok. They both have stood by the side of justice and righteousness against the evil doers.
The ordinary Chinese love Bannon, the same as more and more have extended their love to Miles Kwok.
By Cloudy Seagail and Staff writer