Monthly Archives: April 2013

XiJinPeng & LiKeQiang: An Open Letter about Corruption in China

Xi Jin Ping and Li Keng Qiang, April 20th, 2013
“US Business and Families Leaves China Due to Corruption”.
An Open Letter to the New Leaders of China
Dear Honorable Sirs,
Why do I write? I am asking that you step in and stop this corruption I see in China. I have been a guest working in your wonderful country for 14 years. It’s not easy but I felt that I would like to try. What I am sharing, I hear many others saying the same thing, and they already have left. I can only give you a few examples of how the corruption works in Yunnan Province since this is the place I work in the most, yet I hear it is a problem all over the country.
My Chinese friends tell me only you can stop this problem because “Xin1 Guan1 Shang4 ren4 San1 Bu3 Huo3” “New Leaders Can Carry Three Torches!” i.e. the new position gives you an opportunity to bring change you might not be able to do later in your service.
This corruption hurts my Chinese friends as well as foreigners. One Chinese businessman in Kunming is an old friend, and he opened a school to help poor children and families who were minorities that had migrated to the city. He had a legal contract for the land, invested millions of RMB, hired teachers. He grew up a poor minority child himself, he wanted to give back from the blessing he had come to know. The government came in and said “we are building high rise buildings here, you must move, and they gave him 5% compensation. He lost millions. The minority schooling stopped for the children. The teachers were heart broken and two of them jumped from the top of buildings killing themselves because they were so upset, they no longer wanted to live in China. One was a new mother with a baby boy she left for her husband to raise. I remember my friend weeping on my shoulder asking “why would the government people be so heartless to its own people, so greedy over land, and treating its people like dirt.”
One foreign business friend purchased a farm on Western Hills outside of Kunming and set up a “Eco-Tourist” business for Enviro- Education. Many Chinese children classrooms daily came to learn about “caring for our country” and then the government came and said, “We are breaking our contract, you must move.” 1

He lost ALL his investment of millions of RMB, sold his business and decided to move back to Singapore with his family. Again, the land has come before the people in China, the new “landlords” have become the government with dreams of reselling this property.
A Korean friend suffered the same fate. He had purchased a farm in order to grow organic food, the government took his money and his land and gave him nothing in return. His son is married to a minority Chinese girl and he has a grandchild nearby in Kunming, yet the government leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of everyone. When we seek help from the government, from attorney’s they say, “Nothing you can do, this is just the way China is, it cannot be changed, it will always be corrupted unless a miracle happens!”
Dear Leaders, it is no benefit to be rich in a corrupt China, wealthy in a polluted, degraded environment. If people have money, they will only want to send their children overseas, and then join them never to return to China.
Attached is a copy of the letter to the government of Yuxi and ChengJiang in Yunnan Province. They informed me they were breaking their contract, our workers would need to move and lose their jobs, and why? They want to break down our “Enviromental Protection Farm” and build a beach for a local 5 star resort. This resort is empty most of the time, losing millions of RMB, why?
As beautiful as they might want to make China appeal to the foreigners or local Chinese to come spend their money, who wants to come and be cheated? Already, they have brought water polluting motor boats to this lake they are suppose to be protecting. We had our minority craftman learn to build sail boats, but for what purpose now?
The foreign expert English teachers all tell me “The Chinese leaders are breaking their contracts all over China, offering us less money and more work, so why do we want to even stay and help?”
In the meetings with the government leaders, I told them I was going to write a letter to Bei Jing and they just laughed and went ahead to do as they please. Today, I heard they were proceeding to break our contract and knock the house down. They asked me to write a letter to them which I did, and they have written none back in return though I have asked them for a reply often.
So now I am writing to you asking that you do something to help stop this corruption, if you can. Real change can come from the heart with hope, yet no hope for a great future in China can be found unless something deeper happens, locally and globally among those who wish to build friendship with China.
ChengJiang Lake House 20 Year Contract between The Government of China and Timothy James.
March 8th, 2013 “The Blessed Lake Environmental Protection Farm of FuXian Lake.”

Dear Government Gentlemen, (Add Names of the Contract)
My attorney friend assures me our land contract is clear and binding for 20 years. I am so thankful to be able to be at this Lakehouse and my desire is that you leave the building intact, as well as any temporary improvements. All this is more than 50 mi from the Lake according to the document you showed me before. I ask that you please add the beach sand to the other 50 mi of land in front of our land which will place us well over the 100 mi distance from the lake waters edge. Please add extra since the lake is receding very quickly due to the serious drought.
I like the improvements you are making to the Lake in order to bring tourists to this area, yet I am very concerned about its impact on the quality of the water. I see others who have motorboats on the lake while we have simple sail boats that keep the lake “green”. Special designed composting toilets will help with the increased tourism so please let me know if I can help with models.
In spite of our contract agreement, you before offered zero compensation, yet now you ask “how much do I want”? As I said before, I hope you will honor our agreement and leave our place with a nice new beach in front as suggested. If this was you in my position, wouldn’t you wish this or yourself? Overall, you have been good neighbors so far and I wish you all the best. I am still researching the fair market value of this place base on China real estate around the lake, and a complete list of all my investment to date, including time, travel costs and labor. I am also researching on Weibo internet this issue in detail. I hope you all take my current suggestion to heart, because I want to do the right thing and continue in a good relationship. Please put your next suggestions in writing and pass to Etiene Basson, my business partner 15687920191 who is in contact with my attorney.
Warmest Regards,
Timothy A. James

中国政府和马天恩(Timothy James)云南玉溪澄江抚仙湖右所镇矣旧村村委会房20年合同
2013年3月8日 “祝福抚仙湖湖畔环境保护农场”

虽然我们的合同协议,以前您不提供任何的补偿损失费用,但是,现在您询问:“我想要多少钱?”正如以前所说,我盼望您能尊重我们的合同协议,保留我的地方,如上段所提,可以在湖水到沙滩50米这段距离留出新的、漂亮的沙滩。如果您处于我的处境,您希望这样的事情发生在您自己身上吗?总地来说,到目前为止,您一直是我的好邻舍,我祝福您拥有生命中最好的,我仍然在寻找中国抚仙湖附近好的地产,能按照我们原本合同的日期完成我的投资,这包括了我为此投入的时间、国际旅行费用和辛劳。我也在网上微博上研究探讨细节。期望您能把我目前的建议放入心中,因为我本人希望能做对的事情,同时,能持续和您保持良好的关系。如果您有任何的建议,请写下来,交给我的生意合作伙伴包先生(Etiene Basson), 他的联系电话是 15687920191,他会联系我的律师。
马天恩Timothy A. James

Boston 9/11 Bombings 2013

Boston 9/11 . 2013.
“Should American Remain Desensitized to “Potential” Islamic Terror Attacks?”
The mood in America has changed. America is living in “Desensitized Denial” after the Boston bombings this week. Rather than sadness and horror, one senses a “numbness: but not one of anger or ramped-up patriotism. This is not 9/11. The feeling then was “let’s go get them…” the feeling now is “this isn’t going to stop until we start doing something… different”.
But do what different?
Yes, jumping up and saying we are going to have a “war on terror” isn’t going to stop it.
Then what will stop it? First we must really understand Islam and what it says about itself. Yes, not all Muslims are terrorist, many are peace loving in context, yet most Muslims are very ignorant like everyone else about their Islamic History.
According to the Islamic historian Ibn Is’haq 326,
“Allah said, “No Prophet before Muhammad took booty from his enemy nor prisoners for ransom.” Muhammad said, “I was made victorious with terror. The earth was made a place for me to clean. I was given the most powerful words. Booty was made lawful for me. I was given the power to intercede. These five privilages were awarded to no prophet before me.”
In contrast, the Bible says “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world, And this is the victory that overcomes the world…our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” I John 5.4, 5..
Muslims are universally taught a lie from their youth in every country, that Christians believe God somehow molested Mary “took her to wife” in order to have a “son” Jesus! All Christians know this is a slander and lie against them and God, and their faith. No real Christian ever believed this lie they insist we believe.
Yet, both the Bible and Quran teach Jesus was the Eternal “Word of God” born by a miracle of God, by the Holy Spirit of God. Christians believe Jesus is BOTH 100% God, and 100% man, by God’s divine miracle once in all history. In fact, the Quran teaches that only Allah can do ten things no one else can do, yet Jesus alone can do all ten!
Yet, the lies against Christians which ignites hate in the hearts of Muslims are then supported by verses like Quran 9.5 to “Fight and kill the infidel” which have abrogated the verses which did advocate peace and these ideal are believed by Muslims all over the world, and the bombings will continue until Muslims begin to openly “speak out” and begin exposing these lies in public and boldly even in their mosques. Silence speaks only of their silent agreement with terror.
Wars will not change hearts, ultimately, only the Bold Proclamation of Truth changes hearts, even if it must cost people their lives to insist on proclaiming it. It took over 300 years of constant martyrdom before Christian’s blood changed the Roman Empire forever.
Yet Christians forgot how to die boldly proclaiming their faith, and the Catholic Church rose up to not only use force to kill, Muslims and Jews, but during the Reformation, they martyred Christians who disagreed with the Pope.
The bombings will continue until, the Christians wake up and begin proclaiming the truth and begin seeing more Muslim’s heart’s challenged with truth in love. We can no longer ignore them and wish they would just “leave us alone”.
The verdict is out on who did the Boston bombings. It might even be Neo-Islamic, neo-Marxist groups, like the New Black Panthers, offshoots of hate groups like the KKK, yet extreme to even the “Nation of Islam”. I praise God for men like Martin Luther King Jr., and others who lived and died to honor God in spirit and truth. Such men are the true Christians, the true “worshippers of God”. Bridge builders rather than cross burners.
Today, in April 2013, half of the world’s population under the age of 15 are born into a Muslim household. The world is changing demographically.
Selfish abortion has slaughtered an entire generation of innocent souls, yet not in the Muslim world. God’s plan is that they must hear the truth about the lies they have been taught and the truth about real Christians in contrast to the false ones. The tares will be separated from the wheat, and the great harvest will take place among the saved as well as among the lost.
President Barack Obama’s latest statement shows the frustration that everyone feels.
“We know it was bombs that were set off,” he said. “We know that obviously they did some severe damage. We do not know who did them. We do not know whether this was an act of an organization or an individual or individuals. We don’t have a sense of motive yet.”
He used the term terrorism, which he had avoided on Monday night.
“This was a heinous and cowardly act.” he said. “And given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror.”
It may be that when or if it becomes clear who carried out these murders, there will be a big and definite reaction from America, yet what kind of reaction?
Today, April 2013, only 5% or less of all known Mission funds in the entire world, go towards helping Muslims learn the truth about Islam and Real Christians.
“It may be that more than ten years on from 9/11, the first attack on an American city since then is being treated as a horrible, reprehensible “fact of life”, rather than something that undermines a nation’s sense of self?” This sounds like “ho hum, another day of bombings in Iraq, Gaza, or yes now….Boston” …
Yet, God is challenging the Church to “rise up” and SHINE…forth the Truth, yes, the righteous will shine forth like the stars…”Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12.3. We need to stand as real Christians in the face of all the lies and hatred that abounds.
God wishes to give America another chance…if the people are willing to repent and truly listen.