(FreedomBeacon.com)- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the man who also admitted that he drinks human feces, praised China for the way it has handled poverty, according to the Daily Wire.
New York Times Magazine columnist David Wallace-Wells has said that progress around the globe “has been really remarkable.” He asked gates if eradicating poverty would continue since China has sort of finished eradicating it.
“If you’re allowed to say the truth about things in China, they’ve done a very good job,” Gates responded. “They’re now a middle-income country, in fact, one of the wealthier middle-income countries.”
But the communist country has not only repressed political and ethnic undesirables but has repressed financial policy in order to stimulate its economy posing greater future risks, according to a professor of economics at Peking University, Beijing. The author states that “repressive financial policies have not stopped China from achieving rapid economic growth,” but that “economic growth has decelerated and systemic financial risks have escalated sharply.”
The Chinese Communist Party also defines poverty differently than the World Bank. Extreme poverty is defined by the party as those who make less than $2.30 per day, in contrast with the World Bank who suggests that the poverty line is than $5.50 per day.
“China still has around 13% of its population falling below that line, or close to 200 million people,” the World Bank’s Martin Raiser pointed out.
But as NPR correspondent John Ruwitch said of China, “proclaiming victory over extreme poverty is propaganda gold” for the Chinese president. Regardless of whether it is true or not, if the communist regime proclaims it to be, parrots like Bill Gates will repeat it.
In his 2022 book, “Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” Peter Schweizer detailed Gates’ troubling relationship with the communist regime, including his investment in Beijing’s military industrial complex. Despite his public statements in the past over the impossibility of controlling the internet, Microsoft has a history of helping China censor content.
In June 2005, after Microsoft launched a blogging software program, it censored words like “democracy,” “human rights,” and “freedom of expression.” The program also blocked historical and social phrases like, “Tibet Independence,” “Falun Gong,” and “Tiananmen Square.”