Urgent Letter to World Bank
Monday, 14 October 2019

Dear Friend,
           The World Bank is having its annual meeting this week October 14-18 in Washington DC.
           Please copy and paste the following letter and send it to
                World Bank US Executive Director DJ Nordquist
                email to eds01@worldbank.org
          Please title it Urgent: Letter to DJ Nordquist
          Please sign your name below.
Ann Lau
Chair, Visual Artists Guild

Ms. DJ Nordquist
Executive Director,
World Bank,
1818 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20433

Dear Ms Nordquist,
         I am writing to ask you to review the World Bank's subsidized loans to the Peoples Republic of China.
         China is the world's second largest economy.  It has a cash reserves of $3 trillion yet it borrows $2 billion from the World Bank annually.
         China's infrastructure spending is meant for control allowing for speedy deployment of the Peoples Liberation Army.
            * The Qinghai-Tibet railway which former China President Jiang Zemin admitted that it was a political decision and not commercially viable.
            * The Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macaru bridge has a similar purpose.
            * The Hong Kong high speed railway even instituted locations within Hong Kong allowing China's officials to administer China mainland law in violation of the One Country Two Systems.
            * According to analysis by German Xinjiang expert, in 2017 China spent $2.96 billion in tripling the size of 39 concentration camps in Xinjiang, China.
            * China's One Belt One Road infrastructure loan is a predatory initiative which resulted in Sri Lanka giving control of its port and surrounding areas to China for 99 years.
        China's human rights violations are well known: more than a million Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps which China claimed as vocational camps in addition to the persecution and torture of Catholics, Christians, Tibetans and Falun Gong practitioners; jailing and torture of human rights lawyers; kidnapping of booksellers outside of China; the imprisonment and death of Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo.
        The United States should not be a collaborator of China's repression. 
        As finance is fluid, can one truly separate a loan for an applied purpose may in fact enable another project to be financed?
        Please stop financing China's inhuman acts through the World Bank.
        Sincerely,