Firstly, this author is not questioning whether US citizens of Chinese descents should be allowed to vote. Successive US administration has repeatedly chided the People’s Republic of China for violation of human rights. The lack of “direct” leadership election is cited as one violation. So should the US government put pressure on the Communist Party of China by allowing Chinese citizens to vote on the coming US presidential election?
In fact the countries that repeatedly called for improvement of human rights should lobby for voting rights for all of aged Chinese citizens in important world body such as UN, WTO, IMF, World Bank, Climate Conference etc. China is the most populous country in the world(for now), making up almost one fifth of humanity. It is natural that its citizens should have rights to vote on matters that affect their daily lives and that of the future generation. Is this too much to ask for? Of course this is not a call for favouritism on the Chinese. This author actually believe that to have a free and fair working of the world order, citizens of the world should be allowed to be participate. Proper representation of voting rights by citizens of the world should be given to body such as UN, WTO, IMF, World Bank, Climate Conference as a start. If one person one vote is the foundation of legitimacy of any organization, then all those treaties and law passed by those world bodies have so far been signed only by the elite and should be considered illegitimate.
As the biggest advocator of human right the US should take the lead. Setting up a voters registration for Chinese citizens should be a walk in the park. I look forward to the day when US officials visiting China stating that giving representation to Chinese people is concrete action rather than empty rhetoric. On top of that the US administration has continually claimed that the Chinese people has been oppressed and will always make the right choice if given the vote. Allowing Chinese citizens a vote on the US presidential election is just the first step. And according to the US administration claim, the election would most likely lead to the toppling of the hated CPC and usher in a China with totally pro-US policy. As we all know US policy around the world is the only one to benefit humanity throughout the globe and should be the only way. And according to them most Chinese citizens hate the CPC. So what is holding back US politicians?