Congressman: China’s Hu a ‘gangster’20 January, 2011 at 13:50 | Posted in China, Gao Zhisheng, human rights, persecution | 1 Comment
Tags: CCP, human rights, persecution of dissidents, Tibet
Quote: “Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says China should be treated as a ‘gangster regime that murders their own people.’”
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Finally someone who dares to speak the truth about CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
US Congressman: Chinese Regime a ‘Gangster Regime’
While Hu Jintao was being treated very diplomatically during the press conference at the White House, one congressman was not pulling any punches. Other congressmen are distancing themselves from Hu.
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) on Wednesday morning referred to the Chinese regime as a “gangster regime.”
In an interview on CNN’s “Parker-Spitzer” talk show Wednesday evening, Congressman Rohrabacher explained what he meant.
Rohrabacher said of China, “This is a gangster regime that murders their own people and should be treated that way or they won’t respect us…
“There has been no reform, no liberal reform in China at all. There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom of assembly. … There are no opposition parties in China. Anyone who sticks their head up in China is immediately thrown into prison.”
Rohrabacher said the worst feature of China’s human rights record was its “ongoing repression of religion.”
Confronting China’s Failure on Religious Freedom – The Huffington Post
By Leonard Leo, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and Don Argue, Vice Chairman of USCIRF.
For decades, the United States has failed to address the abysmal human rights record of China, the world’s most populous nation, with sufficient clarity or strength.
As President Obama meets Chinese President Hu Jintao, he has a unique opportunity to correct this failure. For the sake of freedom, and the ultimate interests of both countries, he should seize the opportunity, advocating a new approach to conventional U.S.-China diplomacy. He should proclaim that a fundamental aim of our China policy is the expansion of liberty, including freedom of religion and belief.
Religion, like capitalism, is expanding rapidly in China. Involving hundreds of millions of people, it is one of the biggest parts of China’s civil society, a point not lost on senior-level Communist officials. President Hu has acknowledged this fact, as well as the notion that religion can promote “morality” and “economic and social development.”
Yet while China is lightening the regulatory load on business, it continues its egregious oppression of religious groups and individuals. Official recognition of religion is limited to those religious groups that have effectively surrendered control to the government by “registering” with the authorities.
Groups that refuse to register or that peacefully resist attempts at government control are deemed enemies of the state and are treated as such. Tibetan Buddhists, Uighur Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, and movements like the Falun Gong face severe sanctions, including fines, confiscation of property, imprisonment, and torture in detention, as well as control over the selection of religious leaders, as evidenced in November by the appointment of a Catholic bishop without papal recognition. Thousands of individuals languish in jail and hundreds more are detained each year for peacefully expressing their beliefs or desire for greater religious freedom.
Chinese lawyers who defend religious freedom are often dealt the harshest abuse. There have been a number of “disappearances” of such advocates, most notably Gao Zhisheng, who defended Tibetans, Uighurs, the Falun Gong, and unregistered Protestants.