By Catholic University Distinguished Fellow Chen Guangcheng
In territories occupied by the Chinese Communist Party, the CCP has never stopped using violence to suppress the people. Those who have been exiled abroad must concern themselves with political correctness, and satisfy themselves by mourning. For 32 years the CCP has used the West’s high tech and big data to develop its surveillance network of facial and movement recognition systems. It is armed to the teeth to suppress those who have awakened and demand democracy. And it has successfully infiltrated and corroded other democratic nations.
The time for change has come. Democratic countries must give up their policies of appeasement and put an end to communist authoritarian aggression. Democratic countries must stand with the Chinese people to hold the CCP to account. These things are urgent, and must be placed front and center of the agendas of Western countries. If democratic countries continue to make deals with the devil – the CCP, the enemy of humanity – not only will there be no hope for democracy in China, but the future of American democracy will also be destroyed as well. The CCP persecutes those within China’s borders while threatening the entire world. Look at what the coronavirus has done. The devastation from this pandemic – originating in China – is many times worse than Pearl Harbor.
The time is now to act. We must not wait!