The Chinese Communist Party, which has maintained its rule over the people of China for over 60 years, is more dangerous than terrorist groups such as ISIS, well-known blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng implied on Thursday.
The Chinese government recently celebrated the 34th anniversary of its one child per family policy and the government estimates that over 400 million lives have been “prevented” with about 13 million abortions happening each year.
Chen, a self-taught lawyer who fought for the rights of Chinese women and was imprisoned by the communist government for over four years during the mid to late 2000’s, told attendees at a Heritage Foundation event that the majority of the abortion require authorities to physically abduct women and forcibly take them to abortion clinics.
“I believe that we have underestimated the threat from the Communist regime like China,” Chen said. “They are many, many times more dangerous than the terrorist groups out there. I believe the people will realize later this is true.”
Chen said that in the last three decades, the policy has “demoralized” Chinese society. Chen, who is blind, said that the policy’s implementation doesn’t just include the forceful aborting of nearly 1,500 lives each day, but also entails the merciless beatings of husbands, neighbors and relatives of the pregnant women.
“After several decades of one child policy implementation of mostly forced abortion in China, the public live in fear from the government,” he said. “I want to emphasize here that everybody should realize that the Communist Party does not represent China, not even mention the Chinese people. It is just now they are becoming a public enemy of the Chinese people.”
Chen escaped from house arrest and eventually fled China to come to the U.S. in 2012 on the grounds that he would be employed at New York University. Before that he conducted his own study in 2005 on China’s human rights abuses toward women under their forced abortion policy.
Chen said that his study uncovered that there were at least over 650,000 women in the Shandong Province and found that many of them had forced, late-term abortions. His surveys found that forced sterilization of women who violated China’s one-child policy occurred.
To provide an anecdote for his numbers, Chen provided an example of this mistreatment in detailing one case of a Chinese couple’s experience with family planning officials, which is “just one of those tens of thousands of examples of suffering such a kind of inhuman treatment in China.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post