04/27/2020, 13.16
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Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Communist Party is the most dangerous virus

The blind activist trained as a lawyer in the United States, where he was accepted as a refugee. He reported on forced abortions and sterilisations in Shandong and was imprisoned. The CCP kept silent about the spread of the virus in Wuhan and in the country, manipulated morbidity and mortality figures, and violated people’s rights.

Washington (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “is the biggest and most serious virus of all,” said Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident who spoke at a forum hosted last Friday by the Faith & Law, in partnership with the Institute for Human Ecology, at the Catholic University of America.

Chen, who is blind, pointed out that the CCP kept silent about the spread of the virus in Wuhan and in the country, manipulated morbidity and mortality figures, and violated people’s rights.

“It is time,” he said, “to recognize the threat the Chinese Communist Party poses to all humanity. The CCP represses and manipulates information to strengthen its hold on power, regardless of the toll on human lives,”

Chen Guangcheng trained as a lawyer in the United States, where he was accepted as a refugee in 2012.

In China he was persecuted for denouncing the Party's violence in implementing the one-child policy with forced abortions and sterilisations in Shandong, and for making public the blood sale scandal among farmers in Henan, where government officials used infected syringes, spreading HIV.

At the forum, Chen warned governments against following the Chinese method for fighting against the coronavirus, citing the unreliability of the data provided by the government and its military style.

“Whole families have been found dead in their apartments because they could not get out,” he said. And now, the authorities are “ordering everyone back to work and telling the outside world that they have the virus under control,” but lockdowns are currently in force in some places.

“The resurgence is directly related to the CCP hiding the truth, and cracking down on people who tried to share information on the virus.”

Chen also stressed that the Communist Party is using the pandemic to target dissidents and is detaining human rights activists under the pretext of quarantine.

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