For Immediate Release | Save the Persecuted Christians | September 28, 2020
At Issue is China’s Imperialism Worldwide and
Malign Influence in the United States
WASHINGTON—Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), a leading international human rights advocacy group which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians worldwide, will be among the groups protesting China’s imperialism worldwide and malign influence in America in front of the Capitol Thursday, Oct. 1 from 11-1:30 pm in support of efforts to divest China and designate the Chinese Communist Party a transnational criminal organization (TCO) in light of heightened persecution of religious believers and especially the deplorable human rights abuses of Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Xinjiang province). STPC, together with the Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) and others argue the Chinese Communist Party deserves to be designated a TCO due to its multitude of verified illegal activity and desecration of human rights, and that it is time to divest China from U.S. capital markets.
STPC Chief Executive Frank Gaffney and vice chair of CPDC will make remarks and will receive letters of support for CPDC from representatives of the organization’s ‘Captive Nations Coalition’ including Tibet, Southern Mongolia, East Turkistan, and those in danger of becoming enslaved through the Belt & Road Initiative. Groups from Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and many others will be present. The Falun Gong will also be present.
Dede Laugesen, Executive Director of Save the Persecuted Christians, said, “Back in July, a broad coalition of over 600 human rights advocates and organizations penned an open letter to Attorney General William Barr asking him to officially condemn the Chinese Communist Party as a criminal outfit responsible for violating human rights, committing injustices around the globe, and causing millions of deaths worldwide.”
The letterstates, “It is exceedingly evident that the list of transnational criminal organizations should include the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The pattern of the CCP criminality in the U.S. and around the world demonstrates a clear and present threat ‘to public safety and national security.”
The CCP’s criminal activity reaches far beyond China’s borders, where victims and international organizations have long been reported. Having practiced human rights abuses against its own people for 70 years, the communist organization now threatens Americans, according to STPC and other signers of the letter.
This protest will bring attention to these atrocities.
WHO: Human rights advocacy groups will be protesting; Chief Executive Frank Gaffney will be speaking and will receive letters of support for the CPDC from representatives of the Captive Nations Coalition of the CPDC (Tibet, Southern Mongolia, East Turkistan) and those in danger of becoming enslaved through the Belt & Road Initiative. Groups from Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and many others will be present. The Falun Gong will be present.
WHAT: TheResist China event will bring attention to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s
crackdowns against freedom, democracy, and human rights, which have intensified across China, along with a gross increase on the assault on communities living under its rule. “The CCP’s lethality and criminal sophistication demonstrates that this lawless CCP poses a clear and present danger to the health, security and prosperity of America,” according to the open letter sent to AG William Barr.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 am to 1:30 pm
WHERE: In front of the Capitol, Washington, DC
WHY: To bring awareness to China’s imperialism worldwide and malign influence; to aid
efforts to divest China and designate the Chinese Communist Party a transnational criminal organization in light of heightened persecution of religious believers and especially the deplorable human rights abuses of Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Xinjiang province).
HOW: Visit www.resistchina.org or www.divestchinanow.org
Save the Persecuted Christians is working to raise awareness about the plight of over 300 million Christians facing brutal and extreme violence and injustice in countries around the world. The organization — an informal, national coalition — began in February 2018 and reorganized as a formal charitable organization in December 2018.
The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.
With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, such as Christians in China, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemicallythe suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.
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