WASHINGTON, D.C.— Hacked Chinese police data have provided fresh and compelling proof of the brutality of Communist China’s death camps in Xinjiang where between 1-3 million Uyghurs, Kazahks, and others ethnic minorities are being forcibly held against their will.
“Taken as a whole, the leak represents possibly the largest and single-most-revealing glimpse into a system of repression that the Chinese government tried to hide from the world, then lied about when challenged,” The Daily Mail reported on May 24. “The truth about China’s Uyghur camps Beijing is trying to hide: Hacked data reveals thousands of prisoners forced to undergo ‘re-education’… with a shoot-to-kill policy for anyone who tries to flee.”
News of the leaked data broke as the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet began a “fact-finding” trip to Xinjiang (a.k.a. East Turkistan). Its revelations are all the more important insofar as she proceeded to whitewash the Chinese Communist Party’s repression, including with the astonishing claim that all of its concentration camps had been dismantled.
Communist China defends the incarceration of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang claiming their “voluntary re-education centers” are needed to defend against radicalization and terrorism.
After months verifying the data, the BBC published its report with photos of some of the thousands contained in the data provided to them by Dr. Adrian Zenz of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation — including that of a 15-year-old girl and an elderly woman aged 73.
“Such revelations provide yet another reason to end efforts to get U.S. military personnel and other government employees to invest their retirement savings in Communist Chinese companies,” said Frank Gaffney, Vice Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC). “But, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and the Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Board (FRTIB) have instead just launched a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) ‘Mutual Fund Window’ that effectively endorses and legitimizes investment in mutual funds that include CCP-owned or controlled companies. Worse yet, the TSP’s managers refuse to disclose that fact to investors — let alone the reality that many of them are sanctioned by the U.S. government for being tied directly to the People’s Liberation Army and/or involved in slave labor or other human rights abuses.”
Members of the CPDC’s Captive Nations Coalition will present further details about the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal repression and genocide of ethnic minorities in East Turkistan (a.k.a. Xinjiang) — and steps that the U.S. government and its people can take to punish such criminal acts, as we are obliged to do by the Genocide Convention, at the next Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 2 June.
“The Captive Nations Coalition is horrified at the recent release of the ‘Xinjiang Police Files.’ The leaked documents serve as undeniable evidence of China’s modern-day concentration camps, not only of its existence, but also of its criminal operation,” said Se Hoon Kim, director of the Captive Nations Coalition of the CPDC. “We stand with the people of East Turkistan and support their yearning for freedom from the totalitarian grip of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Join us for this important panel on what can — and must — be done to dismantle Communist China’s death camps and the Transnational Criminal Organization that operates them.
WHAT: A CPDC webinar: “The CCP’s Death Camps Exposed”
- Frank Gaffney, Vice Chair of the Committee on the Present Danger: China; Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy; Host of Securing America T.V. on Real America’s Voice Network; and President & CEO of Save the Persecuted Christians
- Se Hoon Kim, Director, Captive Nations Coalition of the Committee on Present Danger: China
- Elfidar Iltebir*, President, Uyghur American Association (UAA)
- Kalbinur Gheni, Sister of a death camp detainee
- Julie Millsap, Government Relations Officer, Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP)
WHEN: 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 2