Taipei, TAIWAN—A new Taiwan-based Alliance of victims of abuse in China has compiled a list of over 11 thousand Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials they say should be denied entry to Taiwan based on their human rights records.
On Feb. 8, the “No CCP Villain International Alliance” was founded in Taiwan by groups and individuals who say they are, or have been, persecuted by CCP officials in China. The Legislative Yuan and twelve city and county councils in Taiwan have already passed the motion not to invite, receive, or welcome CCP human rights violators.
Founding groups of the Alliance include: Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyers Working Group, Victims of Investment in China Association (VICA), Taiwan Friends of Tibet, human rights activists, and people and their families persecuted by the CCP.
The Alliance has handed its first list of over 11,000 CCP officials to Taiwanese legislator Chen Ting-Fei to forward to the National Immigration Agency and the Mainland Affairs Council of Taiwan.
The list includes Chen Zhenggao, governor of Liaoning, who plans to visit Taiwan on Feb. 15, and Wang Sanyun, governor of Anhui, who plans to visit in April.
Persecution of Chinese People
Teresa Chu, spokesperson of the Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyers Working Group, said that the Alliance is a global platform based in Taiwan that aims to protect the human rights of people in China.
“[The Alliance] belongs to the Chinese people around the world and will exist till the day the CCP stops suppressing the human rights of people in China,” Chu said.
“We hope Chinese people [expatriates] around the world will ask their local city councils or members of Congress to clearly state their resolve of not welcoming, inviting, or receiving Chinese officials who severely violate human rights.”
Chu said they welcome individuals and groups who care about human rights in China to contact and join the Alliance. “We especially hope that the tens of millions of Internet users in China will show their support on the Alliance’s website.”
Wu Baozhang, former director of Radio France Internationale's Chinese department, sees the Alliance as another step in promoting human rights from Taiwan towards China. “As a Chinese from mainland China, I am thankful to the people in Taiwan, and would like to salute them,” he said. It alerts Chinese to the seriousness of the Party's human rights violations.” This may lead to larger scale human rights-defending activities in China.”
Victims of Investment in China
William Kao, president of VICA, spoke on behalf of Taiwanese business people who have invested and been victimized in China.
Kao said based on information from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council in China, every year 2,000 business investors from Taiwan are victimized in China. That is over 40,000 in the past 20 years, he says, with many more cases going unreported. Kao estimates the actual number of victims to be closer to 100,000.
“In the past 20 years, not a single Chinese official was punished for persecuting businessmen from Taiwan,” Kao said. Such “persecution” includes jailing, court cases that violate due process, expropriation of property or intellectual capital, among others.
Tibetan Monks and Intellectuals
Taiwan Friends of Tibet have put up a list of 14 people from three Chinese governmental institutions that violate the human rights of Tibetans.
Chou Mei-li, president of Taiwan Friends of Tibet, said: “The director of China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs persecutes Tibetans for their religious beliefs. Officials in Qinghai Province and the Qinghai Department of Education sabotage Tibet’s ethnic culture. The chief of police in the Tibetan Autonomous Region instigates officers to arrest Tibetan intellectuals, writers, artists, thinkers, and monks.”
Chou said that many high-ranking Chinese officials who visit Taiwan have committed human rights crimes in China. The Alliance will expose these people and their crimes to the people in Taiwan. “If they knew the truth, people in Taiwan would not welcome these officials,” Chou said.
Chou said he believes that the government of Taiwan is obligated to execute the motion that was passed by the legislature.
“The Alliance hopes the government will make public who it invites and its reviewing process on these people. The government should consider the list we have provided and refuse entry of those officials who violate human rights,” Chou said.
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