House Foreign Affairs Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman
For IMMEDIATE Release
Ros-Lehtinen Says CCP, at 90, Still Brutal Party of Mao
Urges Administration to Speak Out on China’s Human Rights Abuses
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which was founded on July 1, 1921:
“A foreign implant of the Soviet Union’s Comintern, the Chinese Communist Party has a bloody history. Tens of millions have been killed under the CCP’s rule.
“The regime in Beijing is using the anniversary of the founding of the CCP to attempt to rewrite history and whitewash its current record.
“The truth is that, at 90, the CCP remains the brutal party of Mao. The present-day Chinese dictatorship oppresses the Chinese people and all those subjugated to its rule, imprisons dissidents, bans religious expression, and turns to violence against innocent people as a means of clinging to power.
“Rather than shrinking away from the topic, the President and the State Department should speak out loudly and frequently against China’s terrible human rights record.”