A celebrated Chinese dissident called on President Biden for his “soft” response to the anti-government protests currently rocking the communist nation.
“I feel like Biden is still very soft on China and that he wasn’t strong enough when dealing with the CCP,” blind lawyer and human rights activist Chen Guangcheng told The Post. “Much more needs to be done.”
The comments come as China has been rocked by weeks of unrest in response to its increasingly draconian COVID lockdowns.
“I believe the West needs to make a much stronger statement of support for the Chinese people. This will reduce the possibility of a crackdown since the [Chinese Communist Party] is very concerned about outside reactions. Many politicians in the US have issued statements, but we have yet to hear from the US President.”
President Biden’s son, Hunter, has done business in China for years, often working with partners who have close ties to the country’s ruling Communist Party. Republicans investigating the first son have long speculated that the president could be compromised by his son’s shady dealings.
Chen’s criticism echoes that of Republicans like Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who has called on Biden to condemn the CCP.
“Everyone knows that these organic protests by the Chinese people are not just about COVID politics, but about their longing for freedom, and they are dying to hear from America – the leader of the free world – that we support their deepest aspirations.” .” said Cotton.
But the White House has so far issued a tepid statement supporting China’s protesters.
“[W]We’ve long said that everyone has the right to protest peacefully, here in the United States and around the world. This includes in [China],” it read.
For years, Chen was a thorn in the side of China’s leaders for campaigning on women forced to have abortions during the country’s decades-long one-child policy.
In 2012, he fled house arrest in central China’s Shandong Province and found refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. He currently resides outside of Washington DC
Chen later received asylum in the United States and secured a position as a visiting scholar at New York University. The school later kicked him out, which Chen and others said was due to Chinese pressure on NYU’s massive Shanghai campus. The school denied the allegation. Chen is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Catholic University in Washington DC
While living in America, Chen’s politics shifted to the right. He is a past and current supporter of former President Trump and spoke on his behalf at the 2020 Republican Convention.
Chen said he has not received a coronavirus vaccine and has rejected many of the mandates he has also seen in the United States.
“I absolutely disagree with the forced coronavirus vaccination and things like the vaccination cards and vaccination cards that have been used to restrict access or movement or have forced people to give up their jobs. These measures are just like what you find under authoritarian regimes,” he said, adding that he was keen on an upcoming House of Representatives inquiry into the origins of the bug.
Chen became a naturalized U.S. citizen in July 2021, the Voice of America reported.
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