Prominent Chinese human rights activist Guangcheng Chen denounced the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ruthless population control policies in a powerful address this week.
Speaking Thursday at an international symposium organized by The Anglosphere Society on behalf of “imperiled Christians,” Chen, who has been blind from an early age, explained how he became a human rights activist in Communist China.
While always moved to fight against injustice, Chen said that his direct experience with the CCP’s draconian population control policies, including forced abortions and infanticide, put him over the edge.
“In 2005, some people from my village told me about the violent one-child policy campaign taking place in Shandong,” he said. “I was horrified and felt compelled to act.”
“Women were being dragged from their homes in the middle of the night,” he said. “Shoved in vans, taken to clinics or hospitals to have their babies aborted, or to be sterilized.