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Assaults on Chinese Dissidents During APEC Summit Spark Calls for Congressional Hearing

Human rights organizations demand investigation into violent clashes between pro-Xi groups and anti-Chinese government protesters

Written By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 23-November-2023.

Human rights advocates and activists in the United States are urging a congressional hearing in response to the brutal attacks on Chinese dissidents who protested against Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s presence at the APEC summit in San Francisco from November 15-17.

People protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco, Nov. 15, 2023.

Key Points:

  1. Clashes and Injuries: Pro-Xi welcoming groups clashed with anti-Chinese government protesters at various locations in San Francisco, resulting in numerous injuries among the latter. Violent confrontations occurred at San Francisco International Airport, the Moscone Center, and the St. Regis Hotel, where Xi stayed.
  2. Tibetan Protesters Targeted: Topjor Tsultrim from Students for a Free Tibet reported that at least 30 Tibetan protesters were assaulted by pro-China groups. On November 17, three Tibetan college students were beaten by more than 20 Chinese men with metal rods, leading to severe injuries.
  3. Assault on Chinese Democracy Party Member: Li Delong, a member of the Chinese Democracy Party Los Angeles committee, recounted being assaulted near the Moscone Center. He was mistakenly pushed into a group of Xi’s supporters, where two individuals attacked him with a blunt instrument, causing head injuries and unconsciousness.
  4. Political Significance: Wang Dan, a 1989 Tiananmen Square movement leader, highlighted the organized assaults as a serious political event instigated by pro-China forces in the United States. He called for attention from Congress and relevant authorities to hold both the perpetrators and the political forces behind them accountable.
  5. Call for Consulate Closure: Wang suggested that if there is evidence of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco directing the violence, it should be closed immediately. He emphasized that the U.S. government should not tolerate violence by authoritarian forces on its soil.
  6. Long-term CCP Infiltration: Chen Chuangchuang, executive director of the Chinese Democracy Party, attributed the violence to the long-term infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party into the U.S. He criticized the San Francisco city government for either favoring the pro-communist side or being negligent in handling security and protests.
  7. Police Inaction: Tsultrim and others claimed that the police did not intervene effectively during the assaults. Despite multiple calls for help from anti-Xi protesters, the police allegedly favored the pro-communist side and failed to arrest those responsible for the attacks.
  8. Human Rights Organizations’ Response: Zhou Fengsuo, executive director of Human Rights in China, announced that his organization would gather evidence and submit it to congressional committees. He called for a hearing to investigate the selective law enforcement by the police and the large-scale violent assaults organized by the Chinese government.

Source: Voice Of America News Report


Conclusion: The violent clashes during Xi Jinping’s visit to the APEC summit have sparked widespread concern among human rights organizations. Calls for a congressional hearing are growing as activists seek accountability for the assaults on Chinese dissidents and examine the role of pro-China forces in the United States.


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About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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