On a rainy night in 2012, while under house arrest, lawyer Tran Quang Thanh fled Dong Su Ancient Village, Linyi, Shandong Province, China. Eight years later, he stood on the US Republican National Congress forum and shouted to the world: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a common enemy of all mankind.
On Wednesday, renowned blind human rights lawyer living in exile in the United States, Tran Quang Thanh delivered a speech at the United States Republican National Congress once every four years. Wearing iconic sunglasses and touching the braille, he said in English: “The CCP is an enemy of humanity. It is threatening its own people and threatening the happiness and well-being of the whole world. ”
Although the speech lasted only 2 minutes and 48 seconds, the fact that dissidents from China deliver their speech at the national congress of political parties is a rare event in US history. The speech exposed the nature of the CCP, and at the same time rang alarm bells in case of concession policies towards Beijing.
On Thursday (August 27), Mr. Tran Quang Thanh accepted an online interview with the Voice of America (VOA). He said: “It’s an honor to have such an opportunity to tell Americans, to tell people around the world about the CCP’s crimes, that the evil regime of the CCP is a common enemy of humanity, threatening free life our.”
In his speech, he praised US President Trump for leading the fight against the CCP and called on other countries around the world to stand up. He said: “The United States needs to use the values of freedom, democracy and rule of law, and bring together the democracies of the world to join hands in preventing the CCP’s domination.”
At the end of the day, President Trump reposted the video of Tran Quang Thanh’s speech on Twitter. In less than 24 hours, this video has received more than 1.5 million views and more than 50,000 likes.
As for why he was chosen to speak at the meeting, Mr. Tran Quang Thanh told VOA, he believes the Trump administration wants to show the world the very attitudes of the United States: “US policy of concessions will not return forever.”
During the interview, Mr. Tran repeatedly repeated the point: “The CCP is a common enemy of humanity “. The CCP’s essence, he said, is the same “Evil regime”. Domestically, the CCP binds the government to the people, using high technology to do it “National terrorism” oppressing and suppressing people and depriving them of their free voice. Abroad, it always seeks to penetrate and bribe, seek to destroy the liberal order, democratic values and traditional world culture.
He said: “If you don’t use your freedom to change the evil CCP regime, the evil CCP regime will use its dictatorship to affect your life.” The global spread of the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic that has turned the daily lives of people around the world upside down is one example.
“It will be too late if you haven’t awakened yet”, Mr. Tran raised his voice. “If the US policy of concessions is exercised again, not only China’s democracy, but the entire world will be completely destroyed.”
The anti-Trump faction criticized Tran Quang Thanh for his side, some even said that his standing with the Republican view was the same. “treachery” to the Democratic Party that saved him from China.
In response, Chen said, it is natural for a democratic society to speak freely, but exposing the evil nature of the CCP is a matter of transcending the partisan regime.
“If today I received an invitation from the Democratic Party, I would take this manuscript and speak the same way.“, He said “I support anyone against the Communists.”
He also stated that then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believed that his rescue was not party-based, but consistent with “American foundations, universal values and human rights freedoms.”
Mr. Tran shared: “I personally think that the people of the United States saved me, the values of the United States saved me, and the free state of the United States – home of heroes who helped me.”
In 2013, in an interview with the New York Times, Chinese dissident Hu Jia (Hu Jia) once said: “Quang Thanh often tells me that he is not interested in supporting the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. He’s on the side of democracy and freedom ”.
Mr. Tran Quang Thanh told Voice of America, he believed “Be a person must have opinion”, unable to humble and shake. “If you can be moved by money, it’s very scary. The CCP has money ”.
Due to time limitation, a part of Mr. Tran’s speech was omitted from the organizers. However, he later posted the full version on the Internet, including content about how the CCP “disappeared” activists, locked Uighurs in concentration camps, violated human rights in Hong Kong, falsifying trade agreements, threatens Taiwan and uses the World Health Organization to conceal the truth about the pandemic, leading to a series of casualties and social unrest around the world.
Mr. Tran Quang Thanh told VOA, as long as the CCP exists, everyone will not have a peaceful day. “Wipe out the malignant tumor of human history – the CCP dictatorship – into the ashes sooner or later, our humanity will have early peace that day.”
According to VOA