June 2, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

‘A Responsibility to Use Our Freedoms on Behalf of Those Who Are Denied Them’: Benedict Rogers

In this special episode, we sat down with Benedict Rogers, co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch and author of “The China Nexus.” He sheds light on the protests happening across China, the human rights abuses in the country, and how the Chinese regime’s influence has spread into free countries too.
Rogers said: “The protests are extremely significant. I think they’re the most significant protests that we have seen in China since the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. There have, of course, been other protests in the intervening years, but mostly, the protests until now have been focused on a specific issue and a lot of them had been focused on labor rights. This is the first time in many years that we have seen such widespread, large-scale protests across so many cities where … people are not shouting ‘end the zero-COVID policy’ or ‘end the COVID lockdowns,’ even though those were the things that sparked the protests, but they are chanting ‘Xi Jinping, step down,’ ‘CCP, step down,’ and ‘we want freedom and democracy.’ And I think that’s hugely significant because it tells us that, contrary to what the CCP would like us to believe, the people of China have not actually been indoctrinated by the CCP.”…
Source: The Epoch Times