Webinar conducted on Sept 17, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
The U.S. State Department has declared that China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Province. In addition to genocide, the Chinese Communist Party is committing other egregious human rights atrocities against its own people, such as religious persecution, forced abortion and sterilization, forced organ harvesting, forced labor, mass surveillance, and the detention of dissidents and whistleblowers. Added to this are the CCP’s unleashing of the coronavirus pandemic on the world, its serious abuses in Hong Kong, its threatened aggression against Taiwan, and its attempt to enslave the world through its Belt and Road initiative.
Appeasement diplomacy and constructive engagement do not work. The CCP must be “punished” under the terms of the 1948 Genocide Convention, to which the United States and 151 other nations are parties.
Moving or boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing is just the beginning. What are other ways to “punish” this genocidal regime, to stop its aggressive attempt to become the evil hegemon of the world?
Vice Chair, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Topic: Communist China is a Transnational Criminal Organization
Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs
Topic: China’s genocide of the Uyghurs
Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Topic: The Genocide Convention of 1948 and the requirement that we “punish” genocidal actors
Col. John Mills (Ret.),
Former Director, Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: China’s aggression against Taiwan as an international security threat
Founder and Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians
Topic: China’s attempt to enslave the world through the Belt and Road Initiative
WHO WE ARE:
Frank Gaffney, Vice Chair, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Mr. Gaffney is the Vice Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China. The mission of the Committee on the Present Danger: China is to help defend America through public education and advocacy against the full array of conventional and non-conventional dangers posed by the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Gaffney is also the Founder and Executive Chairman for the Center for Security Policy established in 1988. Under President Ronald Reagan, Gaffney acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.
Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs
In 2017, Rushan Abbas founded the Campaign for Uyghurs to advocate and promote human rights and democratic freedoms for Uyghurs, and mobilize the international community to act to stop the human rights atrocity in East Turkistan. Under her organization, Ms. Abbas introduced and led the “One Voice One Step” movement and successfully organized a demonstration on March 15th, 2018, in 14 countries and 18 cities on the same day to protest China’s detention of millions of Uyghurs in concentration camps. Ms. Abbas works with groups in the United States, Canada, The UK, and other parts of Europe, Australia, Japan, and Turkey to highlight the Uyghur cause and in support of empowering Uyghur women and youth for activism.
In July 2020, Ms. Abbas’ organization published the report “Genocide in East Turkistan” which laid out the ways that the actions of the Chinese regime met every condition of genocide laid out in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. Ms. Abbas first raised the case of Uyghurs as undergoing active genocide in May of 2019 while delivering speeches at the events hosted by the U.S. Embassies in Prague and Vienna and remained a vocal advocate for declaring the CCP’s crimes as such since then.
Rushan’s sister was taken in retaliation for her activism concerning the CCP’s Uyghur Genocide.
Read more: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/leadership/
Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Reggie Littlejohn is Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF), an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. WRWF is the only organization inside rural China, saving baby girls and abandoned widows. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers seeks to form a left-right, human rights and humanitarian coalition to end forced abortion and gendercide. An acclaimed international expert on China’s One Child Policy, Ms. Littlejohn has testified nine times at the U.S. Congress, and she has presented at the European, British, Irish, and Canadian Parliaments as well. Ms. Littlejohn is a graduate of Yale Law School and practiced litigation for eight years.
Col. John Mills (Ret.), Former Director, Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Colonel (Retired) John Mills has over 35 years’ experience in the national security world. He has had an immense impact on a number of significant national security events from the Cold War, Peace Dividend, War on Terror, World in Chaos, the era of Great Power Competition, and now the on-going Color Revolution in the United States led by the Chinese Communist Party.
John has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, South Korea, and other locations including multiple combat deployments. He has helped organize, train, and equip six different foreign militaries and security forces and served a number of years in the Special Operations Community. He has been the lead government official cultivating partnerships with numerous international partners. He is an expert in Intelligence, Psychological Operations, Cyber Operations, Civil Affairs, and planning complex, whole of government operations. His service spans the spectrum of tactical combat operations to the National Security Council Staff at the White House under two Presidencies.
The Committee on Present Danger – China includes Colonel (RET) Mills as one of its founding members. Election Integrity assumed the brunt of Colonel Mills’ efforts in 2020 – 2021 through his leadership roles in Everylegalvote.com and the National Election Integrity Association which identified significant election integrity issues in Virginia well before the November 2020 election. John has numerous television, streaming, and radio appearances and appears regularly as an Op-Ed writer in Epoch Times.
Dede Laugesen, Founder and Executive Secretary, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Dede Laugesen is a co-author of the report, “China’s Dream, the World’s Nightmare: How the Chinese Communist Party is Colonizing and Enslaving the Planet. ”Dede is the Executive Secretary of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, a diverse group of experts on China, national security practitioners, human rights and religious freedom activists and others who have joined forces under the umbrella of the Committee on the Present Danger: China. Dede also serves as the Executive Director of Save the Persecuted Christians, a non-profit coalition and grassroots movement.