The whole world was shocked to see the economic progress achieved by China in the last three decades. After Xi Jinping became president, China strengthened itself strategically. However, during this vicious cycle of government repression, lakhs of people were also harassed.
To escape from this dictatorship of Jinping, more than 7 lakh Chinese people have sought refuge from abroad in the last 10 years. The US is the most preferred destination for those leaving China, in addition to Australia, Canada, Brazil, South Korea and the UK with a significant number of visitors.
According to the Hong Kong Post report, 1.30 lakh people have sought foreign asylum since 2012, out of which 170,000 applications have been accepted . The US has accepted the maximum number of applications at 88,722. Researcher Jing-Jie Chen, who works for the NGO Safeguard Defenders, said – The data shows how people were repressed under the guise of zero Kovid policy and lockdown.
Those who leave China aspires to settle in America. This is because most applications for US citizenship are made.
Ji Chen says that there has been a lockdown in China for a few years, even after this, the number of people who want to leave the country is increasing every year. People are trying to leave the country through foreign education, investment visa and resident card.
People are being forcibly brought back to China
and while people are choosing to leave the country to avoid government repression, some are also being deported against their will. Chinese government agencies harass those on the track to leave the country under a ‘Skynet monitoring program’. Apart from this, people are also forcibly brought back to the country.
In China’s Xinjiang province, Uighur Muslims are tortured by imprisoning for no reason. There are continuous movements against it.
China often uses its political power to deport political refugees and Muslims, bypassing judicial processes. According to a 2021 report by Safeguard Defenders, Uighur Muslims, journalists, political opponents and human rights activists are targeted by foreign networks.
In 1989, thousands of people protesting in Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital Beijing were gunned down.
Jinping’s ‘FoxHunt’ Policy Against
Opponents Since the Skynet program was launched in 2014, 10,000 people have been brought back by 2021. Of these, only 1% have come back through the legal process, while 60% were brought back against their will.