Representatives of victims of communism living in Australia met in Canberra on Saturday for a two-day seminar to review the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party since the establishment of the Communist Party, to formulate a plan of action for the future, and to vote to formally establish the Australian and New Zealand Regional Coalition for Victims of the Chinese Communist Party Regime.
The “Victims of China’s Communist Regime: Looking Back and Looking Forward” seminar was held last Saturday and Sunday (February 27-28) at the Sundown Villas in Canberra, Australia.
The seminar was organized by the newly formed Australia-New Zealand Regional Coalition for Victims of the Chinese Communist Regime and prepared with the assistance of the Central Tibetan Administration Office in Australia. Nearly 70 people from Chinese democracy activists and representatives of Tibetan, Victorian, Mongolian, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Falun Gong groups from all Australian states attended the seminar, and Australian dignitaries, China experts and representatives of Vietnamese communist victim groups were also invited to speak. In addition, Senator Eric Abetz of the Australian Federal Liberal Party and New Zealand Democracy Platform Director Chen Weijian spoke via video.
The main purpose of the conference is to let the Australian and New Zealand governments and people understand the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party, to recognize the threat of the Chinese Communist regime to the free world, to unite all communities persecuted by the Chinese Communist regime to resist its global expansion, to curb its Crimes Against Humanity, to promote the enactment of the Global Magnitsky Act, and urged governments to impose similar sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials.
In his opening remarks via video message, Australian Senator Eric stressed that Australia and other countries must not remain silent about the CCP’s human rights abuses and encouraged all peace and freedom lovers to continue their Anti-Communist campaigns. All the economic interests in the world must not shake our advocacy and determination, we need to stand together and speak up for the cost, and trust that this conference will be one voice among many,” he said. We need to make sure that the evils of communism are exposed and that freedom prevails.”
Feng Chongyi, a renowned scholar on China and professor at the University of Technology Sydney, as the chief advisor of the seminar, Lhagpa Tsogo, representative of the Central Tibetan Administration in Australia, as a special guest, and leaders and representatives of various groups spoke successively, recalling their personal and others’ experiences of being deeply persecuted under the Communist tyranny, and sharing their views and suggestions on the current situation as well as the future freedom and democracy movement, emphasizing that the most important thing now is to gather He emphasized that the most important thing now is to gather the strength of all groups to resist the Communist Party and overthrow the tyranny.
Speaking as a guest speaker, George Christensen, Member of Parliament for the Liberal National Party of Queensland, Australia, denounced the heads of state and government who have adopted a “quiet diplomacy” strategy in dealing with the CCP’s human rights violations as helping the CCP to cover up its crimes against the people. He praised the participants for their conviction and courage to speak out, and encouraged them to continue to speak out loudly on topics that world leaders are afraid to mention to the CCP, to show the world the hidden crimes against humanity, and to make them feel the brutality and oppression of communism, so as to win the attention and support of governments all over the world, including Australia.
At the end of the meeting, the “Australia-New Zealand Coalition for Victims of the Chinese Communist Regime” was formally established through a vote, and the first board of directors was elected. Professor Feng Chongyi, who was elected as the president of the organization, explained the purpose of the organization in an interview with us after the meeting: “This coalition has two main purposes: the first is to strengthen the unity of victims in different communities; the second is to amplify the voices of victims through our coalition, so that the Australian and New Zealand governments and the public can have a deeper understanding of the evil of the Chinese Communist regime and its harm to the world. evil and the harm it has done to the world.”
Lhagpa Tsogo, representative of the Central Tibetan Administration Office in Australia, also told the station that the conference, which was able to be held successfully at a critical Time, was of special significance: “All of us victims should think about what we can do by pooling our strengths, and these were discussed extensively among the participants in the workshop and a solid foundation was laid, which was of great benefit and far-reaching implications.”
The convener of the workshop, Kelsang Khyentsen, head of Chinese affairs at the Central Tibetan Administration Office in Australia, emphasized in an interview with us at the conference, “The fact that such a coalition has been formed is a clear indication that the policies implemented by the Chinese Communist Party itself are repulsive to all and that there is a consensus of abhorrence towards the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party. This is a very historically significant move and action under specific, current historical conditions, so I think it will go down in history.”