The Chinese Communist Party on the American Campus

12/09/2020 03:41 PM EST

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

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Some of the CCP’s biggest victims on campuses are innocent Chinese nationals themselves, and this is a tragedy … At Princeton, just this year, students in a Chinese politics class were forced to use code names on their work, lest the CCP discover their identities, and prosecute them for free expression of views on Hong Kong and the CCP under its draconian new national security law.

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Chinese students need safe spaces to learn of the ideas that they love … Students from China at American universities … live in fear that their families back home will be arrested, will be interrogated, tortured – or worse – because of things they say in an American classroom.

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We need students to truly stand for free speech – the free speech for themselves, those who grew up here in America, and especially the free speech of Chinese students who are on our campuses, who are here to study and learn and to improve their rights, their lives, and to enjoy the fruits of the freedom that we provide them here in the United States of America.

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