Uyghurs and Han Chinese Must United Together and Fight Against the CCP
Huang Ciping’s speech at the Uyghur-Han International Video Conference
April 25, 2021
Today’s Uyghur-Han International Video Conference is very important, and its focus should be on the exchanges between Uyghurs and Han Chinese to reach understanding and consensus. Many of our friends have spoken well. I just want to emphasize a few points and disclose some facts that many people may not know.
The persecution of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uyghurs is unprecedented.For example, the Communist regime’s lifetime sentence of Uyghur Professor Ilham Toxti, who is actually a very moderate person, far exceeds the persecution and punishment of other similar dissidents. Now that the international community is finally paying attention to the suffering of the Uyghurs, this is a good turning point. We need to work harder to promote justice and change.
For more than 20 years, the Chinese Democracy Movement, especially the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition under the leadership of Mr. Wei Jingsheng, has always firmly supported the human rights of Uyghurs and appealed for Uyghurs at home and abroad.As a Han Chinese, I personally have helped Uyghurs many times, and even helped them to obtain asylum status in their countries of exile. Over the years, Mr. Wei Jingsheng has also protested to Interpol and reached out to the international community and the media for Mr. Dolkun Isa, the president of the World Uyghur Congress, who was on the Interpol’s red notice and wanted by the CCP. The good news is that Interpol finally removed Mr. Dolkun Isa from its red notice.
Over the years, we have always supported Uyghurs and have repeatedly exposed the crimes the CCP has committed against Uyghurs at home and abroad.After 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CCP took the opportunity to include a series of Uyghurs and organizations on its terrorist list, and communicated and urged the US government which was actively fighting terrorism. I helped Wei Jingsheng to stand against the dangerous current by writing letters and urged to the U.S. State Department, the White House and other institutions, advising them to unite and even support Chinese Muslims, including Uyghurs, rather than fall into the scheme of the Communist regime in China.
Over the years, especially in the past two decades, it has not been easy to go all the way till today.But it is certain that we, Uyghurs and the Han Chinese, have a history and foundation for treating each other well, and for unity and cooperation. However, this is exactly what the CCP wants to destroy. Observe carefully that as the suffering of Uyghurs has finally received the attention of the international community and it has responded with condemnation and even sanctions in the past two years, our years of efforts have finally achieved a certain effect; the CCP is getting desperate like a dog having to jump over a wall. We must not ignore and forget that the CCP has not given up its one-party dictatorship even for a moment, and is still trying to destroy Uyghur-Han relations, even sending special agents to both sides to sow discord and destroy our friendships. In fact, the CCP has always been like this, and we must be vigilant. In the past, the CCP did similar things with regard to Tibetan-Chinese relations, but it was very unsuccessful.
In the face of the suffering of the Uyghurs, all of us, especially the Han Chinese, should through introspection do our best and end the extremely cruel persecution and suppression by the CCP as soon as possible, and strive to realize as soon as possible the democracy and freedom that we all yearn for.But the prerequisite for all this is that we must recognize that the CCP is our common enemy persecuting us – the CCP is the enemy of all ethnic groups including the Han Chinese, including the Uyghurs, the Tibetans, and the Mongolians, etc. Let me emphasize again: the prerequisite for all this is that we must recognize that the CCP is our common enemy persecuting us – the CCP is the enemy of all ethnic groups including the Han Chinese, including the Uyghurs, the Tibetans, and the Mongolians, etc. We must resist the CCP totalitarian government’s persecution of all people and the invasion of the whole world. We must be united. We must understand and support each other. Only when all of us, including Han, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnic groups unite and resist together, then we can overthrow the Communist regime’s dictatorship to bring freedom, democracy, and dignity to everyone! Let all of us, including Han, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnic groups unite and resist together, to overthrow the Communist regime’s dictatorship thus to bring freedom, democracy, and dignity to everyone!
Thank you all for listening!