It is time for a tribunal that will examine the historical record, document human-rights violations, and point the way to a better China.
By Jianli Yang & Bradley Thayer – Jun 4, 2023
This Sunday will mark the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. In the three-quarters of a century of its misrule over the people of China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never been held to account for its myriad human-rights abuses against the Chinese people or for the crimes it has committed against the global population through its support for illegitimate regimes.
It is time for a Chinese People’s Human-Rights Tribunal (CPHRT). Human-rights abuses would be documented through the testimony of witness and others who, while the abuses remain a living memory, would provide evidence of them. The tribunal could serve as a foundation to promote a democratic transition in China, to prepare it to bring bad actors to justice, and to help the people of China come to terms with their history…. [Continue Reading]