By Jianli Yang – Feb 16, 2023
As a Chinese scholar and human rights activist who has benefited from America’s fine tradition of championing freedom and democracy, I have held up American democracy as an ideal in my work to advance freedom in China. In the past three decades, I have advocated for our cause with the U.S. Congress as an exemplar. I have been grateful and inspired each time a member expressed support for human rights in China.
Now, I’d rather some members of Congress refrain from offering their support for the cause of human rights and democracy in my home because it would hurt more than help. I particularly dread a scene where Rep. George Santos (R-NY) stands in front of cameras and “eloquently” speaks for us with a straight face… [Continue Reading]