US Elections 2020: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng endorses Trump for re-election at Republican convention

The blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has called on US citizens to vote for Donald Trump for the “sake of the world”.

Speaking at the Republican convention on Wednesday, Chen called the Chinese Communist party (CCP) an “enemy of humanity.”

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“It is terrorising its own people and it is threatening the wellbeing of the world. In China expressing beliefs or ideas not approved by the CCP, religion, democracy, human rights, can lead to prison,” he said on the third night of the four-day convention.

Chen described how he had been “prosecuted, beaten, sent to prison and put under house arrest” by authorities in China for speaking out against the country’s one-child policy and other “injustices.”

Known for his work fighting against forced abortions under China’s One Child policy, the human rights activist praised Trump for leading the fight to stop China’s aggression.