NED President Carl Gershman Testifies on China


NED President Carl Gershman spoke before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, one year the Nobel Peace prize was awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

“It is common knowledge that China exerts an anti-democratic influence in world politics,” he said. “Liu Xiaobo has said that China serves as “a blood transfusion machine” for smaller dictatorships in North Korea, Cuba and elsewhere. In addition to providing economic and political support to such regimes, Beijing shares tactics bi-laterally with autocrats such as Lukashenko in Belarus, Mugabe in Zimbabwe, and Chavez in Venezuela; and it cooperates multilaterally with Russia and the Central Asian countries through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”  Read more

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