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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul has released the following statement following the widespread protests in China against draconian COVID-related restrictions in the country. Reports indicate protest activities have included PRC citizens openly calling for the end of the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and General Secretary Xi Jinping. 

“For all those who fight against the CCP’s abuses, the protests we’re seeing in China remind us of two critical facts. First, Xi Jinping’s lifelong dictatorship and dystopian governance is neither popular nor unchallenged. Second, the CCP represents its own interests, not the wellbeing of the people of China, who are its victims and who share the desire for individual liberty that every American treasures. I salute the bravery of those risking everything to make a stand against the CCP.”