Chen Guangcheng, a civil rights activist and Chinese dissident, said that the Chinese Communist Party "is an enemy of humanity."
"The CCP is an enemy of humanity. It is terrorizing its own people, and it is threatening the well-being of the world," he said in a speech during Wednesday night's Republican National Convention.
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He added that China's silencing of dissent made it all the more urgent for the United States to "use its values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law to gather a coalition of other democracies to stop CCP's aggression."