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A statement of solidarity with the people of Southern Mongolia

   
SMHRIC
September 19, 2020
New York
 

The Committee on the Present Danger: China decries the Chinese Communist Party's latest act of aggression against the Captive Nation of Southern Mongolia. The CCP's mandate to replace instruction in the Mongolian language with Mandarin Chinese in all Mongolian schools demonstrates the Party's determination to impose not merely communism upon captive peoples, but to destroy the cultural ties that unite them. By doing so, Beijing has added to its already long list of deplorable infringements on the lives and dignity of the Southern Mongolian people.

These include: severe predations of Han supremacism-driven repression of the native Mongol population; the expropriation of its property; ethnic-cleansing; destruction of the environment; and persistent attempts at cultural eradication.

By seeking to eliminate the Mongol language, the Chinese Communists seem bent next on the unchecked extermination of those who speak it. To their credit, Southern Mongolians are standing up to the CCP by courageously engaging in mass protests of its so-called "Second Generation Bilingual Education" - a deliberately misleading descriptor designed to obscure the true purpose of this policy: namely, the complete Sinicization of Southern Mongolia.

The Committee on the Present Danger: China joins the Captive Nations Coalition in standing with the people of Southern Mongolia and condemning the CCP's ongoing and ever-more-comprehensive crackdown on the Mongolian people, the culture and identity. There must be consequences for the intensifying oppression by the Chinese Communist Party of this proud and once-sovereign nation, including the restoration of its independence.

[Signature of Committee Chairman Brian T. Kennedy and Vice Chairman Frank J. Gaffney]

 

 

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