WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the statement below following the release of the Safeguard Defenders report highlighting the alarming rise in the Chinese Communist Party’s use of exit bans. 

“In his Westminster address, President Ronald Reagan said, ‘Of all the millions of refugees we’ve seen in the modern world, their flight is always away from, not toward the Communist world.’

“Nothing has changed. The Chinese Communist Party is terrified of the flight of Chinese people out of its grasp, where they might speak out against the Party’s horrific abuses from beyond China’s borders. Enabled by its techno totalitarian surveillance state, the bans are devastatingly effective. We must continue to condemn the CCP’s human rights abuses and expose the repressive tactics the CCP uses to silence the Chinese people.”

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