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China Studies

Washington, DC — New research from a leading China expert shows in greater detail than before how Xinjiang’s mass internment campaign was masterminded and directed by the central Chinese government and Xi Jinping.

VOC recognizes the significant steps taken by the U.S. government in sanctioning Chinese government officials in response to the human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This decision, as declared by the U.S. Treasury and State Department, closely follows the groundbreaking research conducted by VOC Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies Dr. Adrian Zenz, who was instrumental in bringing these issues to light.

New evidence from internal Chinese documents released today by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) raise fresh questions about forced labor risk linked to Volkswagen’s operations in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, where Beijing’s mass internment and forced labor of Uyghurs have been well documented.

Representatives of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation were pleased to attend a commemorative press conference on the one-year anniversary of the White Paper pro-freedom movement in China. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, spoke in front of the U.S. Capitol, along with Chinese pro-democracy activists and Uyghur and Hong Kong activists. Names of Chinese political prisoners were read aloud, and the CCP was decried for its numerous human rights violations.

Washington, D.C. — In a new academic paper, Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, performs the first systematic assessment of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2012 Survey Guidelines for measuring non-internment state-imposed forced labor in Central Asia.

The Chinese province of Xinjiang is synonymous with human rights abuses, mass incarceration, and forced labor. Western sanctions have come into force as a result. But the South China Morning Post reported on October 24 that Xinjiang’s foreign exports surged by a record 49% in… Read More

New research by Dr. Adrian Zenz, senior fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, reveals how Beijing is expanding its system of forced labor in Xinjiang while hiding it behind poverty alleviation programs. The findings are detailed in a… Read More

The Washington Post’s Evan Halper spoke with VOC’s Dr. Adrian Zenz on Uyghur-made products infiltrating global supply chains.

In the Summer of 2017, my family’s world was shattered when we received news that 24 of my husband’s family members had gone missing, detained by the Chinese government. In September 2018, I dared to speak up about these unjust… Read More

VOC’s President, Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, joined Samantha Aschieris on The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss the threat of the communist ideology, the Chinese Communist Party, and the work of VOC’s China Studies Program to educate about these important issues.