Overview

To help people understand the nature of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and key issues in U.S.-China relations, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation supports public and private events and original academic research on historical and contemporary questions in the areas of trade and economics, foreign policy and security studies, and political development and human rights in China.

Publications

There will be at least one good outcome of Election Day: Whoever wins, communist China will lose. Whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, the next president of the United States will likely take a hard line on China. Both candidates have staked…

Before Xinjiang, there was Tibet. Repressive policies tested there between 2012 and 2016 were then applied to the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in northwestern China: entire cities covered in surveillance cameras, ubiquitous neighborhood police stations, residents made to report…

The last time I saw my father was in 2013. We were on our way to Indiana University, where he was scheduled to begin a fellowship. He was arrested before boarding the plane and taken away. A mild-mannered, studious professor…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce that Jewher Ilham has joined us as a Uyghur Human Rights Fellow. Jewher Ilham is an emerging voice for the Uyghur people and an accomplished young…

During Captive Nations Week Summit 2020, we awarded the Victims of Communism Human Rights Award to Ilham Tohti, Uyghur activist and economist serving a life sentence in China for advocating for regional autonomy in Xinjiang. Tohti’s daughter, Jewher Ilham, who…

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”),…

Communist China’s takeover of Hong Kong proves one thing:  The People’s Republic of China is a fundamentally expansionist power. Like the Soviet Union before it, Beijing seeks nothing short of domination – starting with its neighbors, but certainly not stopping…

Communist China has officially taken over Hong Kong. The passage on Tuesday of Beijing’s so-called “national security law” effectively absorbs the formerly autonomous city in the totalitarian system of the Chinese mainland, threatening its freedoms with extinction. Everyone is now looking to the United States…

“Performance targets: Target 1: target population for intrauterine contraception device placement 524 people Target 2: [target] population for sterilizations 14,872 people.” These are direct quotes from the 2019 family planning budget of Hotan, the capital city of a prefecture with…

Introduction Intrauterine contraceptive devices, sterilizations, and forced family separations: since a sweeping crackdown starting in late 2016 transformed Xinjiang into a draconian police state, witness accounts of intrusive state interference into reproductive autonomy have become ubiquitous. While state control over…