1.43 Million Held In China In Run Up To Party Congress
Beijing has arrested 1.43 million people in a three-month security campaign ahead of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), scheduled later this month. However, not all those arrested in the 100-day operation that began on June 25 are criminals. The Ministry of Public Security has claimed that the campaign was a success. Many so-called suspects are ordinary Chinese citizens, such as dissidents, activists, petitioners, etc. The regime claims the operation was the “hard fists” needed to protect vulnerable groups, such as women, minors, the elderly, and the disabled.