The Communist China Violates the Convention On The Rights Of The Child
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child held a two-day
meeting in Geneva to examine China’s progress made
towards the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Regarding the violation of children’s rights and forced
abortion, the committee raised questions
to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) representatives.
They are deeply concerned about the children of Falun Gong
practitioners having been persecuted and discriminated against.
CRC is the first legally binding international treaty
adopted by the UN General Assembly.
Currently, 193 countries have ratified this convention.
Compliance is monitored by the UN Committee
on the Rights of the Child.
On Sept. 26 and 27, the UN reviewed China’s
implementation status with the CRC.
Prior to this, human rights organizations from home
and abroad had submitted many reports to the UN committee.
They pointed out that major problems exist
with China’s implementation of the CRC.
Children’s rights in China have been severely violated.
Particularly, reports regarding the persecution of Falun Gong
practitioners’ children has drawn wide concerns.
The UN committee met with Falun Gong human rights
representative Chen Shizhong, and Falun Gong
practitioners’ children who had been persecuted.
Chen Shizhong: “Actually, the UN assessment was very strict,
many problems in China had been exposed.
When they examined China’s implementation on children’s
rights, in all aspects, they discovered many problems.
It’s a sharp contrast to the CCP’s deceivable propaganda.
The UN committee asked many questions regarding
problems that Chinese children are facing.”
Chen had submitted a report to the UN which exposed illegal
detentions of Falun Gong practitioners’ children in China.
They are also forced into confession, expelled from school,
used as hostages, and so on.
Chen points out that the Chinese regime didn’t implement
On the contrary, it has violated almost all the articles
of the convention.
Chen Shizhong: “Firstly, it violates rights of life.
Many Falun Gong practitioners’ children were tortured
to death before they were born.
Second, children were directly tortured.
Some children were casually detained.
By law, minors are not allowed to be detained.
Third, it is a common practice that parents were deprived
the right to look after their children.
It includes taking mothers away from toddlers.
In addition, some children were used as a hostage.
There are many such cases.”
Falun Gong practitioner Niu Qingqing is 9 years old now.
She witnessed her mother Zhang Lianying, a Falun Gong
practitioner, being violently arrested in front of her.
She has suffered from autism for a period of time.
Her story drew UN committee’s great concern.
Zhang Lianying: “At that time, my kid
and I came home from shopping.
When I almost arrived at my home, suddenly someone
came behind me and held my neck.
I almost fell onto the floor.
My child screamed and shouted ‘mum!’
I was covered by a black sack and pulled away.
My daughter was left alone standing in the rain.
No one took care of her.
She was only four years old.
She kept crying and shouting ‘mum!,’ ‘mum!’”
Zhang Lianying had been brutally tortured
for two and a half years.
When she returned home with an injured body, she was told
that her daughter suffered from autism since that day.
She couldn’t help but burst into tears.
Zhang Lianying: “Her uncle took her out to play
and to take pictures of her.
She couldn’t smile.
On her birthday, her aunt asked her, ‘give us a smile,
your aunt will take a photo for you.’
She cried and said that she doesn’t know how to smile.
Every time when I saw those photos,
I couldn’t help but cry.
I really felt pain in my heart,
my child was deeply hurt from the persecution.
It is too heavy for her!”
Chen Shizhong: “They beat and arrest parents in front
of the children, psychologically the children are deeply hurt.
It resulted in some children getting illness,
and some suffering from psychological trauma.
There are many such cases.”
CCA has four core principles – Non-discrimination;
devotion to the best interests of the child;
the right to life, survival and development;
and respect for the views of the child.
Children were deprived of these basic rights by the CCP.
For children living under the CCP’s rule,
these rights are only a dream.