22 April 2022
A Chinese government official who previously claimed the Communist Party of China (CPC) is a “great party” and that human rights violations in China are “lies” delivered a speech at Harvard University this past weekend.
During his Harvard speech, Huang Ping praised China’s efforts
to “build a great modern socialist country.”
“Over the past 100 years, the CPC has united and led the Chinese people to achieve world-renowned achievements in developing our country and improving people’s lives,” Huang said. “China will unswervingly be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order, and will continue to make unremitting efforts for human development and progress.”
Huang is a fervent supporter of the CPC and has previously denied the existence of a genocide against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, despite statements to the contrary from the US State Department and the Holocaust Museum.
“There are lots of lies here, fabricated by some people with their own political agenda,” Huang said in a August 2021 interview, denying the existence of genocide and internment camps. “As I said, there’s no genocide, not a single evidence to prove that there’s a genocide or something there. It’s just a slandering.”