The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released a report on May 12, pointing out that the rise of religious persecution in China has led to many people fleeing to other countries.
The report mentions that the Freedom House described the Chinese Communist Party’s transnational repression of religious minorities as the most sophisticated, global, and comprehensive campaign of such repression in the world.
Besides using economic and geopolitical influence to pressure governments of foreign countries, China also uses Sky Net and Fox Huntoperations to force these refugees to return to China. There, they have to face tremendous repression by the regime.
In addition to that, Chinese agents are sent abroad to intimidate, coerce, “persuade,” and, in some cases, kidnap victims.
The report cites examples of the Chinese government’s pressure on countries, including Saudi Arabia and Morocco, to repatriate Uyghurs who are predominately Muslim.