Chinese dissident speaks at Republican convention

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng addressed the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

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CHEN GUANGCHENG: Greetings. My name is the Chen Guangcheng. Standing up to tyranny is not easy. I know. When I spoke out against China's one-child policy and other injustices, I was prosecuted, beaten, sent to prison, and put under house arrest by the Chinese Communist Party-- the CCP-- in April 2005. 2012, I escaped and was given shelter in the American embassy in Beijing. I am forever grateful to the American people for were come me and my family to the United States, where we are now free. The CCP is an enemy of humanity. It is terrorizing its own people, and it is threatening the well-being of the world.