Under Xi Jinping, the number of Chinese citizens seeking political refuge abroad has grown due to domestic tyranny.

Number of Chinese citizens seeking political asylum overseas has soared dramatically under President Xi Jinpings rule . Number of asylum seekers from China has increased at alarming rates year after Xi Jinping took office .

Beijing, June 24 : The number of Chinese citizens seeking political asylum overseas has soared dramatically under President Xi Jinping's rule, according to Beijing's.According to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost 12,000 Chinese nationals sought asylum overseas in 2012, but this number had increased to nearly 120,000 by 2021 when Xi assumed office as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).This has been described as a desperate operation by Safeguard defenders.Now that a growing number of Chinese nationals have left the country, the human rights organization has warned of an increasing danger of transnational persecution, including the use of forced returns, which is often viewed as a selfish act, reserved for those with few other options, and does not apply to the vast number of Chinese who have relocated and continue to do so, either via naturalization, work visas, or property purchases.

The number of asylum seekers from China has increased at alarming rates year after Xi Jinping took office, according to an article published by Amelia Loi for Radio Free Asia (RFA).It adds that despite COVID limitations, it shows continued growth in 2020, and this was recently announced for 2021.Last year, the United States became the most popular destination for migrants, receiving 88,722 applicants from mainland China.According to the statistics, Australia took 15,774 asylum seekers in the same year.

As Chen said to RFA, China has been in a state of lockdown in the last couple of years, and it is actually very difficult for asylum seekers to travel abroad.However, we can see that the number has reached a new peak, with the number of asylum seekers increasing each year over the last three years, he said.Chen said that more people are choosing to emigrate from China, either by overseas study or investment visas and residency cards, according to World Uyghur Congress spokesperson Dilxat Raxit, who said that many of the asylum seekers are Uyghurs fleeing a network of concentration camps and technological totalitarianism in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.He said that foreign Uyghurs are still being subjected to persecution from China, forcing them to detain and forcibly return them, adding that many Uyghur asylum seekers in exile have been unable to renew expired passports and have had problems describing the injustice they suffered back home, he said.