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Peter Humphrey, The Man Who Loved China
The Pack and Peter go through his history through his imprisonment in a Chinese gulag for the crime of investigating the wrong person. Sit back have a stiff drink and cancel that trip to the CCP.
Peter spent 46 years in business, education, media, investigations, and philanthropy in China. His story is something everyone needs to hear not because of the tragedy of it, Peter does not want you to feel sorry for him. It should be a cautionary tale. His story should be an alarm for anyone who thinks Western values mean anything to the CCP.
He currently wears many hats. He’s a political analyst, journalist, commentator, documentary adviser, and expert witness focusing on business in China. Peter has worked with Harvard University, King's College London, and RUSI. He has spoken at many universities and think tanks. He is a contributor to The Diplomat, Sunday Times, and Financial Times, and has advised many news outlets on China stories and documentaries.
Peter is a strident advocate campaigning against the PRC practice of forced televised confessions and donates his time to mentoring families of arbitrarily imprisoned foreigners in China. . What he may be best known for is when he and his wife were arbitrarily imprisoned in Shanghai for two years in 2013-2015 on false charges related to their work for GSK as a due diligence and anti-fraud consultancy.
Recent activity: 4 Feb 2021: Successfully campaigned against Chinese Communist-Party owned TV CGTN leading to UK regulator Ofcom stripping CGTN's UK license, which had been illegally held. A historical first. 6 Dec 2020: Featured in a long article by CNN spotlighting arbitrary detention of foreigners in China and my pro bono role in mentoring their families. 6 July 2020: Successfully complained and campaigned against Chinese Communist-Party-owned TV CGTN over it airing forced confessions. UK regulator Ofcom upheld my complaint. Fines were subsequently imposed in March 2021, A historical first. April 2020: Testified, by invitation, to the UK Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, on forced prison labor and forced confessions in China. June 2019: Successfully testified as an expert witness against the extradition of a Chinese national from Sweden to China.
Recent articles: Peter Humphrey was once locked up in China. Now he advises other prisoners and their families how to take on Beijing, CNN, 14 Dec 2020.
Forced prison labor has foreign prisoners in China packing Christmas cards for Tesco and oats for Quakers. Exclusive. (Sunday Times, 22 & 29 Dec 2019, 19 Jan 2020)
My Life Inside a Chinese Prison, by Peter Humphrey (Financial Times, 16 Feb 2018) https://www.ft.com/content/db8b9e36-1119-11e8-940e-08320fc2a277?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a#myft:notification:instant-email:content
Recent Lectures and Speeches: * Cambridge University Human Rights Law Society 17 Feb 2020, "Shanghaied". * Oxford University China Centre, 18 Oct 2019, "Shanghaied: China from Inside" * Council on Foreign Relations, 18 June 2018 Washington DC, "Trapped in China"