Updated: Apr 24, 2021
“It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese Century.”
- Chi HaoTian, Vice Chairman of China's Military Commission
One minute, you’re a successful 27 year-old American entrepreneur, co-founding a business in Beijing, China. Years of your life have been dedicated to learning Mandarin, establishing a career and building a life for yourself in East Asia.
“It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese Century.” - Chi HaoTian, Vice Chairman of China's Military Commission
Next, you’re falsely and arbitrarily accused of “illegal employment” by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) authorities, kidnapped, and locked in the back of a Chinese prison transport vehicle.
Sadly, this isn’t cleverly scripted Hollywood fiction.
This was a very real and horrifying experience for native Californian, Steven Schaerer, who spent five years of his life living and working in Beijing, China.
Steven was transported to a black-site prison compound on the outskirts of Beijing where he endured a month of CCP detention, torture, and conditions so horrific, “suicide” warnings were plastered on the walls.
All of your belongings have been taken. You don’t know where you are, how long you’ll be detained and you've just been thrown into a foreign prison cell with 16 violent inmates. The last thing you hear is a CCP guard slamming the barred metal door shut behind you.