The Future of China: Six Chinese Legal Rights Defenders Speak Out on Religious Freedom & Rule of Law
ChinaAid is hosting six Chinese legal professionals and human rights defenders from Beijing to Washington to report on religious freedom ahead of President Obama’s visit to China in November.
10/26/09 China (ChinaAid) As President Obama prepares to visit China in November, the world is watching closely to see what issues the United States will address—from energy and economics to human rights and basic freedom. In light of this, six Chinese legal professionals and human rights defenders have traveled from Beijing to Washington to report on the conditions of religious freedom and rule of law in China. Chinese authorities have launched a new strategy, targeting not only ethnic and religious minorities, but the very lawyers who defend them as well.
In response, ChinaAid is proud to host six human rights legal professionals in Washington, D.C. this week who will offer the global media a unique opportunity to hear firsthand the experiences and vision of Chinese lawyers—ones who love their country and take on some of the most dangerous and controversial cases in the Chinese courts.