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Congressional-Executive Commission on China The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress with the legislative mandate

Chairs welcome  appointment of executive branch  Commissioners Uzra Zeya, Marisa Lago, Daniel Kritenbrink, Thea Mei Lee,...
09/01/2022

Chairs welcome appointment of executive branch Commissioners Uzra Zeya, Marisa Lago, Daniel Kritenbrink, Thea Mei Lee, and Lisa Peterson and look forward to working with them on ways to address the PRC’s violations of international standards of human rights.

 has been detained for over a year because she publicized the torture of detained advocates  and . Li reportedly has not...
09/01/2022

has been detained for over a year because she publicized the torture of detained advocates and . Li reportedly has not received appropriate medical for her diagnosed depression and is suffering from hallucinations in detention.

, a publisher and Swedish citizen, was renditioned from Thailand in 2015 by PRC agents and later given a 10-year sentenc...
09/01/2022

, a publisher and Swedish citizen, was renditioned from Thailand in 2015 by PRC agents and later given a 10-year sentence apparently for books published in . He should be released and those responsible for his detention sanctioned.

 was tried on alleged charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and “bigamy” for her advocacy for her disabled...
09/01/2022

was tried on alleged charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and “bigamy” for her advocacy for her disabled daughter, the victim of a faulty vaccine. The Chinese government should immediately release her and her husband . For more information on He Fangmei’s case, see the
searchable Political Prisoner Database. https://t.co/VlJGWCgl96

09/01/2022

Report by UN special rapporteur identifies forced labor by Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and others as a contemporary form of slavery, urges countries to conduct due diligence in supply chains similar to Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act .https://t.co/lsduRUMhL7

’s detention for helping to organize peaceful assemblies shows the HK gov’t efforts to crush fundamental rights & civil ...
09/01/2022

’s detention for helping to organize peaceful assemblies shows the HK gov’t efforts to crush fundamental rights & civil society in . The veteran labor rights advocate’s case should be raised repeatedly by the
and global diplomats.

 was a respected ethnographer at  University until she was disappeared in 2017. The PRC refuses to disclose her location...
09/01/2022

was a respected ethnographer at University until she was disappeared in 2017. The PRC refuses to disclose her location or the charges against her. We demand her release & urge the int’l community to raise her case with PRC officials.

 is arbitrarily detained in apparent retaliation for the global human rights advocacy of her sister , a US citizen. Guls...
09/01/2022

is arbitrarily detained in apparent retaliation for the global human rights advocacy of her sister , a US citizen. Gulshan was sentenced to 20 years in prison on state security charges. She should be released unconditionally.

09/01/2022

Chairs welcome UN Human Rights Committee’s call for the repeal of PRC’s National Security Law in , and to stop applying the NSL’s restrictions on freedoms of expression, assembly and press, which have resulted in suppression of civil society.

Statement by the Chairs on the wrongful detention of U.S. citizen Kai Li, who join Commissioner  in calling for his imme...
09/01/2022

Statement by the Chairs on the wrongful detention of U.S. citizen Kai Li, who join Commissioner in calling for his immediate release by PRC authorities.

Bipartisan group of  Commissioners ask  to sanction  prosecutors for the role they play in undermining the rule of law a...
08/17/2022

Bipartisan group of Commissioners ask to sanction prosecutors for the role they play in undermining the rule of law and detaining political prisoners in HK. Read the full letter @ https://t.co/wN18dxDxiM

The Chinese government has committed appalling human rights abuses against practitioners of  in an effort to eradicate t...
08/17/2022

The Chinese government has committed appalling human rights abuses against practitioners of in an effort to eradicate the practice. These abuses must end and all prisoners released. We urge the to fully investigate ongoing atrocities in China and we urge the Chinese government to release immediately , , , and all detained Falun Gong practitioners, including cases found in the 's searchable Political Prisoner Database.

Statement by the  Chairs on the fifth anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize laureate 's untimely death. Full statement can be...
08/17/2022

Statement by the Chairs on the fifth anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize laureate 's untimely death. Full statement can be read @ https://t.co/tmEPKQkowT

Read the latest  report "Hong Kong Prosecutors Play Key Role in Carrying Out Political Prosecution" @ https://t.co/1wn4q...
08/17/2022

Read the latest report "Hong Kong Prosecutors Play Key Role in Carrying Out Political Prosecution" @ https://t.co/1wn4qzlUoB

On the 7th anniversary of the , the Chairs call for the release of all rights defenders in China and again urge world le...
07/09/2022

On the 7th anniversary of the , the Chairs call for the release of all rights defenders in China and again urge world leaders, including , to address human rights abuses in China & prevent similar crackdowns from happening in .

The Chairs wish the  a happy 87th birthday. His message of compassion, non-violence and protecting the environment is in...
07/06/2022

The Chairs wish the a happy 87th birthday. His message of compassion, non-violence and protecting the environment is inspiring and so very needed in our world today. We stand with all seeking to protect their culture and identity and to defend religious freedom.

 and  were tried simply for holding views disliked by the Chinese government. They should be immediately released. We ur...
07/05/2022

and were tried simply for holding views disliked by the Chinese government. They should be immediately released. We urge all world leaders to condemn the constant trampling of human rights in China, including these political prosecutions, said Chairs.

 was released on bail after nearly 18 months of detention. More journalists, citizen journalists, and media professional...
06/14/2022

was released on bail after nearly 18 months of detention. More journalists, citizen journalists, and media professionals are detained in China than anywhere else in the world, including , , , , & .

For more information about and other detained journalists and citizens journalists in China and , see the searchable Political Prisoner Database. https://ppdcecc.gov/ppd

3 years ago ’s residents demonstrated against a pernicious extradition bill. We stand with all HKers seeking rights prot...
06/14/2022

3 years ago ’s residents demonstrated against a pernicious extradition bill. We stand with all HKers seeking rights protection, which are now being further trampled by the , and will continue to advocate until all political prisoners are released. For more information about developments in , see the 2021 Annual Report chapter "Developments in Hong Kong and Macau."https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/2021%20AR%20Developments%20in%20Hong%20Kong%20and%20Macau.pdf

For Pride Month, the Chairs honor LGBTQ rights defenders and advocacy groups in China who face Chinese gov’t suppression...
06/14/2022

For Pride Month, the Chairs honor LGBTQ rights defenders and advocacy groups in China who face Chinese gov’t suppression for promoting and defending their rights. See
analysis on the "Status of LGBTQ Persons" in the 2021 Annual Report https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/2021%20AR%20Civil%20Society.pdf

A bipartisan group of CECC Commissioners release a letter today seeking expanded funding to enforce the  Forced Labor Pr...
05/23/2022

A bipartisan group of CECC Commissioners release a letter today seeking expanded funding to enforce the Forced Labor Prevention Act. Read full letter @https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/FY23%20Uyghur%20Forced%20Labor%20Prevention%20Act%20Appropriations%20Letter.pdf

 remains arbitrarily detained for joining assemblies, a right guaranteed by ’s Basic Law. He also faces a “subversion” c...
05/23/2022

remains arbitrarily detained for joining assemblies, a right guaranteed by ’s Basic Law. He also faces a “subversion” charge for peaceful efforts to coordinate pro-democracy candidates before later canceled Legislative Council elections. Additional case information can be found on the CECC's searchable Database. https://www.ppdcecc.gov/ppd?id=result&number=2021-00009

 songwriter  was given a 7 year sentence for “subversion of state power” and “leaking state secrets” for writing a song ...
05/23/2022

songwriter was given a 7 year sentence for “subversion of state power” and “leaking state secrets” for writing a song praising the , later shared on social media. He should be unconditionally released. https://www.ppdcecc.gov/ppd?id=result&number=2020-00165

, a  elementary school art teacher, was first arbitrarily detained in a mass internment camp and later sentenced to a 17...
05/18/2022

, a elementary school art teacher, was first arbitrarily detained in a mass internment camp and later sentenced to a 17 year prison term reportedly for prayers offered at her father’s funeral and for possession of a Quran.

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the Chairs recognize the efforts of those advocating...
05/18/2022

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the Chairs recognize the efforts of those advocating for the human rights of LGBTQ individuals in China despite Chinese government suppression and censorship.

, ,  &  and 30 others have been detained for over a year for coordinating efforts to run in  Legislative Council electio...
05/09/2022

, , & and 30 others have been detained for over a year for coordinating efforts to run in Legislative Council elections set up by the Basic Law. The new Chief Executive should release them all.

As Chief Executive, John Lee is legally obligated by the Basic Law to protect ’s autonomy and the human rights of Hong K...
05/09/2022
Hong Kong's next leader is a hardline former police officer who took on the city's protesters

As Chief Executive, John Lee is legally obligated by the Basic Law to protect ’s autonomy and the human rights of Hong Kong’s residents, including by upholding the and other international covenants and treaties.

As night fell, chaos erupted when crowds of protesters outside Hong Kong's legislative building hurled bottles at police, who fired pepper spray and swung batons, dragging some people to the ground.

John Lee becomes ’s new Chief Executive through a selection process that did not represent the will of the people of Hon...
05/09/2022
Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader

John Lee becomes ’s new Chief Executive through a selection process that did not represent the will of the people of Hong Kong. Lee was sanctioned by the US Treasury for his role in “arresting, [and] detaining” pro-democracy advocates.

HONG KONG (AP) — John Lee, a hard-line security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, was elected as the city’s next leader on Sunday in a vote cast by a largely pro-Beijing committee.

Securing press freedom must be a critical component of US policy toward China & necessary for exposing atrocities, stopp...
05/09/2022

Securing press freedom must be a critical component of US policy toward China & necessary for exposing atrocities, stopping forced labor, publishing trusted economic data, & creating a deeper understanding btw the U.S. & Chinese people, say Chairs.

More journalists, citizen journalists, and media professionals are unjustly detained in China than anywhere else in the ...
05/09/2022

More journalists, citizen journalists, and media professionals are unjustly detained in China than anywhere else in the world. They should all be unconditionally released, including , , , , , and .

As Christians celebrate  around the world, Chinese Protestant and Catholic leaders remain imprisoned for peacefully seek...
04/18/2022

As Christians celebrate around the world, Chinese Protestant and Catholic leaders remain imprisoned for peacefully seeking to practice their religion without restrictions, including Bishop and Pastors , , & .

 pastor  was arrested for “subversion” because he organized an open letter asking for an end to Chinese Communist Party ...
04/18/2022

pastor was arrested for “subversion” because he organized an open letter asking for an end to Chinese Communist Party control of religious groups. The Chairs endorse the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s call for his release.

 was released today after 5 years of arbitrary detention. His imprisonment is a chilling reminder that any person travel...
04/18/2022

was released today after 5 years of arbitrary detention. His imprisonment is a chilling reminder that any person traveling to China or business operating there should not expect the rule of law to apply. We laud his courage and the tireless advocacy of his wife. For more information about his case, see the CECC's searchable Political Prisoner Database. https://www.ppdcecc.gov/ppd?id=result&number=2017-00248

New  report shows how the Chinese Communist Party and government encouraged boycotts and warned of further economic cons...
04/18/2022

New report shows how the Chinese Communist Party and government encouraged boycotts and warned of further economic consequences for foreign companies that attempted or were perceived as attempting to end sourcing from the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

74 year old  is detained on  and other charges that could lead to him spending the rest of his life in prison for defend...
04/18/2022

74 year old is detained on and other charges that could lead to him spending the rest of his life in prison for defending press freedom and democracy in . See the CECC's Political Prisoner Database for more info on his case. . https://www.ppdcecc.gov/ppd?id=result&number=2020-00323

 was sentenced in November 2020 to 4.5 years in prison after posting on social media about religious and political issue...
04/18/2022

was sentenced in November 2020 to 4.5 years in prison after posting on social media about religious and political issues in . His case was highlighted as part of the 2021 Annual Report. Additional case info for this and other detained can be found on the CECC's searchable Political Prisoner Database. https://www.ppdcecc.gov/ppd

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Chairs release new legislation & report on global supply chains & forced labor in Autonomous Region. https://https://twitter.com/hashtag/Uyghur?src=hashtag_click
For Tibetans worldwide, is a day of remembrance. On this day, the CECC remembers all Tibetans persecuted by the Chinese gov't for seeking peaceful change & defending their culture, religion & language.
The Chairs urge the government to disclose the whereabouts and release citizen journalist who disappeared after reporting on the in . Transparency is key to addressing a global health crisis, not censorship or repression. See for additional background http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=13430
http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwpr55PZEJ8
Bipartisan group of lawmakers nominates Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/bipartisan-group-of-lawmakers-nominate-hong-kong%E2%80%99s-pro-democracy
The Policy and Support Act will be considered today in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chairs introduced identical legislation in House (H.R. 4331) & Senate (S. 2539). House floor debate on the bill’s passage can be watched on C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/congress/
In a bipartisan letter, CECC Commissioners ask President Trump to be a tenacious advocate from Americans detained in and to "vigorously push back" against the use of "exit bans" that are used to stop American citizens from leaving China. https://bit.ly/2uK4iocI
The 2019 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in is now available.https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/CECC%202019%20Annual%20Report.pdf
Read the newly published Executive Summary of the 2019 Annual Report with recommendations to Congress and the Administration and highlighted cases of political and religious prisonershttps://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/CECC_ExecutiveSummary2019_FINAL.pdf
MEDIA ADVISORY: Press conference to release
2019 Annual Report. January 8, 2020 @ 9am. More information on the event can be found at the link-- http://go.usa.gov/xpGQV
: Chairs lead bipartisan letter pressing the Administration to act decisively to address likely crimes against humanity. http://go.usa.gov/xpwpy
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