Press Releases

The National Endowment for Democracy, the Laogai Research Foundation, and the Uyghur American Association to co-sponsor panel discussion: "The Future of Uyghur Han Relations in China: A Dialogue" on Friday, November 20, 2009

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Wed, 11/18/2009

Washington, DC (November 13, 2009) - In conjunction with a special exhibition at the Laogai Museum, "The Uyghur Experience: 60 Years under Chinese Communist Rule," the National Endowment for Democracy, the Uyghur American Association, and the Laogai Research Foundation are co-sponsoring a panel discussion examining the profound effects of the July 2009 violence in Urumchi on ethnic relations in China, and exploring potential ways forward for Uyghur-Han relations.

Laogai Research Foundation teams up with other noted organizations to call on President Obama to raise the imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo, other prisoners of conscience on up-coming trip to China

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Fri, 11/13/2009
Washington, DC- November 12, 2009- In a letter sent to the Whitehouse on November 9, 2009, the Laogai Resarch Foundation and several other organizations made the following demands of President Barack Obama before his trip to China: 1) Realize the mission of the Nobel Peace Prize and demand the Chinese government release all imprisoned writers and prisoners of conscience and 2) Respond to the resolution passed by the US House of Representatives demanding the immeadiate release of Liu Xiaobo. Other signato

New Exhibition at the Laogai Museum: “The Uyghur Experience: Sixty Years under Chinese Communist Rule”

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Thu, 11/05/2009

Washington, DC November 5th-   In its first collaborative exhibition with the Uyghur American Association, the Laogai Museum will be hosting "The Uyghur Experience: Sixty Years under Chinese Communist Rule."  The exhibition showcases the complexities and contradictions of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (known to the Uyghurs as East Turkestan), examining how Communist rule has affected the Uyghurs, as well as how the Laogai and other coercive measures are utilized by the central government to maintain control of this region.

Press Conference, Hearing to be held on the Eve of President Obama's Trip to China

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Mon, 11/09/2009

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2009 - On Tuesday, November 10 the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) will hear testimony from Laogai Research Foundation Executive Director Harry Wu and other experts on human rights abuses connected to China's one-child policy, which has now been in force for thirty years.

Laogai Research Foundation Participates in Frankfurt Book Fair

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Wed, 10/14/2009


Washington, DC-October 14,2009- This week Laogai Research Foundation Executive Director Harry Wu and Laogai Research Foundation Director Tienchi Liao are participating in a series of events of at the Frankfurt Book Fair to launch Laogai: The Machinery of Repression in China, LRF’s most recent publication by Umbrage Editions, promote the Laogai Research Foundation’s Black Series, and promote Harry Wu’s German publication Donner der Nacht, mein Leben als Christ in China