Events

06/10/2014 - 12:48
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. In the early morning of June 4, 1989, the People’s Liberation Army, equipped with tanks and assault rifles, massacred an unknown number of unarmed civilians. The violent crackdown ended month-long demonstrations initiated by university students in Beijing calling on the Party to combat corruption and carry out political... more
05/05/2014 - 14:47
Please join us in remembering the victims of the June 4th, 1989 turmoil
When: May 31 to June 4, 2014 from 4-6:30pm
Where: 1734 20th St., Washington D.C., 20009
Event starts at 4pm every afternoon
Tiananmen Square Massacre Photos will be exhibited
Film screening of the PBS Frontline Documentary The Tank Man from 5pm to 6:30pm
Refreshments will be served.
Please send an email with the subject “RSVP... more
04/24/2014 - 10:01
On April 21, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in the US Hiroyasu Izumi visited the Laogai Research Foundation. Mr. Izumi and LRF Executive Director Harry Wu engaged in a pleasant discussion about Chinese-Japanese relations, Chinese human rights issues, and China's future development.
Before assuming his post in the US, Mr. Izumi was the Consul General... more
02/21/2014 - 16:28
American University Washington College of Law published the online version of the Laogai Research Foundation's commentary on the abolition of China's reeducation-through-labor system, which the journal published in print in December 2013. Titled "A Jail by Any Other Name," the article puts forth the argument that although the abolition of this relic of Maoist repression is a welcome development,... more
11/21/2013 - 17:30
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, The Laogai Research Foundation held a press conference at the Cannon house Office Building of the US House of Representatives on cannibalism during the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen began the press conference with a moving speech in support of advancing human rights in China, during which she described her experiences... more
10/29/2013 - 00:00
The Laogai Research Foundation participated in a conference and photo exhibition held by the World Youth Alliance in New York City from October 25-27. The theme of the conference was the commodification of the person. The Laogai Research Foundation contributed pictures depicting the One Child Policy and China’s vast Laogai system of arbitrary detention institutions in which inmates are forced to... more
10/16/2013 - 10:50
On October 10, Laogai Research Foundation Executive Director Harry Wu spoke to a group of law school students at American University Washington College of Law regarding contemporary and historical human rights abuses in China. Harry spoke at length about censorship, religious freedom, and the Chinese Communist Party's extensive system of Laogai labor camps. The law school's journal Human Rights... more
09/27/2013 - 16:20
Speaking at Cato Institute on Thursday, September 26, Harry Wu delivered a moving speech describing the suffering he endured under Mao's rule in China. Mr. Wu presented his firsthand account of life in China as a "class enemy" during the 1950's in an effort to promote author and historian Frank Dikotter's new book The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957. Mr.... more
09/13/2013 - 00:00



The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

Come join us at the Cato Institute for a fascinating discussion on Frank Dikotter's new book The Tragedy of Liberation, which analyzes the dark history of the Chinese Communist Revolution. The talk will feature author Frank Dikötter, Chair Professor of Humanities, University of Hong Kong; with comments by Harry Wu,... more
08/09/2013 - 13:45
 A group of 107 high school students visited the Laogai Museum as part of Hampton University’s Pre-College Summer Program. The students received guided tours of the artifacts on display in the museum from Laogai Research Foundation staff and were treated to a presentation delivered by Executive Director Harry Wu on his experiences in China’s laogai system. The Chinese Communist Party arrested Mr... more

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