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The Congress-Executive Commission on China (CECC) sent out a statement on June 6, 2016 exhorting Secretary Kerry to open up dialogue on Chinese issues. 

 

Statements by CECC Chairs on the Eve of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

There was a time…

On May 25, 2016, outside the sun was shining, summer was peeking from behind the rainy clouds of weeks’ past. The initial mourning had ended. For many, the loss has been difficult to bear.  For others, anger, as there always is in times of death, “Why him? Why now?”

When men were kind…

June Fourth: Support the Call for Truth, Accountability, and Compensation

June 3, 2016

This statement is available online

 

For nearly three decades the Chinese government authorities have continued to attempt to suppress the historical truth of June Fourth. They have ignored the appeals for truth, accountability, and compensation for the killings of unarmed citizens and jailed those who wish to commemorate the victims and press for a just resolution of June Fourth.

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement marking the 27th anniversary of the democracy movement uprising and massacre that occurred at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4, 1989:
 

On April 28, 2016, the Democratic Senator from Ohio, Sherrod Brown, addressed Congress remembering Harry Wu.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Ohio.

Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak in morning business.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is recognized.

I had the great honor and privilege of interviewing Harry Wu for my film Death By China. It was a most difficult interview as the pain that Harry suffered over the years made it difficult for him to open up initially. However, as you will see in the three amazing clips in this accompanying video, this is a man of great passion and wisdom.

Harry Wu, a Chinese dissident who mounted an international campaign to expose the horrors of his country’s laogai labor camps, where he endured 19 years of captivity as an alleged counterrevolutionary, died April 26 while vacationing in Honduras. He was 79.

Harry Wu, who was brutalized for 19 years in Communist Chinese prison labor camps and who had ever since then refused to let the world overlook human rights violations in his former homeland, died on Tuesday in Honduras, where he was vacationing. He was 79.

I recently spoke at a memorial at the Library of Congress for my friend Harry Wu, a tremendous champion of human rights who dedicated his life to exposing China’s horrific brand of communist repression.

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