News & Views

On Monday the School of Ethics and Global Leadership ushered by their exuberant instructor paid Mr. Harry Wu and the Laogai Museum another splendid visit. With unmatched energy, each of the fourteen students emitted an impression of spiritedness and potential. It could have been the brisk mornings walk down eighteenth street or their admirable attempt to capture the essence of their founder and...Read more
On a brisk Monday morning, a group of students from the University of Maryland visited the Laogai Museum. The students are part of a program called Alternative Breaks , which according to its website, “envisions a world of globally-conscious citizens who are transforming communities for good.” They unequivocally lived up to the groups' mission statement. For most students on spring break, it...Read more
Dawn erases the night. It’s March 5 in China. The cell phone chimes signifying messages being received. One-by-one, I open them to discover, articles, poems, invitations and inspiring pictures commemorating the life of Yu Luoke. Diverse friends from all over call and ask, “How are things this year?” These notions once again reminded me that today is the anniversary of my brother. Yes, every year...Read more
The new month started with a warm visit by Dr. Christian Maisch’s class from the School of Professional and Extended Studies of American University. Professor Christian Maisch, American University Assistant Professor of Professional and Extended Studies Professor Maisch addressed the class, “It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to introduce Mr. Harry Wu. He’s a survivor of the Chinese...Read more
Ann Noonan made her appeal at an open BBG board meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2016. Ann Noonan, Executive Director of the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – ), appealed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) members not to reduce radio broadcasts to the most vulnerable and poor Chinese and Tibetan citizens, and not to reduce budgets for Radio Free...Read more
An infographic depicting the men missing from a Hong Kong bookstore for selling a disputed book about Chinese President Xi Jinping (习近平) as well as the timeline of their disappearances.Read more
This week concludes both the Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year celebrations of Losar. As many New Year celebrations are joyous, for Tibetans they haven't always been. Tsering Woeser author of Tibet on Fire It’s during this festival in 2009 that Tsering Woeser begins her book Tibet on Fire . Through vigorous research, Woeser carefully pieces together a perplexing puzzle that is Tibetan self-...Read more
Members of Congress are very busy. Depending on his or her state, district, committee associations or overall involvement it can be difficult to organize a sit-down. Over the years Executive Director and founder of the Laogai Research Foundation and Museum Harry Wu has been building an esteemed relationship with Congresswoman and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), serving California...Read more
Executive Director Harry Wu received a welcomed surprise when Frank Wolf formerly of Virginia’s 10th congressional district and seventeen-term House Representative arrived to the Laogai Museum (劳改纪念馆) . Mr. Wu and Mr. Wolf share a cherished relationship. Mr. Wolf, author of Prisoner of Conscience, is known for his staunch criticism on Chinese policies. He’s fought fervently for human rights and...Read more
As the new spring semester gets underway after it’s slow start due to poor weather, the Laogai Museum was fortunate conditions improved. Two separate student groups from American University stopped by the museum receiving a personal address and tour by Executive Director Harry Wu. Professor of Sociology, Susan McDonic and her class arrived on Wednesday January 27. Professor McDonic engages...Read more