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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.

On May 25th, 2016, at the US Library of Congress, a Memorial Service was held for Harry Wu, in fact Wu Hongda, a giant among men, the conscience and strength of China, the free spirit of and for Tibet, a dear friend.

The well-known Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu has died at the age of 79 years. He revealed torture and flagrant abuses in China's labor camps.

He devoted most of his life to the victims of Chinese governance: Now the dissident and human rights activist Harry Wu has died at the age of 79 years.

Harry Wu, Champion of Human Rights Dies

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.

On a brisk Monday morning, a group of students from the University of Maryland visited the Laogai Museum.

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.

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.

Ann Noonan made her appeal at an open BBG board meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2016.


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.