Countering China’s Global Transnational Repression Campaign

1100 Longworth House Office Building | Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 10:00am

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chair


Senator Jeff Merkley, Cochair


Representative James P. McGovern, Commissioner


Senator Dan Sullivan, Commissioner


Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, and Commissioner



Panel 1

Michael Chong, Member of Canadian Parliament, Wellington-Halton Hills


Panel 2

Yana Gorokhovskaia, Research Director for Strategy and Design, Freedom House


Laura Harth, Campaign Director, Safeguard Defenders


Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs



Submitted Testimony

Levi Browde, Executive Director of the Falun Dafa Information Center

Anna Kwok and Mason L. Wong, Executive Director and Research Fellow for the Hong Kong Democracy Council

Su Yutong, Human rights advocate and Radio Free Asia journalist

Zhou Fengsuo, Executive Director, Human Rights in China

Safeguard Defenders