Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

HVC 210 Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC 20515 | Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman

Senator Marco Rubio, Cochairman


Penpa Tsering: Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Wei Jingsheng: Chairman, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition


Rebiya Kadeer: President, the World Uyghur Congress


Chen Guangcheng: Chinese Legal Advocate; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies


Bob Fu: Founder and President, ChinaAid


Yang Jianli: President, Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China


Xiaodan Wang: Falun Gong practioner and daughter of former political prisoner Zhiwen Wang



Statement Submitted for the Record

Enghebatu Togochog, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center