Tiananmen at 35—the Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in China

2118 Rayburn House Office Building | Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 10:30am

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chair

[Statement]

Senator Jeff Merkley, Cochair

[Statement]

Representative James McGovern, Commissioner

[Statement]

Witnesses

Fengsuo Zhou, Tiananmen student leader and Executive Director, Human Rights in China

[Testimony]

Ruohui Yang, founder of the human rights and democracy organization Assembly of Citizens and student at Humber College, Canada

[Testimony]

"Karin" (an alias), White Paper Protest activist and student at Columbia University (will appear in disguise)

[Testimony]

Rowena He, Senior Research Fellow, University of Texas, Austin and author of Tiananmen Exiles: Voices for the Struggle for Democracy in China

[Testimony]