Urging China’s President Xi To Stop State-Sponsored Human Rights Abuses

Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 210 Washington, DC 20515 | Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman

Senator Marco Rubio, Cochairman


Teng Biao, Chinese human rights lawyer, Harvard University Law School Visiting Fellow, and Co-founder, the Open Constitution Initiative

Xiao Qiang, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, China Digital Times

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

Wei Jingsheng, Chairman, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition

Shohret Hoshur, journalist reporting on news in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for Radio Free Asia

Ethan Gutmann, China analyst and author of The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret to Its Dissident Problem