Thursday, September 11, 2008

Press invited to Friday 9/12 event


Human Rights in Post-Olympics China and Asia


TIME: 2:00PM ~ 4:00PM

PLACE: Gold Room (room no. 2168), Rayburn House Office Building


Dr. Binh Nguyen at 240-731-3630 or

Ms. Ciping Huang at 202-543-1538 or

Ms. Iris Ho at 202-280-0166 or

China was awarded the hosting of the Olympics by the International Olympics Committee at the beginning of this century with the expectation that China would improve its human rights. Events and reports proved that China's human rights record did not improve but rather rapidly worsened prior to and during the Games.

Now the Games are over, more than a dozen Asian human rights organizations are jointly urging the international community to keep pressure on China and other authoritarian regimes in Asia to embrace democracy.

Please join us this Friday at one of the largest gatherings by leaders of Asian human rights organizations to happen in the US capital.

Sponsored by:

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Congressman Frank Wolf, Co-Chair of Human Rights Caucus

Host organization:

Asia Democracy Alliance

Speakers include:

  • Rebiya Kadeer (East Turkestan)

  • Wei Jingsheng (China)

  • Dr. Binh Nguyen (Vietnam)

  • Dr. Wen-yen Chen (Taiwan)

  • Dr. Bo Hla Tint (Burma)

  • Harry Wu

  • Dr. Richard Saisomorn (Laos)

  • Dr. Erping Zhang (Falun Gong)

  • Tenzin Jamchin (Tibet)

  • A representative from Human Rights Watch, and Members of Congress (invited).


  • Wei Jingsheng Foundation

  • Formosan Association for Public Affairs

  • International Committee to Support the Non-Violent Movement for Human
  • Rights in Vietnam

  • Tibetan Association in Capitol Area

  • Dokham Chushi Gangdruk -- New England Chapter

  • Uyghur American Association

  • Inner Mongolian People's Party

  • Falun Gong

  • National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma

  • Vietnamese American Community Association in Washington DC, MD and VA

  • Free China Movement Foundation

  • Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars

  • Washington Forum

  • Global Service Center for Quitting Chinese Communist Party

  • Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation

  • United Montagnard Christian Church in America

  • The Montagnard Human Rights Organization

  • The Laotian New Government for Democracy

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