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Des Moines Register op-ed -- China's Leaders Must Honor Religious Freedoms

February 16, 2012 | by Felice D. Gaer and Richard D. Land

The following article appeared in the Des Moines Register yesterday. 

When Vice President Xi Jinping, China"s future president, visited the White House this week, President Obama should have pressed him to reveal the whereabouts of China"s famed human rights and religious freedom attorney and other dissidents who have disappeared while in Chinese custody.

USCIRF Comment on the State Department's Designation of "Countries of Particular Concern" and Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

September 13, 2011 | By USCIRF

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the designation of "countries of particular concern” (CPCs) by the Obama administration and its release of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.USCIRF urges increased U.S. government action to promote freedom of religion or belief.

China: Vice President Should Speak Out on Religious Freedom Cases

The following letter was sent to the Vice President:

August 15, 2010

The Vice President
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. Vice President

I write today on behalf of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to wish you well on your upcoming trip to China. During your trip, we urge you to continue to speak candidly to Chinese leaders about the importance of religious freedom in U.S.-China relations and to be a strong voice for those imprisoned for peaceful advocacy of universal freedoms.


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