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Hu Jintao: Let Your People Go

January 19, 2011

Washington, DC - As President Hu Jintao began his visit to the United States yesterday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges President Obama to raise the cases of prominent religious prisoners and human rights lawyers in China. There are an estimated 1,300 political and religious prisoners in China, in violation of China"s international obligations and its constitutional protections for human rights and religious freedom.

USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Egypt, Nigeria, and China

The following letter was sent to President Obama on January 14, 2011:

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I write today on behalf of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to convey our appreciation for your recent statement condemning the violence in Egypt and Nigeria, as well as to urge you to raise religious freedom issues during the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

USCIRF Recommends that Secretary Clinton Raise Religious Freedom Issues in China Meetings


October 29, 2010

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a previously unscheduled stop in China Saturday to consult with Dai Bingguo, State Councilor of the People"s Republic of China. The two will reportedly discuss a number of pressing bilateral and strategic issues, including President Hu Jintao"s January 2011 visit.

USCIRF Applauds the Awarding of the 2010 Nobel Prize to Liu Xiaobo and Urges the Obama Administration to Embrace Advancement of the Charter '08 Principles as a Prominent Part of U.S.-China Relations

October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and urges the Obama Administration to make religious freedom and related rights a more prominent part of U.S.-China relations.

In addition, USCIRF also calls on the international community to press Beijing for the unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo and other Chinese dissidents and human rights advocates.

China: Make Ramadan Restriction Free


August 11, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the Obama Administration to raise prominently the issue of religious freedom in China, particularly the wide-ranging restrictions on peaceful religious activity and assembly faced by ethnic Uighur Muslims.


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