|Sep 23, 2015|
"Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese"
Rally Urging President Obama to Press Chinese President Xi Jinping on human rights in China, September 25, 11 am – 1 pm, near the White House
International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Media contact: Matteo Mecacci, President of ICT
Initiatives for China (IFC) Media contact: Yang Jianli, President & Founder of IFC
As President Obama hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a State visit, a coalition of human rights groups will hold a rally near the White House to highlight China’s dismal human rights record and to urge President Obama to send a strong public message to the Chinese leadership that human rights abuses in China must end.
Since Xi Jinping became the top leader of China, Chinese Christians, writers, human rights lawyers, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and many other communities have suffered increased persecution and an unrelenting assault on their basic human rights.
Taiwanese Americans ask that President Obama impress upon Xi that China dismantle its 1,600 missiles targeted at Taiwan and renounce the use of force against Taiwan. This is the best way to maintain peace and stability in Asia and is consistent with the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act.
Join us to urge President Obama to publicly raise human rights issues, including the plight of Tibet, in his discussions with President Xi.
What:Rally Urging President Obama to Raise Human Rights with Chinese President Xi Jinping
When:September 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Where:Near the White House (Lafayette Park, or the Ellipse; exact location awaiting decision from the National Park Service): For location updates, please follow us on: Twitter @SaveTibetOrg @iforchina, and Facebook/International Campaign for Tibet & Facebook/Initiativesforchina
Who:A coalition of human rights organizations (#ChinaRightsNow), including:
Formosan Association for Public Affairs
Initiatives for China
International Campaign for Tibet
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center
Students for a Free Tibet
Uyghur American Association
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation