May 2, 2006, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
The Hudson Institute, in conjunction with the Institute of Chinese Law & Religion (www.lawreligion.org), will host a summit to promote discourse on the severely limited freedom of expression, religious freedom, and the rule of law in China. Closely following President Hu Jintao’s visit to the US, this is a rare opportunity to dialogue with high-profile Chinese activists and dissidents who participate in this conference despite grave risks to their personal safety.
Participants will include internationally renowned dissident author Yu Jie; Yang Maodong (a.k.a Guo Feixiong), assistant to Gao Zhisheng; legal scholar and activist Li Baiguang, and Wang Yi, author of China’s most read dissident blog. Gao Zhisheng, Fan Yafeng and Zhang Xingshui also accepted invitations to speak yet were prevented by the Chinese government from attending the Summit. All of the participants place themselves in danger by taking part in this conference and have been subjected to imprisonment, harassment, and persecution for their efforts to bring freedom to China. This summit is sponsored by such organizations as Freedom House, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Becket Fund, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Institute on Religion and Public Policy. Opening remarks will be made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, James R. Keith.
What: One-day summit composed of two panel discussions.
Who: Panel speakers include Yu Jie, Yang Maodong (a.k.a Guo Feixiong), Li Baiguang, Wang Yi, and Bob Fu. Panels will be moderated by Arthur Waldron and David Aikman.
When: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Registration and Summit
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Media Availability Conference
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch and Q & A
Where: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St., NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.
RSVP: 202-974-2413 or e-mail Esther Koo at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA INQUIRIES: English: Grace Terzian 202-974-2417; Esther Koo 202-974-2413
Cantonese/Mandarin: Layne Cai 432-296-8833
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