Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual via Cisco WebEx
On Tuesday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China will hold a joint hearing to examine the implications of holding the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the People’s Republic of China, regardless of their serious violations of human rights. The Hearing announcement can be viewed HERE. The hearing itself may be watched live HERE.
Dr. Yang Jianli, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China will testify with 5 other distinguished human rights activists.
Rep. Christopher Smith, Co-Chair, TLHRC
Rep. James McGovern, Co-Chair, TLHRC
Sen. Jeffrey Merkley, Chair, CECC
Dr. Yang Jianli, Founder and President, Citizen Power Initiatives for China
Susan V. Lawrence, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Servidfe
Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch
Rayhan Asat, Human Rights Lawyer and Advocate
Samuel Chu, Managing Director, Hon Kong Democracy Council
Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers