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Thursday, September 29, 2011

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_55616092_-7(London – Sept. 29, 2011) Wrapping up a two-week tour of Europe, ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu was interviewed Thursday on the BBC’s flagship television news show HARDtalk, which airs four days a week to an audience of 200 million worldwide on BBC World and BBC News 24.
“Praise the Lord for giving me grace to speak up (about) some persecution cases including Shouwang (Church) and (“disappeared” human rights lawyer) Gao (Zhisheng),” Fu said of the Thursday afternoon interview at the BBC’s London studio. He described the interview as “very probing … with tough questions.”

Fu was interviewed by HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur, one of the BBC's most respected journalists. The long-running half-hour current events program features in-depth, hard-hitting one-one-one interviews. The BBC’s website says, “HARDtalk asks the difficult questions and gets behind the stories that make the news - from international political leaders to entertainers; from corporate decision-makers to ordinary individuals facing huge challenges.”
Fu’s interview is set to air in mid-October.
RevelationTVFollowing the BBC interview, Fu was also interviewed for 10 minutes by the Christian UCB Radio, during which he talked about the situation of the church in China and what Christians in Britain can do to help, and by Revelation TV for its “In Conversation” show (see photo above).
Belder 9-28Fu rushed to London from the Netherlands after meeting with Dr. Bastiaan Belder, a European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee member and chairman of the delegation for relations with Israel. Belder, who cares deeply about the church in China, drove for four hours from Strasbourg, France, to meet for several hours with Fu (see photo left).
Earlier in the week, Fu spoke Tuesday, at the Labour Party Congress’s prayer breakfast, organized by “Release International, Christian Socialist Movement and ChinaAid. During the prayer breakfast in Liverpool, England, he also met with leaders of some of England’s major church denominations, including the Methodist, Baptist, Reformed and Anglican denominations (see photo below).photo2
On Tuesday afternoon, Fu met with Labour Party vice chairman and member of parliament Stephen Timms. During their talks, Fu expressed special thanks to former Foreign Secretary David Miliband for the many occasions when he raised the case of missing Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng with Chinese leaders and forthrightly remarked on the deterioration of freedom of religion in China.
Fu’s two week European trip began with an appearance as the special guest speaker at the annual “Church in Chains” conference in Dublin, Ireland, followed by other stops in Ireland and England, where he met with parliamentarians and the media. See our earlier reports on Fu’s trip at http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/09/chinaaids-bob-fu-meets-uk-officials.html and http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/09/chinaaids-bob-fu-is-special-guest.html.



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Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
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"Bob Fu has dedicated his life to bringing freedom of religion to the Chinese people. His story is a testimony to the power of faith and an inspiration to people struggling to break free from oppression."
—Mrs. Laura Bush

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