U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner to Host Bipartisan Meeting with Chen Guangcheng



Tuesday, July 31, 2012

China Aid Association 


(Washington, D.C.—July 31, 2012) U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner is to host a bipartisan meeting on Wednesday with the blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, Boehner’s office has announced.
 
Chen is expected to raise three important points during the meeting: 1) the inevitable transformation of Chinese society, which cannot be stopped by the Chinese government, and the role of the international community; 2) the cruelty of the powerful government system to maintain stability; and 3) his recommendations to the U.S. Congress and government.
 
Also expected to be at the meeting are Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress. Following the meeting, participants will meet the media for a photo opportunity and to make brief remarks, beginning about 1:20 p.m. in the Rayburn Room, H-207.
 
The contacts in Boehner’s office are: Michael Steel, Brendan Buck and Kevin Smith.  Tel :202 -225-0600.  Congressional media credentials are required, and all gear must be in place by 12:20 p.m. for a security sweep.



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