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Thursday, September 24, 2015

China Aid
By Rachel Ritchie

Updated at 9:58 a.m. CST on Sept. 24, 2015

(Washington—Sept. 22, 2015) China Aid will cohost a rally, titled “Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs and Mongols Rally,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at Lafayette Square to urge President Obama to press Chinese President Xi Jinping on Chinese human rights.

Photo: Front row (L-R): Esther Zhang, daughter of China 18
member Zhang Shaojie, with her infant daughter; Zhang Qing,
wife of China 18 member Guo Feixiong; Zhang Qing and Guo
Feixiong’s son, Peter; Zhu Ang, son of China 18 member Zhu
Yufu; and China Aid Vice President Kody Kness.
(Photo: China Aid)
China Aid Vice President Kody Kness will speak at the rally, one of many events being associated with #ChinaRightsNow, about the state of human rights and religious freedom in China, which has worsened alarmingly since Xi Jinping took office.

The rally, which takes place the day that the White House will host Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, at an official State Dinner, aims to send a message to Obama that China’s human rights abuses can no longer be ignored and that Obama must press this issue with Xi.

Other human rights groups hosting the rally include: Amnesty International, Initiatives for China, International Campaign for Tibet, Uyghur American Association and Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center.

For more information, please contact China Aid’s vice president, Kody Kness, at k.kness@chinaaid.org or (202) 213-0506. A map of Lafayette Square showing the location of the rally can be viewed here.


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Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
Cell: (432) 553-1080 | Office: 1+ (888) 889-7757 | Other: (432) 689-6985
Email: r.ritchie@chinaaid.org
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