China Aid president speaks at the White House regarding G20 summit

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bob Fu, third from right, poses with a
delegation of Chinese human rights
and religious freedom activists at the
White House. (Photo: China Aid)
China Aid
By Brynne Lawrence

(Washington, D.C.—Sept. 1, 2016) National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice hosted a delegation of Chinese activists at the White House on Tuesday and discussed the deteriorating conditions of human rights in China, including how President Obama should address these issues when he arrives in China for his final G20 Summit.

The G20 summit is an annual meeting of nations to discuss key issues of the global economy. The leaders of 19 nations and the European Union, including President Obama, will meet in Hangzhou, Zhejiang from Sept. 4-5.

Bob Fu, China Aid’s president and a participant in the meeting, made the following remarks:

“As I explained to National Security Advisor Susan Rice during our meeting, China’s religious freedom and human rights situation remains at its worst since Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. President Obama and his Administration have failed the millions of persecuted Chinese freedom fighters and religious minorities in the past seven years by pushing these issues into the back seat of his foreign policy agenda with China.

“[President Obama] should consider this his last opportunity to do something beyond his normal approach, not only raising the cases of numerous pastors, bishops and rights defenders who have been arbitrarily arrested, but making a strong public statement with our allies during his trip to Hangzhou. This will reaffirm Americans’ long term commitment to religious freedom, human rights and civil society as a vital link to sustainable economic prosperity and international security. The whole world will watch President Obama to see whether or not he will courageously lead this effort during the G20 Summit.”

China Aid urges President Obama and international leaders attending the summit to thoroughly address China’s human rights and religious freedom abuses in order defend those unjustly persecuted for their beliefs.

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