Statement of CECC Chairman Sherrod Brown and Cochairman Christopher Smith on the Release of the 2013 Annual Report

Congressional-Executive Commission on China
CECC Contact: 202–226–3766
October 10, 2013

Washington, DC—The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China today released its 2013 Annual Report on human rights and rule of law developments in China, which it is required to do by October 10 of each year.

“Amid talk of a new round of economic reforms under President Xi Jinping, this year’s report serves as an important reminder that China is no closer to granting its citizens basic human rights than when China entered the World Trade Organization nearly 12 years ago,” said Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Commission.

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USCIRF on China: With The Start of Ramadan, Lift All Religious Freedom Restrictions

USCIRF, 11 July 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges an end to all violence and restrictions on religious activity in China’s Xinjiang Uighur [Muslim] Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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One Free World International, Federation for a Democratic China & Uyghur Canadian Society Call for International Support Following Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

PRWeb, 11 July 2013

One Free World International, in association with Federation for a Democratic China, Canada and Uyghur Canadian Society, is calling for an independent investigation into human rights violations that have recently rocked the Uyghur people in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region –XUAR).

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UAA urges Obama administration to raise Uyghur issues at US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

For immediate Release
July 10, 2013, 4:50 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association +1 (202) 478 1920

In the aftermath of fresh unrest in East Turkestan and the commencement of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) calls on the Obama administration to caution Chinese officials regarding the destructive effects of Chinese state polices towards Uyghurs.

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Statement on the Fourth Anniversary of July 5 Incident of Urumqi

FDC, 5 July 2013

Four years have passed since the July 5 Incident of Xinjiang (also known as East Turkestan). According to China’s official statement, more than 150 people, including both Hans and Uighurs, were killed during the violence which shocked the world. So far, Chinese government dares not to tell the world what really happened.

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RSF, 5 July 2013

Chinese authorities clamped a week-long communications blackout on the Uighur autonomous region as part of a military repression prompted by disturbances in 2009. On the eve of those events, Reporters Without Borders has concluded that authorities are maintaining their tight control of information in the most heavily monitored area of China.

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Citizen Power for China/Initiatives for China Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Ethnic Unrest in Urumqi

Initiatives fot China, 4 July 2013

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the ethnic unrest that occurred in Urumqi on July 5, 2009, Citizen Power for China, also known as the Initiatives for China, expresses solidarity with our Uyghur brothers and sisters in their struggle against repression and cultural genocide by the Chinese government.

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Chinese Repression of Uighurs Continues on Fourth Anniversary of Unrest

Freedom House, 4 July 2013

As the fourth anniversary of the 2009 crackdown on peaceful Uighur demonstrators by Chinese security forces nears, Freedom House remains deeply concerned about the ongoing repression in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China.

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