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China Commission

Bio The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created to monitor human rights & rule of law in China & submit an annual report to the President & Congress
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Twitter Web App : Arrests of #AgnesChow & others under #HongKong Nat’l Sec. Law confirm #UN Rapporteurs’ concern that enforcement of vague law may constitute arbitrary detention. Int’l coordination needed on sanctions & other actions to protect rights, including United Nations. spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/…

iPhone : The China Commission has long called for holding PRC & #HongKong officials accountable for the suppression of freedom of expression & assembly & undermining the rule of law in HK. Today’s Treasury Department sanctions sends the right message & the int’l community should take similar actions. twitter.com/USTreasury/sta…

Twitter Web App : New Department of State report required by #ReciprocalAccessToTibetAct shows that access to #Tibet remains severely restricted by a #Chinese gov’t committed to hiding its brutal repression of the Tibetan people. Add’l sanctions are needed for officials responsible. state.gov/report-to-cong…

Twitter Web App : The Chairs welcome United Nations experts statement expressing grave concerns about #Chinese gov’t interference in #Tibetan #Buddhist faith & traditions. We urge our Senate colleagues to quickly pass the #Tibet Policy & Support Act to affirm support for Tibetan human rights in US policy.

Twitter Web App : The Chairs call on #Chinese authorities to provide information on the whereabouts of #Uyghur #MerdanGhappar and to release him immediately & unconditionally if still in state custody. bbc.com/news/world-asi…

Twitter Web App : Secret video & messages from #Uyghur #MerdanGhappar reveals the continuation of #Xinjiang’s vast system of arbitrary detention & the unacceptable mistreatment of detainees. They also shows evidence that minors may be punished for their religious activity. bbc.com/news/world-asi…

iPhone : #HongKong police reportedly issued warrants for a US citizen & 5 other overseas democracy advocates under the #NationalSecurityLaw. The Chairs call on HK gov’t to repudiate this action & for an urgent United Nations discussion about the #NSL & deteriorating human rights conditions in HK. twitter.com/rthk_enews/sta…

iPhone : Today’s @Treasury sanctions send a strong message—those who oppress, exploit, & profit from human rights abuses will be held accountable. Global brands must now be fully aware of the #XPCC’s links to atrocity crimes & must ensure no goods sourced from XPCC companies enter the US. twitter.com/BethanyAllenEb…

iPhone : The Chairs call on the #HongKong gov’t to rescind the disqualification of #Legco candidates given it clearly violates basic human rights as protected in the #ICCPR & Sino-British Joint Decl., e.g., the rights of self-determination, expression, & participation in public affairs.

iPhone : The Chairs condemn the disqualification of 12 candidates for #LegCo elections & the untenable association being made btw the exercise of human rights & threats to nat’l security. The people of #HongKong must be allowed to vote for their chosen candidates. google.com/amp/s/hongkong…

Twitter Web App : See recent China Commission report on forced labor in #Xinjiang & the #UyghurForcedLaborPreventionAct (H.R. 6210 / S. 3471) that will stop forced labor made goods from #Xinjiang by requiring companies to prove their imports to the US are made w/out forced labor. bitly.ws/9dnX

Twitter Web App : Forced labor & sex trafficking are acute problems that have impacts on global supply chains & the lives of the most vulnerable in #China. On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Chairs pledge to continue working to #EndTrafficking in #China & globally.

iPhone : The Chairs call on #HongKong University to rescind its decision to fire #BennyTai for his efforts to organize democratic organizations & in violation of his fundamental human rights. US universities should sever ties w/HKU over this egregious violation of academic freedom.

iPhone : Concerns for retroactive application of Nat’l Sec Law are renewed, as #HongKong govt arrests #TonyChung & 3 others whose political group disbanded before the law went into effect. The Chairs call on HK gov’t to drop charges & for United Nations to establish a Special Rapporteur for HK.

iPhone : The Chairs introduced the #UyghurForcedLaborPrevention Act (H.R. 6210 / S. 3471) to stop import of forced labor made goods from #Xinjiang, requiring companies to prove their imports to the US are made w/out forced labor. congress.gov/116/bills/s347… #EndUyghurForcedLabour

iPhone : Today over 190 organizations called on apparel brands to cut ties w/suppliers complicit in the use of forced labor in #Xinjiang, a region where proper labor due diligence is impossible due to pervasive surveillance & intimidation. #EndUyghurForcedLabour enduyghurforcedlabour.org

Twitter Web App : Additional case information can be found on the China Commission Political Prisoner Database.

Khadro Tseten: ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDe…

Tsego: ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDe…

Twitter Web App : The Chairs call for the release of #Tibetan songwriter #KhadroTseten and singer #Tsego, sentenced to 7 years and 3 years in prison for composing a song for the #DalaiLama, and call on #Chinese authorities to uphold Tibetans’ freedom of expression and religion.