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TOMORROW: Rubio Chairs China Commission Hearing on Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis

Jul 25, 2018 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chair and cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), will convene a hearing entitled “Surveillance, Suppression, and Mass Detention: Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
 
The hearing will look at the serious and deteriorating human rights situation faced by Uyghurs, examine the Chinese government’s efforts to build the world’s most advanced police state in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and explore policy options to address these issues within U.S.-China relations.
 
The hearing will be livestreamed via the “Live Hearings” link on the webpage and the CECC’s YouTube channel. 
 
Witnesses:
 
Panel 1:
 
Ambassador Kelley E. Currie: Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, United States Mission to the United Nations
 
Anthony Christino III: Director of the Foreign Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
 
Panel 2:
 
Gulchehra Hoja, Uyghur Service journalist, Radio Free Asia
 
Rian Thum, Associate Professor, Loyola University New Orleans
Jessica Batke, Senior Editor, ChinaFile and former Research Analyst at the Department of State
Hearing Details:
Surveillance, Suppression, and Mass Detention: Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis
Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. EDT
124 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.