Welcome to China.
There are some new situations about Internet freedom and human rights in China since we met in February. There is something I want to talk to you.
It would be better if you could chat with me face to face. I’d like to invite you to my home and have dinner together.
About Internet freedom:
The unprecedented blocking of Google services is a new symbol of China’s stricter censorship. The Great Firewall that restricts Internet freedom has been higher than before.
You should prepare some VPN if you want to use websites that are blocked by the Chinese authorities, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, The New York Times and Bloomberg News.
About human rights:
Recently China's human rights situation has not been improved.
Liu Xiaobo, Xu Zhiyong, Gao Zhisheng, Liu Xianbin, Chen Wei, Chen Xi, Wang Bingzhang, Zhu Yufu, Chen Kegui, Li Bifeng and other prisoners of conscience are still in prison.
Liu Xia remains under house arrest although she has not been charged with a crime.
Pu Zhiqiang, Gao Yu, Ilham Tohti, Zhang Lin, Yang Maodong, Liu Ping, Zhao Fengsheng, Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, Yuan Xinting, Ding Jiaxi, Zhao Changqing, Zhao Huaxu, Yin Yusheng and others are suffering political persecution.
Those Chinese prisoner of conscience currently imprisoned require our collective, sustained attention and support.
I call on the U.S. government to use the power of diplomacy and public opinion to request China immediately free Liu Xiaobo, Xu Zhiyong and other prisoners of conscience jailed for political reasons, and to refrain from any conduct that restricts their freedom.
Meantime，I suggest that U.S. diplomats should attention and support the family of prisoner of conscience.